For everything you ever need to know about synthetic organic chemistry practical advice and tips, I attach this link

Demystifying Synthetic Organic Laboratory Techniques

http://chem.chem.rochester.edu/~nvd/index.html#

Remembering/Mnemonics

I wonder how many students have used, use, or wish to add useful mnemonics to remember topics in Chemistry, such as:

'OILRIG' in redox chemistry for Oxidation Is Loss, Reduction Is Gain of electrons.

'OMSGAPS' for the homologous dicarboxylic acids: Oxalic, Malonic, Succinic, Glutaric, Adipic, Pimelic, and Suberic acids.

'All Altruists Gladly Make Gum In Gallon Tanks' for the aldohexoses: Allose, Altrose, Glucose, Mannose, Gulose, Idose, Galactose, and Talose.

'Sober Physicists Don't Find Giraffes Hiding In Kitchens Like Mine' for spectroscopic and orbital notation: s, p, d, f, g, h, i

Of interest is Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain for the spectral colours red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet.

Any more ?I have also posted this to 'Talk Chemistry' http://my.rsc.org/groups/forums/viewtopic/85/113/4291?post_id=9828#p9828 where there are already some interesting comments, more please.
Posted by Robert Slinn on Feb 16, 2013 3:13 PM GMT

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