Organic Chemistry Notes and Cheat Sheets

Must-have organic chemistry notes, summaries, and cheat sheets to help you master organic chemistry ace your next organic chemistry test, MCAT, DAT, or PCAT!

Have you always been dreaming of concise, well written, meticulously color-coded, and carefully designed organic chemistry study notes but never had time to make those on your own? I know the feeling! You probably already know that good organic chemistry notes are essential for passing organic chemistry. Can you imagine not having to worry about making those notes and spending time actually learning? Organic chemistry classes are fast-paced and keeping up with your instructor during the lecture is a challenge on its own. So, if you’re trying to keep up with the lecture, then when are you going to have time to organize your notes? Sooner or later you will miss something in class simply due to how fast the teacher is flying through the topics and examples. Then, what happens when you don’t see the mechanism you need in your notes while working on a homework problem? What happens when you are doing the review for the test and are not sure if you’ve gone over everything you need to know? Can you imagine how stressful that would be? Get the organic chemistry notes now so you can stop stressing about it!

I’ve been teaching organic chemistry for over 15 years and these notes are the result of my teaching experience and the content knowledge. These notes helped hundreds of students all over the world, students who are just like you doing their best to master organic chemistry and get that “A” on the test.

Over the years, I’ve learned what instructors are most likely to ask on the test. Thus I put only the things that you need to know to ace your class in these organic chemistry summaries neatly organized in a logical way and no unnecessary fluff! You can literally print these notes and go with them to your lectures and take time to listen and follow with the material! Then just add your own example of reactions here and there and you’re done!

These notes include complete curved arrow mechanisms of all reactions that you need to know in your course for each of the topics. Each mechanistic step is annotated with the type of a step (H-transfer, nucleophilic or electrophilic attack, leaving group dissociation, or rearrangement) to help you see the patterns in the mechanisms. I also include important aspects of the stereochemistry and electronic effects as those often show up on exams as extra questions or potential traps. Each set contains summary sheets, detailed write-ups, and quick reference sheets (cheat-sheets) for reactions, mechanisms, spectroscopy, stereochemistry, etc.

Organic Chemistry Notes and Cheat Sheets

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Do you have full curved-arrow mechanisms write-ups in your organic chemistry notes?
  2. Do your organic chemistry notes follow any specific textbook? Will they fit my course?
    I do not follow any specific textbook. What I do follow is a typical introductory (sophomore) organic chemistry curriculum. This makes my notes truly universal. I also tend to include additional details to make them more comprehensive.
  3. How are your organic chemistry notes formatted? Can I have them on my phone for a quick reference?
    Yep. These notes come in a pdf format, so they play well with any type of computer or phone you have.
  4. What is the best way to use the organic chemistry notes?
    I design these notes to be printed so you can add them to your organic chemistry binder. Each reaction/concept takes exactly one or two pages, so you can print out only the pages you need without having to worry about awkward breaks. It takes me over an hour on average to design and draft each page. I do this work so you don’t have to! This way you can use these organic chemistry notes as a “blueprint” for your own study notes and review summaries.