This class was tough.
This was a highly necessary class for any chemistry major. It laid the foundation for future chemistry courses and it helped to determine if you truly wanted to stay a chemistry major.
Most of the course was about learning important reactions and reagents when working with organic compounds. It helps if you work out step-by-step each part of a synthesis question, as it provides a logical succession as to how to form certain compounds from a specific starting material.
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Advice for students:
Get a whiteboard, find a list of important reactions, and draw out what would be the result of a compound going through that reaction. There are many online resources with practice problems that will help cement these concepts in your head.