Epic Mistakes to Avoid on Tests and Homework

We see the same mistakes from many students new to Organic Chemistry, so we have provided a collection of the most common. Look through the following links to a make sure you do not repeat the epic mistakes that we see over and over again that cost students points.



Texas Carbons - Never, ever draw 5 bonds to carbon

Labels and bonds - connect the right atoms in the structure

Don't forget charges

No naked atoms

The Skinny on Stereochemistry

Mechanism Miscues to Avoid

Fixing Cyclohexanes (How to avoid having axial and equatorial go horribly wrong)

Mechanism Miscues to Avoid: TA Edition

Homework 1 Miscues to Avoid: TA Edition 1-31-17