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    can anyone suguest the best way of practicing without past papers, i need to be able to practice mechanisms!


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    Our organic chem teacher made us make a kind of web of all the reactions linking all the different compounds you need to know at A level. It was amazingly effective actually and helped loads with mechanisms.
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    (Original post by assassim)
    can anyone suguest the best way of practicing without past papers, i need to be able to practice mechanisms!


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    Urgh, mechanisms suck - the only way to remember them is to just use them over and over and over again, either in practise papers or drawing them out on paper. I had to answer so many questions involving the nitration of benzene mechanism that in the end I knew it off by heart! There's so many technical things with drawing the mechanisms too - I advise practicing a LOT with curly arrows as some exam boards can be really picky about where you put them. Also do a lot of revision of the intermediates in the reactions as well as they can often help you piece the rest of the reaction together when your memory fails you. If you're more techy then you can try creating an interactive powerpoint presentation that goes through all the mechanisms - if you're spending ages creating something with the knowledge you have it sticks in your mind. Good luck!
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    lots of the ones with benzne are very similar, look for simalrities, also just keep writing them out, i read quite a lot of chem books so i see things and just know the simple ones
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    our teacher set us a practical where there are 8 different organic unknowns and we need to identify + justify the identity of each with the minimum number of tests, pretty fun!!
 
 
 

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