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I have mocks next week and my chemistry teacher has not been in for the last 2 months and so i have had to self study the first topics of Organic chemistry.
I am doing OCR Chemistry and wanted to know if you have to learn the tables that show function groups and names of carbon chains for naming organic compounds...... Is this given in the data sheet or must it be memorised???
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Hi,
I have mocks next week and my chemistry teacher has not been in for the last 2 months and so i have had to self study the first topics of Organic chemistry.
I am doing OCR Chemistry and wanted to know if you have to learn the tables that show function groups and names of carbon chains for naming organic compounds...... Is this given in the data sheet or must it be memorised???

Memorised. Get a copy of the specification and use it.
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Hi,
I have mocks next week and my chemistry teacher has not been in for the last 2 months and so i have had to self study the first topics of Organic chemistry.
I am doing OCR Chemistry and wanted to know if you have to learn the tables that show function groups and names of carbon chains for naming organic compounds...... Is this given in the data sheet or must it be memorised???
Organic Chemistry cannot be studied properly if you don't know your functional groups and how they react. For carbon compounds, learn the IUPAC naming system, it's not difficult once you get the hang of it.

Organic Chemistry is highly logical in it's own way. You can't possibly memorise every single reaction. It's better learned by treating it like Maths, learn the rules and then apply them to unknown situations. Practice lots of questions and you will get it fairly quickly.
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(Original post by Sheikhbrumie99)
Hi,
I have mocks next week and my chemistry teacher has not been in for the last 2 months and so i have had to self study the first topics of Organic chemistry.
I am doing OCR Chemistry and wanted to know if you have to learn the tables that show function groups and names of carbon chains for naming organic compounds...... Is this given in the data sheet or must it be memorised???
Definitely memorised. You need to be confident in knowing different functional groups for the organic chemistry in order to answer the questions in the exam paper.
It is very useful for organic synthesis and analytical techniques.
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