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are there any tricks anyone knows to help me study and remember all of the organic synthesis reactions.
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They're awful to learn ugh.

What I did was made flashcards. On one side I had the reaction showing structural formula of each species (for example, a monohaloalkane and an alcohol) and I had to identify the reaction type and any reagents, catalysts or conditions involved (nucleophilic substitution with aqueous NaOH or KOH) which I wrote on the back of the flashcard. Even just making these helped me, and I could get my mum to test me and eventually a lot more pathways began to stick!

I also made drew a map of all the organic compounds I could think of and connected them all, writing the reaction type and requirements along with the arrows. Worked examples of organic synthesis question helped me test what I was learning. It's really annoying to try memorise but I liked a mix of flashcard, my little map and trying questions (and when I got stuck on the questions I could refer back to my flashcards/map).

Hope this helps!
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(Original post by Alex Kwok)
are there any tricks anyone knows to help me study and remember all of the organic synthesis reactions.
Well that is a big task... here's the tip of the iceberg: http://www.organic-chemistry.org/namedreactions/
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