Practice Problems

If you ask any former organic student about the key to O-Chem, their answer will surely mention practice problems. “Organic chemistry is all about practice problems, practice problems, and more practice problems,” says one former Orgo student. However, practice problems are only helpful if you can eventually learn how to solve it…


Meet Dave. Dave is an organic chemistry student who’s spent the last 30 minutes trying to solve a homework question. He’s frustrated, and finally gives up. He turns to the back of the book, and this is what he sees:










…and that’s it. No explanation. No mechanism. Not even a pat on the back.


As a former organic chemistry student, I can tell you that this is the worst. You get even more frustrated, and you certainly don’t learn.


Enter our Orgo Made Simple promise: We will NEVER leave you stranded on a practice problem found on our site. Ever. Every answer is fully explained with many solutions having figures detailing the steps to the correct answer.


Don’t be frustrated, like Dave. Get practice problems that truly help you learn organic chemistry with Orgo Made Simple.




Example Practice Problems

Take a test run with a few Orgo Made Simple practice problems. All questions are presented in this same format throughout the OMS material.



How many practice problems am I getting?
 A lot. At last count (we’re always adding more problems), there were 249 practice problems in the OMS question bank. This does not include practice problems in the chapter summaries themselves.
How hard are the questions?
Each question in our practice problem bank is given a difficulty rating—either 1 star, 2 stars, or 3 stars. We work hard to ensure an equal mix of all 3 difficulties to help you master the material.
What’s covered by the Orgo Made Simple practice problems?

The entire first semester of organic chemistry is covered. Note that the second semester is not covered.

The chapters, in order, are: Review of General Chemistry, Introduction to Chemistry, Acids and Bases, Alkanes, Cycloalkanes, Isomerism and Stereochemistry, Mechanism Preparation, Substitution Reaction, Elimination Reactions, Substitution versus Elimination, Reactions of Alcohols, Ethers, Alkenes, Alkynes, and NMR.