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The 5 Ways to Make the Most of Orgo Lecture

So you’re enrolled in Organic Chemistry. You’ve heard the horror stories and sat down on the first day in shock ...
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Simple Organic Chemistry Tricks & Study Aids

Let’s face it, we’re always looking for organic chemistry tricks and study aids to get a grasp on what is ...
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Chemistry of Thrones

Winter is coming, but — unfortunately for us “Game of Thrones” nerds — we are in the dead of summer ...
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Get to know cortisone

You’re at the gym, right? You’re really working your tail off, pushing yourself to the limit and really testing your ...
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The deuterium premium: how deuterating drugs can change pharmaceuticals as we know it

In medicine and the pharmaceutical industry, there is often the problem of finding the right dosage of drugs to properly ...
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Get to know chlorothiazide

Chlorothiazide — also known as 6-chloro-1,1-dioxo-2H-1,2,4-benzothiadiazine-7-sulfonamide, or more commonly known as the commercial drug “Diuril” — is an organic compound ...
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Breaking down the chemistry in ‘Breaking Bad’

Unless you’ve been living underneath a rock for the past decade or so, then you have been well-acquainted with the ...
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Using Chemistry as the Cure to the Vaccine Debate

“How childhood immunization — once a given — crossed the divide from breakthrough science to public policy debate in the ...
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Get to know myristic acid

Raise your hand (but keep the other one ready to scroll down the page and continue reading) if you’ve ever ...
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Memorizing ‘Don’t Memorize’: The Orgo Oxymoron

In a Reddit thread posted almost a year ago, user “james_ash” asked other users to help define what people mean ...
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Get to Know Dimethylethanolamine

2-(dimethylamino)ethanol, otherwise referred to as dimethylethanolamine (DMEA), is a compound that has a tertiary amine and terminal alcohol group. This ...
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7 Easy Ways to Get an A+ in Organic Chemistry

You’re taking organic chemistry or about to begin your course and you’re extremely overwhelmed. There’s a ton of information that ...
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5 Secrets to Prepping for Organic Chemistry (Quiz Inside)

Summer is upon us, and for any pre-organic or current organic chemistry student, with this time of supposed rest and ...
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