Resources for Chemistry Students and Chemists
The most useful chemistry homework helper and molecule drawing stencil: The Pocket Chemist
The Pocket Chemist is designed specifically for chemistry students and chemists to draw reactions more quickly and neatly, along with providing reference physical constants and equations to help with calculations. It's meant to help you focus on the most difficult parts of chemistry, not how to draw good polygons or which textbook cover has the right physical constant you need.
It's made from laser-cut, laser-engraved enamel-coated stainless steel to stand up to years of use. Since it's the size of a credit card, it's easier to carry and use in a notebook than the larger flimsy plastic stencils.
If you haven't already grabbed The Pocket Chemist from our store, it's available for $11.50 with free shipping in the USA!
If you've already purchased The Pocket Chemist:
Make sure to flip through this page on How to use The Pocket Chemist.
Also see our guide on using The Pocket Chemist to draw chair conformations, one of the trickiest parts about learning organic chemistry.
Here are some of our favorite free websites to help you with your organic chemistry:
Master Organic Chemistry - A well-organized website with over 300 free blog posts for every topic in organic chemistry. Tons of paid downloadable PDF study guides if you find yourself falling behind or struggling with a particular area.
Organic Chem Explained - A blog website by chemist Mark Coster with small detailed posts and organized by sections so you can quickly find help on whatever you're struggling with.
OrganicChemistryTutor.com - A site with detailed and beautifully-illustrated blog articles on topics in organic chemistry plus paid options for downloadable notes and online tutoring.
Khan Academy - A massive video course-based website to learn all types of things. This link will take you to their organic chemistry section.
Reddit: r/chemhelp: - An active community of professional and student chemists helping each other with difficult chemistry problems. Make sure to read the rules before posting your problems!
Reddit: r/OrganicChemistry - A smaller but active community focusing on organic chemistry problems. Come here to learn and help each other through the process!