Organic Chemistry is Awesome

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Fordham U.

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Lee University

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California State University Long Beach

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Chemistry Olympiad

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West Chester University

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University of Connecticut

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University of South Florida

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Binghampton U.

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Duke U.

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Wayne State University

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Central Washington University

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St. Joseph's University

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Colorado State University

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Utah State University

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Saint Louis University

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Augusta U.

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Penn State University

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Cal State East Bay

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Florida Atlantic U.

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University of Pittsburgh

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Virginia Commonwealth University

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LaMar University

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McMurdo Station, Antarctica

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Wright State University

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East Los Angeles College

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Gonzaga

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Cincinnati Public High School

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Simon Fraser University

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University of Buffalo

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James Ashenhurst

Founder, Master Organic Chemistry

After doing a Ph. D. in organic synthesis at McGill and a postdoc at MIT, I applied for faculty positions at universities during the Great Recession. It didn’t work out. But having seen first-hand how many people struggled with the subject (including myself when I took it as an undergraduate) I thought there was a need for an online organic chemistry resource that had all the rigor of a traditional textbook, but was more approachable and accessible.

Drawing on the experience of thousands of hours spent tutoring students 1-on-1, as well as dozens of case studies, Master Organic Chemistry aims to fill in some of the conceptual gaps that aren’t traditionally covered by textbooks, and provide a friendly, logical and thorough pathway for learning introductory organic chemistry.