Organic chemistry concept maps could be used to reinforce the reactions you’ve learnt in your H2 A Level Organic Chemistry.
The best way to remember these organic chemistry reactions is to practice. Concept maps are a great way integrate what you have learnt in the various organic chemistry chapters as they link reactions from one chapter to another.
In this post, you’ll find organic concept maps which you could use to test yourself on the organic chemistry reactions tested in A Level. You can find a summary of the organic chemistry reactions tested in A Level Chemistry here.
In the organic chemistry concept maps part 1, we cover the following topics tested in A Level Chemistry:
- Alcohols and phenols
To be able to do well for H2 A Level organic chemistry, you’ll need to be able to link the topics together, I try to link the topics together.
To complete these concept maps, write the organic compound (major product) formed in the white boxes, and the reagents and conditions in the blue boxes. If you want the pdf copy of this concept maps, together with the answers, you could also download the concept maps here to try them.
Organic Chemistry Concept Map – Starting with alkene (propene)
In this concept map, we start off with propene, and convert it into a variety of different compounds.
Organic Chemistry Concept Map – Starting with arenes (methylbenzene)
Organic Chemistry Concept Map – Starting with aliphatic and aromatic alcohols
In this concept map, we start off with an organic compound with both the alcohol functional group and phenol function group. Take note, some of the reactions below are for alcohols, some for phenols and some for both.
Organic Chemistry Concept Map – Oxidation of alcohols
Primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols form different products (if any) when heated with oxidising agent such as hot acidified potassium manganate (VI) or hot acidified potassium dichromate (VI).
In the concept map below, let’s look the product(s) formed when the following alcohols are oxidised.
Answers to Organic Chemistry Concept Maps Part 1
If you are interested in answers to the above concept maps, download them below. You’ll get both the concept maps (with blanks for you to fill in), as well as the answer key.
- Organic Chemistry Reactions Tested in H2 A Level Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry Reaction Mechanisms
- Organic Chemistry Concept Maps Part 1
- Organic Chemistry Concept Maps Part 2
- Structural Elucidation Questions
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- Introduction to Organic Chemistry
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