Do You Guys Have Any Information on Synthesis?

Posted on April 11th, 2014

Here is a question we got from one of our students:


Do you guys have any information on synthesis?


Dear Student,

Thank you for your inquiry to We definitely cover synthesis problems. In fact, the entire premise of our site is to prepare students for multi-step synthesis problems. Here is how you can use to prepare for synthesis problems:

1) Read/Study all of the flashcard information presented in our “Study Mode’

2) Create custom quizzes in “Quiz Mode”- this is the opportunity to learn the reactions backwards and forwards. This is how you should prepare for synthesis. This mode gives you the opportunity to be tested on any part of a reaction.

3) Use the “Reaction Roadmap” to keep track of how to use/make a particular functional group. For example, if your synthesis problem involves preparing an alkene, review all the various reactions that “give you” an alkene.

Additionally, I would be more than happy to walk you through this process in more detail so you can see how effective our site is for synthesis problems. Call me anytime.


Chief Educator