Resources for Teaching and Learning Organic Chemistry

by Laurie Starkey

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LOCAL Repository

Library for Organic
Chemistry Active Learning
see also: Student Motivation Resources

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Resonance Pattern Tutorials
4 videos (5 minute review)
YouTube Playlist

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TLC simulator (video)

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Extraction animation (video)

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Reagent Table practice
blank table | answer key |
video solution

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Spectroscopy Handouts & Videos
IR / NMR / Mass Spec

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Lab technique tutorials
Video Playlists on YouTube
(Distillation, Extraction, TLC,
Recrystallization, Melting Point)

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O-Chem Lab Techniques eBook
FREE downloadable pdf
with great pictures
Lab Manual (PDF) (Table of Contents)
Online Lab Manual

Introduction to hybridization video

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Interactive Line Drawings

Cyclohexane tutorial video screenshot
Drawing Cyclohexane Chair Conformations
video playlist

Student Motivation &
Video Creation Resources

Remote Teaching Resources

Phil Beauchamp's Website


About Professor Starkey

Course Materials

Dr. Laurie S. Starkey
     Cal Poly Pomona (Building 4, Room 1-428)
     Pomona, CA 91768
Discord server @LaurieStarkey
Google Voice 714.855.1702
Current Schedule

Professor at Cal Poly Pomona, teaching Organic Chemistry lecture and laboratory classes.
In addition to authoring an introductory organic synthesis textbook (2nd edition). I have developed online lab animations & tutorials, online prelab quizzes, organic chemistry "clicker" questions, and online organic chemistry lectures for As you can probably tell, I am a strong proponent for using technology to support student success, and I have created a repository of active learning resources for Organic Chemistry, called LOCAL. I served as a peer reviewer for MERLOT, and I enjoy giving chemistry career presentations (here is a list of my presentations & publications). Please visit my YouTube channel ChemistryConnected, see my OrganicERS spotlight, and I welcome contributions to my collection of Video Creation & Teaching resources and COVID-19 Remote-Teaching resources.

This is a personal website, and not an official website of Cal Poly Pomona or the CPP Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

Last update: January, 2023