October 1, 2014 (Vol. 34, No. 17)


Strong Points: Simple-to-use, brief explanations provided with solutions
Weak Points: No educational background information, a bit expensive with solutions




If you find yourself needing (or wanting) to brush up on your organic chemistry (ah, good ol’ o-chem), the Organic Chemistry FlashCards app may be a useful addition to your study toolkit. The app consists of 17 decks of (unsurprisingly) flashcards covering major topics in organic chemistry such as spectroscopy, electrophilic aromatic substitution, and cycloadditions. While the flashcard decks are easy to navigate and include a fair number of questions, the app unfortunately does not provide any actual educational background material to prepare you to answer the questions in the flashcard decks. Thus, while potentially useful as a study aid, this app is not a standalone organic chemistry educational resource. (But hey, it saves you the trouble of purchasing 3×5 notecards and making flashcards yourself!)

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