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The purpose of this video is to help second-year organic chemistry students review the concepts and questions that most frequently appear on standardized entrance exams, like the MCAT, DAT, PCAT, and GRE. In this video I'll teach you how to determine if a compound is aromatic, non-aromatic, or anti-aromatic. I'll also teach you how to name monosubstituted benzenes, and I'll review electrophilic (and nucleophilic) aromatic substitution reactions. I'll help you to distinguish between ortho/para-directing substituents and meta-directing substituents, and I'll teach you how to predict the products of aromatic substitutions of substituted benzenes. I'll review Clemmensen and Wolff-Kishner reductions, radical halogenation of benzyl carbons, benzylic oxidations, and diazonium salt formation, and I'll help you to apply all of this to total synthesis. --Dr. Mike Christiansen from Utah State University.

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