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She told me that she was good at Diels-Alder. She is getting better at oxidation reactions but still needs a bit more practice.
When covering polymers, I showed her a few examples, walked her through those, then gave her some other ones to do on her own so that she can learn how to trust herself. She did well with that. Overall, I feel that she has a general understanding of organic chemistry but small details and overthinking get her tripped up. With that realization, I gave her a few more exercises for her to practice with.
The practice problems I gave her included alkene reactions, regiochemistry practice, nomenclature, oxidations, reductions, and a lot of alkyne practice.
I gave her some more exercises just before leaving. Our plan was that she would answer those questions, send me a picture of her answers, and that I would respond. She got a few of them correct, and I gave explanations wherever necessary.
She also needs to improve on regiochemistry. The hydroboration-oxidation reaction is known to not follow Markovnikov's Rule, and is therefore described as anti-Markovnikov. When it takes place on alkenes, the product is always an alcohol with the only difference being how the -OH group (which characterizes an alcohol) and the -H was added to the double bond. When it takes place on alkynes, the story changes significantly. Hydroboration-oxidation does not always turn alkynes into aldehydes, and that is where she gets confused about this reaction. An aldehyde becomes the result of hydroboration-oxidation only if the triple bond of an alkyne is terminal. If the triple bond of an alkyne is internal, only then will a ketone result from this reaction. Because of that, I had to emphasize the point that organic chemistry involves a lot of cause and effect. It is important that she understands the circumstances under which a reaction will happen and will not happen.
The most important things that she should keep in mind are to know how to properly number her carbons, don't overgeneralize certain concepts, and don't overthink, especially when the exam comes."