Guidance needed for Organic Chemistry

So I have been studying organic chemistry with the help of NJ sir's video lectures (the most recent ones) and am in the chapter named "SNAE, Aldol Condensation and Other Name reactions".
I just happened to open Sachin Rana's Unacademy video on decarboxylation of carboxylic acids (I had already done this topic but wanted to revise) and what I saw was that NJ sir didn't give any good illustrations like those that were given in Sachin Rana's videos.

NJ sir's usual illustrations are more of drawing structures and arrow pushing than actually using multiple concepts together.

So I wanted some advice on what to do regarding organic chemistry. Should I continue with NJ sir's videos or do something else?

The materials that I have are LG Wade, Solomans (MS Chouhan Adapted), Himanshu Pandey and Resonance DLP. LG Wade is quite wonderful as it explains the concepts really well but it doesn't cover all the reactions mentioned in the syllabus. The DLP is worse as it doesn't have any good theory. I haven't used Solomans quite that much as it ends up taking a lot of time studying theory from lectures and LG Wade.


As I have gone through all major chapters of organic chemistry by Reso DLP and I can say it is not sufficient in term of questions also. And video lectures from Sachin Rana sir is great and even length of each lectures is short also . For theory I have encountered a book called Sn Sanyal last week and in term of theory this book giving me feel of hcv.

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It's good if you can go through both the books, for problem solving but if you go through the video lectures it may help you a lot. If you don't find these lectures useful then you can take etoos video lectures. They have complete course syllabus with detailed explanation

Hello @deep_2020,

Your problem is quite normal so don't panic. Each teacher and author have a different style of teaching and writing. So, it is upto you whose you like to revise. And the Resonance material provides you very nice questions to practice in its DPP part. If you want to study Reactions specifically there is a book called
"A Guidebook to Mechanism in Organic Chemistry" by "Peter Sykes" (I have attached it here). This book contains enough of the main reactions which are in syllabus of JEE. So, see the syllabus and refer index and study the topic you want. I personally found this book useful during my JEE preparation.
If you still have any doubt, or face any problem, ping me.

A Guidebook to Mechanism in Organic Chemistry-Peter Sykes.pdf (4.9 MB)

All the Best!!!

Thanks a lot ! :slight_smile: