Functional Groups

Functional Groups had to be my first organic chemistry app. The topic is so general and fundamental for everyone studying organic chemistry. However, it is published only now after several apps devoted to specific classes of compounds: Hydrocarbons, Carboxylic acids, Heterocyclic Compounds, and Amino Acids.

The English description of the app is the following:

The most important app for organic chemistry students includes 80 functional groups, the classes of organic compounds (hydrocarbons, ethers, esters, etc.) and natural products (amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids, etc.). Take a quiz or use flashcards for memorizing them. Start from the basic groups and proceed to the advanced topics.

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The app has four sets of questions and a flashcard mode. The mode called “Difficult” should actually be quite easy for a college student majoring in organic chemistry, not saying about PhD organic chemists. I included only 80 classes of organic compounds and natural products and I can easily propose 80 more important classes. It means that I have a lot of opportunities for the updates and all suggestions and comments are always welcome.

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2 responses to “Functional Groups

  1. Leonardo Machado Haertel

    Hi, I just downloaded and played your app, so I a suggestion that will help making you game more versatile. Please make it possible for player to choose which functional groups they are going to be asked about, because then the app will be adjustable for the level of understanding required by each player’s school. In my school, per example we only need to learn some of the group available in this app, so it is not totally useful for me. Congratulations for the app and keep improving it, you seem to be a very talented person.

    • Hi Leonardo!
      Thank you for your comment and suggestions! In the first version of this app, I divided functional groups into categories of increasing difficulties, but then decided that it’s too arbitrary and limiting. I’ll think about the best way to add such a choice for the users which functional groups they want to be tested about.
      Best,
      Andrey

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