Rules of Organic Chemistry

 

Casteel's Rules of Organic Chemistry

1) Four bonds to carbon.
(some people have repeated this over and over as a mantra before sleeping,
four bonds to carbon, uuummmmmm
four bonds to carbon, uuummmmmm
four bonds to carbon, uuummmmmm
four bonds to carbon, uuummmmmm
etc.)

2) Curved arrows show the movement of electrons.
That's electrons, not protons, not H+, not water, only electrons.

 

 

Rehberg's Rule of Organic Chemistry

Minus goes to Plus.
(chant this over and over:
minus goes to plus, ah ooooooh.)