Like the chemistry of organic phosphorus compounds, the chemistry of organic sulfur compounds doesn't get as much emphasis as it should in the traditional introductory organic chemistry curriculum given how many people take organic chemistry with the intention of pursuing a medical or biological sciences education. Organic chemistry taught with reference to biochemistry, reflecting the organic chemistry focus of the MCAT, would make sure students especially understand the chemistry of thioesters as well as oxidation-reduction reactions involving formation of disulfides from sulfhydrals.
Reaction of Alcohols with Thionyl Chloride
Conceptual Vocabulary Self-Test
Basic Terms Crossword Puzzle
Basic Puzzle Solution
Conceptual Vocabulary for Organic Sulfur Compounds