Oh My, Such Good Apple Pie


Mnemonic Device:

  • Oh My, Such Good Apple Pie

Explanation: to remember the first six straight-chain dicarboxylic acids

  • Oxalic, Malonic, Succinic, Glutaric, Adipic, and Picric acids


  1. Gregg Robinson says

    The P from “Pie” in the mnemonic stands for Pimelic Acid, not Picric Acid. Pimelic acid is heptanedioic acid (IUPAC) while Picric Acid is 2,4,6-trinitrophenol, and is explosive.

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