Mnemonic devices for Chemistry

Need to learn the periodic table, alkanes or redox reactions? Look here for handy memory tools

BRA

  Mnemonic Device: BRA  Explanation: to remember that Blue litmus turns to Red in Acid

OIL RIG

  Mnemonic Device: OIL RIG  Explanation: to remember that Oxidation Is Loss, Reduction Is Gain. An OIL RIG Cat At the Anode, Oxidation Is Loss and Reduction Is Gain at the Cathode

LOAN

  Mnemonic Device: LOAN  Explanation: to remember that the Left-side Oxidation Anode attracts Negative ions

Monarch Edward Prefers Birthday Parties, His Highness Offers No Drinks

  Mnemonic Device: Monarch Edward Prefers Birthday Parties, His Highness Offers No Drinks Explanation: to remember these prefixes for organic chemistry Meth, Eth, Prop, But, Pent, Hex, Hept, Oct, Non, Dec

Sober Physicists Don’t Find Giraffes Hiding In Kitchens

  Mnemonic Device: Sober Physicists Don’t Find Giraffes Hiding In Kitchens Explanation: to remember the order of atomic orbitals S, P, D, F, G, H, I, K Additional Note: after
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Do like an otter, add acid to water.

  Mnemonic Device: Do like an otter, add acid to water. Do what you Oughter, add acid to water! Acid to Water, All is Well. Water to Acid, What an
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How He Lies Because Boys Can Not Open Flowers

  Mnemonic Device: How He Lies Because Boys Can Not Open Flowers Explanation: to remember the first nine elements of the Periodic Table Hydrogen 1, Helium 2, Lithium 3, Beryllium
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BrINClHOF (pronounced Brinklehoff)

  Mnemonic Device: BrINClHOF (pronounced Brinklehoff) Explanation: to remember the diatomic molecules Bromine, Iodine, Nitrogen, Chlorine, Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Fluorine

Can Sima Get Soon Publicity

  Mnemonic Device: Can Sima Get Soon Publicity Explanation: to remember the Carbon Family from the periodic table Carbon (C), Silicon (Si), Germanium (Ge), Tin (Sn) and Lead (Pb)

Horses Need Oats For Clear Brown (i) Eyes

  Mnemonic Device: Horses Need Oats For Clear Brown (i) Eyes Explanation: diatomic elements in order by size Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Fluorine, Chlorine, Bromine, Iodine