May 30, 2018

Let's try to eliminate some answer choices first that do not have the same formula. Choice 4 is 1-chloropropane and 2-bromopropane. Since the first compound contains chlorine (chloro) and the second compound contains bromine (promo), these can not be isomers. Now let's look at the parent chain names. In choice 2, propanoic acid  contains 3 carbons ( prop=3) and pentanoic acid contains 5 ca

May 25, 2018

Transformation Tutoring wants to wish Happy Memorial Day to all of our students and friends. We are so proud of you: proud of your hard work, your resilience, your tenaciousness. We get inspired every day by our students, who, no matter what, continue journey towards their dreams!

We wish you an amazing summer full of joy and happiness. Remember to enjoy every day, and not forget to treat yourself with love and care. Hap...

May 23, 2018

In order to prepare for the Chemistry NYC regent exam, a student will need one book: Barron's Regents Exams and Answers: Chemistry.

This book contains 8 actual exams with answers with thorough explanations for each question at the end of each exam. The book also breaks down all of the test questions by topic on the page located before each test.

To prepare for the chemistry regent, a student should do every exam, and...

May 21, 2018

Alkynes are a group of organic molecules that have a triple bond. The formula for alkynes is CnH2n-2, making choice 4 the correct choice. The formula for alkanes (all single bonds) is CnH2n+2, and that for alkenes (molecules that have a double bond) is CnH2n. Alkenes as well as alkynes are unsaturated hydrocarbons

May 18, 2018

For example 20g of NaCl are dissolved in 100ml of water. Thus, HCl is the solute, water is the solvent, and together they make a solution. For more help with chemistry on all levels, please contact Transformation Tutoring, and our amazing chemistry tutors in NYC, Brooklyn, and online will be happy to help you!

May 17, 2018

In your organic chemistry class, questions like predict the product or mechanisms might oftentimes involve a step with rearrangements  (hydride or methyl shifts).

1. How do we know when rearrangements are possible?

Simple, any mechanisms that involves a carbocation can have rearrangement. Therefore, reactions Sn1, E1, as well as reactions of alkenes with HX and H3O+ could have rearrangements. 

2. How do we know when we sh...

May 15, 2018

It's almost the end of the school year.

You worked hard all year long, learned new subjects and topics, practiced hundreds of problems, wrote essays and made new connections. Now its time to relax, take in the beautiful weather and enjoy your summer.

Here are some fun ways to say, "Yes! I did it!"

1. Go out to the park and beach.

2. Meet and spend quality time with your friends.

3. Pursue a hobby you have put on hold during...

May 13, 2018

Transformation Tutoring would like to wish all the mothers health, happiness, and joy on this beautiful day. We have gathered some quotes to share with our students. 

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

— THEODORE HESBURGH

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.

— TENNEVA JORDAN

Mother - th...

May 10, 2018

There are many different textbooks for organic chemistry on the market. I find the best, in terms of understanding and step by step approach is "Organic Chemistry" by David Klein.

He also wrote two supplemental editions: "Orgo I as a second language" and "Orgo II as a second language."

To practice organic chemistry effectively and understand how to do problems, it is important to always compare your answers to the answer...

May 8, 2018

Finals are almost here, and summer is not too far away. 

Here are a few tips on how to get ready for the finals and stay calm.

  •  Make a to-do list for each subject and prioritize tasks. Cross off tasks as you complete them.                 For example chem final:

1.Do practice final exams

2. Redo HW

3. Redo quizzes

4. Make a list of formulas 

  •  Keep calm and breath. Remember...

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