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What is the best possible way to learn organic chemistry reactions rather than memorising blindly?

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  • $\begingroup$ undersanding reaction mechanisms will surely help you....but before that you need to have a thorough knowledge(not mandatory but useful) of acid-base theory,chemical kinetics,nature and type of reactants etc. $\endgroup$ – Karan Singh Feb 18 '16 at 5:59
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  1. Recognize functional groups.
  2. Be aware what nucleophiles and electrophiles are.
  3. Apply 2 on 1.

Yes, there's more to it, and you still have to memorize name reactions, but the upper will definitely make your life a lot easier.

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