Organic Chemistry at CSUB

The information and resources provided here are for students taking organic chemistry at CSUB (CHEM 2300, 3300, 3301, 3310, and 3311). If you have any suggestions for resources to add, please contact Dr. Dani Solano (

Student Resources

Chemdraw Prime

The department has purchased a site license to use ChemDraw Prime. This software is available for use on department computers (Science II 176). If you are interested in installing ChemDraw Prime on your personal computer, you can download and activate your software at this address using your or email address:

How to Succeed in Organic Chemistry

Want to succeed in CHEM CHEM 2300, 3300, 3301, 3310, and 3311? Checkout this advice from faculty and students. Helpful links and resources are also provided.

Lab Manual

The Department has put together a lab manual for students taking organic chemistry at CSUB (CHEM 3301 and 3311). The most up-to-date version of the lab manual is available here.


SciFinder is a research discovery application that allows you to search the chemical literature for substances, reactions, patents, and journal references. Use this link to create a SciFinder account (this link and SciFinder will only work on campus as access is limited to campus IP addresses). If you have already created an account, you can login to Scifinder at:


If you would like to meet with a tutor, the Science Tutoring Center sometimes has tutors for organic chemistry. This is a free service, and as such the quality of the tutoring varies from tutor to tutor. Check out the CSUB Tutoring Centers website for a link to their schedule and links to other tutoring centers on campus.

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA  93311-1022 

Phone: (661) 654-2030
Fax: (661) 654-2040
Office: Science II 273