Well… this oughta cover it.
I was reading comments to my reddit submission of the many oxidation states of carbon, and Aa1979 asked if the functional groups could be arranged logically according to actual chemical transformations. I replied that would be too reaction dependent… alcohols can be turned into a great many things (chlorides, alkenes, ketones, acids, aldehydes…), then aldehydes themselves could be turned into a great many things (alcohols, alkenes, acids, imine/enamine, acetal…). I pointed the commenter to a post by James over at Master Organic Chemistry where he has a picture of a whiteboard-mind map of most of the reactions in a standard undergrad text. Very impressive.
Feeling crazy, and
deciding to put of lab work I should be doinghaving nothing to do, I expanded on James’ mind map and tried to get as many reactions as I could on one map. It took about a full day’s work using Compendium, and here’s the result (click for larger):
These are just about all the reactions you’d encounter in your standard, two semester undergraduate organic chemistry course. Sure I probably missed a few, or maybe your institution covers reactions a bit differently, but this is fairly comprehensive. Enjoy.