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Last edited at 4:16AM on 9/20/2013
For a professional it is easier to remember such information since they are using them in their real work they can memorize them within a context which is a much better way. Unfortunately for you there is nothing else but reading them over and over and trying to repeat them from your memory after each read. When you try to repeat them don't look at the paper again, just focus on what you can remember and "hold on" to that piece of information. Then read the whole thing again and try to repeat again until you succeed. The difference here is that memory is like a structure, trying to memorize the whole information is just a complete waste of time which unfortunately our education system relies on. So you need to try to build the structure artificially(without a context) but mind has its own way so you have to let it build the structure piece by piece and you have to let your mind to choose the pieces for a better structure.
In order to remember all the reactions in organic chemistry effectively, you need to practice more often. You need to also keep reading and ask where you do not understand. Also test yourself so as to see if you fully understand what you are doing.