Organic Chemistry Demystified 2/E

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March 6, 2012


Mixed media product, 640 pages

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0071767975 / 9780071767972


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Main description

You don't need genius DNA to master organic chemistry!

Whether you're taking a chemistry class or studying for the MCAT or DAT, Organic Chemistry Demystified is your formulas for learning or reviewing fundamental concepts and theories step-by-step.

This practical guide eases you into this sometimes challenging subject, starting with atomic structure and mass. As you progress, you will master organic chemistry essentials such as the reactivity of functional groups, the three-dimensional structure of molecules, reaction mechanisms, and more. You will understand how compounds are named and how to predict reactions. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key ideas.

It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about:

  • Molecular orbitals and bonding
  • Acidic and basic properties of organic molecules
  • Structure and properties of functional groups
  • Characterization of molecules
  • Substitution and elimination reactions
  • Reaction mechanisms
  • Stereochemistry
  • Predicting reaction pathways

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Organic Chemistry Demystified, Second Edition, helps you master this essential subject.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Structure and Bonding
Chapter 2. Acids and Bases
Chapter 3. Alkanes and Cycloalkanes
Chapter 4. Stereochemistry
Chapter 5. Structure and Properties of Alkenes
Chapter 6. Reaction Mechanisms
Chapter 7. Reactions of Alkenes
Chapter 8. Alkynes
Chapter 9. Characterization
Chapter 10. Organohalides
Chapter 11. Nucleophilic Substitution and Elimination Reactions
Chapter 12. Alcohols
Chapter 13. Ethers
Chapter 14. Sulfur Compounds
Chapter 15. Conjugated Systems
Chapter 16. Aromatic Compounds
Chapter 17. Reactions of Benzene and Other Aromatic Compounds
Chapter 18. Aldehydes and Ketones
Chapter 19. Carboxylic Acids
Chapter 20. Derivatives of Carboxylic Acids
Chapter 21. Alpha-Substitution Reactions in Carbonyl Compounds
Chapter 22. Carbonyl Condensation Reactions
Final Exam
Answer to Quizzes and Final Exam
Appendix A: Periodic Table of the Elements
Appendix B: Families and Functional Groups

Author comments

Daniel Bloch, Ph.D., is a visiting professor at Marquette University. He has a Masters and Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry as well as Chemistry. Bloch has taught organic chemistry for more than 20 years in various locations within the University of Wisconsin school system.

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