This book is designed for those who have had no more than a brief introduction to organic chemistry and who require a broad understanding of the subject. The book is in two parts. In Part I, reaction mechanism is set in its wider context of the basic principles and concepts that underlie chemical reactions: chemical thermodynamics, structural theory, theories of reaction kinetics, mechanism itself and stereochemistry. In Part II these principles and concepts are applied to the formation of particular types of bonds, groupings, and compounds. The final chapter in Part II describes the planning and detailed execution of the multi-step syntheses of several complex, naturally occurring compounds.
Originally published in 1936, this informative and engaging textbook was primarily aimed at undergraduate students, who already held a familiarity with the elementary principles of general chemistry and physics. The book covers a wide variety of topics, with a particular emphasis on laboratory work and 'the practical side of the subject'. Chapter titles include, 'Aliphatic hydrocarbons', 'Aldehydes and ketones' and 'Amino acids'. Diagrams, a table of symbols, atomic numbers and atomic weights are included for reference. This book will be of considerable value to scholars of chemistry as well as to anyone with an interest in the history of education.
Key Concepts, Reaction Mechanisms, and Practice Questions for the Beginner
Author: Jiben Roy
A Self-Study Guide to the Principles of Organic Chemistry: Key Concepts, Reaction Mechanisms, and Practice Questions for the Beginner will help students new to organic chemistry grasp the key concepts of the subject quickly and easily, as well as build a strong foundation for future study. Starting with the definition of "atom," the author explains molecules, electronic configuration, bonding, hydrocarbons, polar reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry, reaction varieties, organic spectroscopy, aromaticity and aromatic reactions, biomolecules, organic polymers, and a synthetic approach to organic compounds. The over one hundred diagrams and charts contained in this volume will help students visualize the structures and bonds as they read the text, and make the logic of organic chemistry clear and easily understood. Each chapter ends with a list of frequently-asked questions and answers, followed by additional practice problems. Answers are included in the Appendix.
Class-tested and thoughtfully designed for student engagement, Principles of Organic Chemistry provides the tools and foundations needed by students in a short course or one-semester class on the subject. This book does not dilute the material or rely on rote memorization. Rather, it focuses on the underlying principles in order to make accessible the science that underpins so much of our day-to-day lives, as well as present further study and practice in medical and scientific fields. This book provides context and structure for learning the fundamental principles of organic chemistry, enabling the reader to proceed from simple to complex examples in a systematic and logical way. Utilizing clear and consistently colored figures, Principles of Organic Chemistry begins by exploring the step-by-step processes (or mechanisms) by which reactions occur to create molecular structures. It then describes some of the many ways these reactions make new compounds, examined by functional groups and corresponding common reaction mechanisms. Throughout, this book includes biochemical and pharmaceutical examples with varying degrees of difficulty, with worked answers and without, as well as advanced topics in later chapters for optional coverage. Incorporates valuable and engaging applications of the content to biological and industrial uses Includes a wealth of useful figures and problems to support reader comprehension and study Provides a high quality chapter on stereochemistry as well as advanced topics such as synthetic polymers and spectroscopy for class customization
This book is designed for those who have had no more than a brief introduction to organic chemistry and who require a broad understanding of the subject. The first part of the book sets reaction mechanism in the wider context of basic principles and concepts that underlie chemical reactions: chemical thermodynamics, structural theory, theories of reaction kinetics, mechanism itself and stereochemistry. Part II applies these principles and concepts to the formation of particular types of bonds, groupings, and compounds. It also details the multi-step syntheses of several complex, naturally occurring compounds.
Class-tested by thousands of students and using simple equipment and green chemistry ideas, UNDERSTANDING THE PRINCIPLES OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY: A LABORATORY COURSE includes 36 experiments that introduce traditional, as well as recently developed synthetic methods. Offering up-to-date and novel experiments not found in other lab manuals, this innovative book focuses on safety, gives students practice in the basic techniques used in the organic lab, and includes microscale experiments, many drawn from the recent literature. An Online Instructor’s Manual available on the book’s instructor’s companion website includes helpful information, including instructors’ notes, pre-lab meeting notes, experiment completion times, answers to end-of-experiment questions, video clips of techniques, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This new edition follows its predecessors in showing how an understanding of mechanistic principles can usefully be applied to thinking about and planning the construction of organic compounds. It is designed for those who have had a brief introduction to organic chemistry. An elementary knowledge of the nomenclature and structures of organic compounds is assumed.