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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Remembering General Chemistry: Electronic Structure and Bonding
Chapter 2 Acids and Bases: Central to Understanding Organic Chemistry
Chapter 3 An Introduction to Organic Compounds
Chapter 4 Isomers: The Arrangement of Atoms in Space
Chapter 5 Alkenes
Chapter 6 The Reactions of Alkenes and Alkynes
Chapter 7 Delocalized Electrons and Their Effect on Stability, pKa, and the Products of a Reaction • Aromaticity and the Reactions of Benzene
Chapter 8 Substitution and Elimination Reactions of Alkyl Halides
Chapter 9 Reactions of Alcohols, Ethers, Epoxides, Amines, and Thiols
Chapter 10 Determining the Structure of Organic Compounds
Chapter 11 Reactions of Carboxylic Acids and Carboxylic Acid Derivatives
Chapter 12 Reactions of Aldehydes and Ketones • More Reactions of Carboxylic Acid Derivatives
Chapter 13 Reactions at the a-Carbon of Carbonyl Compounds
Chapter 14 Radicals
Chapter 15 Synthetic Polymers
Chapter 16 The Organic Chemistry of Carbohydrates
Chapter 17 The Organic Chemistry of Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins
Chapter 18 How Enzymes Catalyze Reactionss . The Organic Chemistry of the Vitamins available on-line
Chapter 19 The Organic Chemistry of the Metabolic Pathways
Chapter 20 The Organic Chemistry of Lipids
Chapter 21 The Chemistry of the Nucleic Acids
Appendix I Physical Properties of Organic Compounds
Appendix II Spectroscopy Tables