This innovative book from acclaimed educator Paula Bruice is organized in a way that discourages rote memorization. The author's writing has been praised for anticipating readers' questions, and appeals to their need to learn visually and by solving problems. Emphasizing that learners should reason their way to solutions rather than memorize facts, Bruice encourages them to think about what they have learned previously and apply that knowledge in a new setting. KEY TOPICS The book balances coverage of traditional topics with bioorganic chemistry, highlights mechanistic similarities, and ties synthesis and reactivity together—teaching the reactivity of a functional group and the synthesis of compounds obtained as a result of that reactivity. For the study of organic chemistry.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Electronic Structure And Bonding–Acids And Bases.
Chapter 2. An Introduction To Organic Compounds: Nomenclature, Physical Properties, And Representation Of Structure.
Chapter 3. Alkenes: Structure, Nomenclature, And An Introduction To Reactivity–Thermodynamics And Kinetics.
Chapter 4. Reactions Of Alkenes.
Chapter 5. Stereochemistry: The Arrangement Of Atoms In Space; The Stereochemistry Of Addition Reactions.
Chapter 6. Reactions Of Alkynes–Introduction To Multistep Synthesis.
Chapter 7. Electron Delocalization And Resonance–More About Molecular Orbital Theory.
Chapter 8. Reactions Of Dienes–Ultraviolet/Visible Spectroscopy.
Chapter 9. Reactions Of Alkanes: Radicals.
Chapter 10. Substitution Reactions Of Alkyl Halides.
Chapter 11. Elimination Reactions Of Alkyl Halides; Competition Between Substitution And Elimination.
Chapter 12. Reactions Of Alcohols, Ethers, Epoxides, And Sulfur-Containing Compounds–Organometallic Compounds.
Chapter 13. Mass Spectrometry And Infrared Spectroscopy.
Chapter 15. Aromaticity–Reactions Of Benzene.
Chapter 16. Reactions Of Substituted Benzenes.
Chapter 17. Carbonyl Compounds I: Nucleophilic Acyl Substitution.
Chapter 18. Carbonyl Compounds II: Nucleophilic Acyl Addition, Nucleophilic Acyl Substitution, And Nucleophilic Addition-Elimination–Reactions Of A,B-Unsaturated Carbonyl Compounds.
Chapter 19. Carbonyl Compounds III: Reactions At The A-Carbon.
Chapter 20. More About Oxidation-Reduction Reactions.
Chapter 21. More About Amines–Heterocyclic Compounds.
Chapter 22. Carbohydrates.
Chapter 23. Amino Acids, Peptides, And Proteins.
Chapter 24. Catalysis.
Chapter 25. The Organic Mechanisms Of The Coenzymes–Metabolism.
Chapter 26. Lipids.
Chapter 27. Nucleosides, Nucleotides, And Nucleic Acids I.
Chapter 28. Synthetic Polymers.
Chapter 29. Pericyclic Reactions.
Chapter 30. The Organic Chemistry Of Drugs: Discovery And Design.