Covers the whole range of organic compounds and their roles. Beginning with the structures and properties of the basic groups of organic compounds, the book goes on to cover organic compounds in the areas of pharmaceuticals, polymers, food and drink,petrochemicals, and nanotechnology.
Book of leading questions that begins with atomic orbitals and bonding. All critical topics and major reactions are covered. Each chapter includes end-of-chapter homework questions with the answer keys in an Appendix at the end of the book. This book is envisioned to be a supplementary guide to be used with virtually any available undergraduate organic chemistry textbook.
Gives the reader a solid understanding of the principles of organic reaction mechanisms, such that they can draw structures, stereoisomers and reaction mechanisms with confidence. Concepts, explanations and examples are presented in short, easy-to-read chapters, each of which explores one of a number of themes, including "Basics", "Habits", "Common error", "Reaction detail", and "Practice".
Uses analogies and colorful examples to provide experts and non-experts alike with an alternative way of thinking about organic chemistry. He highlights a number of reaction mechanisms, walking through the important experiments that they rest upon, with an emphasis on the rules and logic systems that organic chemists have built to understand and predict reaction outcomes.