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For two-semester courses in Organic Chemistry taken primarily by science and pre-health majors.This text, organized with a traditional functional-group approach, applies the most modern teaching and pedagogical techniques to the study of organic chemistry. In a highly accessible fashion, this top-selling text bridges the gap between conceptual understanding and actual application while strongly emphasizing the development of problem-solving skills. Additionally, it provides up-to-date aspects of spectroscopy, relevant photographs, and many applications to polymer chemistry integrated throughout the text.
Table of Contents
Introduction and Review
Structure and Properties of Organic Molecules
Structure and Stereochemistry of Alkanes
The Study of Chemical Reactions
Alkyl Halides: Nucleophilic Substitution and Elimination
Structure and Synthesis of Alkenes
Reactions of Alkenes
Structure and Synthesis of Alcohols
Reactions of Alcohols
Infrared Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Ethers, Epoxides, and Sulfides
Conjugated Systems, Orbital Symmetry, and Ultraviolet Spectroscopy
Reactions of Aromatic Compounds
Ketones and Aldehydes
Carboxylic Acid Derivatives
Alpha Substitutions and Condensations of Enols and Enolate lons