Chemical Principles for Organic Chemistry, 1st Edition

  • Robert Boikess Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
  • ISBN-10: 1285457692  |  ISBN-13: 9781285457697
  • 224 Pages
  • © 2015 | Published
  • List Price = $ 53.95
  • For quantity discounts, Contact your Representative
  • For single copy purchases, visit



Covering all the concepts that carry over from general chemistry to the organic course CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES FOR ORGANIC CHEMISTRY helps you "unlearn" some of the approaches you learned in General Chemistry, learn new or different ones, and successfully apply concepts from General Chemistry to organic chemistry.

Features and Benefits

  • This relatively short ancillary text presents all of the necessary topics from General Chemistry in the way organic chemists use them.
  • This book greatly simplifies the task of getting students up to speed in the Organic Chemistry course by teaching them how to apply concepts from General Chemistry to Organic Chemistry.

Table of Contents

1. Valence Bond Theory.
2. Molecular Orbital Theory.
3. Acids and Bases.
4. Thermochemistry and Thermodynamics.
5. Chemical Kinetics.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: A Microscale Approach to Organic Laboratory Techniques, 5th + Pushing Electrons, 4th + Organic Chemistry, 7th + Chemical Principles for Organic Chemistry + OWLv2 with Student Solutions Manual 24-Months Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1305521625 | ISBN-13: 9781305521629

List Price = $951.95  | CengageBrain Price = $951.95

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Robert Boikess

Robert S. Boikess is a Professor of Chemistry at Rutgers University, where he served as department chair for nine years. He received his PhD at Columbia under the direction of Ronald Breslow and was an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow with Saul Winstein at UCLA. He is the author or co-author of three editions of CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES, a General Chemistry text with accompanying lab manual and other supplements; four editions of HOW TO SOLVE GENERAL CHEMISTRY PROBLEMS; ELEMENTS OF CHEMISTRY, GENERAL, ORGANIC, AND BIOLOGICAL; and CHEMISTRY FOR BIOLOGISTS. He has been teaching large mainstream General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry courses for more than 50 years.