Higher Education

Organic Chemistry, 7th Edition

  • William H. Brown Beloit College
  • Brent L. Iverson University of Texas, Austin
  • Eric Anslyn University of Texas at Austin
  • Christopher S. Foote University of California, Los Angeles
  • ISBN-10: 1133952844  |  ISBN-13: 9781133952848
  • 1312 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2002, 2002
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $279.00
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Overview

Providing a modern introduction to organic chemistry for students majoring in chemistry, health, and the biological sciences, this revised and updated edition of ORGANIC CHEMISTRY is both student-friendly and cutting-edge and incorporates the latest advances in the field. Professors Brown, Iverson, and Anslyn have all won teaching awards at their respective schools, and they use their skills to build upon the text's hallmarks of unified mechanistic themes, focused problem-solving, use of applied problems from the pharmaceutical field, and unrivaled visuals. Thoroughly updated throughout, the book offers numerous biological examples for pre-med students, a wide range of in-text learning tools, and integration with both a homework and tutorial system and an interactive multimedia eBook. To help students understand reaction mechanisms, the authors offset them in a stepwise fashion and emphasize similarities between related mechanisms using just four different characteristics: breaking a bond, making a new bond, adding a proton and taking a proton away. Organic chemistry reaction roadmaps take a center stage in this edition with new pull-out maps designed in a stepwise manner by chapter. These roadmaps will help students to devise their own reaction pathways. Numerous resources help ensure student success in the course, including a running margin glossary, a mini end-of-chapter in-text study guide, and more in-chapter examples than any other text on the market. Emphasizing "how-to" skills, this edition is packed with challenging synthesis problems, medicinal chemistry problems, and unique roadmap problems. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features and Benefits

  • PRESENTATION OF MECHANISMS: Mechanisms are presented in a clear, stepwise fashion with written commentary accompanying each mechanistic step so verbal learners can learn alongside more visually oriented learners. Many mechanisms have been broken into more steps to increase student understanding. In addition, the authors emphasize similarities between related mechanisms using just four different characteristics: breaking a bond, making a new bond, adding a proton, and taking a proton away. A new primer (right before Chapter 6) on Developing a Reaction Mechanism sets this material apart for easy reference.
  • VISUAL IMPACT: This text is distinguished by its striking, full-color art program (250 pieces of numbered art and over 1,000 pieces of in-text art). The Seventh Edition paints a detailed picture of the orbital nature of electron density in Chapter 1 by focusing on the interplay between the two complementary approaches to orbital descriptions: valence bond theory and molecular orbital theory. High-quality photos show organic chemistry as it occurs in the laboratory and in everyday life; electrostatic potential maps illustrate structure and reactivity; the spectra in the book reflects the latest imagery; and the book includes state-of-the-art, mathematically accurate molecular models.
  • "HOW-TO" BOXES: To facilitate student success in the course, insightful "How-To" boxes highlight the survival skills necessary to learn and master organic chemistry. Integrated throughout the text at key points, these essential skills include "How To: Draw Curved Arrows and Push Electrons," "How To: Draw Chiral Molecules," "How To: Solve NMR Spectral Problems," and many more. Five new How To boxes to this edition are, "How To: Quickly Figure Out Formal Charge," "How To: Quickly Recognize the Hybridization and Geometry of Atoms," "How To: Quickly Draw and Recognize Enantiomers and Diastereomers," "How To: Retrosynthetically Dissect an Amine into the Proper Starting Materials for a Reductive Amination," and "How To: Recognize Aromatic Compounds: Criteria and Caveats."
  • BIOLOGY CONNECTION: Although still a predominantly synthetic organic chemistry text, the book explicitly links concepts to biological chemistry topics--drawing in biology majors, pre-med students, and others who will soon go on to biochemistry. "Connections to Biological Chemistry" boxes discuss the applications of organic chemistry to biology to a wide range of topics.
  • REACTIONS IN CONTEXT: These problems apply organic chemistry to medicinal chemistry and the pharmaceutical sciences.
  • MORE IN-CHAPTER WORKED EXAMPLES THAN ANY OTHER TEXT: Featuring a pedagogy normally reserved for general chemistry texts, the book offers more worked examples than other texts, followed by corresponding problems without answers and a multitude of end-of-chapter problems, including challenging, research-based essay problems, multi-step synthesis problems, reactions in context problems and roadmap problems.
  • CHEMICAL CONNECTIONS BOXES: These boxes illustrate applications of organic chemistry to everyday settings, with topics ranging from Radical Autoxidation to Drugs that Lower Plasma Levels of Cholesterol.
  • BUILT-IN STUDY TOOLS: Outlined end-of-chapter summaries highlight all-important new terms found in the chapter to provide students with a mini in-text study guide. The outlines are linked to the end-of-chapter problems and to the corresponding sections of the text. Summaries of Key Reactions annotate each reaction and key it to the section where it is discussed, making it easy for students to see similarities and differences among reactions.
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Table of Contents

1. Covalent Bonding and Shapes of Molecules.
2. Alkanes and Cycloalkanes.
3. Stereochemistry and Chirality.
4. Acids and Bases.
5. Alkenes.
Primer I: Reaction Mechanisms
6. Reactions of Alkenes.
7. Alkynes.
8. Haloalkanes, Halogenation, and Radical Reactions.
9. Nucleophilic Substitution and B-Elimination.
10. Alcohols.
11. Ethers, Sulfides, and Epoxides.
12. Infrared Spectroscopy.
13. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.
14. Mass Spectrometry.
15. Introduction to Organometallic Compounds.
16. Aldehydes and Ketones.
17. Carboxylic Acids.
Primer II: Carboxylic Acid Derivative Reaction Mechanisms.
18. Functional Derivatives of Carboxylic Acids.
19. Enolate Anions and Enamines.
20. Dienes, Conjugated Systems, and Pericyclic Reactions.
21. Benzene and the Concept of Aromaticity.
22. Reactions of Benzene and Its Derivatives.
23. Amines.
24. Catalytic Carbon–Carbon Bond Formation.
25. Carbohydrates.
26: Lipids.
27. Amino Acids and Proteins.
28. Nucleic Acids.
29. Organic Polymer Chemistry.
Appendices:
1. Thermodynamics and the Equilibrium Constant.
2. Major Classes of Organic Acids.
3. Bond Dissociation Enthalpies.
4. Characteristic 1H-NMR Chemical Shifts.
5. Characteristic 13C Chemical Shifts.
6. Characteristic IR Absorption Frequencies.
7. Electrostatic Potential Maps.
8. Summary of Stereochemical Terms.
9. Summary of the Rules of Nomenclature.
10. Common Mistakes in Arrow Pushing.
11. Organic Chemistry Roadmaps.
GLOSSARY G-1.
INDEX I-1.

What's New

  • MCAT PROBLEMS: To better prepare students for the upcoming new MCAT exam, the new edition includes MCAT PRACTICE: PASSAGE AND PROBLEMS throughout the text. First students read the organic chemistry-related essay and then answer a series of multiple-choice questions.
  • NEW PRIMERS: Two new primers (Developing a Reaction Mechanism before Chapter 6 and Carboxylic Acid Derivative Reaction Mechanisms before Chapter 18) set key and possibly difficult concepts apart for easy reference to enhance student understanding.
  • NEWLY-DRAWN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY REACTION ROADMAPS: Creating a cumulative, graphical representation of the different reactions students encounter in the context of important functional groups, the organic chemistry roadmaps help students visualize how to interconvert different functional groups (which often require different reactions from different chapters) by simply identifying the most direct path on the roadmap. New pull‐out cards show the roadmaps in sequential order.
  • REVISED REACTION ROADMAP PROBLEMS: These unique problems relate to the authors' organic chemistry roadmap (see above), which compares organic chemistry to a roadmap, with functional groups analogous to cities and reactions analogous to the roads between them.
  • FIVE NEW "HOW TO" BOXES: Integrated throughout the text at strategic points, the new boxes show students: "How To: Quickly Figure Out Formal Charge," "How To: Quickly Recognize the Hybridization and Geometry of Atoms," "How To: Quickly Draw and Recognize Enantiomers and Diastereomers," "How To: Retrosynthetically Dissect an Amine into the Proper Starting Materials for a Reductive Amination," and "How To: Recognize Aromatic Compounds: Criteria and Caveats."
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"I find that the BFIA text is very sound pedagogically. Essential concepts are carefully and intuitively explained. Take, for example, the essential survival skill of using curved arrow notation and applying this to the understanding or reaction mechanisms. The authors break this skill down into its simplest components and build from there. This starts with the definition of an electron source and an electron sink. From these definitions, students readily grasp the physical driving force behind the flow of electrons in organic reactions in addition to mastering the use of curved arrow notation. The "how to" sections provide an abundance of detail and effectively break traditionally challenging concepts into logical, readily digested portions. Finally, the sections entitled "Chemical Connections" provide very relevant, up-to-date tie-ins of the subject material to matters of chemical, biological and pharmacological interest."

— Patrick Jokiel, The College of New Jersey

"I find the problem set at the end of each chapter superb. I believe this is a culmination of hard work over the years by the authors in this area. His treatment of resonance is quite good but the Organometallics covered in Chapter 24 is also second to none! These are the strongest features of the book."

— Andrew Frazer, University of Central Florida

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

William H. Brown

William H. Brown is emeritus professor of chemistry at Beloit College, where he was twice named Teacher of the Year. His teaching responsibilities include organic chemistry, advanced organic chemistry, and, more recently, special topics in pharmacology and drug synthesis. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University under the direction of Gilbert Stork and did postdoctoral work at California Institute of Technology and the University of Arizona. He is a coauthor on ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 10e (Cengage Learning).

Brent L. Iverson

Brent L. Iverson received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1982 and currently teaches at University of Texas, Austin. He is a distinguished teacher and respected researcher. Iverson's research group has developed methods for recombinant antibody or enzyme cloning and has directed its evolution. In collaboration with the Georgiou group, he pioneered a novel E. coli surface expression/FACS selection technology that has allowed the group to enhance antibody affinity.

Eric Anslyn

Eric Anslyn is the Norman Hackerman Professor of Chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin. Highly respected in organic chemistry, he earned his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology and has won numerous teaching awards. Anslyn's research focuses on the cutting-edge area of bioorganic chemistry.

Christopher S. Foote

Christopher S. Foote received his B.S. in 1957 from Yale University and his Ph.D. in 1962 from Harvard University. His scholarly credits include Sloan Fellow 1965-1967; Guggenheim Fellow 1967-1968; ACS Baekland Award, 1975; ACS Cope Scholar, 1994; Southern California Section ACS Tolman Medal, 1996; President, American Society for Photobiology, 1988-1989; and Senior Editor, ACCOUNTS OF CHEMICAL RESEARCH. He was Professor of Chemistry at UCLA.