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Pushing Electrons 4th Edition

Daniel P. Weeks

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 1998
  • 224 Pages

Overview

This brief supplemental guidebook assists students in mastering the difficult concept of pushing electrons that is essential to success in Organic Chemistry. With an investment of only 12 to 16 hours of self-study your students will have a better understanding of how to write resonance structures and will become comfortable with bond-making and bond-breaking steps in organic mechanisms. The low-tech, paper-on-pencil approach uses active involvement and repetition to teach students to properly push electrons to generate resonance structures and write organic mechanisms with a minimum of memorization. Compatible with any organic chemistry textbook.

Daniel P. Weeks, Northwestern University

Daniel Weeks is a native of New Jersey. He earned a B.S. in chemistry at Wesleyan College in West Virginia, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the University of Delaware. After a post-doctoral year at Brown University he began to learn his craft during a temporary appointment at Haverford College. He taught at Seton Hall University for about 20 years and finished his career with ten delightful years at Northwestern University. While he published research on the mechanisms of hydrolysis of organic compounds in aqueous solutions, mostly in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, his greatest satisfaction came from "seeing the light go on in his students' eyes." He has a reputation as an informative, entertaining and even funny lecturer. He is a self-confessed "ham" who always remembered that although what he taught was old stuff to him it was new to his students.
  • All structures redrawn with attention to correcting all bond lengths and angles.
  • Updated and enhanced figures throughout the book.
  • A new chapter added on the mechanisms for making synthetic polymers.
  • A new section added on constitutional isomers.
  • A new section added on correcting common mechanistic mistakes.
  • Textual revisions to clarify some sections.
  • A paper-on-pencil approach uses active involvement and repetition to teach the student.
  • The book will prepare students to write resonance structures and write organic mechanisms with a minimum of memorization. Compatible with any organic chemistry textbook or course.
  • The key to the success of this book is that it knows its place. It is a supplement that should be assigned alongside a textbook, not as a textbook replacement or a standalone product. The best way to market this book would be to convince ochem instructors that this will be a terrific 8-10 hr supplement that will be a great investment for getting their students up to speed with mechanisms. This step-by-step mechanistic approach fills an important hole that textbooks don't cover.
  • Helps students master to critical concept of pushing electrons.
  • Entire program requires only 12 to 16 hours of students time through self-study.
1. Lewis Structures.
2. Resonance Structures.
3. Mechanisms.
4. On Solving Mechanism Problems.
5. Some Reactiosn from Biochemistry.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781133951889
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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Instructor Resource Website

ISBN: 9781305865372
Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via www.cengage.com/login. Access and download PowerPoint presentations, images, instructor’s manual, videos, and more.

Student Study Guide and Solutions Manual

ISBN: 9781305864504
The best way for students to learn organic chemistry concepts is to work relevant and interesting problems on a daily basis. Authored by Brent and Sheila Iverson, The University of Texas at Austin, this comprehensive manual offers detailed solutions to all in-text and end-of-chapter problems in the Eighth Edition of the core text. It helps students achieve a deeper intuitive understanding of the material through constant reinforcement and practice--ultimately resulting in much better preparation for in-class quizzes and tests, as well as for national standardized tests such as the DAT and MCAT.

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ISBN: 9781305672550
Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to author, edit, and manage test bank content from multiple Cengage Learning solutions, create multiple test versions in an instant, and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom or wherever you want.

FOR STUDENTS

Student Study Guide and Solutions Manual

ISBN: 9781305864504
Prepare for exams, build problem-solving skills, and get the grade you want with this comprehensive guide! Offering detailed solutions to all in-text and end-of-chapter problems, this guide helps you achieve a deeper intuitive understanding of chapter material through constant reinforcement and practice. As a result, you’ll be much better prepared for in-class quizzes and tests, as well as for national standardized tests such as the DAT and MCAT.

Pushing Electrons

ISBN: 9781133951889
This brief guidebook assists you in mastering the difficult concept of pushing electrons that is vital to your success in Organic Chemistry. With an investment of only 12 to 16 hours of self-study you can have a better understanding of how to write resonance structures and will become comfortable with bond-making and bond-breaking steps in organic mechanisms. A paper-on-pencil approach uses active involvement and repetition to teach you to properly push electrons to generate resonance structures and write organic mechanisms with a minimum of memorization. Compatible with any organic chemistry textbook.

Chemical Principles for Organic Chemistry

ISBN: 9781285457697
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.