Organic Chemistry I For Dummies, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118828135
  • ISBN-13: 9781118828137
  • DDC: 547
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 509 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This book will explain the principles of organic chemistry in simple terms and include worked-out problems to assist in understanding the field. Organic Chemistry is a course needed by all pre-med and nursing students. It is also said to be the most difficult course students take with a low passing rate.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: Getting Started with Organic Chemistry.
2: The Wonderful World of Organic Chemistry.
3: Dissecting Atoms: Atomic Structure and Bonding.
4: Speaking with Pictures: Drawing Structures.
5: Covering the Bases (and the Acids).
6: Reactivity Centers: Functional Groups.
7: Seeing in 3-D: Stereochemistry.
8: Hydrocarbons.
9: What's in a Name? Alkane Nomenclature.
10: Drawing Alkanes.
11: Seeing Double: The Alkenes.
12: Reactions of Alkenes.
13: It Takes Alkynes: The Carbon-Carbon Triple Bond.
14: Functional Groups.
15: Replacing and Removing: Substitution and Elimination Reactions.
16: Getting Drunk on Organic Molecules: The Alcohols.
17: Side-by-Side: Conjugated Alkenes and the Diels–Alder Reaction.
18: Lord of the Rings: Aromatic Compounds.
19: Bringing out the Howitzers: Reactions of Aromatic Compounds.
20: Spectroscopy and Structure Determination.
21: A Smashing Time: Mass Spectrometry.
22: Seeing Good Vibrations: IR Spectroscopy.
23: NMR Spectroscopy: Hold onto Your Hats, You're Going Nuclear!.
24: Following the Clues: Solving Problems in NMR.
25: The Part of Tens.
26: Ten (Or So) Great Organic Chemists.
27: Ten Cool Organic Discoveries.
28: Ten Cool Organic Molecules.
Working Multistep Synthesis Problems.
Working Reaction Mechanisms.
About the Author.
Author's Acknowledgments.