Advanced Organic Chemistry Part A: Structure and Mechanisms / Edition 5

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Parts A and B may stand alone; together, they provide a comprehensive foundation for the study in organic chemistry Updated material reflecting scientific advances since 2001's Fourth Edition, especially in computational chemistry Companion Websites provide digital models for students and exercise solutions for instructors Since its original appearance in 1977, Advanced Organic Chemistry has maintained its place as the premier textbook in the field, offering broad coverage of the structure, reactivity and synthesis of organic compounds. As in the earlier editions, the text contains extensive references to both the primary and review literature and provides examples of data and reactions that illustrate and document the generalizations. While the text assumes completion of an introductory course in organic chemistry, it reviews the fundamental concepts for each topic that is discussed. The two-part fifth edition has been substantially revised and reorganized for greater clarity. Part A begins with the fundamental concepts of structure and stereochemistry, and the thermodynamic and kinetic aspects of reactivity. Major reaction types covered include nucleophilic substitution, addition reactions, carbanion and carbonyl chemistry, aromatic substitution, pericyclic reactions, radical reactions, and photochemistry. Among the changes: Coverage of the importance of computational chemistry in modern organic chemistry, including applications to many specific reactions. Expanded coverage of stereoselectivity and enantioselectivity, including discussion of several examples of enantioselective reagents and catalysts Chapter 10, Concerted Pericyclic Reactions, has been reorganized and now begins with cycloaddition reactions. The treatment of photochemical reactions has been extensively updated to reflect both experimental and computational studies of the transient intermediates involved in photochemical reactions. A companion Web site

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The first part of a two-volume text that provides the scientific community with updated and broad coverage of organic chemistry. Part A explicates the structures of organic compounds and the mechanisms of organic reactions. The topics of aromaticity and the reactions of aromatic compounds are now treated in separate chapters, while the chapter on free radical reactions has been extensively revised to emphasize their distinctive mechanistic and kinetic aspects. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Chemical Bonding and Structure.- Stereochemistry, Conformation and Stereoselectivity.- Structural Effects on Stability and Reactivity.- Nucleophilic Substitution.- Polar Addition and Elimination Reactions.- Carbanions and Other Carbon Nucleophiles.- Addition, Condensation and Substitution Reactions of Carbonyl Compounds.- Aromaticity.- Aromatic Substitution.- Concerted Pericyclic Reactions.- Free Radical Reactions.- Phohemistry.

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