Organic Chemistry Demystified 2/E [NOOK Book]

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You don't need genius DNA to master organic chemistry!

Whether you're taking a chemistry class or studying for the MCAT or DAT, Organic Chemistry Demystified is your formulas for learning or reviewing fundamental concepts and theories step-by-step.



This practical guide eases you into this sometimes ...

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Organic Chemistry Demystified 2/E

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Overview

You don't need genius DNA to master organic chemistry!

Whether you're taking a chemistry class or studying for the MCAT or DAT, Organic Chemistry Demystified is your formulas for learning or reviewing fundamental concepts and theories step-by-step.



This practical guide eases you into this sometimes challenging subject, starting with atomic structure and mass. As you progress, you will master organic chemistry essentials such as the reactivity of functional groups, the three-dimensional structure of molecules, reaction mechanisms, and more. You will understand how compounds are named and how to predict reactions. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key ideas.



It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about:



  • Molecular orbitals and bonding


  • Acidic and basic properties of organic molecules


  • Structure and properties of functional groups


  • Characterization of molecules


  • Substitution and elimination reactions


  • Reaction mechanisms


  • Stereochemistry


  • Predicting reaction pathways




Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Organic Chemistry Demystified, Second Edition, helps you master this essential subject.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071767989
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 3/6/2012
  • Series: Demystified
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 413,392
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Daniel Bloch, Ph.D., is a visiting professor at Marquette University. He has a Masters and Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry as well as Chemistry. Bloch has taught organic chemistry for more than 20 years in various locations within the University of Wisconsin school system.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Structure and Bonding

Chapter 2. Acids and Bases

Chapter 3. Alkanes and Cycloalkanes

Chapter 4. Stereochemistry

Chapter 5. Structure and Properties of Alkenes

Chapter 6. Reaction Mechanisms

Chapter 7. Reactions of Alkenes

Chapter 8. Alkynes

Chapter 9. Characterization

Chapter 10. Organohalides

Chapter 11. Nucleophilic Substitution and Elimination Reactions

Chapter 12. Alcohols

Chapter 13. Ethers

Chapter 14. Sulfur Compounds

Chapter 15. Conjugated Systems

Chapter 16. Aromatic Compounds

Chapter 17. Reactions of Benzene and Other Aromatic Compounds

Chapter 18. Aldehydes and Ketones

Chapter 19. Carboxylic Acids

Chapter 20. Derivatives of Carboxylic Acids

Chapter 21. Alpha-Substitution Reactions in Carbonyl Compounds

Chapter 22. Carbonyl Condensation Reactions

Final Exam

Answer to Quizzes and Final Exam

Appendix A: Periodic Table of the Elements

Appendix B: Families and Functional Groups

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

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