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Overview

Organic chemistry is not merely a compilation of principles, but rather, it is a disciplined method of thought and analysis. Success in organic chemistry requires mastery in two core aspects: fundamental concepts and the skills needed to apply those concepts and solve problems. Readers must learn to become proficient at approaching new situations methodically, based on a repertoire of skills. These skills are vital for successful problem solving in organic chemistry. Existing textbooks provide extensive coverage of, the principles, but there is far less emphasis on the skills needed to actually solve problems.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471756149
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/18/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1295
  • Sales rank: 214,412
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

David Klein is a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University where he teaches Organic and General Chemistry. He is a dynamic and creative teacher and uses analogy to help students grasp difficult topics. Klein's unique informal voice and manner of presentation help students truly master key topics in this course. He is also the author of Organic Chemistry as a Second Language and General Chemistry as a Second Language, which have both been highly successful.
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Table of Contents

1 A Review of General Chemistry: Electrons, Bonds, and Molecular Properties

2 Molecular Representations

3 Acids and Bases

4 Alkanes and Cycloalkanes

5 Stereoisomerism

6 Chemical Reactivity and Mechanisms

7 Substitution Reactions

8 Alkenes: Structure and Preparation via Elimination Reactions

9 Addition Reactions of Alkenes

10 Alkynes

11 Radical Reactions

12 Synthesis

13 Alcohols and Phenols

14 Ethers and Epoxides; Thiols and Sulfides

15 Infrared Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry

16 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

17 Conjugated Pi Systems and Pericyclic Reactions

18 Aromatic Compounds

19 Aromatic Substitution Reactions

20 Aldehydes and Ketones

21 Carboxylic Acids and Their Derivatives

22 Alpha Carbon Chemistry: Enols and Enolates

23 Amines

24 Carbohydrates

25 Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins

26 Lipids

27 Synthetic Polymers

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