Organic Chemistry II As a Second Language: Translating the Basic Concepts / Edition 3

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Readers continue to turn to Klein because it enables them to better understand fundamental principles, solve problems, and focus on what they need to know to succeed. The third edition explores the major principles in the field and explains why they are relevant. It is written in a way that clearly shows the patterns in organic chemistry so that readers can gain a deeper conceptual understanding of the material. Topics are presented clearly in an accessible writing style along with numerous of hands-on problem solving exercises.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118144343
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/15/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 356
  • Sales rank: 18,754
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


1.1 Vibrational Excitation 2

1.2 IR Spectra 3

1.3 Wavenumber 4

1.4 Signal Intensity 9

1.5 Signal Shape 11

1.6 Analyzing an IR Spectrum 19


2.1 Chemical Equivalence 26

2.2 Chemical Shift (Benchmark Values) 30

2.3 Integration 35

2.4 Multiplicity 39

2.5 Pattern Recognition 41

2.6 Complex Splitting 43

2.7 No Splitting 44

2.8 Hydrogen Deficiency Index (Degrees of Unsaturation)46

2.9 Analyzing a Proton NMR Spectrum 49

2.10 13C NMR Spectroscopy 53


3.1 Halogenation and the Role of Lewis Acids 57

3.2 Nitration 61

3.3 Friedel-Crafts Alkylation and Acylation 64

3.4 Sulfonation 72

3.5 Activation and Deactivation 76

3.6 Directing Effects 78

3.7 Identifying Activators and Deactivators 88

3.8 Predicting and Exploiting Steric Effects 98

3.9 Synthesis Strategies 106


4.1 Criteria for Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution112

4.2 SNAr Mechanism 115

4.3 Elimination-Addition 121

4.4 Mechanism Strategies 126


5.1 Preparation of Ketones and Aldehydes 129

5.2 Stability and Reactivity of C¨O Bonds 133

5.3 H-Nucleophiles 135

5.4 O-Nucleophiles 140

5.5 S-Nucleophiles 153

5.6 N-Nucleophiles 155

5.7 C-Nucleophiles 165

5.8 Some Important Exceptions to the Rule 175

5.9 How to Approach Synthesis Problems 180


6.1 Reactivity of Carboxylic Acid Derivatives 187

6.2 General Rules 188

6.3 Acid Halides 192

6.4 Acid Anhydrides 201

6.5 Esters 203

6.6 Amides and Nitriles 213

6.7 Synthesis Problems 222


7.1 Alpha Protons 231

7.2 Keto-Enol Tautomerism 233

7.3 Reactions Involving Enols 238

7.4 Making Enolates 241

7.5 Haloform Reaction 244

7.6 Alkylation of Enolates 247

7.7 Aldol Reactions 252

7.8 Claisen Condensation 259

7.9 Decarboxylation 266

7.10 Michael Reactions 273


8.1 Nucleophilicity and Basicity of Amines 281

8.2 Preparation of Amines through SN2 Reactions 283

8.3 Preparation of Amines through Reductive Amination287

8.4 Acylation of Amines 291

8.5 Reactions of Amines with Nitrous Acid 295

8.6 Aromatic Diazonium Salts 298

Answer Key 301

Index 345

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