Study Guide to Organic Chemistry / Edition 6by Robert T. Morrison, A.W. Boyd
Pub. Date: 07/28/1992
A popular introduction to organic chemistry which stresses the importance of molecular structure in understanding the properties and principles of organic chemistry. Provides a wide variety of spectra to be analyzed. Features four-color photographs throughout.
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- New Edition
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Table of Contents1. Structure and Properties.
2. Methane. Energy of Activation. Transition State.
3. Alkanes. Free-Radical Substitution.
4. Stereochemistry I. Stereoisomers.
5. Alkyl Halides. Nucleophilic Aliphatic Substitution.
6. Alcohols and Ethers.
7. Role of the Solvent. Secondary Bonding.
8. Alkenes I. Structure and Preparation. Elimination.
9. Alkenes II. Reactions of the Carbon-Carbon Double Bond. Electrophilic and Free-Radical Addition.
10. Stereochemistry II. Stereoselective and Stereospecific Reactions.
11. Conjugation and Resonance. Dienes.
13. Alicyclic Compounds.
14. Aromaticity. Benzene.
15. Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution.
16. Aromatic-Aliphatic Compounds. Arenes and Their Derivatives.
17. Spectroscopy and Structure.
18. Aldehydes and Ketones. Nucleophilic Addition.
19. Carboxylic Acids.
20. Functional Derivatives of Carboxylic Acids. Nucleophilic Acyl Substitution.
21. Carbanions I.
22. Amines I. Preparation and Physical Properties.
23. Amines II. Reactions.
25. Carbanions II.
26. Aryl Halides. Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution.
27. a,B-Unsaturated Carbonyl Compounds. Conjugate Addition.
28. Molecular Orbitals. Orbital Symmetry.
29. Symphoria. Neighboring Group Effects. Catalysis by Transition Metal Complexes.
30. Heterocyclic Compounds.
31. Macromolecules. Polymers and Polymerization.
32.Stereochemistry III. Enantiotopic and Diastereotopic Ligands and Fats.
33. Lipids. Fats and Steroids.
34. Carbohydrates I. Monosaccharides.
35. Carbohydrates II. Disaccharides and Polysaccharides.
36. Proteins and Nucleic Acids. Molecular Biology.
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The book is okay, but it is not great. The chapters are not that organized, though organic chem is such an organized subject. And also it is now scarce, if it is still available here in the Philippines. So the premier university in my country, the University of the Philippines, considers our Chem 33, 34 'long-running' textbook now a 'thing of the past'...
I found that the Morrison and Boyd text is an easy text to follow and understand. As any professor would stress that it is important to attend regular lectures, the Morrison and Boyd text provided supplemental instruction to my organic professor's lectures. There are review questions at the end of each chapter as well as within the chapter. All concepts are set up in a logical order which makes it easier for the first time organic student to learn the material. My organic professor picked a winner when he chose this text.