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Organic Chemistry I: Translating the Basic Concepts / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Bond-Line Drawings.
How to Read Bond-Line Drawings.
How to Draw Bond-Line Drawings.
Mistakes to Avoid.
Identifying Formal Charges.
Finding Lone Pairs That Are Not Drawn.
Chapter 2. Resonance.
What Is Resonance?
Curved Arrows: The Tools for Drawing Resonance Structures.
The Two Commandments.
Drawing Good Arrows.
Formal Charges in Resonance Structures.
Drawing Resonance StructuresStep by Step.
Drawing Resonance StructuresBy Recognizing Patterns.
A Lone Pair Next to a Pi Bond.
A Lone Pair Next to a Positive Charge.
A Pi Bond Next to a Positive Charge.
A Pi Bond Between Two Atoms, Where One of Those Atoms Is
Electronegative (N, O, etc.).
Pi Bonds Going All the Way Around a Ring.
Assessing the Relative Importance of Resonance Structures.
Chapter 3. Acid-Base Reactions.
Factor 1What Atom Is the Charge on?
Ranking the Four Factors.
Quantitative Measurement (pKa values).
Predicting the Position of Equilibrium.
Showing a Mechanism.
Chapter 4. Geometry.
Orbitals and Hybridization States.
Chapter 5. Nomenclature.
Naming the Parent Chain.
Going from a Name to a Structure.
Chapter 6. Conformations.
How to Draw a Newman Projection.
Ranking the Stability of Newman Projections.
Drawing Chair Conformations.
Placing Groups on the Chair.
Comparing the Stability of Chairs.
Don't Be Confused by the Nomenclature.
Chapter 7. Configurations.
Determining the Configuration of a Stereocenter.
Drawing Fischer Projections.
Chapter 8. Mechanisms.
Arro w Pushing.
Nucleophiles and Electrophiles.
Bases Versus Nucleophiles.
The Regiochemistry Is Contained Within the Mechanism.
The Stereochemistry Is Contained Within the Mechanism.
A List of Mechanisms.
Chapter 9. Substitution Reactions.
Factor 1The Electrophile (Substrate).
Factor 2The Nucleophile.
Factor 3The Leaving Group.
Factor 4The Solvent.
Using All Four Factors.
Substitution Reactions Teach Us Some Important Lessons.
Chapter 10. Elimination Reactions.
Mechanisms (E1 and E2).
Factor 1The Substrate.
Factor 2The Base.
Factor 3The Leaving Group.
Factor 4Solvent Effects.
Using All of the Factors.
Elimination ReactionsRegiochemistry and Stereochemistry.
Chapter 11. Addition Reactions.
Terminology Describing Regiochemistry.
Terminology Describing Stereochemistry.
Adding H and H.
Adding H and X, Markovnikov.
Adding H and Br, Anti-Markovnikov.
Adding H and OH, Markovnikov.
Adding H and OH, Anti-Markovnikov.
Adding Br and Br; Adding Br and OH.
Adding OH and OH, Anti.
Adding OH and OH, Syn.
Oxidati ve Cleavage of an Alkene.
Chapter 12. Predicting Products.
General Tips for Predicting Products.
Substitution Versus Elimination Reactions.
Chapter 13. Synthesis.
Creating Your Own Problems.