Organic Chemistry I Workbook for Dummies

Organic Chemistry I Workbook for Dummies

by Arthur Winter


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Organic Chemistry I Workbook for Dummies by Arthur Winter

From models to molecules to mass spectrometry-solve organicchemistry problems with ease

Got a grasp on the organic chemistry terms and concepts you needto know, but get lost halfway through a problem or worse yet, notknow where to begin? Have no fear - this hands-on guide helps yousolve the many types of organic chemistry problems you encounter ina focused, step-by-step manner. With memorization tricks,problem-solving shortcuts, and lots of hands-on practice exercises,you'll sharpen your skills and improve your performance. You'll seehow to work with resonance; the triple-threat alkanes, alkenes, andalkynes; functional groups and their reactions; spectroscopy; andmore!

100s of Problems!

  • Know how to solve the most common organic chemistryproblems
  • Walk through the answers and clearly identify where you wentwrong (or right) with each problem
  • Get the inside scoop on acing your exams!
  • Use organic chemistry in practical applications withconfidence

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470251515
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/08/2008
Series: For Dummies Series
Edition description: Workbook
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 86,096
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Arthur Winter received his PhD in chemistry from the University of Maryland. He is the creator of the popular Organic Chemistry Help! Web site at and is the author of Organic Chemistry I For Dummies (Wiley). His two major research interests involve exploiting photochemistry to solve challenging problems in medicine and using high-powered lasers to start small laboratory fires. He is currently a post-doctoral student at Ohio State University.

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Table of Contents


Part I: The Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry.

Chapter 1:Working with Models and Molecules.

Chapter 2: Speaking Organic Chemistry: Drawing and AbbreviatingLewis Structures.

Chapter 3: Drawing Resonance Structures.

Chapter 4: Working with Acids and Bases.

Part II: The Bones of Organic Molecules: TheHydrocarbons.

Chapter 5: Seeing Molecules in 3-D: Stereochemistry.

Chapter 6: The Skeletons of Organic Molecules: The Alkanes.

Chapter 7: Shaping Up with Bond Calisthenics andConformation.

Chapter 8: Doubling Down: The Alkenes.

Chapter 9: Tripling the Fun: Alkyne Reactions andNomenclature.

Part III: Functional Groups and Their Reactions.

Chapter 10: The Leaving Group Boogie: Substitution andElimination of Alkyl Halides.

Chapter 11: Not as Thunk as You Drink I Am: The Alcohols.

Chapter 12: Conjugated Dienes and the Diels-Alder Reaction.

Chapter 13: The Power of the Ring: Aromatic Compounds.

Part IV: Detective Work: Spectroscopy andSpectrometry.

Chapter 14: Breaking Up (Isn’t Hard to Do): MassSpectrometry.

Chapter 15: Cool Vibrations: IR Spectroscopy.

Chapter 16: Putting Molecules under the Magnet: NMRSpectroscopy.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: The Ten Commandments of Organic Chemistry.

Chapter 18: Ten Tips for Acing Orgo Exams.


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Organic Chemistry I Workbook for Dummies 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
DeniseQ More than 1 year ago
This is a useful workbook for practicing Organic Chemistry problems. The author also wrote Organic Chemistry I for Dummies and the two books complement each other without duplication. I used this workbook to refresh my organic chemistry knowledge before teaching a class. It is concise, easy to understand and has useful information. I'm not sure it would be as helpful without the companion book and the potential buyer should realize it covers only first semester organic. A second semester book and workbook are sorely needed. (Someone get busy and do it.)
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