The easy way to take the confusion out of organic chemistry
Organic chemistry has a long-standing reputation as a difficult course. Organic Chemistry I For Dummies takes a simple approach to the topic, allowing you to grasp concepts at your own pace.
This fun, easy-to-understand guide explains the basic principles of organic chemistry in simple terms, providing insight into the language of organic chemists, the major classes of compounds, and top trouble spots. You'll also get the nuts and bolts of tackling organic chemistry problems, from knowing where to start to spotting sneaky tricks that professors like to incorporate.
Baffled by benzines? Confused by carboxylic acids? Here's the help you need—in plain English!
Arthur Winter is a graduate of Frostburg State University, where he received his BS in chemistry. He received his PhD at the University of Maryland in 2007. He is currently a chemistry professor at Iowa State University.
So, you survived the first semester of Organic Chemistry (maybeeven by the skin of your teeth) and now it's time to get back tothe classroom and lab! Organic Chemistry II For Dummies isan easy-to-understand reference to this often challengingsubject.
Thanks to this book, you'll get friendly and comprehensibleguidance on everything you can expect to encounter in your OrganicChemistry II course.An extension of the successful Organic Chemistry I ForDummiesCovers topics in a straightforward and effective mannerExplains concepts and terms in a fast and easy-to-understandway
Whether you're confused by composites, baffled by biomolecules,or anything in between, Organic Chemistry II For Dummiesgives you the help you need — in plain English!
Readers are guided on planning and execution of multi-stepsynthetic reactions, with detailed descriptions of all thereactions. The first five chapters deal with the structure oforganic compounds and discuss important organic chemistrybonds, fundamental principles of conformation, and stereochemistryof organic molecules, and reactive intermediates in organicchemistry. Chapters 6 to 9 are concerned with generalprinciples of mechanism in organic chemistry, including acids andbases, photochemistry, sonochemistry and microwave irradiation, andfinally the relationship between structure and reactivity. Thelast 10 chapters cover the nature and the scope of organicreactions and their mechanisms.
The 7th edition proves again it is a must-havedesktop reference and textbook for every student and professionalworking in organic chemistry or related fields.
Key features of the 7th edition:Every chapter has been updated with the most recent reactioninformation with references to both the primary and reviewliteratureNew to the 7th edition: 5,500 references since the lastedition, updates / rewrites of the retained sections, and anupdated index in Appendix BContains more than 1650 reactions and 20,000 valuablereferences to the primary literatureIncludes appendices on the literature of organic chemistry andthe classification of reactions according to the compoundssynthesizedGuides the reader on planning and execution of multi-stepsynthetic reactions, with detailed descriptions of all thereactions.
Reviews of the previous edition:
"...a favorite general organic chemistry text and an easy-to-useone-volume reference. We are confident that this book will remain adominant reference and that it will reside on many chemists'personal bookshelves." –Journal of MedicinalChemistry
"Who can hope to be seriously accepted as a member of theorganic chemistry community without being in possession of at leastone edition of 'March'?" –Chemistry and Industry