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.
In the Fourth Edition, the organization of the book has been improved to better serve students and professors and accommodate important updates in the field. The first chapter reviews basic retrosynthesis, conformations and stereochemistry. The next three chapters provide an introduction to and a review of functional group exchange reactions; these are followed by chapters reviewing protecting groups, oxidation and reduction reactions and reagents, hydroboration, selectivity in reactions. A separate chapter discusses strategies of organic synthesis, and he book then delves deeper in teaching the reactions required to actually complete a synthesis. Carbon-carbon bond formation reactions using both nucleophilic carbon reactions are presented, and then electrophilic carbon reactions, followed by pericyclic reactions and radical and carbene reactions. The important organometallic reactions have been consolidated into a single chapter. Finally, the chapter on combinatorial chemistry has been removed from the strategies chapter and placed in a separate chapter, along with valuable and forward-looking content on green organic chemistry, process chemistry and continuous flow chemistry.
Throughout the text, Organic Synthesis, Fourth Edition utilizes Spartan-generated molecular models, class tested content, and useful pedagogical features to aid student study and retention, including Chapter Review Questions, and Homework Problems. PowerPoint© presentations and answer keys are also available online to support instructors.Winner of a 2018 Textbook Excellence Award (College) (Texty) from the Textbook and Academic Authors AssociationFully revised and updated throughout, and teorganized into 19 chapters for a more cogent and versatile presentation of conceptsIncludes reaction examples taken from literature research reported between 2010-2015Features new full-color art and new chapter content on process chemistry and green organic chemistryOffers valuable study and teaching tools, including Chapter Review Questions and Homework Problems for students; Lecture presentations and other useful material for qualified course instructors
So, you survived the first semester of Organic Chemistry (maybe even by the skin of your teeth) and now it's time to get back to the classroom and lab! Organic Chemistry II For Dummies is an easy-to-understand reference to this often challenging subject.
Thanks to this book, you'll get friendly and comprehensible guidance on everything you can expect to encounter in your Organic Chemistry II course.An extension of the successful Organic Chemistry I For Dummies Covers topics in a straightforward and effective manner Explains concepts and terms in a fast and easy-to-understand way
Whether you're confused by composites, baffled by biomolecules, or anything in between, Organic Chemistry II For Dummies gives you the help you need — in plain English!
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