Organic Chemistry I Workbook For Dummies

Organic Chemistry I Workbook For Dummies

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By (author) Arthur Winter

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 360 pages
  • Dimensions: 201mm x 251mm x 28mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 8 July 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470251514
  • ISBN 13: 9780470251515
  • Edition statement: Workbook
  • Sales rank: 35,181

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From models to molecules to mass spectrometry-solve organic chemistry problems with ease Got a grasp on the organic chemistry terms and concepts you need to know, but get lost halfway through a problem or worse yet, not know where to begin? Have no fear - this hands-on guide helps you solve the many types of organic chemistry problems you encounter in a 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 see how to work with resonance; the triple-threat alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes; functional groups and their reactions; spectroscopy; and more! 100s of Problems! Know how to solve the most common organic chemistry problems Walk through the answers and clearly identify where you went wrong (or right) with each problem Get the inside scoop on acing your exams! Use organic chemistry in practical applications with confidence

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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 chemhelper.com 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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From models to molecules to mass spectrometry--solve organic chemistry problems with easeGot a grasp on the organic chemistry terms and concepts you need to know, but get lost halfway through a problem or worse yet, not know where to begin? Have no fear -- this hands-on guide helps you solve the many types of organic chemistry problems you encounter in a 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 see how to work with resonance; the triple-threat alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes; functional groups and their reactions; spectroscopy; and more!100s of Problems!Know how to solve the most common organic chemistry problemsWalk through the answers and clearly identify where you went wrong (or right) with each problemGet the inside scoop on acing your exams!Use organic chemistry in practical applications with confidence

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: The Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry. Chapter 1:Working with Models and Molecules. Chapter 2: Speaking Organic Chemistry: Drawing and Abbreviating Lewis Structures. Chapter 3: Drawing Resonance Structures. Chapter 4: Working with Acids and Bases. Part II: The Bones of Organic Molecules: The Hydrocarbons. Chapter 5: Seeing Molecules in 3-D: Stereochemistry. Chapter 6: The Skeletons of Organic Molecules: The Alkanes. Chapter 7: Shaping Up with Bond Calisthenics and Conformation. Chapter 8: Doubling Down: The Alkenes. Chapter 9: Tripling the Fun: Alkyne Reactions and Nomenclature. Part III: Functional Groups and Their Reactions. Chapter 10: The Leaving Group Boogie: Substitution and Elimination 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 and Spectrometry. Chapter 14: Breaking Up (Isn't Hard to Do): Mass Spectrometry. Chapter 15: Cool Vibrations: IR Spectroscopy. Chapter 16: Putting Molecules under the Magnet: NMR Spectroscopy. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 17: The Ten Commandments of Organic Chemistry. Chapter 18: Ten Tips for Acing Orgo Exams. Index.