Organic Chemistry I For Dummies(R)

Organic Chemistry I For Dummies(R)

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Organic Chemistry I For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781118828076) is now being published as Organic Chemistry I For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293378). While this version features an older Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the new release and should not be considered a different product. 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. * Refreshed example equations * New explanations and practical examples that reflect today's teaching methods * Fully worked-out organic chemistry problems Baffled by benzines? Confused by carboxylic acids? Here's the help you need in plain English!
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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 188 x 234 x 24mm | 439.99g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1118828070
  • 9781118828076
  • 128,441

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"Learn to: " Grasp the principles of organic chemistry at your own pace Score your highest in your Organic Chemistry I course Decipher organic reactions The fun and easy way to take the confusion out of organic chemistry If you're feeling challenged by organic chemistry, fear not! This easy-to-understand guide explains the basic principles in simple terms, providing insight into the language of organic chemists, the major classes of compounds, and more. Complete with new explanations and example equations, this book will help you ace your organic chemistry class! Go organic -- get an introduction to organic chemistry, from dissecting atoms and the basics of bases and acids, to stereochemistry and drawing structures Hydrocarbons -- dive into hydrocarbons, including a full explanation of alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes Functional groups -- understand substitution and elimination reactions, the alcohols, conjugated alkenes, aromatic compounds, and much more A smashing time -- find out about mass spectrometry, IR spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy, solving problems in NMR, and more Survive organic chem -- get tips on surviving your organic chemistry class, along with information on cool organic discoveries, and ten of the greatest organic chemists Open the book and find: Tips on deciphering "organic speak" How to determine the structure of a molecule A complete overview of chemical reactions Strategies for solving organic chemistry problems Tricks to prepare for organic chemistry exams Renewed example equations in this new edition New explanations and practical examples
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Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Organic Chemistry 5 Chapter 1: The Wonder ful World of Organic Chemistry 7 Chapter 2: Dissecting Atoms: Atomic Structure and Bonding 15 Chapter 3: Speaking with Pictures: Drawing Structures 35 Chapter 4: Covering the Bases (And the Acids) 59 Chapter 5: Reactivit y Centers: Functional Groups 69 Chapter 6: Seeing in 3-D: Stereochemistry 85 Part II: Hydrocarbons 103 Chapter 7: What s in a Name? Alkane Nomenclature 105 Chapter 8: Drawing Alkanes 113 Chapter 9: Seeing Double: The Alkenes 129 Chapter 10: Reactions of Alkenes 145 Chapter 11: It Takes Alkynes: The Carbon-Carbon Triple Bond 159 Part III: Functional Groups 167 Chapter 12: Replacing and Removing: Substitution and Elimination Reactions 169 Chapter 13: Getting Drunk on Organic Molecules: The Alcohols 185 Chapter 14: Side-by-Side: Conjugated Alkenes and the Diels Alder Reaction 193 Chapter 15: Lord of the Rings: Aromatic Compounds 203 Chapter 16: Bringing Out the Howitzers: Reactions of Aromatic Compounds 221 Part IV: Spectroscopy and Structure Determination 235 Chapter 17: A Smashing Time: Mass Spectrometry 237 Chapter 18: Seeing Good Vibrations: IR Spectroscopy 255 Chapter 19: NMR Spectroscopy: Hold onto Your Hats, You re Going Nuclear! 267 Chapter 20: Following the Clues: Solving Problems in NMR 289 Part V: The Part of Tens 309 Chapter 21: Ten (Or So) Great Organic Chemists 311 Chapter 22: Ten Cool Organic Discoveries 317 Chapter 23: Ten Cool Organic Molecules 325 Part VI: Appendixes 331 Appendix A: Working Multistep Synthesis Problems 333 Appendix B: Working Reaction Mechanisms 341 Appendix C: Glossary 347 Index 359
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About Arthur Winter

Arthur Winter is a graduate of Frostburg State University, where he received his BS in chemistry. Winter received his PhD at the University of Maryland in 2007, where his research involved studying extremely short-lived reactive intermediates using laser spectroscopy. He is currently a chemistry professor at Iowa State University.
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