Organic Chemistry II for Dummies

Organic Chemistry II for Dummies

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A plain-English guide to one of the toughest courses aroundSo, 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 wayWhether 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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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 187.96 x 233.68 x 22.86mm | 589.67g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0470178159
  • 9780470178157
  • 32,151

About John T. Moore

John T. Moore, EdD, is Regents Professor of Chemistry at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He is the author of Chemistry For Dummies. Richard H. Langley, PhD, teaches chemistry at Stephen F. Austin State University. Langley and Moore are coauthors of Biochemistry For Dummies.
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Your plain-English guide to understanding chemical reactions and tackling tests with ease Whether you're confused by carbocations or baffled by biomolecules, this straightforward, easy-to-read guide demystifies Organic Chemistry II. From appreciating aromatic compounds to comprehending carbonyls, you'll discover what you need to know about organic reactions in order to master the course and score high on your exams!

Get comfortable with the course -- follow your coursework alongside the book, as it corresponds to a typical second semester college-level organic chemistry class

Refresh your knowledge of key topics -- from mechanisms to alcohol and ethers, from conjugated unsaturated systems to electrophiles and nucleophiles, get prepped for Organic II

Grasp carbonyl group basics -- get an overview of structure, reactivity, and spectroscopy before delving deeper into aldehydes and ketones, enols and enolates, and carboxylic acids and their derivatives

Ace advanced topics -- take a closer look at nitrogen compounds, organometallic compounds, the Claisen Condensation and its variations, and biomolecules, such as carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins

Open the book and find:

A review of Organic Chemistry I

Clear descriptions of organic reactions

Spectroscopy of aromatic compounds and carbonyls

All you need to know about amines

An explanation of the infamous Grignard reaction

Hints for working with synthesis and roadmaps

Surefire ways to fail the course (and how to avoid them!)

Ten tips for increasing your exam scores

Learn to:

Understand the physical and chemical properties of organic compounds

Observe from a macro-scopic and micro-scopic view

Grasp chemical and organic reactions

Follow along and ace your Organic Chemistry II course
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Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Brushing Up on Important Organic Chemistry I Concepts. Chapter 1: Organic Chemistry II: Here We Go Again! Chapter 2: Remembering How We Do It: Mechanisms. Chapter 3: Alcohols and Ethers: Not Just for Drinking and Sleeping. Chapter 4: Conjugated Unsaturated Systems. Chapter 5: "Seeing" Molecules: Spectroscopy Revisited. Part II: Discovering Aromatic (And Not So Aromatic) Compounds. Chapter 6: Introducing Aromatics. Chapter 7: Aromatic Substitution Part I: Attack of the Electrophiles. Chapter 8: Aromatic Substitution Part II: Attack of the Nucleophiles and Other Reactions. Part III: Carbonyls: Good Alcohols Gone Bad. Chapter 9: Comprehending Carbonyls. Chapter 10: Aldehydes and Ketones. Chapter 11: Enols and Enolates. Chapter 12: Carboxylic Acids and Their Derivatives. Part IV: Advanced Topics (Every Student's Nightmare). Chapter 13: Amines and Friends. Chapter 14: Metals Muscling In: Organometallics. Chapter 15: More Reactions of Carbonyl Compounds. Chapter 16: Living Large: Biomolecules. Part V: Pulling It All Together. Chapter 17: Overview of Synthesis Strategies. Chapter 18: Roadmaps and Predicting Products. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 19: Ten Surefi re Ways to Fail Organic Chemistry II. Chapter 20: More than Ten Ways to Increase Your Score on an Organic Chemistry Exam. Appendix: Named Reactions. Index.
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