A comprehensive reference for chemistry professionals.
Organized around functional groups, this book incorporates problem-solving help, orientation features, and complete discussions of mechanisms. Wade explains concepts without taking the unnecessary short cuts that often lead to misconceptions—his hallmark problem-solving approach includes unique strategies and hints to help readers focus on the individual steps of each reaction and how they contribute to the overall reaction.
Wade also employs the most efficient method of mechanism boxes with its two-tiered approach: Mechanism and Key Mechanism Boxes. He delineates the 20 “Key” mechanisms that comprise nearly all of the mechanisms students will encounter. Therefore, the book takes one additional and important step in helping readers identify and grapple with the smallest number of the most important concepts to understand.
Acid-Base Chemistry, Lewis Structures, Bronsted, Electron Structure (shell, orbitals, magnetic shielding), Bonding (formation, patterns, polarity, MO), Resonance, Stereochemistry, MO Theory, Conformational analysis, Thermodynamics, Kinetics, Reaction Coordinate diagrams, Chirality, Regioselectivity, Synthesis, Aromaticity, Carbonyl chemistry.
|Introduction and Review|
|Structure and Properties of Organic Molecules|
|Structure and Stereochemistry of Alkanes|
|The Study of Chemical Reactions|
|Alkyl Halides: Nucleophilic Substitution and Elimination|
|Structure and Synthesis of Alkenes|
|Reactions of Alkenes|
|Structure and Synthesis of Alcohols|
|Reactions of Alcohols|
|Infrared Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry|
|Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy|
|Ethers, Epoxides, and Sulfides|
|Conjugated Systems, Orbital Symmetry, and Ultraviolet Spectroscopy|
|Reactions of Aromatic Compounds|
|Ketones and Aldehydes|
|Carboxylic Acid Derivatives|
|Alpha Substitutions and Condensations of Enols and Enolate Ions|
|Carbohydrates and Nucleic Acids|
|Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins|
|Answers to Selected|
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