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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 1/1/2007
  • Publisher: PRENTICE HALL
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This innovative book from acclaimed educator Paula Bruice is organized in a way that discourages rote memorization. The authorrs"s writing has been praised for anticipating readers'questions, and appeals to their need to learn visually and by solving problems. Emphasizing that learners should reason their way to solutions rather than memorize facts, Bruice encourages them to think about what they have learned previously and apply that knowledge in a new setting.KEY TOPICSThe book balances coverage of traditional topics with bioorganic chemistry, highlights mechanistic similarities, and ties synthesis and reactivity together-teaching the reactivity of a functional group and the synthesis of compounds obtained as a result of that reactivity.For the study of organic chemistry.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to the Study of Organic Chemistry
Electronic Structure and Bonding Acids and Bases
The Structure of an Atom
How the Electrons in an Atom are Distributed
Ionic and Covalent BondsIonic Bonds are Formed by the Transfer of ElectronsCovalent Bonds are Formed by Sharing ElectronsPolar Covalent Bonds
How the Structure of a Compound is RepresentedLewis StructuresKekule StructuresCondensed Structures
Atomic Orbitals
An Introduction to Molecular Orbital Theory
How Single Bonds are Formed in Organic Compounds
The Bonds in Methane
The Bonds in Ethane
How a Double Bond is Formed: The Bonds in Ethene
How a Triple Bonds is Formed: The Bonds in Ethyne
The Bonds in the Methyl Cation, the Methyl Radical, and the Methyl Anion
The Methyl CationThe Methyl Radical
The Methyl Anion
The Bonds in Water
The Bonds in Ammonia and in the Ammonium Ion
The Bonds in the Hydrogen Halides
Summary: Hybridization, Bond Lengths, Bond Strengths, and Bond Angles
The Dipole Moments of Molecules
An Introduction to Acids and Bases
pKa and pH
Organic Acids and Bases
How to Predict the Outcome of an Acid-Base Reaction
How the Structure of an Acid Affects Its Acidity
How Substituents Affect the Strength of an Acid
An Introduction to Delocalized Electrons
A Summary of the Factors that Determine Acid Strength
How the pH Affects the Structure of an Organic Compound
Buffer Solutions
The Second Definition of Acid and Base: Lewis Acids and Bases
An Introduction to Organic Compounds Nomenclature, Physical Properties, and Representation of Structure
How Alkyl Substituents are Named
Nomenclature of Alkanes
Nomenclature of Cycloalkanes
Nomenclature of Alkyl Halides
Nomenclature of Ethers
Nomenclature of Alcohols
Nomenclature of Amines
The Structures of Alkyl Halides, Alcohols, Ethers, and Amines
The Physical Properties of Alkanes, Alkyl Halides, Alcohols, Ethers, and AminesBoiling PointsMelting PointsSolubility
Rotation Occurs About Carbon-Carbon Bonds
Some Cycloalkanes Have Ring Strain
Conformations of Cyclohexane
Conformers of Monosubstituted Cyclohexanes
Conformers of Disubstituted Cyclohexanes
Electrophilic Addition Reactions, Stereochemistry, and Electron Deelocalization
Alkenes: Structure, Nomenclature and An Introduction Toreactivity Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Molecular Formulas and the Degree of Unsaturation
Nomenclature of Alkenes
The Structures of Alkenes
Alkenes Can Have Cis and Trans Isomers
Naming Alkenes Using the E,Z System
How Alkenes React Curved Arrows Show the Flow of Electrons
Thermodynamics and Kinetics
A Reaction Coordinate Diagram Describes the Reaction Pathway
Thermodynamics: How Much Product Is Formed?
Kinetics: How Fast Is the Product Formed?
Using a Reaction Coordinate Diagram to Describe a Reaction
The Reactions of Alkenes
Addition of a Hydrogen Halide to an Alkene
Carbocation Stability Depends on the Number of Alkyl Groups Attached to the Positively Charged Carbon
The Structure of the Tr
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