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Organic Chemistry

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9780321592316

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032159231X
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Pub. Date:
1/22/2009
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Prentice Hall
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This book is very descriptive and goes into in-depth detail about every subject. It helped me out a lot for my organic chemistry class. I am mostly happy with the price of the book here. The cheapest price I have found for an organic chemistry textbook!






Organic Chemistry: 5 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.

Summary

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.

Author Biography

L.G. “Skip” Wade decided to become a chemistry major during his sophomore year at Rice University, while taking organic chemistry from Professor Ronald M. Magid. After receiving his B.A. from Rice in 1969, Wade went on to Harvard University, where he did research with Professor James D. White. While at Harvard, he served as the Head Teaching Fellow for the organic laboratories and was strongly influenced by the teaching methods of two master educators, Professors Leonard K. Nash and Frank H. Westheimer.

After completing his Ph.D. at Harvard in 1974, Dr. Wade joined the chemistry faculty at Colorado State University. Over the course of fifteen years at Colorado State, Dr. Wade taught organic chemistry to thousands of students working toward careers in all areas of biology, chemistry, human medicine, veterinary medicine, and environmental studies. He also authored research papers in organic synthesis and in chemical education, as well as eleven books reviewing current research in organic synthesis. Since 1989, Dr. Wade has been a chemistry professor at Whitman College, where he teaches organic chemistry and pursues interests in organic synthesis and forensic chemistry. Dr. Wade received the A.E. Lange Award for Distinguished Science Teaching at Whitman in 1993.

Dr. Wade’s interest in forensic science has led him to testify as an expert witness in court cases involving drugs and firearms, and he has worked as a police firearms instructor, drug consultant, and boating safety officer. He also enjoys repairing and restoring old violins and bows, which he has done professionally for many years.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Review
Structure and Properties of Organic Molecules
Structure and Stereochemistry of Alkanes
The Study of Chemical Reactions
Stereochemistry
Alkyl Halides: Nucleophilic Substitution and Elimination
Structure and Synthesis of Alkenes
Reactions of Alkenes
Alkynes
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
Aromatic Compounds
Reactions of Aromatic Compounds
Ketones and Aldehydes
Amines
Carboxylic Acids
Carboxylic Acid Derivatives
Alpha Substitutions and Condensations of Enols and Enolate Ions
Carbohydrates and Nucleic Acids
Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins
Lipids
Synthetic Polymers
Appendices
Answers to Selected
Problems
Index
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