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Organic Chemistry I For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-82807-6
408 pages
April 2014
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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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