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Organic Chemistry I For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-7645-6902-9
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408 pages
July 2005
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Introduction.

Part I: Going Organic: The Chemistry of Carbon.

Chapter 1: The Wonderful World of Organic Chemistry.

Chapter 2: Dissecting Atoms: Atomic Structure and Bonding.

Chapter 3: Speaking with Pictures: Drawing Structures.

Chapter 4: Covering the Bases (And the Acids).

Chapter 5: Reactivity Centers: Functional Groups.

Chapter 6: Seeing in 3-D: Stereochemistry.3

Part II: Hydrocarbons.

Chapter 7: The Bones of Organic Molecules: The Alkanes.

Chapter 8: Seeing Double: The Alkenes.

Chapter 9: It Takes Alkynes: The Carbon-Carbon Triple Bond.

Part III: Functional Groups.

Chapter 10: Replacing and Removing: Substitution and Elimination Reactions.

Chapter 11: Getting Drunk on Organic Molecules: The Alcohols.

Chapter 12: Side-By-Side: Conjugated Alkenes and the Diels-Alder Reaction.

Chapter 13: Lord of the Rings: Aromatic Compounds.

Part IV: Spectroscopy and Structure Determination.

Chapter 14: A Smashing Time: Mass Spectrometry.

Chapter 15: Seeing Good Vibrations: IR Spectroscopy.

Chapter 16: NMR Spectroscopy: Hold on to Your Hats, You’re Going Nuclear!

Chapter 17: Following the Clues: Solving Problems in NMR.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Keys for Surviving Orgo.

Chapter 19: Ten Cool Organic Discoveries.

Chapter 20: Ten Great Organic Chemists.

Part VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Working Multistep Synthesis Problems.

Appendix B: Working Reaction Mechanisms.

Appendix C: Glossary.

Index.

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