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The Bridge To Organic Chemistry: Concepts and Nomenclature

ISBN: 978-0-470-52676-7
112 pages
August 2010
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Make the leap from introductory to organic chemistry

The transition from first-year chemistry to an organic chemistry course can be a challenge for many students. Not only must they recall their first-year studies of bonding, structure, and reactivity, but they must also master a whole new set of nomenclature, along with the critical skill of "electron-pushing." Reviewing the fundamentals and carefully introducing the important new concepts, The Bridge to Organic Chemistry: Concepts and Nomenclature helps students smoothly bridge the gap to organic chemistry.

Concise and carefully structured, The Bridge to Organic Chemistry helps students strengthen their mastery of fundamental concepts from an introductory chemistry course and then introduces them to the new concepts of organic chemistry. Step by step, the reader will:

  • Review important concepts such as structural isomerism, Lewis formulas, hybridization, and resonance and understand their roles in modern organic chemistry
  • Learn organic nomenclature along with the critical skill of "electron-pushing"
  • Explore mechanisms that utilize many of the concepts: Lewis acid-base chemistry, rate laws, enthalpy changes, bond energies and electronegativities, substituent effects, structure, stereochemistry, and the visualization of electron flow through the electron-pushing model

With a clear progressive style and substantial review at each step, The Bridge to Organic Chemistry puts organic chemistry and its nomenclature within the grasp of every student.

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Table of Contents



Organic Nomenclature.


Chemical Reactivity.

Reaction Mechanisms.

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Author Information

CLAUDE H. YODER has been teaching general chemistry for over forty years. During that time, he has published over 130 scientific articles and three texts. He has also won many awards and honors throughout his career, including the ACS Undergraduate Research Award in 1994, and his most recent, the E. Emmett Reid ACS Award in 2008.

PHYLLIS A. LEBER is currently a professor at Franklin & Marshall College. Dr. Leber has been teaching general and organic chemistry for over thirty years. During that time, she has won many awards and honors, and more recently, the Dr. E. Paul and Frances H. Reiff Professor Endowed Chair in 2001 and the Bradley R. Dewey Scholarship Award from Franklin & Marshall College in 2005. Dr. Leber has published over forty articles throughout her career.

MARCUS W. THOMSEN is currently a professor at Franklin & Marshall College and has been teaching for over twenty-five years. He has taught general chemistry, organic chemistry, advanced organic chemistry, and polymer chemistry.

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The Wiley Advantage

  • Analyzes General Chemistry concepts and applies them to Organic Chemistry
  • Makes understanding Organic Chemistry Topics Easier to help the student get through the course

  • Connects the bridge between general chemistry and organic chemistry with topics such as: structure (VSEPR model), Lewis (electron-dot) model, Bronsted-Lowry acid-base and Lewis acid-base concepts

  • Provides questions and answers after each section making the task of memorization of key concepts easier

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"Recommended. Lower and upper-division undergraduates." (Choice, 1 March 2011)
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Professor Reviews

"Book appears to be more comprehensive than others currently on the market.  Authors have a solid reputation."--Richard P. Johnson, Dept. of Chemistry, University of New Hampshire

"The proposed book would differ in t hat it would be more complete and would offer the advantage of a programmed approach"--Anne Reeve, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Messiah College, PA

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