Organic Chemistry, 1st Edition
January 2011, ©2012
As an example, resonance structures are used repeatedly throughout the course, and students must become masters of resonance structures early in the course. Therefore, a significant portion of chapter 1 is devoted to drawing resonance structures.
Two chapters (6 and 12) are devoted almost entirely to skill development. Chapter 6 emphasizes skills that are necessary for drawing mechanisms, while chapter 12 prepares the student for proposing syntheses.
2. Practice the Skill: numerous problems (similar to the solved problem) that give the students an opportunity to practice and master the skill;
3. Apply the Skill: one or two more-challenging problems in which the student must apply the skill in a slightly different environment. These problems include conceptual, cumulative, and applied problems that encourage students to think out of the box. Sometimes problems that foreshadow concepts introduced in later chapters are also included.
All SkillBuilders are visually summarized at the end of each chapter (Skillbuilder review), followed by a list of suggested in-chapter and end-of-chapter practice problems.
2 Molecular Representations.
3 Acids and Bases.
4 Alkanes and Cycloalkanes.
6 Chemical Reactivity and Mechanisms.
7 Substitution Reactions.
8 Alkenes: Structure and Preparation via Elimination Reactions.
9 Addition Reactions of Alkenes.
11 Radical Reactions.
13 Alcohols and Phenols.
14 Ethers and Epoxides; Thiols and Sulfides.
15 Infrared Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry.
16 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.
17 Conjugated Pi Systems and Pericyclic Reactions.
18 Aromatic Compounds.
19 Aromatic Substitution Reactions.
20 Aldehydes and Ketones.
21 Carboxylic Acids and Their Derivatives.
22 Alpha Carbon Chemistry: Enols and Enolates.
25 Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins.
27 Synthetic Polymers.
- SkillBuilder Approach illustrated by the SKILLBUILDER Examples.
- Conceptual Checkpoints
- Medically Speaking & Practically Speaking Applications
- Chapter Openers with “Did You Ever Wonder” Questions. These questions are answered within that chapter.
- Student-Friendly Writing Style