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Introduction to Organic Chemistry, 6th Edition

Introduction to Organic Chemistry, 6th Edition

William H. Brown, Thomas Poon

ISBN: ES8-1-119-10696-8


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Introduction to Organic Chemistry, 6th Edition provides an introduction to organic chemistry for students who require the fundamentals of organic chemistry as a requirement for their major. It is most suited for a one semester organic chemistry course. In an attempt to highlight the relevance of the material to students, the authors place a strong emphasis on showing the interrelationship between organic chemistry and other areas of science, particularly the biological and health sciences.  The text illustrates the use of organic chemistry as a tool in these sciences; it also stresses the organic compounds, both natural and synthetic, that surround us in everyday life: in pharmaceuticals, plastics, fibers, agrochemicals, surface coatings, toiletry preparations and cosmetics, food additives, adhesives, and elastomers.

Related Resources

  1. Covalent Bonding and Shapes of Molecules
  2. Acids and Bases
  3. Alkanes and Cycloalkanes
  4. Alkenes and Alkynes
  5. Reactions of Alkenes and Alkynes
  6. Chirality: The Handedness of Molecules
  7. Haloalkanes
  8. Alcohols, Ethers, and Thiols
  9. Benzene and Its Derivatives
  10. Amines
  11. Spectroscopy
  12. Aldehydes and Ketones
  13. Carboxylic Acids
  14. Functional Derivatives of Carboxylic Acids
  15. Enolate Anions
  16. Organic Polymer Chemistry
  17. Carbohydrates
  18. Amino Acids and Proteins
  19. Lipids
  20. Nucleic Acids (ONLINE ONLY)
  21. The Organic Chemistry of Metabolism (ONLINE ONLY)
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"Chemical Connections" boxes illustrate the applications of organic chemistry.

Examples integrated throughout the text highlight the application of organic chemistry to the health and biological sciences, and, more broadly, to the everyday world