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Organic Chemistry, 2nd Edition

Organic Chemistry, 2nd Edition

David R. Klein

ISBN: ES8-1-118-45228-8


In Organic Chemistry, 2nd Edition, Dr. David Klein builds on his unique skills-based approach, including all of the concepts typically covered in an organic chemistry textbook, but placing special emphasis on skills development to support these concepts. This emphasis upon skills development provides two-semester Organic Chemistry students with a greater opportunity to develop proficiency in the key skills necessary to succeed in organic chemistry.

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1 A Review of General Chemistry: Electrons, Bonds, and Molecular Properties

2 Molecular Representations

3 Acids and Bases

4 Alkanes and Cycloalkanes

5 Stereoisomerism

6 Chemical Reactivity and Mechanisms

7 Substitution Reactions

8 Alkenes: Structure and Preparation via Elimination Reactions

9 Addition Reactions of Alkenes

10 Alkynes

11 Radical Reactions

12 Synthesis

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

23 Amines

24 Carbohydrates

25 Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins

26 Lipids

27 Synthetic Polymers

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  • Over 230 new Literature-Based Challenge problems:
  • Problems are based on the chemical literature (real-world laboratory reference provided for each one) and designed to be thought-provoking puzzles that are challenging, but possible to solve with the principles and skills developed in the textbook.
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  • 10% NEW  Medically Speaking& Practically Speaking applications and NEW table of pKa values  
  • NEW appendix containing rules for naming compounds with more than one functional group
  • Rewritten for clarity: Chapter 7: Substitution Reactions/Section 7.5: The SN1 Mechanism, Chapter 20: Aldehydes and Ketones/Section 20.7 :Mechanism Strategies, Chapter 20: Aldehydes and Ketones/Section 20.10: Carbon Nucleophiles
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  • SkillBuilder Approach illustrated by the SKILLBUILDER Examples. David Klein's skills-based approach helps students succeed by providing step-by-step, problem-solving guidance that facilitates conceptual understanding of the core concepts in Organic Chemistry. Special emphasis is placed on drawing resonance structures, predicting products, proposing mechanisms, proposing syntheses, and drawing mechanisms. SkillBuilders are broken into 3 parts:
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  • Conceptual Checkpoints exercises appear after many sections to give students practice of the recently presented concepts.
  • Approximately 100 Medically Speaking & Practically Speaking application boxes demonstrate relevancy of organic chemistry to medicine, current research, and the world around us.
  • Chapter Openers contain a “Did You Ever Wonder” question that serve to capture the students’ interest. These questions are answered within that chapter.