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Organic Chemistry I Workbook For Dummies

Organic Chemistry I Workbook For Dummies

Arthur Winter

ISBN: 978-0-470-40524-6

Jan 2009

360 pages

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From models to molecules to mass spectrometry-solve organic chemistry problems with ease

Got a grasp on the organic chemistry terms and concepts you need to know, but get lost halfway through a problem or worse yet, not know where to begin? Have no fear - this hands-on guide helps you solve the many types of organic chemistry problems you encounter in a focused, step-by-step manner. With memorization tricks, problem-solving shortcuts, and lots of hands-on practice exercises, you'll sharpen your skills and improve your performance. You'll see how to work with resonance; the triple-threat alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes; functional groups and their reactions; spectroscopy; and more!

100s of Problems!

  • Know how to solve the most common organic chemistry problems
  • Walk through the answers and clearly identify where you went wrong (or right) with each problem
  • Get the inside scoop on acing your exams!
  • Use organic chemistry in practical applications with confidence

Part I: The Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry.

Chapter 1:Working with Models and Molecules.

Chapter 2: Speaking Organic Chemistry: Drawing and Abbreviating Lewis Structures.

Chapter 3: Drawing Resonance Structures.

Chapter 4: Working with Acids and Bases.

Part II: The Bones of Organic Molecules: The Hydrocarbons.

Chapter 5: Seeing Molecules in 3-D: Stereochemistry.

Chapter 6: The Skeletons of Organic Molecules: The Alkanes.

Chapter 7: Shaping Up with Bond Calisthenics and Conformation.

Chapter 8: Doubling Down: The Alkenes.

Chapter 9: Tripling the Fun: Alkyne Reactions and Nomenclature.

Part III: Functional Groups and Their Reactions.

Chapter 10: The Leaving Group Boogie: Substitution and Elimination of Alkyl Halides.

Chapter 11: Not as Thunk as You Drink I Am: The Alcohols.

Chapter 12: Conjugated Dienes and the Diels-Alder Reaction.

Chapter 13: The Power of the Ring: Aromatic Compounds.

Part IV: Detective Work: Spectroscopy and Spectrometry.

Chapter 14: Breaking Up (Isn’t Hard to Do): Mass Spectrometry.

Chapter 15: Cool Vibrations: IR Spectroscopy.

Chapter 16: Putting Molecules under the Magnet: NMR Spectroscopy.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: The Ten Commandments of Organic Chemistry.

Chapter 18: Ten Tips for Acing Orgo Exams.