DescriptionFrom 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.