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The Bridge To Organic Chemistry: Concepts and Nomenclature

The Bridge To Organic Chemistry: Concepts and Nomenclature

Claude H. Yoder, Phyllis A. Leber, Marcus W. Thomsen

ISBN: 978-1-118-01708-1 October 2010 112 Pages




Make the leap from introductory to organic chemistry

The transition from first-year chemistry to an organic chemistry course can be a challenge for many students. Not only must they recall their first-year studies of bonding, structure, and reactivity, but they must also master a whole new set of nomenclature, along with the critical skill of "electron-pushing." Reviewing the fundamentals and carefully introducing the important new concepts, The Bridge to Organic Chemistry: Concepts and Nomenclature helps students smoothly bridge the gap to organic chemistry.

Concise and carefully structured, The Bridge to Organic Chemistry helps students strengthen their mastery of fundamental concepts from an introductory chemistry course and then introduces them to the new concepts of organic chemistry. Step by step, the reader will:

  • Review important concepts such as structural isomerism, Lewis formulas, hybridization, and resonance and understand their roles in modern organic chemistry
  • Learn organic nomenclature along with the critical skill of "electron-pushing"
  • Explore mechanisms that utilize many of the concepts: Lewis acid-base chemistry, rate laws, enthalpy changes, bond energies and electronegativities, substituent effects, structure, stereochemistry, and the visualization of electron flow through the electron-pushing model

With a clear progressive style and substantial review at each step, The Bridge to Organic Chemistry puts organic chemistry and its nomenclature within the grasp of every student.



Organic Nomenclature.


Chemical Reactivity.

Reaction Mechanisms.

"Recommended. Lower and upper-division undergraduates." (Choice, 1 March 2011)
  • Analyzes General Chemistry concepts and applies them to Organic Chemistry
  • Makes understanding Organic Chemistry Topics Easier to help the student get through the course

  • Connects the bridge between general chemistry and organic chemistry with topics such as: structure (VSEPR model), Lewis (electron-dot) model, Bronsted-Lowry acid-base and Lewis acid-base concepts

  • Provides questions and answers after each section making the task of memorization of key concepts easier