<p><i><b>Organic Chemistry I For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293378) was previously published as Organic Chemistry I For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781118828076). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.</b></i></p><p><b><br />The easy way to take the confusion out of organic chemistry</b></p><p>Organic chemistry has a long-standing reputation as a difficult course.<i>Organic Chemistry I For Dummies</i> takes a simple approach to the topic, allowing you to grasp concepts at your own pace.</p><p>This fun, easy-to-understand guide explains the basic principles of organic chemistry in simple terms, providing insight into the language of organic chemists, the major classes of compounds, and top trouble spots. You'll also get the nuts and bolts of tackling organic chemistry problems, from knowing where to start to spotting sneaky tricks that professors like to incorporate.</p><ul><li>Refreshed example equations</li><li>New explanations and practical examples that reflect today's teaching methods</li><li>Fully worked-out organic chemistry problems</li></ul><p>Baffled by benzines? Confused by carboxylic acids? Here's the help you needin plain English!</p>
Arthur Winter is a graduate of Frostburg State University, where he received his BS in chemistry. He received his PhD at the University of Maryland in 2007. He is currently a chemistry professor at Iowa State University.
Introduction 1Part 1: Getting Started with Organic Chemistry 5CHAPTER 1: The Wonderful World of Organic Chemistry 7CHAPTER 2: Dissecting Atoms: Atomic Structure and Bonding 15CHAPTER 3: Speaking with Pictures: Drawing Structures 35CHAPTER 4: Covering the Bases (And the Acids) 57CHAPTER 5: Reactivity Centers: Functional Groups 67CHAPTER 6: Seeing in 3-D: Stereochemistry 81Part 2: Hydrocarbons 97CHAPTER 7: Whats in a Name? Alkane Nomenclature 99CHAPTER 8: Drawing Alkanes 107CHAPTER 9: Seeing Double: The Alkenes 123CHAPTER 10: Reactions of Alkenes 137CHAPTER 11: It Takes Alkynes: The Carbon-Carbon Triple Bond 149Part 3: Functional Groups 157CHAPTER 12: Replacing and Removing: Substitution and Elimination Reactions 159CHAPTER 13: Getting Drunk on Organic Molecules: The Alcohols 175CHAPTER 14: Side-by-Side: Conjugated Alkenes and the DielsAlder Reaction 183CHAPTER 15: Lord of the Rings: Aromatic Compounds 193CHAPTER 16: Bringing Out the Howitzers: Reactions of Aromatic Compounds 209Part 4: Spectroscopy and Structure Determination 223CHAPTER 17: A Smashing Time: Mass Spectrometry 225CHAPTER 18: Seeing Good Vibrations: IR Spectroscopy 241CHAPTER 19: NMR Spectroscopy: Hold onto Your Hats, Youre Going Nuclear! 253CHAPTER 20: Following the Clues: Solving Problems in NMR 273Part 5: The Part of Tens 293CHAPTER 21: Ten (Or So) Great Organic Chemists 295CHAPTER 22: Ten Cool Organic Discoveries 301CHAPTER 23: Ten Cool Organic Molecules 307Part 6: Appendixes313APPENDIX A: Working Multistep Synthesis Problems 315APPENDIX B: Working Reaction Mechanisms 323APPENDIX C: Glossary 329Index 339
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