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Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0130338327

Cover of Organic Chemistry 5TH 03 (ISBN 978-0130338327)
ISBN13: 978-0130338327
ISBN10: 013033832X
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 03
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2003
International: No

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Organic Chemistry - 5TH 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130338327

Leroy G. Jr. Wade

ISBN13: 978-0130338327
ISBN10: 013033832X
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 03
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2003
International: No

For two-semester courses in Organic Chemistry taken primarily by science and pre-health majors.

This text, organized with a traditional functional-group approach, applies the most modern teaching and pedagogical techniques to the study of organic chemistry. In a highly accessible fashion, this top-selling text bridges the gap between conceptual understanding and actual application -- while strongly emphasizing the development of problem-solving skills. Additionally, it provides up-to-date aspects of spectroscopy, relevant photographs, and many applications to polymer chemistry integrated throughout the text.

Features :

  • CONTENT: Clear, consistent presentation of core material is central to a student's success.
    • NEW -- Mechanism Boxes -- For clearer understanding of how reactions occur, the process and steps underlying these reactions are highlighted and described within the text.
    • Key Mechanism Boxes.
    • The core mechanisms most essential to organic chemistry are identified and described in detail.
    • NEW -- Revised all NMR images to high-field resolution -- To match the spectra work students will be conducting in the lab and in the workplace.
    • NEW -- Amines interchapter.
    • Pulls together and summarizes concepts related to amines in a small, coherent section.
    • Stereochemistry -- Covered early (Ch. 5), before substitutions and eliminations.
    • Allows an increased application of stereochemistry in later reaction mechanisms. Focused discussion of mechanisms is introduced early on and is a unifying theme.
    • Reaction Summaries -- Includes cross-references to reactions that are discussed elsewhere.
    • Summarizes the characteristics of syntheses and reactions of each functional group to provide students with a "big picture" overview.
    • Students need help solving problems effectively.
    • Unique Problem-Solving Essays.
    • Assists students to approach more complicated problems, especially problems that require proposing mechanisms and developing multi-step synthesis.
    • Over 190 Problem-Solving Hints -- Derived from Skip Wade's many years of teaching experience, these head off common student errors and offer "over the shoulder" advice.
    • Offers students clear approaches, enabling them to use the most appropriate techniques for solving problems efficiently.
    • Over 1300 (mostly multi-part) problems.
    • Enables students to experience strategies to resolution, identify the more challenging problems, and thoroughly relate them to the material covered.
    • NEW -- New problems added and existing ones revised.
    • Instructors will have a fresh set of problems to provide maximum flexibility in making assignments.
    • Developing a mental picture of chemical processes is essential for student understanding.
    • NEW -- Updated and enhanced design and art program -- Contains state-of-the-art, computer-generated molecular and orbital art.
    • Increases visual appeal and elegance of the text to create a more enjoyable course for students and instructors.
    • NEW -- Added electrostatic potential maps.
    • Helps students visualize molecules and reactions in ways not possible before by showing calculated charge distributions.
    • Students will find the subject more interesting if they understand how it relates to their major area of study.
    • NEW -- Added biological (and other) applications in marginal Applications Notes.
    • Helps students see the close connection between organic chemistry and areas of interest such as pharmaceutical, industrial, and other biological applications.

Author Bio

Wade, Leroy G. Jr., : Whitman College

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Review.
2. Structure and Properties of Organic Molecules.
3. Structure and Stereochemistry of Alkanes.
4. The Study of Chemical Reactions.
5. Stereochemistry.
6. Alkyl Halides: Nucleophilic Substitution and Elimination.
7. Structure and Synthesis of Alkenes.
8. Reactions of Alkenes.
9. Alkynes.
10. Structure and Synthesis of Alcohols.
11. Reactions of Alcohols.
12. Infrared Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry.
13. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.
14. Ethers, Epoxides, and Sulfides.
15. Conjugated Systems, Orbital Symmetry, and Ultraviolet Spectroscopy.
16. Aromatic Compounds.
17. Reactions of Aromatic Compounds.
18. Ketones and Aldehydes.
19. Amines.
20. Carboxylic Acids.
21. Carboxylic Acid Derivatives.
22. Alpha Substitutions and Condensations of Enols and Enolate Ions.
23. Carbohydrates and Nucleic Acids.
24. Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins.
25. Lipids.
26. Synthetic Polymers.
Answers to Selected Problems.