Mechanisms of Organic Reactions

Paperback | August 1, 1996

byHoward Maskill

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Mechanisms of Organic Reactions is aimed at first and second year chemistry undergraduates. This authorative and up-to-date overview begins with a chapter in which modern terminology, definitions, and concepts of mechanisms and reactivity are introduced. The following four chapters areaccounts of the mechanisms of four of the main classes of reactions of aliphatic compounds. However, rather than simply being presented with the mechanism, the reader is first given the experimental evidence, and then shown how this leads to the mechanistic deductions. With problems at the end ofeach chapter and a short bibliography this book will be invaluable to first and second year chemistry undergraduates.

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Mechanisms of Organic Reactions is aimed at first and second year chemistry undergraduates. This authorative and up-to-date overview begins with a chapter in which modern terminology, definitions, and concepts of mechanisms and reactivity are introduced. The following four chapters areaccounts of the mechanisms of four of the main clas...

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The specialism of organic reaction mechanisms involves not just knowing the currently accepted mechanisms of the more important classes of organic reactions, but also an appreciation of the methodology involved in the investigation of mechanism, and an ability to understand the evidence upon which currently accepted mechanisms are base...

Howard Maskill is at University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:August 1, 1996Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198558228

ISBN - 13:9780198558224

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1. Description and investigation of organic reaction mechanisms2. Nucleophilic substitution at saturated carbon3. Elimination reactions to give alkenes4. Reactions of nucleophiles with carbonyl compounds5. Additions to carbon-carbon multiple bondsGlossary of terms

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`'...concise introduction to important mechanisms of organic reactions...Howard Maskill deosn't just describe mechanisms, he also indicates the type of evidence on which they are based, and encourages his readers tow eigh the evidence careflly.''New Scientist