Organic Chemistry: A mechanistic approach

Paperback | November 8, 2013

byTadashi Okuyama, Howard Maskill

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Organic Chemistry: a mechanistic approach provides readers with a concise review of the essential concepts underpinning the subject. It combines a focus on core topics and themes with a mechanistic approach to the explanation of the reactions it describes, making it ideal for those looking fora solid understanding of the central themes of organic chemistry. Opening with a review of chemical bonding and molecular shape and structure, the book then introduces the principal groups of organic compound before exploring the range of reactions they undergo. It retains an emphasis throughout on how and why organic compounds behave in the way they do, with achapter on how mechanisms are investigated and the closing chapter describing the principal methods by which the structure and composition of organic compounds are studied. With an understanding of organic chemistry being central to the study and practice of a range of disciplines, Organic Chemistry is the ideal resource for those studying a one- or two-semester organic chemistry course as part of a broader programme of study in the physical and life sciences. Online Resource Centre: For registered adopters of the book:* Figures from the book in electronic format* Answers to end-of-chapter problems * Examples of organic synthesis reactions, related to topics covered in the book, for use in teaching * Additional problems (with answers), to augment those included in the book For students: * Answers to in-chapter exercises * 3D-rotatable models of numerous compounds featured in the book * Multiple-choice questions for each chapter, to help students check their understanding of topics they have learned

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Organic Chemistry: a mechanistic approach provides readers with a concise review of the essential concepts underpinning the subject. It combines a focus on core topics and themes with a mechanistic approach to the explanation of the reactions it describes, making it ideal for those looking fora solid understanding of the central themes...

Tadashi Okuyama is Professor Emeritus at the University of Hyogo, Japan, where his research has explored organic reaction mechanisms, acid-base catalysis, and heteroatom chemistry, and his teaching has included organic chemistry and advanced courses in physical organic chemistry. He has published a number of textbooks in Japanese, and...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:656 pages, 10.43 × 7.68 × 0.01 inPublished:November 8, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199693277

ISBN - 13:9780199693276

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Table of Contents

1. Chemical bonding and molecules2. Molecular structure and shapes of organic molecules3. Organic compounds: their functional groups, intermolecular interactions and physical properties4. Conformation and strain in molecules5. Conjugation, pi-electrion delocalization, and aromaticity6. Acids and bases7. Organic reactions and concept of mechanism8. Nucleophilic addition to the carbonyl group in aldehydes and ketones9. Nucleophilic substitution of carboxylic acid derivatives10. Reactions of carbonyl compounds with hydride donors and organometallic reagents11. Stereochemistry and molecular chirality12. Nucleophilic substitution reactions of haloalkanes and related compounds13. Elimination reactions of haloalkanes and related compounds14. Reactions of alcohols, ethers, thiols, sulfides, and amines15. Addition reactions of alkenes and alkynes16. Enolate anions and their reactions17. Enolate ions, their equivalents and reactions18. Reactions of nucleophiles with alkenes and aromatic compounds19. Polycyclic and heterocyclic aromatic compounds20. Rearrangement reactions21. Pericyclic reactions: cycloadditions, electrocyclic reactions, and sigmatropic rearrangements22. Rearrangement reactions involving polar molecules and ions23. Biomolecules24. Chemistry of biomolecules25. Structural determination of organic compounds