Organic Chemistry: Structure, Mechanism, And Synthesis by Robert J. OuelletteOrganic Chemistry: Structure, Mechanism, And Synthesis by Robert J. Ouellette

Organic Chemistry: Structure, Mechanism, And Synthesis

byRobert J. Ouellette, J. David RawnEditorRobert J. Ouellette

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Organic Chemistryprovides a comprehensive discussion of the basic principles of organic chemistry in their relation to a host of other fields in both physical and biological sciences. This book is written based on the premise that there are no shortcuts in organic chemistry, and that understanding and mastery cannot be achieved without devoting adequate time and attention to the theories and concepts of the discipline. It lays emphasis on connecting the basic principles of organic chemistry to real world challenges that require analysis, not just recall.

This text covers topics ranging from structure and bonding in organic compounds to functional groups and their properties; identification of functional groups by infrared spectroscopy; organic reaction mechanisms; structures and reactions of alkanes and cycloalkanes; nucleophilic substitution and elimination reactions; conjugated alkenes and allylic systems; electrophilic aromatic substitution; carboxylic acids; and synthetic polymers. Throughout the book, principles logically evolve from one to the next, from the simplest to the most complex examples, with abundant connections between the text and real world applications. There are extensive examples of biological relevance, along with a chapter on organometallic chemistry not found in other standard references.

This book will be of interest to chemists, life scientists, food scientists, pharmacists, and students in the physical and life sciences.



  • Contains extensive examples of biological relevance
  • Includes an important chapter on organometallic chemistry not found in other standard references
  • Extended, illustrated glossary
  • Appendices on thermodynamics, kinetics, and transition state theory
Robert J. Ouellette, Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry, The Ohio State University.J. David Rawn, Department of Chemistry, Towson University
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Title:Organic Chemistry: Structure, Mechanism, And SynthesisFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1240 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:June 20, 2014Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:012800780X

ISBN - 13:9780128007808

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Table of Contents

Preface 1. Structure and Bonding in Organic Compounds 2. Part I: Functional Groups and Their Properties 2. Part II: Identification of Functional Groups by Infrared Spectroscopy 3. Introduction to Organic Reaction Mechanisms 4. Alkanes and Cycloalkanes: Structures and Reactions 5. Alkenes Structures and Properties 6. Alkenes: Addition Reactions 7. Alkynes 8. Stereochemistry 9. Haloalkanes and Alcohols Introduction to Nucleophilic Substitution and Elimination Reactions 10. Nucleophilic Substitution and Elimination Reactions 11. Conjugated Alkenes and Allylic Systems 12. Arenes and Aromaticity 13. Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution 14. Methods for Structure Determination Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Mass Spectrometry 15. Alcohols: Reactions and Synthesis 16. Ethers and Epoxides 17. Organometallic Chemistry of Transition Metal Elements and Introduction to Retrosynthesis 18. Aldehydes and Ketones 19. Aldehydes and Ketones: Nucleophilic Addition Reactions 20. Carboxylic Acids 21. Carboxylic Acid Derivatives 22. Condensation Reactions of Carbonyl Compounds 23. Amines and Amides 24. Aryl Halides, Phenols, and Anilines 25. Pericyclic Reactions 26. Carbohydrates 27. Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins 28. Synthetic Polymers Appendices Index

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"...a good investment for undergraduate students studying organic, medicinal or biological chemistry...should also be appealing to those who teach organic chemistry at undergraduate level."-Education in Chemistry, Nov,14-2014