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Organic Chemistry, 8th edition

  • Paula Yurkanis Bruice
Mastering Chemistry with Pearson eText -- Instant Access -- for Organic Chemistry

ISBN-13: 9780134260303

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Published byPearson (January 15th 2016) - Copyright © 2017

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Understand and Apply the Foundations of Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry provides students with the conceptual foundations, chemical logic, and problem-solving skills they need to reason their way to solutions for diverse problems in synthetic organic chemistry, biochemistry, and medicine. The text builds a strong framework for thinking about organic chemistry by unifying principles of reactivity, helping students to understand and apply learning rather than relying on memorization. Dr. Bruice consistently relates structure and reactivity to what occurs in our own cells, providing a practical base for abstract concepts. 

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Table of contents

PART ONE: An Introduction to the Study of Organic Chemistry

1. Remembering General Chemistry: Electronic Structure and Bonding

2. Acids and Bases: Central to Understanding Organic Chemistry

TUTORIAL: Acids and Bases

3. An Introduction to Organic Compounds: Nomenclature, Physical Properties, and Structure


PART TWO: Electrophilic Addition Reactions, Stereochemistry, and Electron Delocalization

TUTORIAL: Using Molecular Models

4. Isomers: The Arrangement of Atoms in Space

TUTORIAL: Interconverting Structural Representations

5. Alkenes: Structure, Nomenclature, and an Introduction to Reactivity • Thermodynamics and Kinetics

TUTORIAL: Drawing Curved Arrows

6. The Reactions of Alkenes • The Stereochemistry of Addition Reactions

7. The Reactions of Alkynes • An Introduction to Multistep Synthesis

8. Delocalized Electrons: Their Effect on Stability, pKa, and the Products of a Reaction • Aromaticity and Electronic Effects: An Introduction the Reactions of Benzene

TUTORIAL: Drawing Resonance Contributors


PART THREE: Substitution and Elimination Reactions

9. Substitution and Elimination Reactions of Alkyl Halides

10. Reactions of Alcohols, Ethers, Epoxides, Amines, and Sulfur-Containing Compounds

11. Organometallic Compounds

12. Radicals

TUTORIAL: Drawing Curved Arrows in Radical Systems


PART FOUR: Identification of Organic Compounds

13. Mass Spectrometry; Infrared Spectroscopy; and UV/Vis Spectroscopy

14. NMR Spectroscopy


PART FIVE: Carbonyl Compounds

15. Reactions of Carboxylic Acids and Carboxylic Acid Derivatives

16. Reactions of Aldehydes and Ketones • More Reactions of Carboxylic Acid Derivatives

17. Reactions at the α-Carbon

TUTORIAL: Synthesis and Retrosynthetic Analysis


PART SIX: Aromatic Compounds

18. Reactions of Benzene And Substituted Benzenes

19. More About Amines • Reactions of Heterocyclic Compounds


PART SEVEN: Bioorganic Compounds

20. The Organic Chemistry Of Carbohydrates

21. Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins

22. Catalysis in Organic Reactions and in Enzymatic Reactions

23. The Organic Chemistry of the Coenzymes, Compounds Derived from Vitamins

24. The Organic Chemistry of the Metabolic Pathways

25.  The Organic Chemistry of Lipids

26. The Chemistry of the Nucleic Acids


PART EIGHT: Special Topics in Organic Chemistry

27. Synthetic Polymers

28. Pericyclic Reactions


Appendix I pKa Values

Appendix II Kinetics

Appendix III Summary of Methods Used to Synthesize a Particular Functional Group

Appendix IV Summary of Methods Employed to Form Carbon-Carbon Bonds

Appendix V  Spectroscopy Tables

Appendix VI Physical Properties of Organic Compounds

Appendix VII Answers to Selected Problems




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