The students who take this course are a diverse group from a variety of programs, including biology, nutrition, engineering, agricultural sciences, environmental sciences, and the allied health sciences. Based on the U.S. text Organic Chemistry: A Brief Course, this edition continues to guide these organic chemistry students by selectively revealing the logic of organic chemistry through carefully designed organization, pedagogy, problem solving, and illustrations.
A text that is both modern in outlook and selective in coverage, this edition is further enhanced by the introduction of the following:
Molecular orbital theory which emphasizes the visual understanding of chemical bonds and reactions.
Curved-arrow notation which illustrates how organic reactions occur in terms of the movement of electrons.
The topic of stereochemistry early in the book so that the students have a better grasp of the concept of organic compounds in three-dimensional structures and methods of interconversion.
Chapter previews to aid students’ revision prior to examinations.
Table of Contents
1 CHEMICAL BONDING
2 THE CONCEPT AND LOGIC OF CHEMICAL REACTIONS: ACIDS AND BASES TO ELECTROPHILES AND NUCLEOPHILES
4 ALKANES AND CYCLOALKANES
5 ALKENES AND ALKYNES I: STRUCTURE AND PREPARATION
6 ALKENES AND ALKYNES II: REACTIONS
7 AROMATIC COMPOUNDS
8 ALKYL HALIDES STRUCTURE AND PREPARATION FROM ALCOHOLS AND ALKANES
9 NUCLEOPHILIC SUBSTITUTION
10 ALCOHOLS, ETHERS, AND PHENOLS
11 ALDEHYDES AND KETONES
12 CARBOXYLIC ACIDS
13 CARBOXYLIC ACID DERIVATIVES
17 AMINO ACIDS, PEPTIDES, AND PROTEINS
18 NUCLEIC ACIDS
Robert C. Atkins, James Madison University Francis A. Carey, University of Virginia Chi Wi Ong, National Sun Yat Sen University