Essential Organic Chemistry, Global Edition VitalSource eText (3e) : 9781292089058

Essential Organic Chemistry, Global Edition VitalSource eText (3e)

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About the book

For one-term courses in Organic Chemistry.

A comprehensive, problem-solving approach for the brief Organic Chemistry course.

Modern and thorough revisions to the streamlined, Essential Organic Chemistry focus on developing students’ problem solving and analytical reasoning skills throughout organic chemistry. Organized around reaction similarities and rich with contemporary biochemical connections, Bruice’s Third Edition discourages memorization and encourages students to be mindful of the fundamental reasoning behind organic reactivity: electrophiles react with nucleophiles.

Developed to support a diverse student audience studying organic chemistry for the first and only time, Essentials fosters an understanding of the principles of organic structure and reaction mechanisms, encourages skill development through new Tutorial Spreads and and emphasizes bioorganic processes. Contemporary and rigorous, Essentials addresses the skills needed for the 2015 MCAT and serves both pre-med and biology majors.

Table of contents
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

4. Isomers: The Arrangement of Atomsin Space

5. Alkenes

TUTORIAL An Exercise in Drawing Curved Arrows: Pushing Electrons

6. The Reactions of Alkenes and Alkynes

7. Delocalized Electrons and Their Effect on Stability, pKa, and the Products of a Reaction • Aromaticity and the Reactions of Benzene

TUTORIAL Drawing Resonance Contributors

8. Substitution and Elimination Reactions of Alkyl Halides

9. Reactions of Alcohols, Ethers, Epoxides, Amines, and Thiols

10. Determining the Structure of Organic Compounds

11. Reactions of Carboxylic Acids and Carboxylic Acid Derivatives

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

13. Reactions at the a-Carbon of Carbonyl Compounds

14. Radicals

15. Synthetic Polymers

16. The Organic Chemistry of Carbohydrates

17. The Organic Chemistry of Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins

18. How Enzymes Catalyze Reactions • The Organic Chemistry of the Vitamins 1 (Online-only chapter)

19. The Organic Chemistry of the Metabolic Pathways

20. The Organic Chemistry of Lipids

21. The Chemistry of the Nucleic Acids

Appendices I Physical Properties of Organic



II. A-8

Answers to Selected Problems A-12

Glossary G-1
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