Organic chemistry is the chemistry of compounds of carbon. The ability of carbon to link together to form long chain molecules and ring compounds as well as bonding with many other elements has led to a vast array of organic compounds. These compounds are central to life, forming the basis for organic molecules such as nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids.In this Very Short Introduction Graham Patrick covers the whole range of organic compounds and their roles. Beginning with the structures and properties of the basic groups of organic compounds, he goes on to consider organic compounds in the areas of pharmaceuticals, polymers, food and drink, petrochemicals, and nanotechnology. He looks at how new materials, in particular the single layer form of carbon called graphene, are opening up exciting new possibilities for applications, anddiscusses the particular challenges of working with carbon compounds, many of which are colourless. Patrick also discusses techniques used in the field.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Published by: OUP Oxford | Publication date: 03/16/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 200 pages
Inspiring and motivating students from the moment it published, Organic Chemistry has established itself in just one edition as the students' choice of organic chemistry text.This second edition takes all that has made Organic Chemistry the book of choice, and has refined and refocused it to produce a text that is even more student-friendly, more coherent and more logical in its presentation than before.At heart, the second edition remains true to the first, being built on three principles:An explanatory approach, through which the reader is motivated to understand the subject and not just learn the facts;A mechanistic approach, giving the reader the power to understand compounds and reactions never previously encountered;An evidence-based approach, setting out clearly how and why reactions happen as they do, giving extra depth to the reader's understanding.The authors write clearly and directly, sharing with the reader their own fascination with the subject, and leading them carefully from topic to topic. Their honest and open narrative flags pitfalls and misconceptions, guiding the reader towards a complete picture of organic chemistry and its universal themes and principles.Enriched with an extensive bank of online resources to help the reader visualise the structure of organic compounds and their reaction mechanisms, this second edition reaffirms the position of Organic Chemistry as the essential course companion for all organic chemistry students.Online Resource CentreFor students:A range of problems to accompany each chapterFor registered adopters of the text:Figures from the book in electronic format
Published by: OUP Oxford | Publication date: 03/15/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 1264 pages
Organic Chemistry I For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293378) was previously published as Organic Chemistry I For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781118828076). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. The easy way to take the confusion out of organic chemistry Organic chemistry has a long-standing reputation as a difficult course. Organic Chemistry I For Dummies takes a simple approach to the topic, allowing you to grasp concepts at your own pace. This fun, easy-to-understand guide explains the basic principles of organic chemistry in simple terms, providing insight into the language of organic chemists, the major classes of compounds, and top trouble spots. You'll also get the nuts and bolts of tackling organic chemistry problems, from knowing where to start to spotting sneaky tricks that professors like to incorporate.
- Refreshed example equations
- New explanations and practical examples that reflect today's teaching methods
- Fully worked-out organic chemistry problems
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 05/13/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 330 pages
Publication date: 04/10/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 1648 pages
CCEA AS Unit 2 Chemistry Student Guide: Further Physical and Inorganic Chemistry and an Introduction to Organic Chemistry (Ccea As Chemistry Student Guid)
Exam Board: CCEALevel: A-levelSubject: ChemistryFirst Teaching: September 2016First Exam: June 2018Reinforce students' understanding throughout their course; clear topic summaries with sample questions and answers will improve exam technique to achieve higher grades.Written by examiners and teachers, Student Guides:· Help students identify what they need to know with a concise summary of the topics examined in the AS and A-level specification· Consolidate understanding with exam tips and knowledge check questions· Provide opportunities to improve exam technique with sample graded answers to exam-style questions· Develop independent learning and research skills · Provide the content for generating individual revision notes
Published by: Philip Allan | Publication date: 07/17/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 112 pages
The solutions manual to accompany Organic Chemistry provides fully-explained solutions to all the problems that feature in the second edition of Organic Chemistry . Intended for students and instructors alike, the manual provides helpful comments and friendly advice to aid understanding, and is an invaluable resource wherever Organic Chemistry is used for teaching and learning.
Published by: OUP Oxford | Publication date: 05/30/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 528 pages
CCEA A2 Unit 1 Chemistry Student Guide: Further Physical and Organic Chemistry (Ccea a Level Student Guide)
Exam Board: CCEALevel: A-levelSubject: ChemistryFirst Teaching: September 2016First Exam: June 2018Reinforce students' understanding throughout their course; clear topic summaries with sample questions and answers will improve exam technique to achieve higher gradesWritten by examiners and teachers, Student Guides:· Help students identify what they need to know with a concise summary of the topics examined in the AS and A-level specification· Consolidate understanding with exam tips and knowledge check questions· Provide opportunities to improve exam technique with sample graded answers to exam-style questions· Develop independent learning and research skills · Provide the content for generating individual revision notes
Published by: Philip Allan | Publication date: 05/29/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 112 pages
A plain-English guide to one of the toughest courses around So, you survived the first semester of Organic Chemistry (maybe even by the skin of your teeth) and now it's time to get back to the classroom and lab! Organic Chemistry II For Dummies is an easy-to-understand reference to this often challenging subject. Thanks to this book, you'll get friendly and comprehensible guidance on everything you can expect to encounter in your Organic Chemistry II course.
- An extension of the successful Organic Chemistry I For Dummies
- Covers topics in a straightforward and effective manner
- Explains concepts and terms in a fast and easy-to-understand way
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 06/18/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Organic Chemistry is a difficult subject. There are many topics that are overviewed in your textbook as if you are wading through mud. To help you understand the subject with ease, Organic Chemistry, a guide to help you ace and survive the course is available.With the information, you should be able to navigate your case a little easier. You are going to build on the knowledge as you would through your organic chemistry class, which shows you an easier way to understand the topics. Often in class, you are given several topics all in one day that are building on each part, but leave you with many questions. The book attempts to answer the questions of relevancy, how one thing leads to another, and how to read the nomenclature/structures to understand compounds better.
Publication date: 08/06/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 151 pages
In this classic introductory text, the authors aim to identify the new concepts of organic chemistry, to select the ones that are clearly fundamental to the learning of organic chemistry and then to build them into a framework of the book. The cornerstone of this framework is that chemical behavior is determined by molecular structure. Each topic is presented fully and clearly at a level appropriate for beginning students. The authors emphasize relationships between the seemingly unrelated facts and theories that students are learning in order to reveal the broad and complex pattern underlying organic chemistry. Where possible, they lead the students to find the pattern themselves, by working problems. Features: 1. Stresses the importance of molecular structure in understanding the properties and principles of organic chemistry. 2. Provides a wide variety of spectra to be analyzed. 3. Features four-color photographs throughout. Contents 1. Structure and Properties. 2. Methane. Energy of Activation. Transition State. 3. Alkanes. Free-Radical Substitution. 4. Stereochemistry I. Stereoisomers. 5. Alkyl Halides. Nucleophilic Aliphatic Substitution. 6. Alcohols and Ethers. 7. Role of the Solvent. Secondary Bonding. 8. Alkenes I. Structure and Preparation. Elimination. 9. Alkenes II. Reactions of the Carbon-Carbon Double Bond. Electrophilic and Free-Radical Addition. 10. Stereochemistry II. Stereo selective and Stereospecific Reactions. 11. Conjugation and Resonance. Dienes. 12. Alkynes. 13. Alicyclic Compounds. 14. Aromaticity. Benzene. 15. Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution. 16. Aromatic-Aliphatic Compounds. Arenes and Their Derivatives. 17. Spectroscopy and Structure. 18. Aldehydes and Ketones. Nucleophilic Addition. 19. Carboxylic Acids. 20. Functional Derivatives of Carboxylic Acids. Nucleophilic Acyl Substitution. 21. Carbanions I. 22. Amines I. Preparation and Physical Properties. 23. Amines II. Reactions. 24. Phenols. 25. Carbanions II. 26. Aryl Halides. Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution. 27. a, B-Unsaturated Carbonyl Compounds. Conjugate Addition. 28. Molecular Orbitals. Orbital Symmetry. 29. Symphoria. Neighbouring Group Effects. Catalysis by Transition Metal Complexes. 30. Heterocyclic Compounds. 31. Macromolecules. Polymers and Polymerization. 32. Stereochemistry III. Enantiotopic and Diastereotopic Ligands and Fats. 33. Lipids. Fats and Steroids. 34. Carbohydrates I. Monosaccharides. 35. Carbohydrates II. Disaccharides and Polysaccharides. 36. Proteins and Nucleic Acids. Molecular Biology.About the AuthorRobert T. Morrison, Robert N. Boyd
Publication date: 03/05/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 3900 pages