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Essential Organic Chemistry, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

By Paula Yurkanis Bruice

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: May 29, 2009

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For one-term course in organic chemistry taken by pre-health profession majors.

Designed for a one-term course, this organic chemistry text helps students see organic chemistry as an interesting and exciting science–and encourages the development of their critical-thinking skills. Bruice presents reactions with enough detail to give students a solid understanding of reactivity, rather than rote memorization. Once students understand the reasons behind the reactivity of organic compounds, they will be better prepared to understand the reactions involved in such areas as metabolism, PCR, and genetic engineering. The Second Edition has been revised throughout to make the material more accessible for students. CourseSmart textbooks do not include any media or print supplements that come packaged with the bound book.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1    Electronic Structure and Covalent Bonding
Chapter 2     Acids and Bases
Chapter 3     An Introduction to Organic Compounds: Nomenclature, Physical Properties, and Representation of Structure
Chapter 4     Alkenes: Structure, Nomenclature, Stability, and an Introduction to Reactivity
Chapter 5     The Reactions of Alkenes and Alkynes: An Introduction to Multistep Synthesis
Chapter 6     Isomers and Stereochemistry
Chapter 7     Delocalized Electrons and their Effect on Stability, Reactivity, and pKa• Ultraviolet and Visible Spectroscopy
Chapter 8     Aromaticity • Reactions of Benzene and Substituted Benzenes
Chapter 9     Substitution and Elimination Reactions of Alkyl Halides
Chapter 10     Reactions of Alcohols, Amines, Ethers, and Epoxides
Chapter 11     Carbonyl Compounds I: Nucleophilic Acid Substitution
Chapter 12     Carbonyl Compounds II: Reactions of Aldehydes and Ketones • More Reactions of Carboxylic Acid Derivatives
Chapter 13     Carbonyl Compounds III: Reactions at the α- Carbon
Chapter 14     Determining the Structures of Organic Compounds
Chapter 15     The Organic Chemistry of Carbohydrates
Chapter 16     The Organic Chemistry of Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins
Chapter 17     How Enzymes Catalyze Reactions • The Organic Chemistry of Vitamins
Chapter 18     The Organic Chemistry of Metabolic Pathways
Chapter 19     The Organic Chemistry of Lipids
Chapter 20     The Chemistry of Nucleic Acids
Chapter 21    The Organic Chemistry of Drugs
Appendices    I    Physical Properties of Organic Compounds
        II    pKa Values
Answers to Selected Problems    
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$90.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-67701-3