Ouellette, Robert J.Robert J. Ouellette, Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry, The Ohio State University.
Rawn, J. DavidJ. David Rawn, Department of Chemistry, Towson University
Organic Chemistry Study Guide: Key Concepts, Problems, and Solutions features hundreds of problems from the companion book, Organic Chemistry, and includes solutions for every problem. Key concept summaries reinforce critical material from the primary book and enhance mastery of this complex subject.
Organic chemistry is a constantly evolving field that has great relevance for all scientists, not just chemists. For chemical engineers, understanding the properties of organic molecules and how reactions occur is critically important to understanding the processes in an industrial plant. For biologists and health professionals, it is essential because nearly all of biochemistry springs from organic chemistry. Additionally, all scientists can benefit from improved critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are developed from the study of organic chemistry.
Organic chemistry, like any "skill", is best learned by doing. It is difficult to learn by rote memorization, and true understanding comes only from concentrated reading, and working as many problems as possible. In fact, problem sets are the best way to ensure that concepts are not only well understood, but can also be applied to real-world problems in the work place.
- Helps readers learn to categorize, analyze, and solve organic chemistry problems at all levels of difficulty
- Hundreds of fully-worked practice problems, all with solutions
- Key concept summaries for every chapter reinforces core content from the companion book
Structure and Bonding in Organic Compounds Functional Groups and Their Properties Energy Changes and Organic Reaction Mechanisms Alkanes and Cycloalkanes Structures and Reactions Alkenes Structures and Properties Alkenes Addition Reactions Alkynes Stereochemistry Haloalkanes and Alcohols Nucleophilic Substitution and Elimination Reactions Conjugated Alkenes Arenes and Aromatacity Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution Methods for Structure Determination: NMR and MS Alcohols: Reaction and Synthesis Ethers and Epoxides Organometallic Chemistry of Transition Metal Compounds and Introduction to Retrosynthesis Aldehydes and Ketones Carboxylic Acids Carboxylic Acid Derivatives Carbonyl Condensation Reactions: Enols and Enolates Amines and Amides Aryl Halides, Phenols and Analines Pericyclic Reactions Carbohydrates Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins