Organic Chemistry Made Ridiculously Simple
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Organic Chemistry Made Ridiculously Simple

by Gene A. Davis,

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A clear, concise overview of the most important principles and reactions in Organic Chemistry. The purpose of this book is to help make the understanding of organic chemistry successful, easier, and even enjoyable! The approach assumes that organic chemistry is based on a firm foundation of simple and intuitive principles, and that new information can be incorporated, and problems can be solved, by directly applying these basic principles. 

Emphasizes understanding over rote memorization and facilitates the rapid and enjoyable learning of this difficult subject. Ideal for all undergraduate college Organic Chemistry courses or as a “brush-up” to assist understanding in med school biochemistry. 

  • Pages: 210
  • Publication: Edition 1 (November 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780940780422

About the Authors

Gene A. Davis

Gene A. Davis received his doctorate in organic chemistry from the University of Chicago (1968). He worked as an industrial research chemist, senior scientist, R and D director, and consultant for 30 years, and he has authored 28 publications and patents. He has taught general, organic, and clinical chemistry, as well as biochemistry, at the University of Massachusetts (Lowell) and several other colleges and universities. His book exemplifies his unique and effective teaching approach to organic chemistry.

A clear, concise overview of the most important principles and reactions in Organic Chemistry. The purpose of this book is to help make the understanding of organic chemistry successful, easier, and even enjoyable! The approach assumes that organic chemistry is based on a firm foundation of simple and intuitive principles, and that new information can be incorporated, and problems can be solved, by directly applying these basic principles. 

Emphasizes understanding over rote memorization and facilitates the rapid and enjoyable learning of this difficult subject. Ideal for all undergraduate college Organic Chemistry courses or as a “brush-up” to assist understanding in med school biochemistry. 

  • Pages: 210
  • Publication: Edition 1 (November 1, 2013)
  • Language: English

About the Authors

Gene A. Davis

Gene A. Davis received his doctorate in organic chemistry from the University of Chicago (1968). He worked as an industrial research chemist, senior scientist, R and D director, and consultant for 30 years, and he has authored 28 publications and patents. He has taught general, organic, and clinical chemistry, as well as biochemistry, at the University of Massachusetts (Lowell) and several other colleges and universities. His book exemplifies his unique and effective teaching approach to organic chemistry.

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  • TABLE OF CONTENTS

    PART 1. PRINCIPLES OF ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR STRUCTURE AND CHEMICAL REACTIVITY. 
    Chapter 1. Atomic Structure 
    Chapter 2. The Octet Rule and Lewis Structures 
    Chapter 3. Representing Organic Structural Formulas 
    Chapter 4. Covalent Bonds: Energetics and Properties 
    Chapter 5. Bond Length and Bond Strength 
    Chapter 6. Electronegativity and Bond Polarity 
    Chapter 7. Formal Charge 
    Chapter 8. Molecular Shapes: Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion Theory 
    Chapter 9. Atomic Orbitals 
    Chapter 10. Orbital Hybridization 
    Chapter 11. The Functional Groups 
    Chapter 12. Physical Properties and Molecular Structure 
    Chapter 13. Lewis Acids and Bases 
    Chapter 14. Isomers and Stereochemistry 
    Chapter 15. Introduction to Organic Reactions 
    Chapter 16. Organic Reaction Mechanisms: A General Overview 
    Chapter 17. Steric Hindrance.

    PART 2. THE FUNCTIONAL GROUPS: PROPERTIES AND REACTIVITY. 
    Chapter 18. The Alkane Hydrocarbons 
    Chapter 19. Alkyl Halides: Substitution and Elimination Reactions 
    Chapter 20. The Unsaturated Hydrocarbons: Alkenes and Alkynes 
    Chapter 21. Free-Radical Reactions 
    Chapter 22. Alcohols and Ethers 
    Chapter 23. Addition and Substitution Reactions of Aldehydes and Ketones 
    Chapter 24. Oxidation and Reduction Reactions of Carbonyl Compounds 
    Chapter 25. Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives 
    Chapter 26. Reactions of the Carbonyl Group 
    Chapter 27. Resonance Structures and Electron Delocalization 
    Chapter 28. Aromatic Compounds and Aromaticity 
    Chapter 29. Electrophilic Aromatic Substitutions 
    Chapter 30. Reactions of Enolate Carbanions 
    Chapter 31. The Amines 
    Chapter 32. Overview of Reaction Mechanisms: The Production and Fate of Reactive Intermediates.  

    PART 3. THE SPECTROSCOPIC METHODS OF ANALYSIS.  
    Chapter 33. Introduction 
    Chapter 34. U-V Visible Spectroscopy 
    Chapter 35. Infra-Red Spectroscopy 
    Chapter 36. Proton NMR Spectroscopy 
    Chapter 37. Carbon-13 NMR 
    Chapter 38. Mass Spectrometry.

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