Writing Reaction Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry
Practicing chemists increasingly use mechanisms to explain their results and to design new experiments and processes. Writing Reaction Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry, Second Edition is a guide to charting the movements of electrons and atoms during the reactions of organic molecules. It offers detailed instructions on writing mechanisms in organic chemistry.
The book helps train the reader to write organic mechanisms -- that is, to construct a detailed, account of the changes that occur as reactants become transformed into products. It offers the student another framework for organizing the material organic chemistry, which is frequently seen by students as an overwhelming quantity of information. This book helps students understand functional group and synthetic methods by organizing them into a set of general principles and guidelines for determining and writing mechanisms.