Organic Chemistry

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Cengage Learning, 2011 - Chemistry, Organic - 1262 pages
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Master organic chemistry with the help of this proven best-seller! John McMurry's ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 8e, International Edition is consistently praised as the most clearly written book available for the course. In John McMurry's words: "I wrote this book because I love writing. I get great pleasure and satisfaction from taking a complicated subject, turning it around until I see it clearly from a new angle, and then explaining it in simple words." Through his lucid writing and ability to show the beauty and logic of organic chemistry, McMurry makes learning enjoyable. The highest compliment that can be given to a chemistry book applies to McMurry: It works!
 

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Contents

Polar Covalent Bonds Acids and Bases
34
Organic Compounds Alkanes and Their Stereochemistry
74
Organic Compounds Cycloalkanes and Their Stereochemistry
108
Stereochemistry at Tetrahedral Centers
142
An Overview of Organic Reactions
184
Alkenes Structure and Reactivity
222
Alkenes Reactions and Synthesis
262
Alkynes An Introduction to Organic Synthesis
314
Carboxylic Acids and Nitriles
778
Carboxylic Acid Derivatives Nucleophilic Acyl Substitution Reactions
814
Carbonyl AlphaSubstitution Reactions
870
Carbonyl Condensation Reactions
904
Amines and Heterocycles
944
Biomolecules Carbohydrates
1000
Biomolecules Amino Acids Peptides and Proteins
1044
Biomolecules Lipids
1088

Organohalides
344
Reactions of Alkyl Halides Nucleophilic Substitutions and Eliminations
372
Structure Determination Mass Spectrometry and Infrared Spectroscopy
424
Structure Determination Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
456
Conjugated Compounds and Ultraviolet Spectroscopy
500
Benzene and Aromaticity
534
Chemistry of Benzene Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution
566
Alcohols and Phenols
620
Ethers and Epoxides Thiols and Sulfides
676
Aldehydes and Ketones Nucleophilic Addition Reactions
722
Biomolecules Nucleic Acids
1128
The Organic Chemistry of Metabolic Pathways
1154
Orbitals and Organic Chemistry Pericyclic Reactions
1214
Synthetic Polymers
1242
Nomenclature of Polyfunctional Organic Compounds
A-1
Acidity Constants for Some Organic Compounds
A-8
Glossary
A-10
Answers to InText Problems
A-28
Index
I-1
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John E. McMurry received his B.A. from Harvard University and his Ph.D. at Columbia University. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Foundation Fellow. He has received several awards, which include the National Institutes of Health Career Development Award, the Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award, and the Max Planck Research Award. In addition to ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, he is also the author or coauthor of ORGANIC CHEMISTRY: A BIOLOGICAL APPROACH, FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, THE ORGANIC CHEMISTRY OF BIOLOGICAL PATHWAYS.

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