From models to molecules to
mass spectrometry-solve organic chemistry problems with ease
Got a grasp on the organic chemistry terms and concepts you need to
know, but get lost halfway through a problem or worse yet, not know
where to begin? Have no fear - this hands-on guide helps you solve the
many types of organic chemistry problems you encounter in a focused,
step-by-step manner. With memorization tricks, problem-solving
shortcuts, and lots of hands-on practice exercises, you'll sharpen your
skills and improve your performance. You'll see how to work with
resonance; the triple-threat alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes; functional
groups and their reactions; spectroscopy; and more!
100s of Problems!
- Know how to solve the most common organic chemistry problems
- Walk through the answers and clearly identify where you went
wrong (or right) with each problem
- Get the inside scoop on acing your exams!
- Use organic chemistry in practical applications with confidence
About The Author: Arthur Winter received his PhD
in chemistry from the University of Maryland. He is the creator of the
popular Organic Chemistry Help! Web site at chemhelper.com and is the
author of Organic Chemistry I For Dummies (Wiley). His two
major research interests involve exploiting photochemistry to solve
challenging problems in medicine and using high-powered lasers to start
small laboratory fires. He is currently a post-doctoral student at Ohio
Part I: The Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry.
Chapter 1:Working with Models and Molecules.
Chapter 2: Speaking Organic Chemistry: Drawing and Abbreviating
Chapter 3: Drawing Resonance Structures.
Chapter 4: Working with Acids and Bases.
Part II: The Bones of Organic Molecules: The
Chapter 5: Seeing Molecules in 3-D: Stereochemistry.
Chapter 6: The Skeletons of Organic Molecules: The Alkanes.
Chapter 7: Shaping Up with Bond Calisthenics and
Chapter 8: Doubling Down: The Alkenes.
Chapter 9: Tripling the Fun: Alkyne Reactions and
Part III: Functional Groups and Their Reactions.
Chapter 10: The Leaving Group Boogie: Substitution and
Elimination of Alkyl Halides.
Chapter 11: Not as Thunk as You Drink I Am: The Alcohols.
Chapter 12: Conjugated Dienes and the Diels-Alder Reaction.
Chapter 13: The Power of the Ring: Aromatic Compounds.
Part IV: Detective Work: Spectroscopy and
Chapter 14: Breaking Up (Isn?t Hard to Do): Mass
Chapter 15: Cool Vibrations: IR Spectroscopy.
Chapter 16: Putting Molecules under the Magnet: NMR
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 17: The Ten Commandments of Organic Chemistry.
Chapter 18: Ten Tips for Acing Orgo Exams.