A foundation for success in advanced organic chemistry coursesand careers
Graduate students taking advanced organic chemistry courses often need a refresher on the discipline before they can move on to more specialized topics. This is especially true of students whose last formal exposure to organic chemistry was during their undergraduate studies. Organic Chemistry: An Intermediate Text bridges this gap, reacquainting students with basic organic chemistry while introducing them to the most important advanced topics in the field today.
The book presents a principles-focused discussion of organic chemistry from a unique mechanistic and structural perspective. Beginning with the classification of functional groups by bonding patterns and oxidation levels, it describes general mechanistic considerations vital to the understanding of functional group transformationsfrom electron movement to stereoelectronic effects. Building on this mechanistic framework, the text then provides insight into synthetic transformations commonly employed in modern organic chemistry.
Updated and revised throughout, the Second Edition of Organic Chemistry: An Intermediate Text features:
Chapter-ending problems, many of which are new to this edition, help to reinforce pivotal concepts required to fully comprehend the text material. This book is illustrated with abundant structures and figures that demonstrate these concepts.