A foundation for success in advanced organic chemistry courses–and 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 transformations–from 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:
- A stronger emphasis on mechanisms
- An expanded overview of resonance and aromaticity
- A new section on uses of organopalladium chemistry and olefin metathesis in carbon-carbon bond formation
- A revised examination of free radical reactions for carbon-carbon bond formation
- A fuller discussion of Diels-Alder chemistry
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.
About the Author
ROBERT V. HOFFMAN, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico.END