Get Ready for Organic Chemistry

ISBN-10: 0321774124
ISBN-13: 9780321774125
Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)
Authors: Joel Karty
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 10/19/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Get Ready for Organic Chemistry takes a unique approach to preparing students for one of the most challenging courses in the undergraduate curriculum by emphasizing fundamental chemical concepts and helping students develop a productive mindset for studying Organic Chemistry. The Second Edition offers new learning tools within the text and online to further student understanding and promote retention of key Organic principles. Available for an online course through MasteringChemistry®, Get Ready for Organic Chemistry can also be discounted when packaged with Pearson Chemistry titles.

Joel Karty earned his B.S. in chemistry at the University of Puget Sound and his Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry at Stanford University. He joined the faculty at Elon University in 2001, where he currently holds the rank of associate professor. He teaches primarily the organic chemistry sequence and also teaches general chemistry and physical chemistry. In the summers, Joel teaches at the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program through the Duke University medical center. His research interests include investigating the roles of resonance and inductive effects in fundamental chemical systems and studying the mechanism of pattern formation in Liesegang reactions. He has written a very successful student supplement, Get Ready for Organic Chemistry, Second Edition (formerly called The Nuts and Bolts of Organic Chemistry), published by Pearson.

Preface
Why do most Students Struggle with Organic Chemistry?
Introduction
How Organic Chemistry Is Different
The Wrong Strategy
The Right Strategy
Organization and Goals of the Book
Features of This Book
Lewis dot Structures and the Chemical Bond
Introduction
Lewis Dot Structures
Formal Charge
Resonance
Application: Drawing Lewis Structures of Complex Molecules Quickly
Application: Draw All Resonance Contributors of...
Application: Shorthand Notations
What Did You Learn?
Molecular Geometry, Dipole Moments, and Intermolecular Interactions
Introduction
VSEPR Theory and Three-Dimensional Molecular Geometry
Tetrahedral Geometry and the Dash-Wedge Notation
Rotations about Single and Double Bonds
Bond Dipoles and Polarity
Intermolecular Interactions
Application: cis and trans Isomers
Application: Melting Point and Boiling Point Determination
Application: Solubility
What Did You Learn?
Isomerism
Introduction
Isomers: A Relationship
Constitutional Isomerism
Stereoisomerism: Enantiomers and Diastereomers
Physical and Chemical Behavior of Isomers
Application: Index of Hydrogen Deficiency (Degree of Unsaturation)
Application: Draw All Constitutional Isomers of...
Application: Draw All Stereoisomers of...
What Did You Learn?
Reaction Mechanisms 1: Elementary Steps
Introduction
Bond Formation (Coordination) and Bond Breaking (Heterolysis)
Proton Transfers
Bimolecular Nucleophilic Substitution (SN2)
Nucleophilic Addition and Elimination
Electrophilic Addition and Elimination
Carbocation Rearrangements
Bimolecular Elimination (E2)
Application: Simplifying Assumptions about Electron-Rich and Electron-Poor Sites
Application: Stereochemistry of Reactions and the Production of a New Stereocenter
Application: Stereospecificity of SN2 Steps
What Have You Learned?
Charge Stability: Charge is Bad!
Introduction
Atomic Ions
Molecular Ions
Resonance Effects
Inductive Effects
Putting It All Together
Application: Strengths of Acids and Bases
Application: Strengths of Nucleophiles and the Hammond Postulate
Application: Solvent Effects on Nucleophile Strength
Application: The Best Resonance Contributor
What Did You Learn?
Reaction Mechanisms 2: SN1 and E1 Reactions and Rules of Thumb for Multistep Mechanisms
Introduction
Elementary Steps as Part of Multistep Mechanisms: SN1 and E1 Reactions
Consequences of Single-Step Versus Multistep Mechanisms
Proton Transfers as Part of Multistep Mechanisms
Molecularity of Elementary Steps
Application: Tautomerization Reactions-Neutral, Acidic, and Basic Conditions
Application: Dealing with Relatively Lengthy Mechanisms-Fischer Esterification and Imine Formation
What Did You Learn?
SN1/SN2/E1/E2 Reactions: The Whole Story
Introduction
Rate-Determining Steps: Rate Laws and the Role of the Attacking Species
Factor #1: Strength of Attacking Species
Factor #2: Concentration of Nucleophile/Base
Factor #3: Stability of the Leaving Group
Factor #4: Type of Carbon Atom Bonded to the Leaving Group
Factor #5: Solvent Effects
Substitution Versus Elimination
Sample Problems-Putting It All Together
What Did You Learn?
Concluding Remarks-What Now?
Solutions to Selected End-of-Chapter Problems
Index

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