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Arrow-Pushing in Organic Chemistry An Easy Approach to Understanding Reaction Mechanisms

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ISBN-10: 0470171103

ISBN-13: 9780470171103

Edition: 2008

Authors: Daniel E. Levy

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During the past fifty years, organic chemistry has grown into a very mature and well-disciplined science. As such, introductory organic chemistry courses have been obliged to present the subject in a highly concentrated format covering literally hundreds of name reactions. Consequently, the route taken by many authors of organic chemistry textbooks has been to present the subject by listing multitudes of similar name reactions as a device to illustrate the fundamental mechanisms and reaction types relevant to organic chemistry. Psychologically, this induces the student to believe that memorization of this multitude of chemical reactions is the key to success in organic chemistry. This…    
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Book details

List price: $50.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction
Definition of Arrow Pushing
Functional Groups
Nucleophiles and Leaving Groups
Summary
Problems
Acids
What are Acids?
What is Resonance?
How is Acidity Measured?
Relative Acidities
Inductive Effects
Inductive Effects and Relative Acidities
Relative Acidities of Hydrocarbons
Summary
Problems
Bases and Nucleophiles
What are Bases?
What are Nucleophiles?
Leaving Groups
Summary
Problems
S[subscript N]2 Substitution Reactions
What is an S[subscript N]2 Reaction?
What are Leaving Groups?
Where Can S[subscript N]2 Reactions Occur?
S[subscript N]2' Reactions
Summary
Problems
S[subscript N]1 Substitution Reactions
What is an S[subscript N]1 Reaction?
How are S[subscript N]1 Reactions Initiated
The Carbocation
Molecular Structure and Orbitals
Stability of Carbocations
Carbocation Rearrangements
1,2-Hydride Shifts
1,2-Alkyl Shifts
Preventing Side Reactions
Summary
Problems
Elimination Reactions
E1 Eliminations
E2 Eliminations
How Do Elimination Reactions Work?
Summary
Problems
Addition Reactions
Addition of Halogens to Double Bonds
Markovnikov's Rule
Additions to Carbonyls
1,2-Additions
1,4-Additions
Addition-Elimination Reactions
Summary
Problems
Moving Forward
Functional Group Manipulations
Name Reactions
Reagents
Final Comments
Problems
pK[subscript a] Values of Protons Associated with Common Functional Groups
Answers and Explanations to Problems
Solutions
Solutions
Solutions
Solutions
Solutions
Solutions
Solutions
Solutions
Student Reaction Glossary
Index
Periodic Table of the Elements