Organic Chemistry I For Dummies Paperback – Apr 21 2014
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From the Back Cover
- Grasp the principles of organic chemistry at your own pace
- Score your highest in your Organic Chemistry I course
- Decipher organic reactions
The fun and easy way to take the confusion out of organic chemistry
If you’re feeling challenged by organic chemistry, fear not! This easy-to-understand guide explains the basic principles in simple terms, providing insight into the language of organic chemists, the major classes of compounds, and more. Complete with new explanations and example equations, this book will help you ace your organic chemistry class!
- Go organic — get an introduction to organic chemistry, from dissecting atoms and the basics of bases and acids, to stereochemistry and drawing structures
- Hydrocarbons — dive into hydrocarbons, including a full explanation of alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes
- Functional groups — understand substitution and elimination reactions, the alcohols, conjugated alkenes, aromatic compounds, and much more
- A smashing time — find out about mass spectrometry, IR spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy, solving problems in NMR, and more
- Survive organic chem — get tips on surviving your organic chemistry class, along with information on cool organic discoveries, and ten of the greatest organic chemists
Open the book and find:
- Tips on deciphering “organic speak”
- How to determine the structure of a molecule
- A complete overview of chemical reactions
- Strategies for solving organic chemistry problems
- Tricks to prepare for organic chemistry exams
- Renewed example equations in this new edition
- New explanations and practical examples
About the Author
Arthur Winter is a graduate of Frostburg State University, where he received his BS in chemistry. Winter received his PhD at the University of Maryland in 2007, where his research involved studying extremely short-lived reactive intermediates using laser spectroscopy. He is currently a chemistry professor at Iowa State University.
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