Introduction to Organic Chemistry

9780030274534: Introduction to Organic Chemistry

This book enables readers to see the connections in organic chemistry and understand the logic.

  • Reaction mechanisms are grouped together to reflect logical relationships.
  • Discusses organic chemistry as it is applied to real-world compounds and problems.
  • Electrostatic potential plots are added throughout the text to enhance the recognition and importance of molecular polarity.
  • Presents problems in a new “Looking-Ahead” section at the end of each chapter that show how concepts constantly build upon each other.
  • Converts many of the structural formulas to a line-angle format in order to make structural formulas both easier to recognize and easier to draw.

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Covering the groundwork of organic chemistry - a dynamic and expanding area of science, the second edition of this introductory text shows the interrelation between organic chemistry and the biological and health sciences clearly and concisely, making it easy to understand by students in a one-semester organic course. Every copy of Brown, Second Edition includes ChemOffice Web CD-ROM.

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The flower of the passion fruit, Passiflora edulis, showing 3-fold and 5-fold symmetry in its styles and stamen, respectively. Symmetry and the lack of symmetry are important features of organic molecules. For example, a fascinating distinction between the yellow and purple passion fruit was found when studying compounds occurring within the species. 2-Heptanol, for example, is found in both the yellow and purple passion fruit but, whereas the R enantiomer predominates in purple fruit (92%), the S enantiomer predominates in yellow fruit (82%). Just as the passion fruit and its' flower illustrate important concepts at work in organic chemistry, this text enables students to make the connections between organic chemistry in the classroom and the world around them.

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