ISBN: 978-1-61740-655-3

Organic Chemistry Study Guide Volume 1


Volume 1

Jasmine Bryant, Ph.D. and Jennie Mayer

Item Number: V209446 Availability: In stock ISBN: 978-1-61740-655-3
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A thorough workbook for students trying to master problem-solving in Organic Chemistry



Dr. Jasmine Bryant graduated from Cal Tech, received her M.A in Education from Seattle University, and her PhD from University of Washington in Inorganic Chemistry. She is the ultimate “Jack of all Trades” and teaches General Chemistry at USC and has taught General, Organic, and Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Washington.

Both a workbook and a study guide designed to supplement regular assignments covered in the first semester of Organic Chemistry

1. How to Use This Book
2. Introduction
3. Review
4. Introduction to Alkanes
5. Conformational Analysis
6. Hybridization
7. Resonance and Hybridization
8. Acidity and Basicity
9. The Relationship Between Structure and Acidity
10. Curved Arrow Notation, Nucleophiles, Electrophiles, and Leaving Groups
11. Alkenes
12. Double-Bond Isomerism
13. Alkene Stabilities
14. Electrophilic Addition of Hydrogen Halides (H–X) to Alkenes
15. Carbocation Stability and Rearrangements
16. Regioselectivity and Markovnikov’s Rule
17. Review of Kinetics
18. Catalysis
19. Hydrogenation of Alkenes
20. Acid-Catalyzed Hydration of Alkenes
21. Addition Reactions
22. Conversion of Alkenes to Alcohols
23. Oxymercuration-Reduction of Alkenes
24. Hydroboration-Oxidation of Alkenes
25. Ozonolysis of Alkenes
26. Free-Radical Addition of Hydrogen Bromide to Alkenes
27. Radical Chain Mechanism
28. Stereochemistry
29. Absolute Configuration
30. Types of Isomers
31. Conformations of Cycloalkanes
32. Bicyclic and Polycyclic Compounds
33. Stereochemistry of Addition Reactions
34. Stereochemistry of Substitution Reactions
35. Summary of Addition Reactions
36. Addition Reactions Summary Table
37. Functional Groups and Nomenclature
38. Nomenclature of Alkyl Halides
39. Nomenclature of Alcohols and Thiols
40. Nomenclature of Ethers and Sulfides
41. Classification of Alkyl Halides and Alcohols
42. Non-Covalent Intermolecular Interactions
43. Alkyl Halides: Overview of Nucleophilic Substitution and ß-Elimination
44. Nucleophilic Substitution
45. The SN2 Reaction
46. What Influences SN2 Reactions
47. Summary of SN2 Reactions
48. Synthesis of Alkenes via Elimination Reactions of Alkyl Halides
49. Possible Mechanisms for Elimination Reactions: E1 and E2
50. E2 Dehydrohalogenation
51. Competition Between SN2 and E2
52. SN1 and E1 Reactions
53. Synthesis of Alkyl Halides via Free Radical Halogenation
54. The Chemistry of Alcohols
55. Multi-Step Synthesis
56. Synthesis of Alkyl Halides from Alcohols
57. Alkynes
58. Synthesis of Alkynes form Alkyl Halides
59. Reduction of Alkynes via Hydrogenation
60. Addition of H–X to Alkynes
61. Hydration of Alkynes to form Ketones
62. Keto-Enol Tautomerization
63. Hydroboration-Oxidation of Alkynes
64. Addition of Halogens to Alkynes
65. Ozonolysis of Alkynes
66. Exam Practice Questions
67. Answers