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Author Reingold, David

Title Organic chemistry : an introduction emphasizing biological connections / David Reingold
Edition Preliminary edition
Published Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin ; London : Hi Marketing, 2002


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Description xviii, 778 pages, A9 pages, 7 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents 1. Basic Concepts -- 2. Electronic Structure -- 3. Bonding -- 4. Molecular Shapes: Hybridization -- 5. Polarity and Intermolecular Forces -- 6. Quantities in Chemistry -- 7. Alkanes and Cycloalkanes -- 8. Acids and Bases -- 9. Reaction Intermediates -- 10. Alkenes I -- 11. Alkenes II -- 12. Alkynes -- 13. Substitution Reactions -- 14. Structure Determination -- 15. Chirality -- 16. Elimination Reactions -- 17. Alcohols and Ethers -- 18. Carbonyl Chemistry I: Aldehydes and Ketones; Carbohydrates -- 19. Carbonyl Chemistry II: Carboxylic Acids, Acid Chlorides, Anhydrides, and Esters -- 20. Carbonyl Chemistry III: Reactions Involving the alpha-Carbon -- 21. Metabolic Transformations: The Logic of Biological Reaction Sequences -- 22. Nitrogen Chemistry: Amine, Imines, and Amides; Protein Structure -- 23. Aromatic Chemistry: Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution; Nucleic Acid Structure
Summary This text directly addresses the needs of pre-med and life science majors who traditionally constitute the bulk of the student body enrolled in introductory chemistry courses by introducing organic chemistry in the first year. The topic of organic chemistry - which is relatively narrow, self-contained, and by nature continually building on an understanding of what has come previously - represents a more natural way to introduce the basic concepts of chemistry to first-year students than the broad overview of the traditional freshman course. Since organic chemistry does not draw heavily on quantitative problem-solving, teaching organic chemistry in the first year can help students with weak math backgrounds. The text successfully integrates the biological applications of chemistry early on, so life science majors are better prepared for lab work, summer internships, and undergraduate research work
Subject Chemistry, Organic.
Bioorganic chemistry.
ISBN 0618072136 paperback