The language of organic chemistry embodies a unique set of concepts and nuanced meanings. For more than a quarter of a century, students and professionals seeking to acquire a quick and thorough familiarity with that language have turned to The Vocabulary of Organic Chemistry.
No mere alphabetical listing, this one–of–a–kind reference comprises eighteen topical chapters covering key subject areas in organic chemistry and related fields from atomic orbital theory to polymer chemistry, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to the chemical utilization of fossil fuels. Related terms and concepts such as catalyst and zoelite appear in the same chapter and in close proximity to one another, thus placing them in context and making it easier for readers to grasp fine distinctions. And throughout, specific examples and clearly drawn structures help to clarify key concepts.
Revised and updated for the twenty–first century, The Vocabulary and Concepts of Organic Chemistry, Second Edition offers:
- Hundreds of terms and concepts fully explained and in context
- Myriad examples and illustrations
- Brief introductory narratives that help place subject areas in historical perspective
- New sections on the four common spectroscopies (NMR, IR, Mass, UV) and photochemistry
Written by an author team with nearly one and a half centuries of combined teaching and research experience, this book is an ideal study aid for undergraduate and graduate students and a valuable professional resource for chemists who want to brush up on specific areas in organic chemistry.
1. Atomic Orbital Theory.
2. Bonds Between Adjacent Atoms: Localized Bonding, Molecular Orbital Theory.
3. Delocalized (Multicenter) Bonding.
4. Symmetry Operations, Symmetry Elements, and Applications.
5. Classes of Hydrocarbons.
6. Functional Groups: Classes of Organic Compounds.
7. Molecular Structure Isomers, Stereochemistry, and Conformational Analysis.
8. Synthetic Polymers.
9. Organometallic Chemistry.
10. Separation Techniques and Physical Properties.
11. Fossil Fuels and Their Chemical Utilization.
12. Thermodynamics, Acids and Bases, and Kinetics.
13. Reactive Intermediates (Ions, Radicals, Radical Ions, Electron–Deficient Species, Arynes).
14. Types of Organic Reaction Mechanisms.
15. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.
16. Vibrational and Rotational Spectroscopy: Infrared, Microwave, and Raman Spectra.
17. Mass Spectrometry.
18. Electronic Spectroscopy and Photochemistry.