Arrow Pushing in Organic Chemistry

Author: Daniel E. Levy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118991206
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Organic chemistry is required coursework for degrees in life, food, and medical sciences. To help the students discouraged by the belief that this topic cannot be mastered without significant memorization, Arrow Pushing in Organic Chemistry serves as a handy supplement for understanding the subject. • Includes new chapters, an expanded index, and additional problem sets complete with detailed solutions • Focuses on understanding the mechanics and logic of organic reaction mechanisms • Introduces ionic and non-ionic reactive species and reaction mechanisms • Teaches strategies to predict reactive species, sites of reactions, and reaction products • Provides a solid foundation upon which organic chemistry students can advance with confidence

Arrow Pushing in Organic Chemistry

Author: Daniel E. Levy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118991346
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Organic chemistry is required coursework for degrees in life, food, and medical sciences. To help the students discouraged by the belief that this topic cannot be mastered without significant memorization, Arrow Pushing in Organic Chemistry serves as a handy supplement for understanding the subject. • Includes new chapters, an expanded index, and additional problem sets complete with detailed solutions • Focuses on understanding the mechanics and logic of organic reaction mechanisms • Introduces ionic and non-ionic reactive species and reaction mechanisms • Teaches strategies to predict reactive species, sites of reactions, and reaction products • Provides a solid foundation upon which organic chemistry students can advance with confidence

Arrow Pushing in Organic Chemistry

Author: Daniel E. Levy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111821045X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Find an easier way to learn organic chemistry with Arrow-Pushing in Organic Chemistry: An Easy Approach to Understanding Reaction Mechanisms, a book that uses the arrow-pushing strategy to reduce this notoriously challenging topic to the study of interactions between organic acids and bases. Understand the fundamental reaction mechanisms relevant to organic chemistry, beginning with Sn2 reactions and progressing to Sn1 reactions and other reaction types. The problem sets in this book, an excellent supplemental text, emphasize the important aspects of each chapter and will reinforce the key ideas without requiring memorization.

Arrow Pushing in Inorganic Chemistry

Author: Abhik Ghosh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118924533
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Involved as it is with 95% of the periodic table, inorganic chemistry is one of the foundational subjects of scientific study. Inorganic catalysts are used in crucial industrial processes and the field, to a significant extent, also forms the basis of nanotechnology. Unfortunately, the subject is not a popular one for undergraduates. This book aims to take a step to change this state of affairs by presenting a mechanistic, logical introduction to the subject. Organic teaching places heavy emphasis on reaction mechanisms - "arrow-pushing" - and the authors of this book have found that a mechanistic approach works just as well for elementary inorganic chemistry. As opposed to listening to formal lectures or learning the material by heart, by teaching students to recognize common inorganic species as electrophiles and nucleophiles, coupled with organic-style arrow-pushing, this book serves as a gentle and stimulating introduction to inorganic chemistry, providing students with the knowledge and opportunity to solve inorganic reaction mechanisms. • The first book to apply the arrow-pushing method to inorganic chemistry teaching • With the reaction mechanisms approach ("arrow-pushing"), students will no longer have to rely on memorization as a device for learning this subject, but will instead have a logical foundation for this area of study • Teaches students to recognize common inorganic species as electrophiles and nucleophiles, coupled with organic-style arrow-pushing • Provides a degree of integration with what students learn in organic chemistry, facilitating learning of this subject • Serves as an invaluable companion to any introductory inorganic chemistry textbook

Pushing Electrons

Author: Daniel P. Weeks
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285633237
Format: PDF
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This brief guidebook assists you in mastering the difficult concept of pushing electrons that is vital to your success in Organic Chemistry. With an investment of only 12 to 16 hours of self-study you can have a better understanding of how to write resonance structures and will become comfortable with bond-making and bond-breaking steps in organic mechanisms. A paper-on-pencil approach uses active involvement and repetition to teach you to properly push electrons to generate resonance structures and write organic mechanisms with a minimum of memorization. Compatible with any organic chemistry textbook. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introductory Organic Reaction Mechanisms A color coded approach to arrow pushing

Author: Michael Leonard
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1304515893
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To master Organic Chemistry, it is essential to master mechanism. This book uses a novel approach to help you better understand the mechanisms of 80 common organic reactions. Each one is color coded so that you can clearly see the changes that take place during the reaction. The electrons involved in the mechanism are color coded, as are the arrows originating from those electrons and the bonds or lone pairs formed by them in the intermediates and product. As a result, you can trace specific pairs of electrons through an entire transformation. The description of what each mechanistic arrow means is color coded correspondingly so that it is easy to match up the text with the relevant portion of a reaction diagram.

Arrow Pushing in Organic Chemistry Daniel E Levy 2008

Author: John Wiley & Sons, Inc
Publisher: Bukupedia
ISBN:
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Organic chemistry is a general requirement for most students pursuing degrees in the fields of biology, physiology, medicine, chemical engineering, biochemistry, and chemistry. Consequently, many of the students studying organic chemistry initially do so out of obligations to required curriculum rather than out of genuine interest in the subject. This is, in fact, expected as almost all college students find themselves enrolling in classes in which they either have no interest or cannot foresee application of the subject to their future vocation. Alternatively, there are students who are intrigued with the potential application of organic chemistry to fields including pharmaceuticals, polymers, pesticides, food science, and energy. However, whichever group represents the individual students, there is always a common subset of each that tenuously approaches the study of organic chemistry due to rumors or preconceived notions that the subject is extremely difficult and requires extensive memorization. Having personally studied organic chemistry, and tutored many students in the subject, I assure you that this is not the case. When first presented with organic chemistry course material, one can easily be caught up in the size of the book, the encyclopedic presentation of reactions, and the self-questioning of how one can ever decipher the subject. These students frequently compile endless sets of flash cards listing specific chemical reactions and their associated names. Like many of my classmates, I began to approach the subject in this manner. However, this strategy did not work for me as I quickly realized that memorization of reactions did not provide any deductive or predictive insight into the progression of starting materials to products and by what mechanisms the transformations occurred. In fact, the fundamental fault in the “memorization strategy” is that in order to be effective, the student must not only memorize all chemical reactions and associated reaction names, but also all associated reaction mechanisms and potential competing processes. It was not until I abandoned the memorization strategy that I began to do well in organic chemistry and develop a true appreciation for the subject and how the science benefits society. The presumption that introductory organic chemistry entails very little memorization is valid and simplifies the subject provided the student adheres to the philosophy that the study of organic chemistry can be reduced to the study of interactions between organic acids and bases. From this perspective, organic chemistry students can learn to determine the most acidic proton in a given molecule, determine the most reactive site (for nucleophilic attack), determine the best reactants (nucleophiles and electrophiles), and how to predict reaction products. In learning to predict these components of organic reactions, the beginning organic chemist will be able to deduce reasonable routes from starting materials to products using the basic mechanistic types involved in introductory organic chemistry. Furthermore, through an understanding of how electrons move, extrapolations from ionic or heterolytic mechanisms can be used to explain free radical and electrocyclic processes. Finally, by utilizing the principles discussed in this book, the student will gain a better understanding of how to approach the more advanced reaction types discussed as the introductory organic chemistry course progresses. The goal of this book is not to present a comprehensive treatment of organic chemistry. Furthermore, this book is not intended to be a replacement for organic chemistry texts or to serve as a stand-alone presentation of the subject. This book is intended to supplement organic chemistry textbooks by presenting a simplified strategy to the study of the subject in the absence of extensive lists of organic reactions. Through application of the principles presented herein, it is my hope that this book, when used as intended, will aid the beginning student in approaching organic chemistry as I did—with little memorization and much understanding. DANIEL E. LEVY, PH.D.

A Guide to Organic Chemistry Mechanisms

Author: Peter Wepplo
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780977931316
Format: PDF
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This is a reaction mechanism workbook designed to accompany a standard organic chemistry textbook. The book presents reaction mechanisms at three levels of difficulty: basic, moderate, and advanced. In Part A, the easiest, the missing curved arrows are missing. In Part B, the same problem is repeated with every other intermediate or product missing. In Part C, the problems are written in textbook fashion, and the same number of arrows have been retained. Thus, you are guided from learning the logic of a reaction to writing a complete mechanism. Once you have mastered a mechanism, you should be able to solve similar problems in your textbook. Part D gives completed mechanisms.

Perspectives on Structure and Mechanism in Organic Chemistry

Author: Felix A. Carroll
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118210883
Format: PDF
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Helps to develop new perspectives and a deeper understanding of organic chemistry Instructors and students alike have praised Perspectives on Structure and Mechanism in Organic Chemistry because it motivates readers to think about organic chemistry in new and exciting ways. Based on the author's first hand classroom experience, the text uses complementary conceptual models to give new perspectives on the structures and reactions of organic compounds. The first five chapters of the text discuss the structure and bonding of stable molecules and reactive intermediates. These are followed by a chapter exploring the methods that organic chemists use to study reaction mechanisms. The remaining chapters examine different types of acid-base, substitution, addition, elimination, pericyclic, and photochemical reactions. This Second Edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to reflect the latest findings in physical organic chemistry. Moreover, this edition features: New references to the latest primary and review literature More study questions to help readers better understand and apply new concepts in organic chemistry Coverage of new topics, including density functional theory, quantum theory of atoms in molecules, Marcus theory, molecular simulations, effect of solvent on organic reactions, asymmetric induction in nucleophilic additions to carbonyl compounds, and dynamic effects on reaction pathways The nearly 400 problems in the text do more than allow students to test their understanding of the concepts presented in each chapter. They also encourage readers to actively review and evaluate the chemical literature and to develop and defend their own ideas. With its emphasis on complementary models and independent problem-solving, this text is ideal for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in organic chemistry.

Keynotes in Organic Chemistry

Author: Andrew F. Parsons
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118676424
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This concise and accessible book provides organic chemistry notes for students studying chemistry and related courses at undergraduate level, covering core organic chemistry in a format ideal for learning and rapid revision. The material is organised so that fundamental concepts are introduced early, then built on to provide an overview of the essentials of functional group chemistry and reactivity, leading the student to a solid understanding of the basics of organic chemistry. Graphical presentation of information is central to the book, to facilitate the rapid assimilation, understanding and recall of critical concepts, facts and definitions. Students wanting a comprehensive and accessible overview of organic chemistry to build the necessary foundations for a more detailed study will find this book an ideal source of the information they require. In addition, the structured presentation, highly graphical nature of the text and practice problems with outline answers will provide an invaluable framework and aid to revision for students preparing for examinations. Keynotes in Organic Chemistry is also a handy desk reference for advanced students, postgraduates and researchers. For this second edition the text has been completely revised and updated. Colour has been introduced to clarify aspects of reaction mechanisms, and new margin notes to emphasise the links between different topics. The number of problems have been doubled to approximately 100, and includes spectra interpretation problems. Each chapter now starts with diagrams to illustrate the key points, and ends with a list of key reactions and a worked example.