Introduction to Organic Chemistry, 6th Edition

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Introduction to Organic Chemistry, 6th Edition

By William H. Brown, Thomas Poon

$69  USD | $89  CAN

Introduction to Organic Chemistry is most suited for a one-semester organic chemistry course. It is designed for students who require the fundamentals of organic chemistry as a requirement for their major. The course places a strong emphasis on showing the interrelationship between organic chemistry and other areas of science, particularly the biological and health sciences. The use of organic chemistry as a tool in these sciences is illustrated, and the course also stresses the organic compounds, both natural and synthetic, that surround us in everyday life: in pharmaceuticals, plastics, fibers, agrochemicals, surface coatings, toiletry preparations and cosmetics, food additives, adhesives, and elastomers.

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Chapter 1. Covalent Bonding and Shapes of Molecules
Chapter 2. Acids and Bases
Chapter 3. Alkanes and Cycloalkanes
Chapter 4. Alkenes and Alkynes
Chapter 5. Reactions of Alkenes and Alkynes
Chapter 6. Chirality: The Handedness of Molecules
Chapter 7. Haloalkanes
Chapter 8. Alcohols, Ethers, and Thiols
Chapter 9. Benzene and Its Derivatives
Chapter 10. Amines
Chapter 11. Spectroscopy
Chapter 12. Aldehydes and Ketones
Chapter 13. Carboxylic Acids
Chapter 14. Functional Derivatives of Carboxylic Acids
Chapter 15. Enolate Anions
Chapter 16. Organic Polymer Chemistry
Chapter 17. Carbohydrates
Chapter 18. Amino Acids and Proteins
Chapter 19. Lipids
Chapter 20. Nucleic Acids (available online only)

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