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Advanced Organic Chemistry

Part A: Structure and Mechanisms

  • Francis A. Carey
  • Richard J. Sundberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Francis A. Carey, Richard J. Sundberg
    Pages 1-60
  3. Francis A. Carey, Richard J. Sundberg
    Pages 61-97
  4. Francis A. Carey, Richard J. Sundberg
    Pages 99-160
  5. Francis A. Carey, Richard J. Sundberg
    Pages 161-233
  6. Francis A. Carey, Richard J. Sundberg
    Pages 235-322
  7. Francis A. Carey, Richard J. Sundberg
    Pages 323-371
  8. Francis A. Carey, Richard J. Sundberg
    Pages 373-402
  9. Francis A. Carey, Richard J. Sundberg
    Pages 403-453
  10. Francis A. Carey, Richard J. Sundberg
    Pages 455-528
  11. Francis A. Carey, Richard J. Sundberg
    Pages 529-581
  12. Francis A. Carey, Richard J. Sundberg
    Pages 583-623
  13. Francis A. Carey, Richard J. Sundberg
    Pages 625-697
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 699-726

About this book

Introduction

The purpose of this edition is the same as that of the first edition, that is, to provide a deeper understanding of the structures of organic compounds and the mechanisms of organic reactions. The level is aimed at advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students. Our goal is to solidify the student's understanding of basic concepts provided in an introduction to organic chemistry and to fill in much more information and detail, including quantitative information, than can be presented in the first course in organic chemistry. The first three chapters consider the fundamental topics of bonding theory, stereochemistry, and conformation. Chapter 4 discusses the techniques that are used to study and characterize reaction mechanisms. The remaining chapters consider basic reaction types with a broad coverage of substituent effects and stereochemistry being provided so that each reaction can be described in good, if not entirely complete, detail. The organization is very similar to the first edition with only a relative shift in emphasis having been made. The major change is the more general application of qualitative molecular orbital theory in presenting the structural basis of substituent and stereoelectronic effects. The primary research literature now uses molecular orbital approaches very widely, while resonance theory serves as the primary tool for explanation of structural and substituent effects at the introductory level. Our intention is to illustrate the use of both types of interpretation, with the goal of facilitating the student's ability to understand and apply the molecular orbital concepts now widely in use.

Keywords

Substitution aromatic bonding carbon chemical bond chemistry information nucleophilic substitution organic chemistry photochemistry reactions stereochemistry structure

Authors and affiliations

  • Francis A. Carey
    • 1
  • Richard J. Sundberg
    • 1
  1. 1.University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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