Organic Chemistry,
Edition 2 Structure, Mechanism, Synthesis
By Robert J. Ouellette and J. David Rawn

Publication Date: 09 Jan 2018

Organic Chemistry: Structure, Mechanism, Synthesis, Second Edition, provides basic principles of this fascinating and challenging science, which lies at the interface of physical and biological sciences. Offering accessible language and engaging examples and illustrations, this valuable introduction for the in-depth chemistry course engages students and gives future and new scientists a new approach to understanding, rather than merely memorizing the key concepts underpinning this fundamental area. The book builds in a logical way from chemical bonding to resulting molecular structures, to the corresponding physical, chemical and biological properties of those molecules.

The book explores how molecular structure determines reaction mechanisms, from the smallest to the largest molecules—which in turn determine strategies for organic synthesis. The book then describes the synthetic principles which extend to every aspect of synthesis, from drug design to the methods cells employ to synthesize the molecules of which they are made. These relationships form a continuous narrative throughout the book, in which principles logically evolve from one to the next, from the simplest to the most complex examples, with abundant connections between the theory and applications.

Featuring in-book solutions and instructor PowerPoint slides, this Second Edition offers an updated and improved option for students in the two-semester course and for scientists who require a high quality introduction or refresher in the subject.

Key Features

  • Offers improvements for the two-semester course sequence and valuable updates including two new chapters on lipids and nucleic acids
  • Features biochemistry and biological examples highlighted throughout the book, making the information relevant and engaging to readers of all backgrounds and interests
  • Includes a valuable and highly-praised chapter on organometallic chemistry not found in other standard references
About the author
By Robert J. Ouellette, Emeritus Professor, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA and J. David Rawn, Towson University, Baltimore, MD, USA
Book details
ISBN: 9780128128381
Page Count: 1056
Retail Price : £176.00
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Advanced students (in the 2-semester course). Secondary interest seen in early career researchers and others requiring foundational info