Synopses & Reviews
The Ninth Edition of Organic Chemistry
continues Solomons-Fryhle's tradition of excellence in teaching and preparing students for success in the organic classroom and beyond.
Students are often overwhelmed by the early rigors of organic chemistry. Solomons-Fryhle prepares students for these early rigors by introducing acids & bases--topics they know from general chemistry--early, followed by chapters on structure and stereochemistry. Next, a discussion of ionic reactions gives students a foundation for the vast majority of reactions that they will encounter. The Ninth Edition continues to introduce IR spectroscopy in chapter 2 (after functional groups) and Carbon-13 NMR spectroscopy in chapter 4, providing synergy with most lab courses and, again, reinforcing learning.
The new edition of Solomons-Fryhle also has a completely revised WileyPLUS course to help students and instructors reach their full potential. WileyPLUS provides instructors with the most robust online homework solution in organic chemistry. This revision of WileyPLUS meets students where and when they learn and provides them with a learning platform that offers real learning solutions that complement their approach to managing and mastering organic concepts.
Readers will find that this highly acclaimed book offers a balanced approach to functional groups and mechanisms. The clear, accessible presentation of key concepts will help them master basic skills. Throughout the pages, the focus is placed on the important ideas of organic chemistry and backs them up with illustrations and challenging problems. The new ninth edition also incorporates more biomedical examples and modern reactions, as well as integrated media for practice and assessment.
About the Author
T.W. Graham Solomons
did his undergraduate work at the Citadel and received his doctorate in organic chemistry in 1959 from Duke University where he worked with C.K. Bradsher. Following this he was a Sloan Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Rochester where he worked with V. Boekelheide. In 1960 he became a charter member of the faculty of the University of South Florida and became Professor of Chemistry in 1973. In 1992 he was made Professor Emeritus. In 1994 he was a visiting professor with the Faculty des Sciences Pharmaceutiques et Biologiques, Universite Rene Descartes (Paris V). He is a member of Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, and Sigma Pi Sigma. He has received research grants from the Research Corporation and the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund. For several years he was director of an NSF-sponsored Undergraduate Research Participation Program at USF. His research interests have been in the areas of heterocyclic chemistry and unusual aromatic compounds. He has published papers in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, the Journal of Organic Chemistry, and the Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry. He has received several awards for distinguished teaching. His organic chemistry textbooks have been widely used for 20 years and have been translated into French, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Malaysian, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, and Italian. He and his wife Judith have a daughter who is a building conservator, a son who is an artist, and another son who is a graduate student studying biochemistry.
Craig Barton Fryhle is Chair and Professor of Chemistry at Pacific Lutheran University. He earned his B.A. degree from Gettysburg College and Ph.D. from Brown University. His experiences at these institutions shaped his dedication to mentoring undergraduate students in chemistry and the liberal arts, which is a passion that burns strongly for him. His research interests have been in areas relating to the shikimic acid pathway, including molecular modeling and NMR spectrometry of substrates and analogues, as well as structure and reactivity studies of shikimate pathway enzymes using isotopic labeling and mass spectrometry. He has mentored many students in undergraduate research, a number of whom have later earned their Ph.D. degrees and gone on to academic or industrial positions. he has participated in workshops on fostering undergraduate participation in research, and has been an invited participant in efforts by the National Science Foundation to enhance undergraduate research in chemistry. He has received research and instrumentation grants from ten National Science Foundation, the M.J Murdock Charitable Trust, and other private foundations.
His work in chemical education, in addition to textbook co-authorship, involves incorporation of student-let teaching in the classroom and technology-based strategies in organic chemistry.
He has also developed experiments for undergraduate students inorganic laboratory and instrumental analysis courses. He has been a volunteer with the hands-on science program in Seattle public schools, and chair of the Puget Sound Section of the American Chemical Society. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two daughters.
Table of Contents
1. THE BASICS: Bonding and Molecular Structure.
2. REPRESENTATIVE CARBON COMPOUNDS: Functional Groups, Intermolecular Forces, and Infrared (IR) Spectroscopy.
3. AN INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC REACTIONS AND THEIR MECHANISMS: Acids and Bases.
4. NOMENCLATURE AND CONFORMATIONS OF ALKANES AND CYCLOALKANES.
5. STEREOCHEMISTRY: Chiral Molecules.
6. IONIC REACTIONS: Nucleophilic Substitution and Elimination Reactions of Alkyl Halides.
7. ALKENES AND ALKYNES I: Properties and Synthesis. Elimination Reactions of Alkyl Halides.
8. ALKENES AND ALKYNES II: Addition Reaction.
9. NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE AND MASS SPECTROMETRY: Tools for Structure Determination.
10. RADICAL REACTIONS.
11. ALCOHOLS AND ETHERS.
12. ALCOHOLS FROM CARBONYL COMPOUNDS: Oxidation-Reduction and Organometallic Compounds.
13. CONJUGATED UNSATURATED SYSTEMS.
14. AROMATIC COMPOUNDS.
15. REACTIONS OF AROMATIC COMPOUNDS.
16. ALDEHYDES AND KETONES I: Nucleophilic Additions to the Carbonyl Group.
17. ALDEHYDES AND KETONES II: Enols and Enolates.
18. CARBOXYLIC ACIDS AND THEIR DERIVATIVES: Nucleophilic Addiction-Elimination at the Acyl Carbon.
19. SYNTHESIS AND REACTIONS OF ß-DICARBONYL COMPOUNDS: More Chemistry of Enolates.
21. PHENOLS AND ARYL HALIDES: Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution.
24. AMINO ACIDS & PROTEINS.
25. NUCLEIC ACIDS & PROTEIN SYNTHESIS.
Answers to Selected Problems.