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You don't need genius DNA to master organic chemistry
Whether you're taking a chemistry class or studying for the MCAT or DAT, Organic Chemistry Demystified is your formulas for learning or reviewing fundamental concepts and theories step-by-step.
This practical guide eases you into this sometimes challenging subject, starting with atomic structure and mass. As you progress, you will master organic chemistry essentials such as the reactivity of functional groups, the three-dimensional structure of molecules, reaction mechanisms, and more. You will understand how compounds are named and how to predict reactions. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key ideas.
It's a no-brainer You'll learn about: Molecular orbitals and bonding Acidic and basic properties of organic molecules Structure and properties of functional groups Characterization of molecules Substitution and elimination reactions Reaction mechanisms Stereochemistry Predicting reaction pathways
Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Organic Chemistry Demystified, Second Edition, helps you master this essential subject.
A structured method to learning organic chemistry
Organic Chemistry DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition closely follows the organic chemistry curriculum--from atomic structures to ionic bonding to properties and nomenclature to derivatives and reactions. The book is packed with structures, explanations of reactions, and clear examples with concise explanations that make it easy to understand the material. All-new end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key concepts.
Organic Chemistry DeMYSTiFieD, Second EditionFeatures reorganized chapters to better follow standard organic chemistry curriculum Contains a glossaryIncludes a new chapter, Biomolecules: Carbohydrates and Proteins Filled with illustrations and depictions of chemical structuresServes as a study guide for the MCAT/DAT examChapter-opening objectives offer you insight into what they're going to learn in each stepQuestions at the end of every chapter reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknessesStill Struggling? icon offers specific recommendations for those having difficulty with certain subtopics Includes a final exam for overall self-assessmentCurriculum Tree shows how the topic covered in the book fits into a larger curriculum