Synopses & Reviews
Your plain-English guide to understanding chemical reactions and tackling tests with ease
Whether you're confused by carbocations or baffled by biomolecules, this straightforward, easy-to-read guide demystifies Organic Chemistry II. From appreciating aromatic compounds to comprehending carbonyls, you'll discover what you need to know about organic reactions in order to master the course and score high on your exams!
Get comfortable with the course — follow your coursework alongside the book, as it corresponds to a typical second semester college-level organic chemistry class
Refresh your knowledge of key topics — from mechanisms to alcohol and ethers, from conjugated unsaturated systems to electrophiles and nucleophiles, get prepped for Organic II
Grasp carbonyl group basics — get an overview of structure, reactivity, and spectroscopy before delving deeper into aldehydes and ketones, enols and enolates, and carboxylic acids and their derivatives
Ace advanced topics — take a closer look at nitrogen compounds, organometallic compounds, the Claisen Condensation and its variations, and biomolecules, such as carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins
Open the book and find:
A review of Organic Chemistry I
Clear descriptions of organic reactions
Spectroscopy of aromatic compounds and carbonyls
All you need to know about amines
An explanation of the infamous Grignard reaction
Hints for working with synthesis and roadmaps
Surefire ways to fail the course (and how to avoid them!)
Ten tips for increasing your exam scores
Understand the physical and chemical properties of organic compounds
Observe from a macro-scopic and micro-scopic view
Grasp chemical and organic reactions
Follow along and ace your Organic Chemistry II course
A plain-English guide to one of the toughest courses around
So, you survived the first semester of Organic Chemistry (maybe even by the skin of your teeth) and now it's time to get back to the classroom and lab! Organic Chemistry II For Dummies is an easy-to-understand reference to this often challenging subject.
Thanks to this book, you'll get friendly and comprehensible guidance on everything you can expect to encounter in your Organic Chemistry II course.
- An extension of the successful Organic Chemistry I For Dummies
- Covers topics in a straightforward and effective manner
- Explains concepts and terms in a fast and easy-to-understand way
Whether you're confused by composites, baffled by biomolecules, or anything in between, Organic Chemistry II For Dummies gives you the help you need — in plain English!
About the Author
John T. Moore
, EdD, is Regents Professor of Chemistry at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He is the author of Chemistry For Dummies
Richard H. Langley, PhD, teaches chemistry at Stephen F. Austin State University. Langley and Moore are coauthors of Biochemistry For Dummies.
Table of Contents
Part I: Brushing Up on Important Organic Chemistry I Concepts.
Chapter 1: Organic Chemistry II: Here We Go Again!
Chapter 2: Remembering How We Do It: Mechanisms.
Chapter 3: Alcohols and Ethers: Not Just for Drinking and Sleeping.
Chapter 4: Conjugated Unsaturated Systems.
Chapter 5: "Seeing" Molecules: Spectroscopy Revisited.
Part II: Discovering Aromatic (And Not So Aromatic) Compounds.
Chapter 6: Introducing Aromatics.
Chapter 7: Aromatic Substitution Part I: Attack of the Electrophiles.
Chapter 8: Aromatic Substitution Part II: Attack of the Nucleophiles and Other Reactions.
Part III: Carbonyls: Good Alcohols Gone Bad.
Chapter 9: Comprehending Carbonyls.
Chapter 10: Aldehydes and Ketones.
Chapter 11: Enols and Enolates.
Chapter 12: Carboxylic Acids and Their Derivatives.
Part IV: Advanced Topics (Every Student's Nightmare).
Chapter 13: Amines and Friends.
Chapter 14: Metals Muscling In: Organometallics.
Chapter 15: More Reactions of Carbonyl Compounds.
Chapter 16: Living Large: Biomolecules.
Part V: Pulling It All Together.
Chapter 17: Overview of Synthesis Strategies.
Chapter 18: Roadmaps and Predicting Products.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 19: Ten Surefi re Ways to Fail Organic Chemistry II.
Chapter 20: More than Ten Ways to Increase Your Score on an Organic Chemistry Exam.
Appendix: Named Reactions.