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Organic Chemistry II For Dummies PDF
Authors of Organic Chemistry II For Dummies PDF
John T. Moore, EdD, grew up in the foothills of western North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina–Asheville where he received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry. He earned his master’s degree in chemistry from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.
After a stint in the United States Army, he decided to try his hand at teaching. In 1971 he joined the chemistry faculty of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, where he still teaches chemistry.
In 1985 he went back to school part-time and in 1991 received his doctorate in education from Texas A&M University.
For the past several years he has been the co-editor (along with one of his former students) of the “Chemistry for Kids” feature of The Journal of Chemical Education.
In 2003 his ! rst book, Chemistry For Dummies, was published by Wiley, soon to be followed by Chemistry Made Simple (Broadway) and Chemistry Essentials For Dummies (Wiley). John enjoys cooking and making custom knife handles from exotic woods.
Richard H. Langley, Ph.D., grew up in southwestern Ohio. He attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he received bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and in mineralogy and a master’s degree in chemistry.
His next stop was the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he received his doctorate in chemistry. Afterward, he took a postdoctoral position at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, followed by a visiting assistant professor position at the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
In 1982 he moved to Stephen F. Austin State University. For the past several years he and John have been graders for the free-response portion of the AP Chemistry Exam.
He and John have collaborated on several writing projects, including 5 Steps to a Five AP Chemistry and Chemistry for the Utterly Confused (both published by McGraw-Hill). Rich enjoys jewelry making and science fiction.
Organic Chemistry II 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 27
Part VI: The Part of Tens
- Chapter 19: Ten Sure! re Ways to Fail Organic Chemistry II
- Chapter 20: More than Ten Ways to Increase Your Score on an Organic Chemistry Exam
Introduction to Organic Chemistry II For Dummies eBook
Welcome to Organic Chemistry II For Dummies. We’re certainly happy you decided to delve further into the fascinating world of organic chemistry. It’s a complex area of chemistry, but understanding organic chemistry isn’t really that difficult.
It simply takes hard work, attention to detail, some imagination, and the desire to know. Organic chemistry, like any area of chemistry, is not a spectator sport.
You need to interact with the material, try different study techniques, and ask yourself why things happen the way they do. Organic Chemistry II is a more intricate course than the typical freshman introductory chemistry course, and you may find that it’s also more involved than Organic I.
You may actually need to use those things you learned (and study habits you developed) in Organic I to be successful in Organic II.
But if you work hard, you can get through your Organic II course. More importantly, you may grow to appreciate the myriad chemical reactions that take place in the diverse world of organic chemistry.
About Organic Chemistry II For Dummies PDF Book
Organic Chemistry II For Dummies is an overview of the material covered in the second half of a typical college-level organic chemistry course.
We have made every attempt to keep the material as current as possible, but the field of chemistry is changing ever so quickly as new reactions are developed and the fields of biochemistry and biotechnology inspire new avenues of research.
The basics, however, stay the same, and they are where we concentrate our attention. As you flip through this book, you see a lot of chemical structures and reactions.
Much of organic chemistry involves knowing the structures of the molecules involved in organic reactions. If you’re in an Organic Chemistry II course, you made it through the first semester of organic chemistry, so you recognize many of the structures, or at least the functional groups, from your previous semester’s study.
If you bought this book just to gain general knowledge about a fascinating subject, try not to get bogged down in the details. Skim the chapters. If you find a topic that interests you, stop and dive in. Have fun learning something new.
If you’re taking an organic chemistry course, you can use this rather inexpensive book to supplement that very expensive organic textbook.
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