Organic Chemistry: Mechanistic Patterns 2nd Edition [Sample]

Bill Ogilvie, , Nathan Ackroyd, , Scott Browning, , Ghislain Deslongchamps, , Felix Lee, , Effiette Sauer

Organic Chemistry: Mechanistic Patterns is the very first introductory organic chemistry title that holistically focuses on a mechanistic approach; an approach that has proven to achieve a deeper understanding of chemical reactivity. This mechanistic approach to the dynamic world of organic chemistry visualizes reactivity as a collection of patterns in electron movement, making it possible for students to describe why a reaction occurred. Recognizing patterns of electron flow between seemingly different reactions can allow students to predict how a chemical will react, even if they have never seen a particular reaction before. The text takes great care to establish a progression of reactivity, from simple to complex, introducing functional groups as necessary, while focusing on the reaction at hand rather than the various things that each functional group does. Including Ghislain Deslongchamps’ acclaimed Organic ChemWare Learning Objects that bring static textbook molecular representations to life (including orbital depictions and energy graphs in many of the interactives) combined with Top Hat's active learning framework, the author's goal is to help students learn to think like chemists and be more successful in the course.

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