Organic Chemistry: Mechanistic Patterns 2nd Edition

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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Table of Contents for Organic Chemistry: Mechanistic Patterns 2nd Edition

  • Front Matter
  • Chapter 1: Carbon and Its Compounds
  • Chapter 2: Anatomy of an Organic Molecule
  • Chapter 3: Molecules in Motion: Conformations by Rotations
  • Chapter 4: Stereochemistry
  • Chapter 5: Organic Reaction Mechanism
  • Chapter 6: Acids and Bases
  • Chapter 7: π Bonds as Electrophiles
  • Chapter 8: π Bonds as Nucleophiles
  • Chapter 9: Conjugation and Aromaticity
  • Chapter 10: Synthesis Using Aromatic Materials
  • Chapter 11: Displacement Reactions on Saturated Carbons
  • Chapter 12: Formation of π Bonds by Elimination Processes
  • Chapter 13: Structure Determination I

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Key features

  • More than 185 interactive simulations bridge the gap between the static imagery of textbooks and the dynamic world of organic chemistry
  • Checkpoints inform students explicitly about what they should be able to do or understand, illustrated with a solved problem
  • Auto-graded questions, including single-step reaction mechanism drawing questions, allow students to practice and demonstrate key skills