Introduction to Organic Chemistry, 5th Edition

ISBN: 9781118083383

Introduction to Organic Chemistry, 5th Edition provides an introduction to organic chemistry for students who require the fundamentals of organic chemistry as a requirement for their major. In an attempt to highlight the relevance of the material, the authors place a strong emphasis on showing the interrelationship between organic chemistry and other areas of science, particularly the biological and health sciences. The text illustrates the use of organic chemistry as a tool in these sciences; it also stresses the organic compounds, both natural and synthetic, that surround us in everyday life: in pharmaceuticals, plastics, fibers, agrochemicals, surface coatings, toiletry preparations and cosmetics, food additives, adhesives, and elastomers


  • Offers the richest assortment of examples along with Chemical Connections boxes to highlight the connection to everyday life.
  • Features worked examples that present logical strategies and steps to help build their problem-solving skills.
  • Explores common techniques and problems in How To boxes
William H. Brown
Beloit College

Thomas Poon
Claremont, McKenna, Pitzer, & Scripps College

1 Covalent Bonding and Shapes of Molecules

2 Acids and Bases

3 Alkanes and Cycloalkanes

4 Alkenes and Alkynes

5 Reactions of Alkenes and Alkynes

6 Chirality: The Handedness of Molecules

7 Haloalkanes

8 Alcohols, Ethers, and Thiols

9 Benzene and Its Derivatives

10 Amines

11 Spectroscopy

12 Aldehydes and Ketones

13 Carboxylic Acids

14 Functional Derivatives of Carboxylic Acids

15 Enolate Anions

16 Organic Polymer Chemistry

17 Carbohydrates

18 Amino Acids and Proteins

19 Lipids

20 Nucleic Acids (Online Chapter)

21 The Organic Chemistry of Metabolism (Online Chapter)

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