Introduction to Organic Chemistry, 6th Edition

ISBN: 9781119106968

Introduction to Organic Chemistry, 6th Edition,  by William Brown and Thomas Poon, provides an introduction to organic chemistry for students who require the fundamentals of organic chemistry as a requirement for their major. The textbook 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.

Introduction to Organic Chemistry, 6th Edition is a text most suited for a one semester organic chemistry course. The authors place a strong emphasis on showing the interrelationship between organic chemistry and other areas of science, particularly the biological and health science.

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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 ONLY)
21. The Organic Chemistry of Metabolism (ONLINE ONLY)
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