Organic Chemistry 3rd Edition

ISBN: 9781119316152

Organic Chemistry 3rd Edition by Dr. David Klein builds on the phenomenal success of the first two editions, which presented his unique skills-based approach to learning organic chemistry. Dr. Klein’s skills-based approach includes all of the concepts typically covered in an organic chemistry textbook, and places special emphasis on skills development to support these concepts. This emphasis on skills development in unique SkillBuilder examples provides extensive opportunities for two-semester Organic Chemistry students to develop proficiency in the key skills necessary to succeed in organic chemistry.


  • Interactive graphics embedded in every chapter: provides youwith drag and drop- style assessment on mechanism problems (over 300 total)
  • Mid-level literature based problems- offering sample problems based “real world” applications (or cases) that have been published in professional journals
  • Chapter on organometallic reactions covers modern synthetic techniques, including Stille coupling, Suzuki coupling, Negishi coupling, the Heck reaction, and alkene metathesis.
David Klein is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at Johns Hopkins University where he has taught organic chemistry since 1999. Having worked with thousands of students, he has intense first-hand knowledge of how they learn and the difficulties they encounter. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Johns Hopkins University and his PhD from the University of California at Los Angeles under the supervision of Professor Orville Chapman. Motivated by his experiences teaching organic chemistry as a graduate student at UCLA, David wrote Organic Chemistry as a Second Language (John Wiley & Sons, 2004, updated 2nd edition published in 2008), which has become a highly valued student study resource. David has received numerous teaching awards at both UCLA and Johns Hopkins for his unique, skill-building approach to organic chemistry instruction. David is married with five children, and he enjoys skiing, scuba diving, and Tae Kwon Do.
1. A Review of General Chemistry: Electrons, Bonds, and Molecular Properties

2. Molecular Representations

3. Acids and Bases

4. Alkanes and Cycloalkanes

5. Stereoisomerism

6. Chemical Reactivity and Mechanisms

7. Substitution and Elimination Reactions of Alkyl Halides

8. Addition Reactions of Alkenes

9. Alkynes

10. Radical Reactions

11. Synthesis

12. Alcohols and Phenols

13. Ethers and Epoxides; Thiols and Sulfides

14. Infrared Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry

15. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

16. Conjugated Pi Systems and Pericyclic


17. Aromatic Compounds

18. Aromatic Substitution Reactions

19. Aldehydes and Ketones

20. Carboxylic Acids and Their Derivatives

21. Alpha Carbon Chemistry: Enols and Enolates

22. Amines

23. Organometallic Reactions

24. Carbohydrates

25. Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins

26. Lipids

27. Synthetic Polymers

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