Organic Chemistry As a Second Language: First Semester Topics, 4th Edition

ISBN: 9781119234494

Readers continue to turn to Klein because it enables them to better understand fundamental principles, solve problems, and focus on what they need to know to succeed. Organic Chemistry As a Second Language: First Semester Topics, 4th Edition explores the major principles in the field and explains why they are relevant. It is written in a way that clearly shows the patterns in organic chemistry so that readers can gain a deeper conceptual understanding of the material. Topics are presented clearly in an accessible writing style along with numerous hands-on problem solving exercises.


  • Helps develop the skills needed to solve a variety of problem types.
  • Presents the fundamental topics clearly with an informal, friendly tone.
  • Describes the how-to of problem solving, including approaching problems strategically.
  • Discusses the relationship between concepts and puts topics in context.
David R. Klein
Johns Hopkins University
1. Aromaticity
2. IR Spectroscopy
3. NMR Spectroscopy
4. Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution
5. Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution
6. Ketones and Aldehydes
7. Carboxylic Acid Derivatives
8. Enols and Enolates
9. Amines
10. Diels-Alder Reactions
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