Organic Chemistry, 11th Edition

ISBN: 9781118133576

The 11th Edition of Organic Chemistry continues Solomons/Fryhle’s tradition of excellence in teaching and preparing you for success in your organic classroom and beyond. A central theme of the authors’ approach to organic chemistry is to emphasize the relationship between structure and reactivity. To accomplish this, the text is organized in a way that combines the most useful features of a functional group approach with one largely based on reaction mechanisms.The authors’ philosophy is to emphasize mechanisms and their common aspects as often as possible, and at the same time to use the unifying features of functional groups as the basis for most chapters. The structural aspects of the authors’ approach shows you what organic chemistry is. Mechanistic aspects of their approach shows you how it works. And wherever an opportunity arises, the authors’ shows you what it does in living systems and the physical world around us.


  • New co-author, Scott Snyder, is a well know researcher and instructor. Dr. Snyder received his PhD in 2004 from The Scripps Research Institute, working under K.C. Nicolaou. He later moved to Harvard to complete his postdoctoral fellowship, working in the lab of Professor E.J. Corey, one of the most respected contemporary chemists (and 1990 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry). Dr. Snyder brings his research into the classroom and now as coauthor, into this new edition.
  • Solved problems including Strategy and Answer sections that guide students in their problem solving. Many of the new solved problems are paired with a related review problems.
  • Additional in text review problems are included to provide students with more opportunities to check their progress as they study.
  • Many more How To sections that give step-by-step instructions to guide students in performing important skills appear throughout the new edition of Solomons. New How To sections include: How To Name Alkanes, Alkyl Halides, and Alcohols: the IUPAC System; How To Understand Additions to Alkenes; How to Write Proper Resonance Structures; and How To Predict the Products of a Diels–Alder Reaction.
T. W. Graham Solomons
University of South Florida

Craig B. Fryhle
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Scott A. Snyder
Columbia University

1. The Basics
2. Families of Carbon Compounds
3. Acids and Bases
4. Nomenclature and Conformations of Alkanes and Cycloalkanes
5. Stereochemistry
6. Ionic Reactions
7. Alkenes and Alkynes I
8. Alkenes and Alkynes II
9. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Mass Spectrometry
10. Radical Reactions
11. Alcohols and Ethers
12. Alcohols from Carbonyl Compounds
13. Conjugated Unsaturated Systems
14. Aromatic Compounds
15. Reactions of Aromatic Compounds
16. Aldehydes and Ketones
17. Carboxylic Acids and Their Derivatives
18. Reactions at the A Carbon of Carbonyl Compounds
19. Condensation and Conjugate Addition Reactions of Carbonyl Compounds
20. Amines
21. Phenols and Aryl Halides
22. Carbohydrates
23. Lipids
24. Amino Acids and Proteins
25. Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis
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