Organic Chemistry, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 9781118452288

Organic Chemistry, 2nd Edition places special emphasis on skills development to support organic chemistry concepts. This emphasis on skills development in unique SkillBuilder examples provides you with extensive opportunities to develop proficiency in the key skills necessary to succeed in organic chemistry.


Organic Chemistry, 2nd Edition comes with WileyPLUS with ORION, which provides you with a personal learning experience that continuously adapts to meet your learning style. ORION gives you the tools to identify your strengths and weaknesses, thereby allowing you to use your study time more effectively. WileyPLUS also includes an online version of the textbook, and a comprehensive collection of practice tests that will help you ace your exams. In addition, you can access videos that demonstrate key concepts, giving perspective to the textbook content. By offering varied questions and instantaneous feedback to your answers, WileyPLUS makes every study session successful.


  • Skillbuilder sections helps you succeed by providing step-by-step, problem-solving guidance that facilitates conceptual understanding of the core concepts in Organic Chemistry.
  • Conceptual Checkpoints exercises appear after many sections to allow you to practice the recently presented concepts.
  • Chapter Openers contain Did You Ever Wonder questions, which demonstrate how organic chemistry can be applied to modern-day problems.
David Klein is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at The Johns Hopkins University. Having taught there since 1999, he has intense first-hand knowledge of how organic chemistry students learn and the difficulties they encounter. 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 has many other interests besides organic chemistry, including 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 Reactions
8. Alkenes: Structure and Preparation via Elimination Reactions
9. Addition Reactions of Alkenes
10. Alkynes
11. Radical Reactions
12. Synthesis
13. Alcohols and Phenols
14. Ethers and Epoxides; Thiols and Sulfides
15. Infrared Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry
16. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
17. Conjugated Pi Systems and Pericyclic Reactions
18. Aromatic Compounds
19. Aromatic Substitution Reactions
20. Aldehydes and Ketones
21. Carboxylic Acids and Their Derivatives
22. Alpha Carbon Chemistry: Enols and Enolates
23. Amines
24. Carbohydrates
25. Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins
26. Lipids
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