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Organic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry, 12th Edition

ISBN10: 1264141521 | ISBN13: 9781264141524
By Francis Carey, Susan Bane, Robert Giuliano and Neil Allison
© 2024

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Organic Chemistry has been designed to meet the needs of the two-semester, undergraduate organic chemistry course. This best-selling text gives students a solid understanding of organic chemistry by focusing on how fundamental reaction mechanisms function and reactions occur. The authors strive for students to have a deeper understanding of the physical concepts that underlie organic chemistry, and for them to have a broader knowledge of the role of organic chemistry in biological systems.

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Chapter 1: Structure Determines Properties
Chapter 2: Alkanes and Cycloalkanes: Introduction to Hydrocarbons
Chapter 3: Alkanes and Cycloalkanes: Conformations and cis–trans Stereoisomers
Chapter 4: Chirality
Chapter 5: Alcohols and Alkyl Halides: Introduction to Reaction Mechanisms
Chapter 6: Nucleophilic Substitution
Chapter 7: Structure and Preparation of Alkenes: Elimination Reactions
Chapter 8: Addition Reactions of Alkenes
Chapter 9: Alkynes
Chapter 10: Introduction to Free Radicals
Chapter 11: Conjugation in Alkadienes and Allylic Systems
Chapter 12: Arenes and Aromaticity
Chapter 13: Electrophilic and Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution
Chapter 14: Spectroscopy
Chapter 15: Organometallic Compounds
Chapter 16: Alcohols, Diols, and Thiols
Chapter 17: Ethers, Epoxides, and Sulfides
Chapter 18: Aldehydes and Ketones: Nucleophilic Addition to the Carbonyl Group
Chapter 19: Carboxylic Acids
Chapter 20: Carboxylic Acid Derivatives: Nucleophilic Acyl Substitution
Chapter 21: Enols and Enolates
Chapter 22: Amines
Chapter 23: Carbohydrates
Chapter 24: Lipids
Chapter 25: Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins
Chapter 26: Nucleosides, Nucleotides, and Nucleic Acids
Chapter 27: Synthetic Polymers

About the Author

Francis Carey

Francis A. Carey is a native of Pennsylvania, educated in the public schools of Philadelphia, at Drexel University (B.S. in chemistry, 1959), and at Penn State (Ph.D. 1963). Following postdoctoral work at Harvard and military service, he was appointed to the chemistry faculty of the University of Virginia in 1966. Prior to retiring in 2000, he regularly taught the two-semester lecture courses in general chemistry and organic chemistry. 

With his students, Professor Carey has published over forty research papers in synthetic and mechanistic organic chemistry. In addition to this text, he is coauthor (with Robert C. Atkins) of Organic Chemistry: A Brief Course and (with Richard J. Sundberg) of Advanced Organic Chemistry, a two-volume treatment designed for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. He was a member of the Committee of Examiners of The Graduate Record Examination in Chemistry from 1993-2000. 

Frank and his wife Jill, who is a teacher/director of a preschool and a church organist, are the parents of Andy, Bob, and Bill and the grandparents of Riyad and Ava. 

Susan Bane

Robert Giuliano

Robert M. Giuliano

Neil Allison


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