Intermediate Organic Chemistry Second Edition Like its celebrated predecessor, Intermediate Organic Chemistry, Second Edition furnishes students with the information and conceptual skills they will need to make the transition from introductory to graduate-level organic chemistry and to fully comprehend published research. Revised and updated, this new edition features additional and improved examples, explanations which are more detailed and elaborated, and twice as many exercise problems - most based on actual studies in current articles - at the end of each chapter. Problems are presented in raw-data form to encourage multistep thinking and require students to solve problems from the beginning rather than from half-finished setups. The chapter on stereochemistry has been updated to include new terminology; and the chapter on nuclear magnetic resonance has been reframed in terms of pulsed high-field spectrometers.
Other subjects covered include: reading nomenclature; searching the literature; functional group transformations; carbon-carbon bond formation; planning multistep syntheses; mechanisms and predictions; electron delocalization, aromatic character, and pericyclic reactions; and physical influences on reactions. An ideal text for one-semester, upper-level undergraduate or first-year graduate courses, Intermediate Organic Chemistry, Second Edition eliminates the problem of selecting or omitting subjects from advanced texts. The book will also be useful to practicing chemists who wish to update their understanding of particular topics.