Organic Chemistry I For Dummies, 2nd Edition (2014)

Introduction

Part I. Getting Started with Organic Chemistry

Chapter 1. The Wonderful World of Organic Chemistry

Chapter 2. Dissecting Atoms: Atomic Structure and Bonding

Chapter 3. Speaking with Pictures: Drawing Structures

Chapter 4. Covering the Bases (And the Acids)

Chapter 5. Reactivity Centers: Functional Groups

Chapter 6. Seeing in 3-D: Stereochemistry

Part II. Hydrocarbons

Chapter 7. What’s in a Name? Alkane Nomenclature

Chapter 8. Drawing Alkanes

Chapter 9. Seeing Double: The Alkenes

Chapter 10. Reactions of Alkenes

Chapter 11. It Takes Alkynes: The Carbon-Carbon Triple Bond

Part III. Functional Groups

Chapter 12. Replacing and Removing: Substitution and Elimination Reactions/a>

Chapter 13. Getting Drunk on Organic Molecules: The Alcohols

Chapter 14. Side-by-Side: Conjugated Alkenes and the Diels–Alder Reaction

Chapter 15. Lord of the Rings: Aromatic Compounds

Chapter 16. Bringing Out the Howitzers: Reactions of Aromatic Compounds

Part IV. Spectroscopy and Structure Determination

Chapter 17. A Smashing Time: Mass Spectrometry

Chapter 18. Seeing Good Vibrations: IR Spectroscopy

Chapter 19. NMR Spectroscopy: Hold onto Your Hats, You’re Going Nuclear!

Chapter 20. Following the Clues: Solving Problems in NMR

Part V. The Part of Tens

Chapter 21. Ten (Or So) Great Organic Chemists

Chapter 22. Ten Cool Organic Discoveries

Chapter 23. Ten Cool Organic Molecules

Part VI. Appendixes

Appendix A. Working Multistep Synthesis Problems

Appendix B. Working Reaction Mechanisms

Appendix C. Glossary