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A Self-Study Guide to the Principles of Organic Chemistry

Key Concepts, Reaction Mechanisms, and Practice Questions for the Beginner

by Jiben Roy


Publisher: Universal-Publishers
Pub date: 2013
Pages: 259
ISBN-10: 1612332617
ISBN-13: 9781612332611
Categories: ChemistryPhysics & ChemistryTextbooks & Study Guides


A Self-Study Guide to the Principles of Organic Chemistry: Key Concepts, Reaction Mechanisms, and Practice Questions for the Beginner will help students new to organic chemistry grasp the key concepts of the subject quickly and easily, as well as build a strong foundation for future study. Starting with the definition of "atom," the author explains molecules, electronic configuration, bonding, hydrocarbons, polar reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry, reaction varieties, organic spectroscopy, aromaticity and aromatic reactions, biomolecules, organic polymers, and a synthetic approach to organic compounds. The over one hundred diagrams and charts contained in this volume will help students visualize the structures and bonds as they read the text, and make the logic of organic chemistry clear and easily understood. Each chapter ends with a list of frequently-asked questions and answers, followed by additional practice problems. Answers are included in the Appendix.

About the Author

Dr. Jiben Roy is a professor of chemistry in the Department of Sciences and Mathematics, Mississippi University for Women. He earned his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada in 1983, and went on to complete his post-doctoral fellowship at the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii at Manoa 1984-1985. Dr. Roy has established an impressive track record in teaching and research, while also working in the pharmaceutical industry with bulk drugs and formulations, both in the United States and abroad. His publications include An Introduction to Pharmaceutical Sciences: Production, Chemistry, Techniques & Technology (2011), Organic Chemistry (in Bengali) (1979), over four dozen other publications, and a co-edited special issue of the journal Current Medicinal Chemistry.