The guiding principle behind this book is to present organic chemistry as an exciting and vitally important science. To counter the impression that the study of organic chemistry consists primarily of memorizing a multitude of facts, I have organized this book around shared features and unifying concepts, while emphasizing principles that can be applied again and again. I want students to apply what they have learned to new settings and to learn how to reason their way to solutions. I also want them to see that organic chemistry is a fascinating discipline that is integral to their daily lives.
PART 1 Acids and Bases
PART 2 Using Molecular Models
PART 3 Interconverting Structural Representations
PART 4 Drawing Curved Arrows
PART 5 Drawing Curved Arrows
PART 6 Drawing Curved Arrows in Radical Systems
PART 7 Synthesis and Retrosynthetic Analysis