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Organic Chemistry, 2/e

Organic Chemistry, 2/e

Organic Chemistry, 2/e

Organic Chemistry, 2/e

  • By: Thomas N. Sorrell

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ISBN: 9788130913131

Bind: Paperback

Year: 2010

Pages: 1072

Size: 216 x 279 mm

Publisher: University Science Books

Published in India by: Viva Books

Exclusive Distributors: Viva Books

Sales Territory: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka


"Sorrell writes well, and has a knack for lucid explanations. He uses excellent examples and well designed exercises to make his points. The sections integrating chapter topics with biochemical examples are the best that I have seen. My students have found his book a pleasure to read."

—Douglas Dykes, Colorado University

"The Second Edition of Sorrell's Organic Chemistry is working well for our course on organic chemistry with a biological emphasis. It is a great combination of rigor and easy reading."

—Martin Semmelhack, Princeton University

"This new edition of Sorrell's Organic Chemistry is a great contribution to those interested in teaching organic with an eye toward biochemistry. Students very much appreciated the clarity of the writing and pertinent biological examples."

—Josh Rabinowitz, Princeton University


The Second Edition of Organic Chemistry maintains all the innovative features of the first edition in a sleeker, slimmer, and easier-to-navigate design. Hailed by J Chem Ed as "the new wave" in organic textbooks, this book's mechanistic approach constructs organic chemistry from the ground up. By focusing on the points of reactivates in organic, this text allows students to approach more and more complex molecules with enhanced understanding. Also noteworthy are the biochemical examples for their variety, substance, and depth. Despite its unique emphasis on reactivity, the book facilitates easy adoption by covering organic compound classes in the traditional order. Hundreds of worked examples and student exercises combine with clear writing and sound pedagogy to make this text an exceptional choice.


Target Audience: 

Students and academics of chemistry.



The Structures of Organic Molecules • Bonding in organic molecules • The conformations of organic molecules • The stereochemistry of organic molecules • Chemical reactions and mechanisms • Substitution reactions of alkyl halides • Substitution reactions of alcohols and related compounds • Elimination reactions of alkyl halides, alcohols, and related compounds • Addition reactions of alkenes and alkynes • Addition reactions of conjugated dienes • Oxidation and reduction reactions • Free radical reactions • Proton and carbon NMR spectroscopy • Determining the structures of organic molecules • Organometallic reagents and chemical synthesis • Asymmetric reactions and synthesis • The chemistry of benzene and its derivatives • Nucleophilic addition reactions of aldehydes and ketones • Addition—substitution reactions of aldehydes and Ketones: • Carbohydrate chemistry • Addition—elimination reactions of aldehydes and ketones • Addition—elimination reactions of carboxylic acids and derivatives • The acid—base chemistry of carbonyl compounds • The nucleophilic addition reactions of enolate ions • Conjugate addition reactions of unsaturated carbonyl compounds • The chemistry of polycyclic and heterocyclic arenes • Polymers and polymerization • Amino acids, peptides, and proteins ?Nucleic acids and molecular recognition • Appendix • Glossary • Index


About the Author:

Thomas N. Sorrell received a B.A. in chemistry from New College (Sarasota, FL) 1973 and a Ph D in organic chemistry from Stanford University in 1977. He subsequently joined the faculty at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has taught and conducted research in organic and bioinorganic chemistry. Sorrell has been named an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, and he has authored two textbooks in addition to several dozen research papers. Sorrell enjoys playing violin with the UNC Symphony Orchestra, and he is an avid watercolor painter. His landscape "White Rim, Green River" was accepted for display in the 2002 "Arts for the Parks" exhibition, an acclaimed international art competition aimed at raising awareness for the National Parks in the US.


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