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CliffsQuickReview Organic Chemistry I demystifies the topic with straightforward explanations of the fundamentals. This volume, which focuses on hydrocarbons and stereochemistry, will help you learn almost all of the important points you’ll need to succeed in organic chemistry. (These concepts are applied and further developed in CliffsQuickReview Organic Chemistry II.)
This comprehensive guide begins with a review of general chemistry, including atomic structure, ionic and covalent bonding, and acids and bases. In no time, you'll be ready to take on topics such as
The structure of organic molecules, including atomic orbitals and hydrocarbonsAlkanes, including nomenclature, preparations, and halogenationAlkenes, including molecular formulas, unsaturation, hydration, polymerization, and epoxide reactionsAlkynes, cyclohydrocarbons, and conjugated dienesStereochemistry, including optical activity, chirality, projections, and more
CliffsQuickReview Organic Chemistry I acts as a supplement to your textbook and to classroom lectures. Use this reference in any way that fits your personal style for study and review — the information is clearly arranged and offered in manageable units. Here are just a few of the features you’ll find in this guide:
Explanatory diagrams and loads of formulasSummary of preparations; summary of reactionsGlossary of termsPeriodic Table of Chemical ElementsTable of Electronegativity Values
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