Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Bachrach, Steven M., 1959- author.

Title Thinking like a physical organic chemist / Steven M. Bachrach
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2023]
Online access available from:
ProQuest Ebook Central    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (xii, 244 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents 1. Itineraries -- 2. Chemistry Basics -- 3. Tour de France Stages -- 4. Potential Energy Surface Features -- 5. Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions. I. Basics and SN1 -- 6. Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions. II. SN2 -- 7. Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions. III. Stereochemistry -- 8. Interlude: Philosophy of Science -- 9. Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions. IV. Further Details -- 10. Elimination Reactions. I. E1 and E2 -- 11. Elimination Reactions. II. Conformation and Stereochemistry -- 12. The Truth about Substitution and Elimination Reactions -- 13. More Hard Truths: Alkyls as Electron-​Donating Groups -- 14. Addition Reactions: Kinetic and Thermodynamic Control -- 15. Quantum Mechanical Tunneling -- 16. Aromaticity -- 17. Pericyclic Reactions -- 18. Reaction Dynamics -- 19. Lessons Learned
Summary "Physical organic chemists' thinking revolutionized organic chemistry. Their model of the reaction mechanism completely changed how all organic chemists approached the identification and synthesis of new molecules. Classic physical organic chemistry experiments and their interpretation are presented in a way to display their exquisite design and philosophy. The emphasis is on how organic chemists constructed models to predict the world of organic chemistry. The book helps a student in an organic chemistry class create their own chemical intuition. For the non-specialist, the book generalizes the logic of physical organic chemistry so that these concepts can be utilized in other disciplines"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 17, 2023)
Subject Physical organic chemistry -- Textbooks
Physical organic chemistry.
Genre/Form Textbooks.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2022046558
ISBN 9780197640395