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Organic Chemistry: A Brief Course


By: Robert Atkins

McGraw Hill

Paperback | Dec 2001 | Edition: 3 | #131505 | ISBN: 0071121625
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This text is aimed at a one-term course taken by allied health and agricultural science students. It includes annotated reaction summary tables, solved in-chapter examples, integrated applications (industrial, medical, etc.) and essays that describe organic chemistry's impact on the economy, environment, and the quality of life.


1 Chemical Bonding2 Alkanes and Cycloalkanes3 Alcohols and Alkyl Halides4 Alkenes and Alkynes I: Structure and Preparation5 Alkenes and Alkynes II: Reactions6 Aromatic Compounds7 Stereochemistry8 Nucleophilic Substitution9 Free Radicals 10 Alcohols, Ethers, and Phenols11 Aldehydes and Ketones12 Carboxylic Acids13 Carboxylic Acid Derivatives14 Amines15 Carbohydrates16 Lipids17 Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins18 Nucleic Acids19 Spectroscopy

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Francis A. Carey, a native of Pennsylvania, was educated in the public schools of Philadelphia, at Drexel University. Following postdoctoral work at Harvard and military service, he was appointed to the chemistry faculty of the University of Virginia in 1966.

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