Writing Reaction Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry

Writing Reaction Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry

1st Edition - April 23, 1992

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  • Authors: Audrey Miller, Philippa Solomon
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080571249

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Presentation is clear and instructive: students will learn to recognize that many of the reactions in organic chemistry are closely related and not independent facts needing unrelated memorization. The book emphasizes that derivation of a mechanism is not a theoretical procedure, but a means of applying knowledge of other similar reactions and reaction conditions to the new reaction.

Key Features

  • Brief summaries of required basic knowledge of organic structure, bonding, stereochemistry, resonance, tautomerism, and molecular orbital theory
  • Definitions of essential terms
  • Typing and classification of reactions
  • Hints (rules) for deriving the most likely mechanism for any reaction


Upper division and graduate students in organic chemistry

Table of Contents

  • General Principles for Writing Organic Mechanisms. Reactions of Nucleophiles and Bases. Reactions Involving Acids and other Electophiles. Radicals and Radical Anions. Pericyclic Reactions. A Mixed Bag-Additional Problems.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 488
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2012
  • Published: April 23, 1992
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080571249

About the Authors

Audrey Miller

Audrey Evelyn Miller received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1962. She was the National Science Foundation Science Faculty Fellow from 1971-1972. Dr. Miller has served on panels from multiple organizations and societies. She has also given many seminar presentations at various colleges around the U.S. Dr. Miller recently taught chemistry at the University of Connecticut, and is also published under the last names Monahan and Small.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Connecticut, Storrs, U.S.A.

Philippa Solomon

Philippa H. Solomon received her Ph.D. from Boston University in 1972. She did her post doctoral work at the University of Pittsburgh from 1971-1972, and at Columbia University from 1972-1975.

Affiliations and Expertise

Edison, New Jersey, U.S.A.

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