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Title:
A guidebook to mechanism in organic chemistry
Author:
Sykes, Peter, 1923-
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Edition:
Sixth edition.
Publication Information:
Harlow, Essex, England ; New York : Longman ; New York, NY : Wiley, [1986]

©1986
Physical Description:
xii, 416 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780582446953

9780470206638
Format :
Book

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Summary

A classic textbook on mechanistic organic chemistry which is characterised particularly by its clarity, careful choice of examples and its general approach that is designed to lead to a ready understanding of the subject matter. This guidebook is aimed clearly at the needs of the student, with a thorough understanding of, and provision for, the potential conceptual difficulties he or she is likely to encounter.


Table of Contents

Structure, Reactivity, and Mechanism
Energetics, Kinetics, and the Investigation of Mechanism
The Strengths of Acids and Bases
Nucleophilic Substitution at a Saturated Carbon Atom
Carbocations, Electron-Deficient N and O Atoms and their Reactions
Electrophilic and Nucleophilic Substitution in Aromatic Systems
Electrophilic and Nucleophilic Addition to C=C
Nucleophilic Addition to C=O
Elimination Reactions
Carbanions and Their Reactions
Radicals and Their Reactions
Symmetry Controlled Reactions
Linear Free Energy Relationships
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Index