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Organic Chemistry: Structure, Mechanism, and Synthesis lays out the basic principles of organic chemistry in their relation to a host of other fields in both physical and biological sciences. Organic chemistry is at the interface of physical and biological science: chemical bonding determines molecular structure, which in turn dictates physical, chemical, and biological properties; molecular structure determines reaction mechanisms; and reaction mechanisms determine strategies for organic synthesis. The relationships between structure, mechanism, and synthesis form a continuous narrative, and principles logically evolve from one to the next, with many connections to a host of other fields.
- Extensive examples of biological relevance
- An important chapter on organometallic chemistry not found in other standard references
- An extended glossary
- Appendices on thermodynamics, kinetics, and transition state theory