Mechanisms of Organic Reactions is aimed at first and second year chemistry undergraduates. This authorative and up-to-date overview begins with a chapter in which modern terminology, definitions, and concepts of mechanisms and reactivity are introduced. The following four chapters are accounts of the mechanisms of four of the main classes of reactions of aliphatic compounds. However, rather than simply being presented with the mechanism, the reader is first
given the experimental evidence, and then shown how this leads to the mechanistic deductions. With problems at the end of each chapter and a short bibliography this book will be invaluable to first and second year chemistry undergraduates.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 102
Weight: 214 g
Dimensions: 245 x 189 x 6 mm
Teachers ... should benefit from an alternative book on mechanisms, with its incorporation of reaction maps and modern vocabulary, eg nucleofuges. * Alan Dronsfield, Education in Chemistry, November 1997 *
'...concise introduction to important mechanisms of organic reactions...Howard Maskill deosn't just describe mechanisms, he also indicates the type of evidence on which they are based, and encourages his readers tow eigh the evidence careflly.' * New Scientist *