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Organic Chemistry I

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Xin Liu, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Copyright Year: 2021

ISBN 13: 9781989864524

Publisher: Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Language: English

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Reviewed by Ratanmani Joshi, Professor, Tidewater Community College on 2/23/23

The text covers most areas and ideas of the subject and does provide good glossary. read more

Reviewed by Hermann Christine, Chair, Full Professor, Radford University on 1/10/23

This textbook covers most topics in the first semester of the year-long Organic Chemistry sequence. More examples of IR and NMR interpretation and nomenclature examples are needed. Many topics are not covered in much detail such as nomenclature... read more

Reviewed by SATHIAMOORTHY BALASUBRAMANIAN, Chemistry FACULTY, Rochester Community & Technical College on 12/11/22

This text book covers all the chapters required for 1st semester of Organic chemistry course. It is comprehensive yet precise in outlining the various concepts involved. read more

Reviewed by Maggie Bump, Senior Instructor, Virginia Tech on 5/23/22

This text covers half of the standard undergraduate Organic Chemistry concepts and reactions and is reasonable coverage for one semester of the course. The text does not address polymers, pharmaceuticals, biomaterials, or green chemistry. These... read more

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 Basic Concepts in Chemical Bonding and Organic Molecules
  • Chapter 2 Fundamental of Organic Structures
  • Chapter 3 Acids and Bases: Organic Reaction Mechanism Introduction
  • Chapter 4 Conformations of Alkanes and Cycloalkanes
  • Chapter 5 Stereochemistry
  • Chapter 6 Structural Identification of Organic Compounds: IR and NMR Spectroscopy
  • Chapter 7 Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions
  • Chapter 8 Elimination Reactions
  • Chapter 9 Free Radical Substitution Reaction of Alkanes
  • Chapter 10 Alkenes and Alkynes

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About the Book

An open textbook that is suitable for the first semester of Organic Chemistry. Basic concepts of the structures and reactivities of organic molecules are covered in this open textbook. Besides the fundamental discussions of organic acids-bases, stereochemistry, IR and NMR, this book also includes the topics of substitution and elimination reactions, radical substitution of alkanes, preparation and reactions of alkenes and alkynes.

About the Contributors


Dr. Xin Liu has been a faculty member at the Department of Chemistry, KPU since 2008. Other than teaching Organic Chemistry and first-year General Chemistry courses, she has also been actively involved in curriculum review and new course development. Having a keen interest in Open Education Resource,  Dr. Liu hope to make more contributions in this fast growing area, to make learning accessible to everyone.

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