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Essential Principles of Organic Chemistry


  • Date Published: April 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316603864

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  • Originally published in 1936, this informative and engaging textbook was primarily aimed at undergraduate students, who already held a familiarity with the elementary principles of general chemistry and physics. The book covers a wide variety of topics, with a particular emphasis on laboratory work and 'the practical side of the subject'. Chapter titles include, 'Aliphatic hydrocarbons', 'Aldehydes and ketones' and 'Amino acids'. Diagrams, a table of symbols, atomic numbers and atomic weights are included for reference. This book will be of considerable value to scholars of chemistry as well as to anyone with an interest in the history of education.

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    • Date Published: April 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316603864
    • length: 558 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 35 mm
    • weight: 0.75kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introductory. Quadrivalency of carbon and deduction of types of carbon compounds
    qualitative and quantitative analysis of organic compounds
    determination of empirical and molecular formulae. The 'architecture' or constitution of the molecule
    1. Aliphatic hydrocarbons: paraffins, ethylenes (olefines), cycloparaffins, acetylenes and other unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbons
    2. Aromatic hydrocarbons: benzene and its homologues. Aromatic derivatives of unsaturated hydrocarbons. Diphenyl, diphenylmethane, triphenylmethane, naphthalene, anthracene and phenanthrene
    3. Monohydroxy-derivatives of hydrocarbons: alcohols and certain derivatives
    4. Hydroxy-derivatives of cyclic hydrocarbons: phenols and certain derivatives
    5. Ethers
    6. Aldehydes and ketones and certain derivatives
    7. Simple monobasic acids: acid chlorides, acid anhydrides, amides and esters
    8. Homologues of acetic acid. Monobasic unsaturated acids and some derivatives
    9. Aromatic acids and some derivatives
    10. Organic bases: aliphatic amines and some derivatives
    aromatic amines and some derivatives
    heterocyclic bases and some derivatives
    11. Amino acids: x-amino acids and their derivatives
    peptides. Aromatic amino acids. Indigo
    12. Stereoisomerism and optical activity
    13. Glycols (dihydric alcohols) and some derivatives
    malonic and acetoacetic acid and some derivatives
    14. Glycerol and some derivatives. The erythritols and tartaric acids: hemihedrism and enantiomorphism
    resolution of racemic acid
    15. n-pentitols and pentoses. n-hexitols and hexoses or monosaccharides: glycosides, disaccharides and polysaccharides. Estimation of reducing sugars. Fermentation of hexoses
    16. Derivatives of carbonic acid. Urea and certain derivatives
    guanidine and certain derivatives
    17. Organo-metallic compounds: syntheses by means of zinc alkyls and magnesium alkyl and aryl halides
    Appendix. Isolation and purification of organic compounds
    identification and determination of physical constants of organic compounds
    typical apparatus used in the preparation and isolation of organic compounds
    Table of symbols, atomic numbers and atomic weights

  • Author

    Charles S. Gibson

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