Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry – T. W. Graham Solomons – 5th Edition


Focuses on the , environmental and medical applications of . Contains a new chapter on acids and bases. More emphasis has been placed on synthesis and on using retrosynthetic analysis to plan syntheses.

Chapters dealing with bio- have been extensively revised and updated. New computer generated models, combined with many full color diagrams and drawings, makes this an effectively illustrated organic . Includes 250 new problems.

Table of Content

  1. Carbon Compounds and Chemical Bonds

  2. Representative Carbon Compounds

  3. Acids and Bases in Organic Chemistry

  4. Alkanes and Cycloalkanes: Stereochemistry

  5. Ionic Reactions

  6. Radical Reactions

  7. Alkenes and Alkynes

  8. Alcohols and Ethers

  9. Alcohols from Carbonyl Compounds

  10. Conjugated Unsaturated Systems

  11. Aromatic Compounds

  12. Spectroscopic Methods of Structure Determination

  13. Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution

  14. Aldehydes and Ketones

  15. Carboxylic Acids and their Derivatives

  16. Amines

  17. Synthesis and Reactions of 3-Dicarbonyl Compounds

  18. Phenols and Aryl Halides

  19. Carbohydrates

  20. Lipids

  21. Amino Acids and Proteins

  22. Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis