How To Solve Organic Reaction Mechanisms: A Stepwise Approach isan upgraded and much-expanded sequel to the bestselling textReaction Mechanisms at a Glance. This book takes a unique approachto show that a general problem-solving strategy is applicable tomany of the common reactions of organic chemistry, demonstratingthat logical and stepwise reasoning, in combination with a goodunderstanding of the fundamentals, is a powerful tool to apply tothe solution of problems. Sub-divided by functional group, the book uses a check-listapproach to problem-solving using mechanistic organic chemistry asits basis. Each mechanistic problem is presented as a two-pagespread; the left-hand page introduces the problem andprovides a stepwise procedure for working through the reactionmechanisms, with helpful hints about the underlying chemistry. Theright-hand page contains the full worked solution and summary.This revised edition includes the following updates: A new chapter which applies the problem solvingstrategy to ligand coupling reactions using transition metals Much-expanded set of fully worked problems Over 40 further problems (with answers for tutors) foruse in tutorials How To Solve Organic Reaction Mechanisms: A Stepwise Approach isan essential workbook for all students studying organic chemistry,and a useful aide for teachers of undergraduate organic chemistryto use in their tutorials.
How to Solve Organic Reaction Mechanisms