Guidebook to Mechanism in Organic Chemistry, 6th Ed.


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P. Sykes, Addison Wesley Publishing Co., 1986, 416 pp., hard cover

General description

Significant revision of the classic text on mechanism organic chemistry.

Table of Contents

1. Structure, Reactivity, and Mechanism.
2. Energetics, Kinetics, and the Investigation of Mechanism.
3. The Strengths of Acids and Bases.
4. Nucleophilic Substitution at a Saturated Carbon Atom.
5. Carbocations, Electron-deficient N and O Atoms and Their Reactions.
6. Electrophilic and Nucleophilic Substitution in Aromatic Systems.
7. Electrophilic and Nucleophilic Addition to C=C.
8. Nucleophilic Addition to C=O.
9. Elimination Reactions.
10. Carbanions and Their Reactions.
11. Radicals and Their Reactions.
12. Symmetry Controlled Reactions.
13. Linear Free Energy Relationships.
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