Summary and Info
This brief guidebook assists you in mastering the difficult concept of pushing electrons that is vital to your success in Organic Chemistry. With an investment of only 12 to 16 hours of self-study you can have a better understanding of how to write resonance structures and will become comfortable with bond-making and bond-breaking steps in organic mechanisms. A paper-on-pencil approach uses active involvement and repetition to teach you to properly push electrons to generate resonance structures and write organic mechanisms with a minimum of memorization. Compatible with any organic chemistry textbook.New to this edition: All structures redrawn with attention to correcting all bond lengths and angles. Updated and enhanced figures throughout the book. A new chapter added on the mechanisms for making synthetic polymers. A new section added on constitutional isomers. A new section added on correcting common mechanistic mistakes. Textual revisions to clarify some sections.