Organic Chemistry 2e
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In Organic Chemistry, 2nd Edition, Dr. David Klein builds on his unique skills-based approach, including all of the concepts typically covered in an organic chemistry textbook, but placing special emphasis on skills development to support these concepts. This emphasis upon skills development provides two-semester Organic Chemistry students with a greater opportunity to develop proficiency in the key skills necessary to succeed in organic chemistry.


1 A Review of General Chemistry: Electrons, Bonds, and Molecular Properties

2 Molecular Representations

3 Acids and Bases

4 Alkanes and Cycloalkanes

5 Stereoisomerism

6 Chemical Reactivity and Mechanisms

7 Substitution Reactions

8 Alkenes: Structure and Preparation via Elimination Reactions

9 Addition Reactions of Alkenes

10 Alkynes

11 Radical Reactions

12 Synthesis

13 Alcohols and Phenols

14 Ethers and Epoxides; Thiols and Sulfides

15 Infrared Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry

16 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

17 Conjugated Pi Systems and Pericyclic Reactions

18 Aromatic Compounds

19 Aromatic Substitution Reactions

20 Aldehydes and Ketones

21 Carboxylic Acids and Their Derivatives

22 Alpha Carbon Chemistry: Enols and Enolates

23 Amines

24 Carbohydrates

25 Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins

26 Lipids

27 Synthetic Polymers