Explanatory Videos


Essential Material of Each of the Book's Chapters

Chapter 1:
From Cellulose and Starch to the Principles of Structure and Stereochemistry

Chapter 2:
A Survey of the Experiments Usually Performed by Chemists to Understand the Structures of Organic Molecules: Mass Spectrometers, Infrared Spectrometers and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometers

Chapter 3:
From Galactosemia to the Properties of Six-Membered Rings: An Introduction to the Mechanisms of Chemical Reactions

Chapter 4:
Understanding Carbocations: From the Production of High Octane Gasoline to the Nature of Acids and Bases

Chapter 5:
Carbocations in Living Processes

Chapter 6:
Aromatic-A word that Came to Mean Something Other than Odor in the Chemical Sciences

Chapter 7:
Fatty Acid Catabolism and the Chemistry of the Carbonyl Group

Chapter 8:
Carbanions and Carbonyl Chemistry: Sugar Catabolism, Isopentenyl Diphosphate Synthesis and the Citric Acid Cycle

Chapter 9:
Investigating the Properties of Addition and Condensation Polymers: Understanding more about Free Radicals, Esters and Amides

Chapter 10:
The Industrial Road Toward Increasing Efficiency in the Synthesis of Hexamethylene Diamine with Stopovers at Kinetic Versus Thermodynamic Control of Chemical Reactions, Nucleophilic Substitution, and with a Side Trip to Laboratory Reducing Agents

Chapter 11:
Much can be learned about organic chemistry from the study of natural rubber and other elastomers

Chapter 12:
Synthesis Part One (R. B. Woodward): Cholesterol

Chapter 12:
Synthesis Part Two (Elias J. Corey): Prostaglandin