1. What is organic chemistry?; 2. Organic structures; 3. Determining organic structures; 4. Structure of molecules; 5. Organic reactions; 6. Nucleophilic addition to the carbonyl group; 7. Delocalization and conjugation; 8. Acidity, basicity, and pKa; 9. Using organometallic reagents to make C-C bonds; 10. Conjugate addition; 11. Proton nuclear magnetic resonance; 12. Nucleophilic substitution at the carbonyl (C=O) group; 13. Equilibria, rates, and mechanisms: summary of mechanistic principles; 14. Nucleophilic substitution at C=O with loss of carbonyl oxygen; 15. Review of spectroscopic methods; 16. Stereochemistry; 17. Nucleophilic substitution at saturated carbon; 18. Conformational analysis; 19. Elimination reactions; 20. Electrophilic addition to alkenes; 21. Formation and reactions of enols and enolates; 22. Electrophilic aromatic substitution; 23. Electrophilic alkenes; 24. Chemoselectivity: selective reactions and protection; 25. Synthesis in action; 26. Alkylation of enolates; 27. Reactions of enolates with aldehydes and ketones: the aldol reaction; 28. Acylation at carbon; 29. Conjugate addition of enolates; 30. Retrosynthetic analysis; 31. Controlling the geometry of double bonds; 32. Determination of stereochemistry by spectroscopic; 33. Stereoselective reactions of cyclic compounds; 34. Diastereoselectivity; 35. Pericyclic reactions 1: cycloadditions; 36. Pericyclic reactions 2: sigmatropic and electrocyclic reactions; 37. Rearrangements; 38. Fragmentation; 39. Radical reactions; 40. Synthesis and reactions of carbenes; 41. Determining reaction mechanisms; 42. Saturated heterocycles and stereoelectronics; 43. Aromatic heterocycles 1: structures and reactions; 44. Aromatic heterocycles 2: synthesis; 45. Asymmetric synthesis; 46. Organo-main-group chemistry I: sulfur; 47. Organo-main-group chemistry II: boron, silicon, and tin; 48. Organometallic chemistry; 49. The chemistry of life; 50. Mechanisms in biological chemistry; 51. Natural products; 52. Polymerization; 53. Organic chemistry today; INDEX
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