This book is nevertheless a textbook of organic not bio-organic chemistry.It presents the subject as a blend of theory and experimental observation describing organic reactions as expressions of the .properties and characteristic behavior of functional groups. But such general concepts as the making and breaking of chemical bonds the theory of acid-base reactions;stereochemical relationships the recognition of the reactive sites of organic compounds and so on are as much within the province of biochemistry as of organic chemistry; and many of the principles of organic chemical reactivity can be illustrated by examples drawn from the realm of biological chemistry as well as-and often better thin-by the more abstract examples drawn from classicalorganic chemistry. The application of chemical and physical evidence and degradative and synthetic procedures to the determination of the structures of organic compounds is presented in a separate chapter. This is the last chapter in the book because the structural study of even a simple compound usually requires the chemist to bring to bear knowledge of many aspects of physical and chemical properties.
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|About the Author||Geissman T.A.|