The preface writing is customary on the part of the author. The preface to a book, to me, is what the face is to the mind of a person; a true reflection of one’s personality and philosophy. The basic philosophy adhered to while preparing the text material for this book is that chemistry makes sense and there are relationships, trends, and similarities in chemical behaviour. The subject matter, howsoever complex, is programmed in such a way that the reader is taken step by step, clearly and methodically through the entire course of this text, so that gaining of the knowledge becomes an experience to be enjoyed.
I fully recognize that each teacher finds some method and order of presenting the material best adapted to the type of students, aim of the course, equipment available and his/her own individuality, and therefore, no single book will be able to cater the needs of all the students and teachers in a universal way. However, any attempt to optimise the text matter so as to provide a good foundation for those who have an enquiring mind, like to do things of their own, and expect to make science their life objective, would prove to be nearly universal. This is all what I have attempted to do in this book. Hope you would certainly let me know how much did I succeed in achieving my objective.
10. Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
11. Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
12. Aldehydes, Ketones, and Carboxylic Acids
13. Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen (Amines, Cyanides, lsocyanides and Diazo Compounds)
16. Chemistry in everyday life