It gives me pleasure to place, at the hands of students and teachers, Simplified Course in Organic Chemistry for B.Sc. I, II, III (Pass and Honours) Students of Indian Universities. In my long teaching career, I have noticed that students are scared of this branch of chemistry because of tough nomenclature of organic compounds and unique mechanistic steps involved in the reactions. I have tried to present the matter in a lucid style using the simplest possible language.
The main features of the book are as follows:
1. A large number of well-labelled diagrams and sketches have been provided to enable the students to follow the subject easily.
2. One chapter has been devoted to nomenclature of organic compounds, so that the student feels comfortable in dealing with them.
3. Structures of compounds in natural products have been discussed stepwise in a lucid style.
4. A large number of questions set in University examinations have been solved in order to apprise the students of the type of questions generally asked and the appropriate answers to them.
1. Occurrence and Characteristics of Organic Compounds
2. Quantitative Analysis
3. Systematic Nomenclature
4. General Principles of Organic Reaction Mechanism
12 Aliphatic Halogen Compounds
13. Aryl Halides
14. Organometallic Compounds
15. Alcohols and Epoxides
17. Ethers and Epoxides
18. Thiols and Thioethers
19. Aldehydes and Ketones
20. Carboxylic Acids
21. Derivatives of Carboxylic Acids
22. Substituted Acids and Their Derivatives
23. Polycarboxylic Acids and Their Derivatives
24. Fats, Oils, Soaps, Detergents and Waxes
25. Sulphonic Acids
26. Nitro Compounds
28. Diazonium Salts
29. Spectroscopy and Structure
33. Polynuclear Hydrocarbons
35. Amino Acids and Proteins
36. Synthetic Drugs, Insecticides and Pesticides
38. Reactive Intermediates
40. Oxidation and Reduction (Some Synthetic Reagents)
41. Natural Products
42. Biosynthesis of Natural Products
43. Dyes (With theory of colour and constitution)