1st Edition

Introductory Organic Chemistry and Hydrocarbons A Physical Chemistry Approach

By Caio Lima Firme Copyright 2020
    458 Pages
    by CRC Press

    458 Pages 3 Color & 259 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    460 Pages 3 Color & 259 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    A novel proposal for teaching organic chemistry based on a broader and simplified use of quantum chemistry theories and notions of some statistical thermodynamic concepts aiming to enrich the learning process of the organic molecular properties and organic reactions. A detailed physical chemistry approach to teach organic chemistry for undergraduate students is the main aim of this book. A secondary objective is to familiarize undergraduate students with computational chemistry since most of illustrations of optimized geometries (plus some topological graphs) and information is from quantum chemistry outputs which will also enable students to obtain a deeper understanding of organic chemistry.


    Notions of Quantum Mechanics and Wave Function
    Molecular Orbital, Valence Bond, Atoms in Molecules and Non-Covalent Interaction Theories and Their Applications in Organic Chemistry
    Quantum Mechanics and Electrostatic Force in Molecules
    Notions of Thermodynamics, Molecular Energy and Use of Theoretical Thermodynamic Data
    Quantum Mechanics and Periodic Table
    Quantum Mechanical Resonance, Chemical Bond and Hybridization
    Electron Delocalization, Resonance Types and Resonance Theory
    Quantum Chemistry of Potential Energy Surface (geometric parameters, energy derivatives, optimized geometries and transition states)
    Representations of Organic Molecules, Atomic Charge and Formal Charge
    Kinetics and Mechanism: Notions and The Quantum Statistical Influence
    Intermolecular Interactions
    Alkanes (nomenclature, properties and reactions)
    Cycloalkanes, Bicyclic and Caged Hydrocarbons
    Alkenes (nomenclature and properties)
    Alkenes (reactions)
    Alkynes (properties and reaction)
    Aromaticity and Aromatic Compounds
    Substituent Groups and Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution


    The author is a graduate of chemistry (UFRuralRJ), MSc in Polymer Science and PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Since 2009, he is professor of organic chemistry at Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN). He has one patent, three books and 33 papers to his credit. His primary research is on theoretical chemistry to investigate chemical bonds, aromaticity, intermolecular interactions and mechanisms of organic chemistry reactions.