Introductory Organic Chemistry and Hydrocarbons: A Physical Chemistry Approach, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Introductory Organic Chemistry and Hydrocarbons

A Physical Chemistry Approach, 1st Edition

By Caio Lima Firme

CRC Press

438 pages | 3 Color Illus. | 259 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents


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


About the Author

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Organic
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General