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Free Energy Relationships in Organic and Bio-Organic Chemistry by Andrew Williams
  

Free Energy Relationships in Organic and Bio-Organic Chemistry

Synopsis

Free Energy Relationships in Organic and Bio-Organic Chemistry by Andrew Williams

Introducing the application of free energy correlations to elucidating the mechanisms of organic and bio-organic reactions, this book provides a new and illuminating way of approaching a potentially complex topic. The idea of how free energy correlations derive from polar substituent change is introduced, and common pitfalls encountered in the application of free energy relationships are described, along with the use of these anomalies in mechanistic studies. The concept of effective charge is described in detail, with examples of its application. Throughout, worked answers are provided for the problems posed. Databases of parameters, an extensive bibliography and comprehensive lists of further reading are also included. The text provides an invaluable source of information to senior undergraduates, postgraduates and to industrial researchers with an interest in mechanistic studies. It is the first such book in more than thirty years.

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... where would a mechanistic, physical or even a synthetic organic chemist go to become more fluent in the use of free energy relationships? What a good resource when we teach this material to undergraduate and graduate students? I believe the answer to both questions is Free Energy Relationships in Organic and Bio-Organic Chemistry ... The book would be a nice supplement to a larger tome used in a senior or graduate level course in organic or physical organic chemistry. It would be an excellent textbook for a specialty course in free energy relationships.

* Journal of Chemical Education , Vol 81, No 6, June 2004 *


About the Author

Andrew Williams

Andrew Williams is an acclaimed BBC drama documentary producer and the author of two bestselling non-fiction books: The Battle of the Atlantic and D-Day to Berlin. The Interrogator is his first novel.

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Publication date

1st September 2003

Author

Andrew Williams

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Author's Website

www.andrewwilliams.tv/

Publisher

Royal Society of Chemistry

Format

Paperback
290 pages

Categories

Organic chemistry
Physical chemistry
Biochemistry

ISBN

9780854046768

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