How to keep track of everything? It might be possible to memorize every bit of information presented to you, but you would still lack a fundamental understanding of the subject. It is far better to generalize as much as possible.
Study Guide and Solutions Manual we will make the study of Organic Chemistry more meaningful and worthwhile. To be effective, a study guide should be more than just an answer book. What we present here was designed with that larger goal in mind.First of all you should realize that organic chemistry tends to “build” on itself. That is, once you have learned a reaction or concept, you will ﬁnd it being used again and again later on. In this way it is quite different from general chemistry, which tends to be much more compartmentalized. In organic chemistry you will continually ﬁnd previously learned material cropping up and being used to explain and to help you understand new topics. Often, for example, you will see the preparation of one class of compounds using reactions of other classes of compounds studied earlier in the year.
You will ﬁnd that the early chapters of the text will emphasize concepts of reaction theory. These will be used, as the various classes of organic molecules are presented, to describe mechanisms of organic reactions. A relatively few fundamental mechanisms sufﬁce to describe almost every reac-tion you will encounter. Once learned and understood, these mechanisms provide a valuable means of categorizing the reactions of organic molecules.