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[PDF] 📥 DOWNLOAD Arrow pushing in organic chemistry-Daniel E levy Organic chemistry with Arrow–Pushing in Organic Chemistry is an Easy Approach to Understanding Reaction Mechanisms, a book that uses the arrow–pushing strategy to reduce this notoriously challenging topic to the study of interactions between organic acids and bases. Understand the fundamental reaction mechanisms relevant to organic chemistry, beginning with Sn2 reactions and progressing to Sn1 reactions and other reaction types. The problem sets in this book, an excellent supplemental text, emphasize the important aspects of each chapter and will reinforce the key ideas without requiring memorization.

Arrow pushing in organic chemistry By Daniel E levy

This is a book of organic chemistry that millions of people today believe is because this book of organic chemistry explained the organic reaction very well as well as the bonuses created by the organic compound. Explained in this organic chemistry book, you can understand many reactions in very easy and simple language. Gay so that you will understand organic chemistry in your studies easily and you will go on more and more march in organic chemistry and you will understand it very easily.


Levy begins the book by saying that when he was learning organic chemistry, he followed what everyone else did: made an endless list of flash cards listing specific chemical reactions and their names. However he found that:

  …this strategy did not work for me as I quickly realized that memorization of reactions did not provide any deductive or predictive insight into the progression of starting materials to products and by what mechanisms the transformations occurred…. it was not until I abandoned the memorization strategy that I began to do well in organic chemistry and develop a true appreciation for the subject and how the science benefits society. “


  1. Introduction
  2. Acids
  3. Bases and nucleophiles
  4. SN2 substitution Reactions
  5.  SN1 substitution Reactions
  6. Elimination Reactions
  7. Addition Reactions


"Arrow Pushing in Organic Chemistry is not meant to replace a traditional textbook, a point that Levy makes clear in the preface. Rather, the text serves as a valuable workbook to counteract student memorization and compartmentalization of organic chemistry material. Review topics are presented in the context of new information, and major concepts are constantly reiterated and highlighted. Levy′s book is a great supplemental resource to guide the novice organic chemistry student down the path to a true understanding of the subject." ( Chemical Education Today, June 2010)

"The discussion of each class or reaction is both readable and informative and normally includes comparison of relative rates of similar reactions to demonstrate concepts such as nucleophilicity or steric hindrance. The major strength of the book involved the inclusion of problems at the end of each chapter. These are coupled with a set of very well discussed answers provided in the appendix. The problems fit well with the topic under discussion at each stage and the mechanistic answers and associated explanations are of a high quality. . . this text will make a useful addition to a university library or the supplementary reading list of a first year organic chemistry course." (Reviews, 1 December 2009)

"Does serve as a good support text for a more comprehensive organic text book. The high point of the book is the provision of a large number of carefully targeted problems at the end of each chapter, complete with well explained worked answers. I am sure that these will be highly useful to students who wish to practice the use of the curry arrow." (Physical Sciences Centre Reviews, 1 December 2009)

"The most valuable materials in the book are the many solved problems." (Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, January 22, 2009)

"Arrow Pushing in Organic Chemistry fills an important gap in undergraduate education, and I would encourage every instructor of organic chemistry to seriously evaluate this text, as a substantive aid. This book is definitely well worth its price!" (Angewandte Chemie International Edition, January 12, 2009)

The first two semesters of  organic chemistry  are almost universally daunting to the student. The use of organic reaction mechanisms has greatly reduced the memorization, but most organic books skimp a bit on explaining how to write a clear reaction mechanism in order to limit their already gargantuan size (and cost). Along comes Arrow Pushing in Organic Chemistry by Levy (director of synthetic chemistry, Intradigm Corp.), a book that tries to clearly and succinctly explain writing organic mechanisms to these students. It does an excellent job in this. The work includes a large number of challenging end–of–chapter problems, with complete answers in the appendix (this appendix accounts for nearly half of the book). These problems may be too challenging for the typical sophomore organic student who may rely too much on the complete answers. This monograph is an excellent supplement but not a replacement for sophomore–level organic chemistry course resources. Most other monographs on organic reaction mechanisms are geared for the advanced undergraduate or graduate student. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower–division undergraduate organic chemistry students. (J.H. Glans, Sacred Heart University, Choice, February 2009)

Product details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (2 September 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470171103
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470171103
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 1.8 x 25.4 cm

From the Back Cover

A formula for success in organic chemistry

Look at any typical organic chemistry book and you′ll probably be intimidated by its sheer size, the encyclopedic presentation of reactions, and the huge amount of material to memorize. As this book explains, there is a better and easier way to approach the subject the arrow pushing strategy that reduces organic chemistry to the study of interactions between organic acids and bases and builds from there. This approach helps you develop deductive or predictive insight into the progression of starting materials to products and by what mechanisms the transformations occurred. A valuable companion to any introductory organic chemistry textbook, Arrow Pushing in Organic Chemistry:

  • Defines the concept of arrow pushing in context with various reaction types, functional groups, mechanism types, reagents/nucleophiles, and leaving groups
  • Explains the concepts of organic acids and organic bases, and then uses them to explain fundamental reaction mechanisms, beginning with SN2 reactions and progressing to SN1 reactions and other reaction types
  • Emphasizes electron flow from atom to atom
  • Includes a summary and problem sets with each chapter to help you solidify learning

Using this approach, you should be able to derive predicted products from almost any hypothetical organic reaction. Instead of relying on rote memorization, you develop an in–depth understanding of, and an almost intuitive insight into, reactions.

This excellent companion text makes organic chemistry more approachable and exciting for students. It′s also ideal for professionals who want to refresh their knowledge or for scientists from other disciplines, such as inorganic and physical chemists, biochemists, biologists, and pharmaceutical scientists who are new to the field.

About the Author

DANIEL E. LEVY, PhD, is the Director of Synthetic Chemistry at Intradigm Corporation, pursuing delivery vehicles for siRNA therapeutics. He previously worked at Glycomed Inc., where he pursued the design and synthesis of novel glycomimetics for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory disorders; COR Therapeutics, where he pursued carbocyclic AMP analogs as inhibitors of type V adenylyl cyclase; and at Scios, Inc., where he pursued novel kinase inhibitors. Dr. Levy coauthored a book entitled The Chemistry of C–Glycosides and later collaborated with Dr. Péter Fügedi in the development and presentation of short courses entitled "Modern Synthetic Carbohydrate Chemistry" and "The Organic Chemistry of Sugars" offered by the American Chemical Society Continuing Education Department. Most recently, Dr. Levy coedited with Dr. Fügedi the book The Organic Chemistry of Sugars, based on the short course of the same name. Dr. Levy received his BS in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and his PhD in organic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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