Best Reference Books – Physical Organic Chemistry

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Physical Organic Chemistry subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Physical Organic Chemistry along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Physical Organic Chemistry subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Physical Organic Chemistry" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Modern Physical Organic Chemistry” by Eric V Anslyn and Dennis A Dougherty

“Modern Physical Organic Chemistry” Book Review: This book discusses modern physical organic chemistry. Main topics included are molecular structure and thermodynamics, reactivity kinetics, mechanisms, catalysis. Other important chapters mentioned are advanced concepts in electronic structure theory, photochemistry, electronic organic materials. Conversion factors and other useful data tables are added at the end in the appendix. All the chapters are discussed in detail. This book is useful for advanced chemistry students.

2. “Advanced Organic Chemistry” by F A Carey and R J Sundberg

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“Advanced Organic Chemistry” Book Review: This book provides Important topics on advanced organic chemistry. Main topics included are chemical bonding and molecular structure, stereochemistry, confirmation and stereo selectivity. Other chapters discussed are structural effects on stability and reactivity, nucleophilic substitution, polar addition and elimination reactions. At the end of every chapter problems are discussed with their respective solutions. This book is suitable for advanced chemistry students.

3. “Advanced Organic Chemistry, Reactions, Mechanisms and Structure” by M B Smith and J March

“Advanced Organic Chemistry, Reactions, Mechanisms and Structure” Book Review: This book discusses advanced organic chemistry with its reactions and structure. Major topics introduced are localised chemical bonding, morning weaker than covalent, stereochemistry, irradiation processes in organic chemistry. Other chapters mentioned are aliphatic substitution, electrophilic substitution, substitution reactions, delocalised chemical bond. All the chapters are discussed at a great length. all the reactions and equations are described in a detailed manner with supporting examples. Students studying advanced level chemistry can refer to this book.

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4. “Mechanism and Theory in Organic Chemistry” by T H Lowry and K S Richardson

“Mechanism and Theory in Organic Chemistry” Book Review: This book describes the mechanisms and theories in organic chemistry. Main topics included are valence bond configuration, treatment of energy surface crossing, photochemical processes. Other important topics mentioned are electron spin resonance, chemically induced dynamic nuclear polarization and introduction to perturbation molecular orbital. End of every chapter problems of different difficulties are described for students to practice. Appendices have transition state thermodynamics and isotope effects stated in detail. This book is useful for advanced chemistry students.

5. “Organic Chemistry” by Leroy G Wade

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“Organic Chemistry” Book Review: This book mentions the major topics of organic chemistry. topics such as structure and properties of organic molecules, Structure in stereochemistry of alkenes, study of chemical reactions are discussed. Other chapters mentioned are stereochemistry, structure and synthesis of alkenes, reactions of alkenes, infrared spectroscopy and mass spectroscopy. A total of 25 chapters are discussed in great detail. This book is useful for advanced chemistry students.

6. “Organic Chemistry” by Robert T Morrison and Robert N Boyd

“Organic Chemistry” Book Review: This book is an introduction to organic chemistry. Major chapters introduced are structure and properties, methane, alkenes, stereochemistry, alkyl halides. Other topics included are Alcohols and ethers, the role of the solvent, conjugation and resonance. all the topics are discussed with proper equations and figures. Students studying advanced level chemistry can refer to this book.

7. “Physical Organic Chemistry (Advanced Chemistry)” by Jack Hine
8. “Physical Organic Chemistry: The Fundamental Concepts” by Calvin D Ritchie

“Physical Organic Chemistry: The Fundamental Concepts” Book Review: This book discusses the core principles of physical organic chemistry. Main topics included are rate loss and the treatment of simultaneous and consecutive reactions, matrix algebra, kinetic information in the elucidation of reaction mechanisms. Other topics mention our molecular orbital theory, conservation of orbital symmetry, acidity functions and acid base catalysis. A lot of examples are provided in each chapter for clear understanding of the concepts. Around 244 programmed exercises and answers are provided in this book. This book is useful for advanced chemistry students.

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9. “Physical Chemistry: A Molecular Approach” by Donald A McQuarrie and John D Simon

“Physical Chemistry: A Molecular Approach” Book Review: This book describes the physical chemistry in a molecular approach. Major topics introduced are quantum theory, classical wave equation, Schrodinger’s equation, computational quantum chemistry. Other topics included are bonding in a polyatomic molecule, matrices, group theory, the properties of gases. A total of 31 chapters are discussed in this book. over 1400 problems with complete solutions are provided in this book for student’s practice. This book is suitable for advanced chemistry students.

10. “Chemistry: An Introduction to Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry” by Prof Catherine Housecroft and Prof Edwin Constable

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“Chemistry: An Introduction to Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry” Book Review: This book is an introduction to organic, inorganic and physical chemistry. Major topics included are thermochemistry, atoms and atomic structure, ions, mass spectrometry. Other chapters mentioned are vibrational and rotational spectroscopy, reaction kinetics, equilibria, thermodynamics. 35 chapters are discussed in this book at a great length. worked out examples are discussed throughout this book. End of chapter problems are described so that students can practice. Students studying general chemistry can use this book.

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