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All of Paula Bruice’s broad revisions to the 7th variation of natural Chemistry persist with a significant guideline: help what smooth scholars desire on the way to comprehend and maintain what they examine in natural chemistry for profitable futures in undefined, study, and medicine.
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Extra resources for Organic Chemistry (7th Edition)
Why is an entire branch of chemistry devoted to the study of carbon-containing compounds? We study organic chemistry because just about all of the molecules that make life possible and that make us who we are—proteins, enzymes, vitamins, lipids, carbohydrates, DNA, RNA—are organic compounds. Thus the chemical reactions that take Introduction 3 place in living systems, including our own bodies, are reactions of organic compounds. Most of the compounds found in nature—those that we rely on for all of our food, for some of our clothing (cotton, wool, silk), and for energy (natural gas, petroleum)—are organic as well.
Now let’s see what fragment is lost to give the base peak. A base peak of 69 means the loss of an ethyl radical 198 - 69 = 292, whereas a base peak of 83 means the loss of a methyl radical 198 - 83 = 152. Because the two cycloalkanes are known to be very stable, we can assume they do not have three- or four-membered rings. A seven-carbon cycloalkane with a base peak signifying the loss of an ethyl radical must be ethylcyclopentane. A seven-carbon cycloalkane with a base peak signifying the loss of a methyl radical must be methylcyclohexane.
The chemical behavior of an element depends on its electronic configuration. 7 8 CHAPTER 1 Remembering General Chemistry: Electronic Structure and Bonding Lithium (Li) has a single electron in its 2s orbital. If it loses this electron, the lithium atom ends up with a filled outer shell—a stable configuration. Lithium, therefore, loses an electron relatively easily. Sodium (Na) has a single electron in its 3s orbital, so it too loses an electron easily. Each of the elements in the first column of the periodic table readily loses an electron because each has a single electron in its outermost shell.