This book is written according to the revised syllabus prescribed by the University of Mumbai for S.Y.B.Sc. class, as per the UGC guidelines. This syllabus will come into effect from the academic year 2017-18.
The book gives a good foundation of the theoretical aspects such as acidity, basicity, tautomerism, resonance, H-bonding, etc. In the earlier class, the aliphatic compounds are covered. But in this book, the emphasis is on study of aromatic compounds. The chapter on organometallic compounds has been introduced in the book.
Several reaction mechanisms have been included in which electron shifts have been clearly shown by curved arrows. An introduction has been made about simple heterocyclic compounds. Throughout the book IUPAC names have been given along with the trivial names. Further, reactions involving interconversions of compounds are included.
In the book several charts, tables, P.E. diagrams and illustrations are given to make the concepts clear. Many questions and excercises have been given for the students to practice.
Reactions and Reactivity of Halogenated Hydrocarbons
1. Alkyl Halides
2. Aryl Halides
3. Organomagnesium and Organolithium Compounds
Alcohols, Phenols, Epoxides
7. Carbonyl Compounds
8. Carboxylic Acids and their Derivatives
9. Sulphonic Acids
11. Diazonium Salts
12. Heterocyclic Compounds