Comparing Nucleophilic Substitutions Versus Elimination Reactions in Comprehensive Introductory Organic Chemistry Textbooks

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Donna J. Nelson


In order to facilitate learning nucleophilic substitution and elimination, 17 comprehensive introductory organic chemistry textbooks are compared with respect to topic ordering, term abbreviation selection, including important topics, and content accuracy. Differences among texts are noted, and detailed comparisons are discussed. Pedagogically useful, consistent, and concise descriptions are given to understand the differences.

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