- ‘Explain’ the matter rather than presenting the facts in an encyclopaedic manner.
- Used reaction mechanisms throughout the text.
- The chapter on Stereo-chemistry has been thoroughly rewritten.
- Re-written the sections on Stereo-chemistry of cyclic compounds, correlation of different conformers of substituted cyclohexanes.
- The E and Z designations, the R and S nomenclature of stereo-isomers, details of symmetry elements, etc. have been added and expanded.
- Greatly expanded and rewritten ‘Principles of mass spectroscopy, UV, IR and NMR spectroscopy.
- Included spectroscopic analysis of type of compounds discussed in each chapter throughout the book. These chapters have been rewritten.
- New sections on Feiser-Woodward and Feiser-Kuhn rules in UV spectroscopy, additional explanations and conclusions of various electronic transitions have been included.
- The chapter on biochemistry now includes structure and composition of the living cell.
- The chapters dealing with aromatic chemistry and heterocyclic compounds have been greatly improved over the previous editions.
- The chemistry of carbohydrates has been rewritten.
- Conformational isomerism in monosaccharides, disacchaides and plysaccharides has been explained and conversions encountered in carbohydrate chemistry have been provided.
- The chapter on proteins now includes principles of peptide bond formation and a discussion on primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structures of proteins.
- Newer synthesis have been added in the sections on alkaloids, terpenoids, ureides, purines and pyrimidines, and synthesis and natural dyes.
- Retained resonance structures rather than the more advanced, frontier molecular orbital diagrams.
- General Organic Chemistry
29th Revised Edition