This book discusses important reactions not usually covered in introductory courses, including pericyclic reactions, formation and reactions of carbenes, migrations to electron-deficient centers, and rearrangements of carbanions and free radicals. It covers symmetry conservation rules and linear free energy relationships. The text is written in an easily understandable, conversational style and at a level suitable for graduate students or undergraduates who have taken a year-long course in organic chemistry. FEATURES: Strong coverage of heterocyclic chemistry - a vitally important subject not traditionally covered in introductory courses. Includes many exercises with a wide range of difficulty -- some of which will challenge, and delight, the most talented students. Clear explanations of the thought processes involved in proposing mechanisms for complex reactions. New chapter on Organophosphorus and Organosulphur Chemistry. New chapter on Photochemistry.Miller, Bernard is the author of 'Advanced Organic Chemistry Reactions and Mechanisms', published 2003 under ISBN 9780130655882 and ISBN 0130655880.