I have to learn many methods of preparations of various hydrocarbons and their reactions. For this, I went through many articles and some books but didn't found the details of reactions anywhere (There are details for only some of these) For example, why do we chose Nickel as the catalyst other than anything else to prepare ethane by catalytic hydrogenation of ethene? And why this reaction has to take place at 300°C and not at a lower or greater temperature?
I have 'a lot of hydrocarbons and a lot of methods to prepare them and a lot of their reactions' to learn so I want a book which has been designed especially to cover this topic so it could provide the details I want. Basically my course/syllabus includes Methods of preparation and reactions of methane, ethane, ethene, ethyne, benzene + alkyl-halides, alcohols, phenols, ethers, Aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and Esters.