Organic Chemistry
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Genre: Non-Fiction , Science , Textbook
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Ratings: ★★★★☆
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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This new and innovative text helps students develop a deeper understanding of organic chemistry. It treats the subject as a coherent whole, complete with numerous logical connections, consequences, and an underlying structure and "language." Employing an approach based on mechanism and reaction type, the book empasizes understanding ideas rather than merely memorizing facts. It shows students how to realistically draw molecules and mechanisms to reveal the fundamental chemistry.

Using a fresh, accessible writing style as well as examples from everyday life, the authors explain the basics of organic chemistry carefully and thoroughly. A special focus on mechanism, orbitals, and stereochemistry helps students gain a solid comprehension of important factors common to all reactions. The book's innovative design enhances clarity and instruction with boxes that separate summary information and other material from the main text; a variety of colors that draw attention to items such as atoms, molecules, and orbitals; and figures that are drawn in red with significant parts emphasized in black. Early chapters feature carbonyl group reactions, and later chapters systematically develop the chemistry through discussions of spectroscopy, stereochemistry, and chemical reactions.

Each chapter opens with a "Connections" box, divided into three columns:

· Building on: Details material from previous chapters that relate to the current chapter

· Arriving at: Provides a guide to the content of the chapter

· Looking forward to: Previews later chapters, which develop and expand the current material


"It is veru useful, and it is very different from other student books. I think it is clearly written..." Organische- Chemie.

`"The book is brilliant - we have been waiting for up to 25 years for a decent British text".' John Mann, Professor of Biol. Chemistry, Queens University Belfast

`"This is a book we have all been waiting for! It is based on sound mechanistic reasoning and contains thousands of useful examples for teaching. Its style is approachable and covers both fundamental and more advanced material".' Adam Nelson, Lecturer, University of Leeds

"a magnificent resource", Angewandte Chemie, International Edition, v. 40 no. 12, June 2001

`"The book gives a comprehensive overview of undergraduate-level organic chemistry and is suitable for all 3 years of a BSc degree. The writing and illustrations are very clear and easy".' Dr J G Knight, Lecturer, Newcastle University

`"It is a very modern book showing nicely the interaction between organic chemistry and daily life. It has an unusaul and exciting format".' Frank-Gerrit Klarner, Prof. Dr., Universitat Essen

About the Author

Jonathan Clayden is at University of Manchester. Nick Greeves is at University of Liverpool.