Invitation to Organic Chemistry provides students with an elementary understanding of organic chemistry in order to support study in career fields such as nursing, agricultural sciences, biology, allied health sciences and pharmacy. Invitation to Organic Chemistry is not a truncated two-semester text. It was written specifically for the shorter one-semester, or one- or two-quarter organic chemistry course at the college level.
Colorful graphics and 19 chapters featuring such learning aids as "chemistry at work" and conceptual problems characterize this large text on a large subject. Cited by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his pioneering work in the chemistry of ylides, Johnson (who spent most of his career at the U. of North Dakota), explores the smorgasbord of subject matter that is organic chemistry and new developments in the field. Appends a summary of nomenclature, spectra group assignments, and values of selected important compounds. The index is combined with a glossary. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.