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Overview

John McMurry's international best-seller is widely and consistently praised as the most clearly written book on the market. Why? In John McMurry's words: "I have been asked hundreds of times over the past ten years why I wrote this book. I wrote this book because I love writing. I get great pleasure and satisfaction from taking a complicated subject, turning it around until I see it clearly from a new angle, and then explaining it in simple words. I write to explain chemistry to students the way I wish it had been explained to me years ago." Through his lucid writing and ability to show the beauty and logic of organic chemistry, McMurry makes learning enjoyable for students. The highest compliment that can be given to a chemistry book applies to McMurry: It works! Mainstream in level, McMurry's coverage is concise yet doesn't omit any key topics. McMurry blends the traditional functional-group approach with a mechanistic approach. The primary approach, by functional group, begins with the simple and progresses to the more complex so that readers who are not yet versed in the subtleties of mechanisms are first exposed to the "what" of chemistry before beginning to grapple with the "why." Within this primary organization, the author places a heavy emphasis on explaining the fundamental mechanistic similarities. In this edition, McMurry retains his standard-setting features (including his innovative vertical format for explaining reaction mechanisms) while revising his text line-by-line to include hundreds of small but important improvements. For example, the Sixth Edition includes new examples, additional steps in existing examples, new problems, new phrases to clarify theexposition, and a vibrant new art program. In addition, new icons in the text lead students to a variety of new online resources. McMurry's text is in use at hundreds of colleges and universities around the world, from North America, to the United Kingdom and the Pacific Rim.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534389994
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/21/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 1296
  • Sales rank: 1,263,139
  • Product dimensions: 8.16 (w) x 10.26 (h) x 1.77 (d)

Meet the Author

John E. McMurry received his B.A. from Harvard University and his Ph.D. at Columbia University. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Foundation Fellow. He has received several awards, which include the National Institutes of Health Career Development Award, the Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award, and the Max Planck Research Award. In addition to ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, he is also the author or coauthor of ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, A BIOLOGICAL APPROACH, FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, THE ORGANIC CHEMISTRY OF BIOLOGICAL PATHWAYS, CHEMISTRY, and FUNDAMENTALS OF GENERAL, ORGANIC, AND BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY.

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Table of Contents

1. Structure and Bonding. 2. Polar Covalent Bonds; Acids and Bases. 3. Organic Compounds: Alkanes and Cycloalkanes. 4. Stereochemistry of Alkanes and Cycloalkanes. 5. An Overview of Organic Reactions. 6. Alkenes: Structure and Reactivity. 7. Alkenes: Reactions and Synthesis. 8. Alkynes: An Introduction to Organic Synthesis. 9. Stereochemistry. 10. Alkyl Halides. 11. Reactions of Alkyl Halides: Nucleophilic Substitutions and Eliminations. 12. Structure Determination: Mass Spectrometry and Infrared Spectroscopy. 13. Structure Determination: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. 14. Conjugated Dienes and Ultraviolet Spectroscopy. 15. Benzene and Aromaticity. 16. Chemistry of Benzene: Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution. A Brief Review of Organic Reactions. 17. Alcohols and Phenols. 18. Ethers and Epoxides; Thiols and Sulfides. A Preview of Carbonyl Compounds. 19. Aldehydes and Ketones: Nucleophilic Addition Reactions. 20. Carboxylic Acids and Nitriles. 21. Carboxylic Acid Derivatives and Nucleophilic Acyl Substitution Reactions. 22. Carbonyl Alpha-Substitution Reactions. 23. Carbonyl Condensation Reactions. 24. Amines. 25. Biomolecules: Carbohydrates. 26. Biomolecules: Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins. 27. Biomolecules: Lipids. 28. Biomolecules: Heterocycles and Nucleic Acids. 29. The Organic Chemistry of Metabolic Pathways. 30. Orbitals and Organic Chemistry: Pericyclic Reactions. 31. Synthetic Polymers.
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