The Organic Chemistry Problem Solver: A Complete Solution Guide to Any Textbook: A Complete Solution Guide to Any Textbook / Edition 1

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The Problem Solvers are an exceptional series of books that are thorough, unusually well- organized, and structured in such a way that they can be used with any text. No other series of study and solution guides has come close to the Problem Solvers in usefulness, quality, and effectiveness. Educators consider the Problem Solvers the most effective series of study aids on the market. Students regard them as most helpful for their school work and studies. With these books, students do not merely memorize the subject matter, they really get to understand it. Each Problem Solver is over 1,000 pages, yet each saves hours of time in studying and finding solutions to problems. These solutions are worked out in step-by-step detail, thoroughly and clearly. Each book is fully indexed for locating specific problems rapidly. Exceptionally helpful for those taking any course in Organic Chemistry (I to III). The book is also invaluable for those preparing to take admission tests for medical and dental schools. All principal classes of organic compounds are covered. Topics include nomenclature, preparation, synthesis and reactions, characterization tests, and spectroscopy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878915125
  • Publisher: Research & Education Association
  • Publication date: 12/28/1978
  • Series: Problem Solvers Solution Guides
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1416
  • Sales rank: 987,248
  • Product dimensions: 6.54 (w) x 9.78 (h) x 2.08 (d)

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Chemistry students will find the Chemistry Problem SolverĀ® to be an invaluable supplement to their textbooks. The book is subdivided into 32 chapters, each dealing with a separate topic. The subject matter is developed beginning with fundamental gas laws and extending through organic chemistry, biochemistry, and applied problems. Also included are sections on equilibrium, chemical kinetics, thermodynamics, and quantum chemistry.
Twenty-three of our 32 chapters begin with a special section entitled "Basic Attacks and Strategies for Solving Problems in this Chapter." This section explains the principles that are applicable to the topics in the chapter. By reviewing these principles, the student can acquire a good grasp of the underlying techniques and strategies through which problems related to the chapter can be solved.


1. Refer to your class text and read the section pertaining to the topic. You should become acquainted with the principles discussed there. These principles, however, may not be clear to you at the time.

2. Locate the topic you are looking for by referring to the Table of Contents in the front of this book. After turning to the appropriate chapter, read the section "Basic Attacks and Strategies for Solving Problems in this Chapter." This section is a review of the important principles related to the chapter, and it will help you to understand further how and why problems in the chapter are solved in the manner shown.

3. Turn to the page where the topic begins and review the problems under each topic, in the order given. For each topic, the problems are arranged in order of complexity, from the simplest to the more difficult. Some problems may appear similar to others, but each problem has been selected to illustrate a different point or solution method.

To learn and understand a topic thoroughly and retain its contents, it will be generally necessary for students to review the problems several times. Repeated review is essential in order to gain experience in recognizing the principles that should be applied, and to select the best solution technique.


To locate one or more problems related to any particular subject matter, refer to the index. In using the index, be certain to note that the numbers given there refer to problem numbers, not to page numbers. This arrangement of the index is intended to facilitate finding a problem more rapidly, since two or more problems may appear on a page.

If a particular type of problem cannot be readily found, it is recommended that the student refer to the Table of Contents and then turn to the chapter which is applicable to the problem being sought. By scanning or glancing at the material that is boxed, it will generally be possible to find problems related to the one being sought, without consuming considerable time. After the problems have been located, the solutions can be reviewed and studied in detail.

For the purpose of locating problems rapidly, students should acquaint themselves with the organization of the book as found in the Table of Contents.

In preparing for an exam, it is useful to find the topics to be covered in the exam from the Table of Contents, and then review the problems under those topics several times. This should equip the student with what might be needed for the exam.

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