Organic Chemistry / With CD-ROM / Edition 3 available in Hardcover
Organic Chemistry by Fox and Whitesell is the pioneer in the mechanistic approach. Now in its third volume, this classic and proven pedagogy provides a much better basis for students to retain a knowledge base and extend it to practical applications in other areas of science. The mechanistic approach groups chemical reactions according to how the sequence of changes occurs- their common mechanisms- rather than by functional groups (what category- alcohols, amines, alkenes, etc.). Where appropriate, the text subdivides information based on functional groups. The text covers ALL of basic organic chemistry in the first 14 chapters and reviews the reactions covered in these chapters in chapter 15 on multi-step synthesis. The text also contains extensive coverage of both industrial and biological polymers, and describes molecular basis for drug action.