Organic Chemistry I For Dummies Paperback – 8 Jul 2005
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From the Back Cover
Packed with tips, tricks, and techniques to build your skills
The fun and easy way® to understand organic chemistry
Challenged by organic chemistry? Don′t panic! This fun, easy–to–understand guide explains the basic principles in simple terms, providing insight into the language of organic chemists, the major classes of compounds, and top trouble spots. You′ll also get the nuts and bolts of tackling problems, from knowing where to start to spotting sneaky tricks that professors like to incorporate.
Discover how to
- Decipher "organic speak"
- Determine the structure of molecules
- Understand chemical reactions
- Develop a strategy for solving problems
- Prepare for exams
About the Author
Arthur Winter is a graduate of Frostburg State University (located in the mountains of western Maryland), where he received his BS in chemistry. Currently, he is a fourth–year doctoral student in organic chemistry at the University of Maryland in College Park, where his research involves studying extremely short–lived reactive intermediates (<0.000001 second lifetimes) using laser spectroscopy. He likes helping students with their struggles with organic chemistry and is the creator of www.chemhelper.com, an organic chemistry help Web site.
Top customer reviews
Absolutely brilliant book. It is written from the perspective that one has studied some chemistry, but that it is rusty. Best of all is the comment that organic chemistry is understandable, provided you don't start on the premise that you have no chance to understand it.
I would recommend this book for anyone struggling with organic chemistry.
I agree with the above review too, it's not for A-level students and covers a lot of stuff you won't need to know or may confuse what you need to know for you a-level exams, stick to a-level revision guides. However if your just starting your degree and are having to do a course in organic chemistry and are worried that as the previous review states this book is flawed don't worry you soon find out about resonance theory (yay!) which corrects the flawed model (and is explained thoroughly in this book). And I would highly recommend having a read before starting your classes as having some previous knowledge will help you follow your lectures.
For less than a tenner, you really can't go wrong. Excellent book and highly recommended.
It is actually an A level chemistry book, which is a very advanced level of chemistry.
If you know nothing about chemistry do not waste your money on this text as it will have you tearing your hair out.
However if you already know the basics of chemistry then this is a reasonably good book. Which explains things such as functional groups and multi step synthesis reasonably well.
There is a decent size glossary in the back and lots of tips to help you remember various things.
In summary this is a fairly good book on a very tough subject but as stated it is really not suited to beginners newcomers may want to consider - Essentials of Organic Chemistry: For Students of Pharmacy, Medicinal Chemistry and Biological Chemistry
The down side of the product is the quality of the book . The pages started to stick out of the book after few days of use .
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