Author: Susan McMurry Genre: Chemistry, Organic Publisher: Brooks Cole ISBN: STANFORD:36105008968492 Book Pages: 641 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
John McMurry's best-selling text presents organic chemistry in a new edition that is up-to-date, beautifully written, visually striking, and pedagogically sound. Described by many of its users as ''an eminently teachable text'' McMurry sets the standard in the field. The writing style has received almost universal acclaim from its users. McMurry introduces new concepts only as needed and immediately illustrates them with concrete examples. And wherever possible, he ties material together with brief reviews, overviews, and reaction summaries. The result is a text that helps students mentally organize the material; a text that helps them understand concepts (not just memorize facts); and a text that helps them make sense of the voluminous amount of material they encounter in the study of organic chemistry...McMurry uses a simple but important polar reaction--the addition of HBr to an alkene--as the lead-off reaction to illustrate the general principles of organic reactions. Users of former editions found this an excellent choice because of its relative simplicity (no prior knowledge of chirality or kinetics is required), and its importance as a polar reaction on a common functional group that offers students the key to understanding hundreds of thousands of ionic reactions. By selecting this particular model, McMurry is able to offer an unusually early presentation of organic reactions.
Author: David R. Klein Genre: Science Publisher: Wiley ISBN: 1118700813 Book Pages: 1056 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Organic chemistry is not merely a compilation of principles, but rather, it is a disciplined method of thought and analysis. Success in organic chemistry requires mastery in two core aspects: fundamental concepts and the skills needed to apply those concepts and solve problems. Readers must learn to become proficient at approaching new situations methodically, based on a repertoire of skills. These skills are vital for successful problem solving in organic chemistry. Existing textbooks provide extensive coverage of, the principles, but there is far less emphasis on the skills needed to actually solve problems.
Author: David R. Klein Genre: Science Publisher: Wiley ISBN: 0471716626 Book Pages: 328 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Get a better grade in General Chemistry! Even though General Chemistry may be challenging at times; with hard work and the right study tools, you can still get the grade you want. With David Klein's General Chemistry as a Second Language, you'll be able to better understand fundamental principles of chemistry, solve problems, and focus on what you need to know to succeed. Here's how you can get a better grade in General Chemistry: Understand the basic concepts: General Chemistry as a Second Language focuses on selected topics in General Chemistry to give you a solid foundation. By understanding these principles, you'll have a coherent framework that will help you better understand your course. Study more efficiently and effectively: General Chemistry as a Second Language provides time-saving study tips and problem-solving strategies that will help you succeed in the course. Improve your problem-solving skills: General Chemistry as a Second Language will help you develop the skills you need to solve a variety of problem types - even unfamiliar ones!
Author: David R. Klein Genre: Science Publisher: Wiley ISBN: 047175739X Book Pages: 720 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Each chapter contains strategically positioned sections that cover important skills. In each section, an important skill is developed or fine-tuned. Multiple problems are then provided in order to build competence in that skill. Students are given the opportunity to master each core skill before moving on to the next section.
Author: Susan McMurry Genre: Alcohols Publisher: Thomson Brooks/Cole ISBN: STANFORD:36105029058414 Book Pages: 845 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Provides answers and explanations to all in-text and end-of-chapter exercises. Also includes summaries of name reactions, functional-group synthesis and reactions, lists of reagents and abbreviations, and articles on topics ranging from infrared absorption frequencies to the Nobel Price winners in Chemistry. This edition now includes all new artwork, expanded in-text problems, summary quizzes approximately every three chapters, more detailed explanations in solutions, and chapter outlines.
Author: David R. Klein Genre: Science Publisher: Wiley ISBN: 0470917806 Book Pages: 1392 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Students often say, “I studied 40 hours for this exam and I still didn’t do well. Where did I go wrong?” Most instructors hear this complaint every year. In many cases, it is true that the student invested countless hours, only to produce abysmal results. Often, inefficient study habits are to blame. The important question is: why do so many students have difficulty preparing themselves for organic chemistry exams? There are certainly several factors at play here, but perhaps the most dominant factor is a fundamental disconnect between what students learn and the tasks expected of them. To address the disconnect in organic chemistry instruction, David Klein has developed a textbook that utilizes a skills-based approach to instruction. The textbook includes all of the concepts typically covered in an organic chemistry textbook, but special emphasis is placed on skills development to support these concepts. This emphasis upon skills development will provide students with a greater opportunity to develop proficiency in the key skills necessary to succeed in organic chemistry. As an example, resonance structures are used repeatedly throughout the course, and students must become masters of resonance structures early in the course. Therefore, a significant portion of chapter 1 is devoted to drawing resonance structures. Two chapters (6 and 12) are devoted almost entirely to skill development. Chapter 6 emphasizes skills that are necessary for drawing mechanisms, while chapter 12 prepares the student for proposing syntheses. In addition, each chapter contains numerous Skillbuilders, each of which is designed to foster a specific skill. Each skillbuildercontains three parts:1. Learn the Skill: a solved problem that demonstrates a particular skill; 2. Practice the Skill: numerous problems (similar to the solved problem) that give the students an opportunity to practice and master the skill; 3. Apply the Skill: one or two more-challenging problems in which the student must apply the skill in a slightly different environment. These problems include conceptual, cumulative, and applied problems that encourage students to think out of the box. Sometimes problems that foreshadow concepts introduced in later chapters are also included. All SkillBuilders are visually summarized at the end of each chapter (Skillbuilder review), followed by a list of suggested in-chapter and end-of-chapter practice problems. This text is an unbound, three hole punched version.