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Serious Science with an Approach Built for Today’s StudentsSmith's Organic Chemistry continues to breathe new life into the organic chemistry world. This student and instructor reviewed, new 2nd edition presents information in the form of bulleted lists and tables, with minimal use of text paragraphs. Janice Smith saw a great need for stepped-out worked examples; inco ...more
Nook, 1280 pages
Published January 8th 2010 by McGraw-Hill
(first published 2004)
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May 20, 2014 Carlos Burga rated it really liked it · review of another edition
This is perhaps one of the best textbooks that I've read. The explanations given are simple enough to follow but the book also shows the various non-trivial applications worldwide that they have. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to get a serious grasp of organic chemistry or anyone who is curious to understand more of how our world works and is not intimidated by the chemistry of it.
I'm a biochemistry major. I have read this book 3 times. I'm not even kidding. Smith does a very good job laying out a progressive introduction to organic chemistry reactions and concepts. This book will build your synthesis skills. The introductory material is very valuable and I still find myself revisiting it for a refresher. Organic chemistry was hard for me and unlike anything I had ever learned before. You have to find a way to conceptualize these things in your head. A model kit may be th ...more
Mar 22, 2015 Rachel C. rated it it was ok
This book itself was good. I just don't like organic chemistry... and it's apparently a weak spot for me. Thus, the rating is not for the book quality, just for my disdain for the subject matter. Sad, but true.