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Organic Chemistry

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Serious Science with an Approach Built for Today’s Students

Smith'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
Nook, 1280 pages
Published January 8th 2010 by McGraw-Hill (first published 2004)
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Carlos Burga
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.
An excellent book with figures, tables and exercises for better understanding. The author has truly outdone herself.
May 29, 2016 Elisabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Rachel C.
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.
Jun 03, 2012 Monica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If there ever was a comprehensive, easy-to-understand Organic Chemistry textbook....this would be it.
Jan 05, 2009 William rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good and cheap, this book is what got me into organic chemistry. She is a beauty. Thank you prof.
May 09, 2009 Leslie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lot of stuff I will never use until my kids take the same class. Can't wait to burn it.
Vincent Andrew
Jul 20, 2013 Vincent Andrew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think this is the only book in college I actually bought, which is saying alot
Jackie - Bookwasted
Love, love, love this text. Great one to hang on to.
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