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Organic Chemistry: Structure and Function

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Dispelling the notion that organic chemistry is an overwhelming, shapeless body of facts, this textbook provides students with a framework for organizing their approach to the course. By emphasizing the relationship between structure and function, the authors provide a framework for understanding mechanisms and reactions. Stressing the importance of synthetic strategies an ...more
Hardcover, Fourth Edition, 1203 pages
Published August 6th 2002 by W.H. Freeman & Company (first published May 1987)
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Benjamin Plume
Jul 30, 2011 Benjamin Plume rated it really liked it
I hated organic chem, but this book wasn't bad for the topic.
Nicholas Harrison
Part of my soul remains with this text. Perhaps the only text-book I've ever read almost entirely cover-to-cover.
James
Mar 20, 2017 James rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, school
I learned about Organic Chemistry from this book. I didn't want to keep it anymore so I donated it to the library.
Mitchel
i don't think i love anything more than packing this ten pounds around with me. this book gets to go everywhere with me: school, my desk at home, my desk at work, all over muni, out for bike rides, cafes in my neighborhood, quality snuggle time in bed...the list goes on. i'm really getting my $150 worth out of it, you should too.

i really <3 peter vollhardt.
Lisa Nguyen
Apr 19, 2012 Lisa Nguyen rated it it was amazing
This book combines conceptual learning with great examples where you can apply what you read. I thoroughly appreciated the step by step mechanisms with detailed proton transferring. I always refer to this book to look up mechanisms and found that this organic chemistry book demonstrates esterification most clearly.
Andy Chiang
May 14, 2007 Andy Chiang rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Students, Orgo Lovers
Welcome to the Palace of Chemical Love. A colourful Organic Chemistry textbook (yeah, there are a lot of colours in there). Possibly the most colourful textbook I've ever read. It was hectic, it was good. Makes for some nice, light bedtime reading.

It's also kind of heavy.
Veronika
Apr 06, 2012 Veronika rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Gute Erklärungen anhand vielen Beispielen, Diagrammen und Zeichnungen; sehr ausführliche und leicht verständliche Behandlung der Mechanismen. Die zusätzlichen Übungsaufgaben tragen sehr sehr viel zum Verständnis des Stoffes bei.
Whitney St-Marseille
Nov 19, 2015 Whitney St-Marseille rated it really liked it
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I have the 7th edition for my organic chemistry class. I'm not a huge chemistry fan to begin with, but this book is certainly one of the better textbooks out there.
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