Organic Chemistry, 11th Edition continues T. W. Graham Solomons, Craig B. Fryhle, and Scott A. Snyder’s legacy of excellence in presenting this complex subject in a format that groups the topics such that the student has the greatest opportunity to assimilate the tremendous amount of data. Organic Chemistry 11th Edition was released in 2013 and it’s most recent printing was in 2014.
This book will prepare the student who takes the time to work through it for success in the academic environment as well as beyond in the professional clinical world. The authors employed a central theme in organizing the material by emphasizing the relationship between structure and reactivity. This is achieved by presenting the topics in a way that combines the most useful aspects of the approach to learning organic chemistry 11th Edition. The functional group approach is assimilated with an organization primarily based on reaction mechanisms.
There is a presentation philosophy here. They were able to use the unifying features of functional groups to base the chapter division upon. Mechanisms and their common aspects are also outlined as much as possible. The student will discover just what this subject is in the 11th Edition by following the authors approach using structural aspects to relate the mechanism relationships. This combined with mechanistic aspects of the presentation relate how it works. The authors also reveal how this is expressed in the living systems found in the world.
The chapters are categorized with the following divisions:
1 The Basics
2 Families of Carbon Compounds
3 Acids and Bases
4 Nomenclature and Conformations of Alkanes and Cycloalkanes 142
6 Ionic Reactions
7 Alkenes and Alkynes I
8 Alkenes and Alkynes II
9 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Mass Spectrometry
10 Radical Reactions 457
11 Alcohols and Ethers
12 Alcohols from Carbonyl Compounds
13 Conjugated Unsaturated Systems 581
14 Aromatic Compounds 626
15 Reactions of Aromatic Compounds 669
16 Aldehydes and Ketones
17 Carboxylic Acids and Their Derivatives15.16 Reduction of Aromatic Compounds 710
18 Reactions at the A Carbon of Carbonyl Compounds
19 Condensation and Conjugate Addition Reactions of Carbonyl Compounds
20 Amines 897
21 Phenols and Aryl Halides
23 Lipids 1027
24 Amino Acids and Proteins 1060
Most Helpful Features
The graphics and drawings of molecules are conceptually clear and a good aid to learning.
The chapter on infrared spectroscopy is a good one–this is potentially itself a whole additional course.
The writing is straightforward and clear. As you go through the book, you are aware it is a revision of a revision of a revision….
It will help to reinforce the lectures in the class.
With this edition of T. W. Graham Solomons, Craig B. Fryhle, and Scott A. Snyder’s Organic Chemistry, just about every aspect of the approach to both teaching and learning have been beneficially revised and modified to enhance the student’s opportunity to effectively comprehend the fundamentals of this subject. Every new idea is concisely illustrated and explained as soon as it is introduced in order to reinforce the concept before you begin to apply it to the next aspects.