Summary: This innovative text is organized in a way that discourages rote memorization, by emphasizing what functional groups do rather than how they are made, highlighting mechanistic similarities and tying synthesis and reactivity together. Bruice's writing has been praised for anticipating students' questions, appealing to their visual and problem solving needs. The text balances coverage of traditional topics with bioorganic chemistry, recognizing the importance of bioorg ...show moreanic topics to today's students.
This Study Guide and Solutions Manual contains complete and detailed explanations of the solutions to the problems in the text. In addition, you'll find a section on advanced acid/base chemistry with an additional set of problems, an 18-page tutorial on ''pushing electrons,'' exercises on building molecular models and calculating kinetic parameters, as well as 23 practice tests. ...show less