Summary: For full-year courses in organic chemistry taken by science and pre-health professions majors.
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 ...show morebalances coverage of traditional topics with bioorganic chemistry, recognizing the importance of bioorganic topics to today's students. ...show less