Summary: Clear, concise, and manageable--Fessenden and Fessenden's text has earned a reputation, through five previous editions, as an organic chemistry text that students learn from and enjoy. Described by users as "the masters of the short sentence," the authors offer a superb teaching text, renowned for clear and succinct coverage and masterful selection of topics. The authors provide a clear organization of functional groups according to sigma-bonding and pi-bon ...show moreding to provide a conceptually clear and efficient context that helps students understand the overall content of organic chemistry.
"Eminently appropriate for our students. The organization of this text is not matched by any other that I have seen. . . . Only Fessenden proceeds logically from sigma-bond chemistry to non-polar pi-bond chemistry to aromatic pi-bond chemistry and then to polar pe-bond chemistry. This organization is the result of an insight few, if any, authors have had."