Summary: Designed to help students not only understand what has been done in the past, but also be able to develop new concepts and to see new relationships in the future, Carroll's text emphasizes the nature and limitations of knowledge in chemistry, the need to question the underlying bases of familiar concepts, and to explore the role of complementary models in the understanding and practice of organic chemistry. This book is modern both in content and in presentation. Rat ...show moreher than taking the encyclopedic approach of other books on organic structure and mechanism, Carroll emphasizes underlying concepts in a way that leads to a deeper understanding of the fundamental principles. Reviewers have commented on the text's scholarship and clear presentation.
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