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Textbooks at Carlson Library
Forgot your textbook? Many chemistry textbooks are available at the Carlson Library desk. Stop by and ask.
Spring 2022 Note: Course reserves will be available at the Rush Rhees Q & I desk while Carlson is closed during second half of January,
The Art of Writing Reasonable Organic Reaction Mechanisms by
Publication Date: 2007-07-31
(Online) Intended for students of intermediate organic chemistry, this text shows how to write a reasonable mechanism for an organic chemical transformation. The discussion is organized by types of mechanisms and the conditions under which the reaction is executed, rather than by the overall reaction as is the case in most textbooks. Each chapter discusses common mechanistic pathways and suggests practical tips for drawing them. Worked problems are included in the discussion of each mechanism, and "common error alerts" are scattered throughout the text to warn readers about pitfalls and misconceptions that bedevil students.
Organic Chemistry 9th Ed by
Publication Date: 2015-03-25
(Print) In John McMurry's words: "I wrote this book because I love writing. I get great pleasure and satisfaction from taking a complicated subject, turning it around until I see it clearly from a new angle, and then explaining it in simple words." Through his lucid writing and ability to show the beauty and logic of organic chemistry, McMurry makes learning enjoyable.
Pushing Electrons by
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
(Prnt) Learn how to write resonance structures and become comfortable with bond-making and bond-breaking steps in organic mechanisms. A paper-on-pencil approach uses active involvement and repetition to teach you to properly push electrons to generate resonance structures and write organic mechanisms with a minimum of memorization.
If you would like to browse the bookshelves most of the relevant books have a QD251 call number and can be found on the 3rd Floor of the Carlson Library
Organic Lab Textbooks
The Systematic Identification of Organic Compounds 8th Ed by
Publication Date: 2003-08-19
(Print) This book explains how to identify organic compounds through step-by-step instructions. Topics include elemental analysis, solubility, infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectra; classification tests; and preparation of a derivative.
Laboratory Techniques in Organic Chemistry 4th Ed by
Publication Date: 2014-03-01
(Print) Laboratory Techniques in Organic Chemistry is written to provide effective support for guided-inquiry and design-based experiments and projects, as well as for traditional lab experiments.
Techniques in Organic Chemistry 3rd by
Publication Date: 2010-01-06
(Print) This laboratory textbook provides support for guided-inquiry and design-based experiments and projects, as well as for traditional lab experiments. It offers extensive coverage of spectroscopic techniques and a strong emphasis on safety issues.
A Microscale Approach to Organic Laboratory Techniques 5th Ed by
Publication Date: 2012-01-23
(Print) The book's experiments cover traditional organic reactions and syntheses, the isolation of natural products, and molecular modeling and include project-based experiments and experiments that have a biological or health science focus.
Introduction to Organic Laboratory Techniques 4th Ed by
Publication Date: 2006-02-01
(Print) In this laboratory textbook for students of organic chemistry, experiments are designed to utilize microscale glassware and equipment. The textbook features a large number of traditional organic reactions and syntheses, as well as the isolation of natural products and experiments with a biological or health sciences focus. The organization of the text is based on essays and topics of current interest. The lab manual contains a comprehensive treatment of laboratory techniques.
The Organic Chem Lab Survival Manual by
Publication Date: 2012-10-16
(Print) This book presents the basic techniques of the organic chemistry laboratory with an emphasis on doing the work correctly the first time. New to this edition are discussions on safety in the laboratory with new consideration of the addition of such technology as the iPad, Nook, Kindle, and even text messaging. Updated discussion is added on Microscale; a number of NMR spectra have been added, with basic interpretation and suggestions on presentation of the data; and lastly, presentation of a more modern outline of the instrumentation of HPLC is included.
If you would like to browse the bookshelves, or by call number in Articles, Books & More, most of the relevant books have a QD261 call number and can be found on the 3rd Floor of the Carlson Library