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Textbooks at Carlson Library
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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