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Author: John E. McMurry
ISBN13: 978-0534373672
Title: Organic Chemistry (with CD-ROM, Non-InfoTrac Version)
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Language: English
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Publisher: Brooks Cole; 5th edition (August 27, 1999)
Pages: 1424

Organic Chemistry (with CD-ROM, Non-InfoTrac Version) by John E. McMurry

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For students to learn to think scientifically, they need something to think about. From the very first chapter, the authors familiarize students with chemical reactions - which Umland and Bellama believe are the heart of chemistry.

Best Organic Chemistry Book. Interested in Nucleophilic substitution? Mass spectrometry? Aldehydes and ketones? Congrats! Organic chemistry is going to be your field of study. Comprising any list of organic chemistry textbooks without mentioning the effort of John E. McMurry is virtually impossible, if just for the fact that on a lot of colleges across the country regard this book required rather than recommended.

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In addition, McMurry discusses the organic chemistry behind biological pathways. New problems, illustrations, and essays have been added. This is, first and foremost, a textbook on organic chemistry. Look through it and you’ll find that almost all the standard topics are here, although the treatment of some has been attenuated to save space.

All of us who teach organic chemistry know that the large majority of our students-90% or more, including many chemistry majors-are interested primarily in medicine, biology, and other life sciences rather than in pure chemistry. I believe so, and I have written this book, Organic Chemistry with Biological Applications, to encourage others who might also be thinking that the time has come to try doing things a bit differently. This is, first and foremost, a textbook on organic chemistry, and you will find that almost all of the standard topics are here.

Widely and consistently praised as the most clearly written book on the market. Why? In John McMurry's words: "I have been asked hundreds of times over the past ten years why I wrote this book. 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. I write to explain chemistry to students the way I wish it had been explained to me years ago." Through his lucid writing and ability to show the beauty and logic of organic chemistry, McMurry makes learning enjoyable for students. The highest compliment that can be given to a chemistry text applies to McMurry: it works! Mainstream in level, McMurry's coverage is concise yet doesn't omit any key topics. McMurry blends the traditional functional-group approach with a mechanistic approach. The primary approach, by functional group, begins with the simple and progresses to the more complex so that students who are not yet versed in the subtleties of mechanisms are first exposed to the what of chemistry before beginning to grapple with the why. Within this primary organization, the author places a heavy emphasis on explaining the fundamental mechanistic similarities. Currently in use at hundreds of colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada, McMurry's ORGANIC CHEMISTRY is also an international bestseller from the United Kingdom to the Pacific Rim. To be sold to International, Secondary, and other customers. Includes new Organic Chemistry Online 2.0 CD-ROM.
Reviews: 7
Cheap, good material. It definitely beats paying over 100 bucks for our classroom required book.
It's the same text book I used in my organic chemistry class but it worn more than I'm happy with. But I can live with that
meh. It's problems are useful. It targets your misunderstandings
In the preface of McMurry's book, he says that the main reason he writes Organic books is because "I love to write." Oh, great! That explains a lot! And it shows...this text is well-organized and written. It also can't help but give ya a warm, fuzzy feeling about Organic chem. But it comes off as a *joke* if you're a chem major and you actually want to *learn* organic chemistry! The discussions are often so incredibly simplified and spoon-feeding that many students come away saying, "Okay, now I know that this reaction happens. But I don't know *why*! " In other words, McMurry often sticks to basics and doesn't include mechanisms, and when he does, a separate entire page is used to show the whole mechanism, instead of placing it at the end of a paragraph of text. He also spends an excessive number of chapters on basic concepts including bonding, "the nature of organic reactions", and a review of General Chem concepts. It isn't until page 178 that he *finally* starts discussing the organic chemistry. I'm dismayed to hear that this is the textbook most widely used by Organic classes all over the world. I can certainly see using it for a very intro-type course, but not for traditional courses where most of the students are premeds and science majors. If you want a *real* Organic text, use Vollhardt and Schore's book, as I did when my class was trudging along in McMurry, learning only the basics from rote-memorization. Not only is Vollhardt/Schore a more sophisticated approach, but you will gain more critical thinking skills that will allow you to better attack complex problems. It seems like McMurry writes his books in an effort not to *scare* people off of an area of chemistry that has a reputation for being difficult. Noble intentions, but in the long run, it *can be* detrimental. For me, this book is like a "Cliff's Notes" of organic chem. In other words, it doesn't give you all you need to know.
I am currently teaching myself Biochemistry, but I was coming across alot of rough spots in that text. My undergraduate degree was in psychology, so I don't have an extensive biology or chemistry background. I picked up McMurry's text to help supplement some of the concepts I wasn't understanding in the biochemistry text and was surprised at how well he explains the material. From reading his text I feel that I am developing a strong background in organic chemistry to eventually understand biochemistry. Also, I'm finding alot of interest in organic chemistry on it's own because of how McMurry presents the information.

If you're looking for an organic chemistry text that presents the information in a manner that allows for heightened understanding than pick up this book.
After using this book for a year's worth of Organic Chemistry, I would recommend that anyone considering purchasing this book should use a different one. The examples are do not explain much and are mostly confusing. Reactions are not shown in full & there are inconsistentcies throughout both the text & solution manuel. More proof-reading would have helped a great deal.
I've read Solomon's Organic Chemisty and preferred it over McMurray. At least the reactions make sense when I read Solomon's.
Took organic chemistry, and got A's. Did it in part becuase of this book. Unlike other o-chem books, this one actually showed mechanisms and electron interactions between the molecules involved in the reaction.
It really is one of the best o-chem books I've seen. If you have to take o-chem, and this is your book, count yourself lucky.
This textbook was good - I just hate organic chemistry! I would advise you to buy this book if you need it - just don't go past CHM138 at the University of Toronto, because CHM247 is a pain in the ass.