Organic Chemistry Principles and Mechanisms, 1st Edition (USED)

Organic Chemistry Principles and Mechanisms, 1st Edition (USED)

Publisher: R.O.C.K. Solid
Author: Joel Karty
$80.00

USED* Textbook

MORE THAN EMPHASIZING MECHANISMS

By organizing his book by mechanism, rather than just emphasizing mechanisms, Joel Karty has solved the problem of memorization. Karty’s approach allows students to focus more on reaction mechanisms within each chapter because, once students are introduced to a particular reaction type, they get to apply those mechanisms across various functional groups. As students begin to see the mechanistic patterns that unfold in one chapter, they will develop a better toolbox of mechanisms to draw upon in subsequent chapters. Students will, therefore, be better able to predict what will happen and why.  

PROVIDES A REVIEW OF GENERAL CHEMISTRY TOPICS

For students to succeed in Organic Chemistry, they need a solid foundation in General Chemistry.  Chapters 1-6 provide extended coverage of the topics students will need to understand--such as acids/bases and structure.  Instructors can cover as much or as little as they want, knowing that students have the book as a reference. 

AN EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE WAY TO LEARN AND STUDY NOMENCLATURE

Nomenclature is presented in four separate units, interspersed between chapters in the first half of the book. These units are self-contained so instructors can choose to cover them when they want or ask students to be responsible for these separate chapters on their own. Separating this material also makes assigning it easier for instructors and studying nomenclature easier for students. 

CONNECTIONS TO BIOCHEMISTRY AND CONTEMPORARY TOPICS

The organic chemistry that students learn is applied toward biomolecules—proteins, carbohydrates, saccharides, and lipids—in optional, self-contained sections at the ends of most chapters, beginning with Chapter 1. These sections provide reinforcement concepts encountered earlier in the chapter. In addition, each chapter has one or two applications boxes to show how the concepts in the chapter apply to their lives and future careers. 

PREPARES PRE-PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS FOR STANDARDIZED EXAMS

Students who are more competent with mechanisms will be better poised for standardized exams like the MCAT. Some questions on these exams include passages that have students evaluate mechanisms. On other questions, all the answer choices were written to look correct to those who don’t understand the material. Moreover, the content of the Organic Chemistry of Biomolecules sections aligns well with the expectations of the MCAT2015 exam. 

FEATURES THAT FACILITATE ACTIVE LEARNING

Approximately 15 active-learning exercises, called Your Turns, are integrated into each chapter, encouraging students to interact with the text. In addition to getting students to work while they read, these exercises also serve as “reality checks” which indicate whether or not the student understands what they just read. Each chapter has an average of seven worked problems–each broken down into two steps (Think/Solve) that train students to ask the right questions before they approach a problem. 

*USED BOOKS ARE NON-RETURNABLE.

ISBN 9780393919042, Copyright 2014, 1st Edition, 1488 pages
SKU 1019042
Book Title Organic Chemistry Principles and Mechanisms, 1st Edition (USED)
Publisher: R.O.C.K. Solid
Author Joel Karty

USED* Textbook

MORE THAN EMPHASIZING MECHANISMS

By organizing his book by mechanism, rather than just emphasizing mechanisms, Joel Karty has solved the problem of memorization. Karty’s approach allows students to focus more on reaction mechanisms within each chapter because, once students are introduced to a particular reaction type, they get to apply those mechanisms across various functional groups. As students begin to see the mechanistic patterns that unfold in one chapter, they will develop a better toolbox of mechanisms to draw upon in subsequent chapters. Students will, therefore, be better able to predict what will happen and why.  

PROVIDES A REVIEW OF GENERAL CHEMISTRY TOPICS

For students to succeed in Organic Chemistry, they need a solid foundation in General Chemistry.  Chapters 1-6 provide extended coverage of the topics students will need to understand--such as acids/bases and structure.  Instructors can cover as much or as little as they want, knowing that students have the book as a reference. 

AN EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE WAY TO LEARN AND STUDY NOMENCLATURE

Nomenclature is presented in four separate units, interspersed between chapters in the first half of the book. These units are self-contained so instructors can choose to cover them when they want or ask students to be responsible for these separate chapters on their own. Separating this material also makes assigning it easier for instructors and studying nomenclature easier for students. 

CONNECTIONS TO BIOCHEMISTRY AND CONTEMPORARY TOPICS

The organic chemistry that students learn is applied toward biomolecules—proteins, carbohydrates, saccharides, and lipids—in optional, self-contained sections at the ends of most chapters, beginning with Chapter 1. These sections provide reinforcement concepts encountered earlier in the chapter. In addition, each chapter has one or two applications boxes to show how the concepts in the chapter apply to their lives and future careers. 

PREPARES PRE-PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS FOR STANDARDIZED EXAMS

Students who are more competent with mechanisms will be better poised for standardized exams like the MCAT. Some questions on these exams include passages that have students evaluate mechanisms. On other questions, all the answer choices were written to look correct to those who don’t understand the material. Moreover, the content of the Organic Chemistry of Biomolecules sections aligns well with the expectations of the MCAT2015 exam. 

FEATURES THAT FACILITATE ACTIVE LEARNING

Approximately 15 active-learning exercises, called Your Turns, are integrated into each chapter, encouraging students to interact with the text. In addition to getting students to work while they read, these exercises also serve as “reality checks” which indicate whether or not the student understands what they just read. Each chapter has an average of seven worked problems–each broken down into two steps (Think/Solve) that train students to ask the right questions before they approach a problem. 

*USED BOOKS ARE NON-RETURNABLE.

ISBN 9780393919042, Copyright 2014, 1st Edition, 1488 pages
SKU 1019042