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Re: Good Organic Chemistry Books
« Reply #90 on: December 24, 2008, 12:17:28 AM »
Best books to understand organic I and Organic II are
Morrison And Boyd
John McMurry
Most of my students are very satisfied and learning well .These books are also good for learning basics of spectroscopy like NMR ,IR UV and MS.
Here is a link for a virtual book
http://www.cem.msu.edu/~reusch/VirtualText/intro1.htm
But I advise you strongly to pick up one best book and dont get mixed up with many.

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Re: Good Organic Chemistry Books
« Reply #91 on: February 15, 2009, 11:46:31 AM »
By the way how do u rate the organic chemistry book written by Mcmurry

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Re: Good Organic Chemistry Books
« Reply #92 on: February 15, 2009, 02:37:23 PM »
I think McMurry's organic book is fantastic - very readable (as far as textbooks go) and easy to learn from.

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Re: Good Organic Chemistry Books
« Reply #93 on: February 15, 2009, 10:29:15 PM »
however i think that the topics are too segregated and do not show the linkages btw the topics i prefer textbooks that provide an amalgation of chemistry concepts(integration of the topics)

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Re: Good Organic Chemistry Books
« Reply #94 on: February 15, 2009, 11:40:49 PM »
I think McMurry's book is good in understanding concepts and applying them on questions .It is good for a quick review during examinations also.

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Re: Good Organic Chemistry Books
« Reply #95 on: February 16, 2009, 12:38:18 AM »
however if u compare Mcmurry and Carey ,i think Carey offers better explanation for chemistry concepts

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Re: Good Organic Chemistry Books
« Reply #96 on: February 16, 2009, 09:47:24 AM »
how about L.G Wade Organic Chemistry textbook
Juz give comments on it

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Re: Good Organic Chemistry Books
« Reply #97 on: February 16, 2009, 10:50:13 AM »
Does anyone know of any website that sells an array of 2nd hand used textbooks?like L.G Wade, Brown Foote,march

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Re: Good Organic Chemistry Books
« Reply #98 on: February 16, 2009, 11:22:42 AM »
Hi
I did many problems  with my students and personally liked those problems.But to be very honest I am more into Morrison Boyd , Mcmurry Vogel's practical book of organic chemistry.

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Re: Good Organic Chemistry Books
« Reply #99 on: February 20, 2009, 01:32:26 AM »
John McMurry - Organic Chemistry
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Re: Good Organic Chemistry Books
« Reply #100 on: February 25, 2009, 08:30:16 AM »
For the second part of the course I'm taking, the teacher recommended this following book:

L.D. Field, S. Sternhell, J.R. Kalman: Organic Structures from Spectra, Third edition (Wiley, 2002)

But it's mainly just a lot of spectras and very little theory behind the spectroscopy methods for:
-UV/VIS
-IR
-1H-NMR
-13C-NMR
-Masspectrometry

I was wondering if anyone has any book recommendation for these methods?

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Re: Good Organic Chemistry Books
« Reply #101 on: February 25, 2009, 08:55:40 AM »

http://www.chem.ucla.edu/~webspectra/
This site is really good to learn and practice problems on NMR/IR

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Re: Good Organic Chemistry Books
« Reply #102 on: April 05, 2009, 05:23:16 AM »
I think the Clayden book is great, as well as March's and Smith's.  Other books that I have used or currently use that I think are great are:

Klein: Organic Chemistry II as a Second Language -- I used this in Intro Organic.  I thought my textbook, as informative as it is, was too verbose.  This helps you understand the "organic chemistry mindset" and is compact and easy to read.



Wyatt and Warren: Organic Synthesis - Strategy and Control -- I use this as a reference for modern reactions, new twists on old reactions, asymmetric stuff, etc.



Wyatt and Warren: Organic Synthesis - The Disconnection Approach -- Great for learning the art/science of retrosynthesis, making strategic disconnects, etc.



Kurti: Strategic Applications of Named Reactions -- A must have, goes through many named reactions, what they are, and where they've been used.  Chicks also dig guys who can rattle off a bunch of named reactions :).



Kocienski: Protecting Groups -- Handy to know how to protect and deprotect what, in what conditions, reactivity, and examples of use.  Protection is serious stuff y'know!



Nicolau: Molecules that Changed the World -- A good bedtime story detailing a bunch of natural products, their discovery, total synthesis, etc.
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Re: Good Organic Chemistry Books
« Reply #103 on: June 01, 2009, 01:51:01 AM »
im self taught so far and have been primarily using John McMurry's Organic Chemistry (7th edition)

i think this book is very good to learn from. my plan going into it was to get an mcat study guide and go through that first. i didnt understand half of what i was reading, but it gave me a good idea of what to focus on when i switched to the texbook. sort of a read the questions first then the passage later approach.

i also reference other books when i get stuck. Organic synthesis: strategy and control is a good one for that

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Re: Good Organic Chemistry Books
« Reply #104 on: July 25, 2009, 11:08:57 AM »
I gotta recommend Fessenden and Fessenden 6th Edition. It reads way easier than most organic books I've read. That, and the professor teaching the class also happened to co-author it, which may make me biased.

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