Organic Chemistry, 3rd Edition

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    Organic Chemistry, 3rd Edition

    By David Klein

    Author David Klein builds on the phenomenal success of the first two editions, which presents a unique skills-based approach to learning Organic Chemistry. This course covers the concepts typically taught in an organic chemistry course, while placing a special emphasis on the skills development needed to support them. SkillBuilder examples provide extensive opportunities for two-semester organic chemistry students to develop proficiency in the key skills necessary to succeed.

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    What's Inside

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    Skills-based instruction addresses the disconnect between theory and practice.

    Skills-based instruction was designed to address the disconnect in organic chemistry between theory and practice. The textbook includes all of the concepts typically covered in an organic chemistry textbook, complete with conceptual checkpoints that promote mastery of the concepts, but special emphasis is placed on skills development through SkillBuilders to support these concepts. Each SkillBuilder contains 3 parts:

    Learn the Skill: contains a solved problem that demonstrates a particular skill.

    Practice the Skill: includes numerous problems (similar to the solved problem in Learn the Skill) that give students valuable opportunities to practice and master the skill.

    Apply the Skill: contains one or two more challenging problems in which the student must apply the skill in a slightly different environment. These problems include conceptual, cumulative, and applied problems that encourage students to think outside of the box. Sometimes problems that foreshadow concepts introduced in later chapters are also included.

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    Expanded collection of literature-based problems show that organic chemistry is central to addressing global challenges.

    Literature-based problems were written to help bridge the gap between organic chemistry theory and real-world practice. These problems are now offered at both a medium and challenging level of difficulty and will expose students to the fact that organic chemistry is an evolving, active branch of science central to addressing global challenges.

    The literature-based problems are more challenging than the problems presented in the text’s SkillBuilders because they require the students to think “outside the box” and to predict or explain an unexpected observation. All of these problems are based on the chemical literature and include references.

    Videos guide students through the problem-solving process.

    Solved Problem Videos give students an opportunity to see the course author in action as he solves literature-based problems from the end of each course section.

    FEATURES INCLUDE

    • Instructor’s Manual
    • Excel Report Sheet Templates
    • Instructor’s Manual
    • Instructor’s Manual
    • Excel Report Sheet Templates
    • Instructor’s Manual

    About the Authors

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    David Klein is a senior lecturer in the department of chemistry at Johns Hopkins University where he has taught organic chemistry since 1999. Having worked with thousands of students, he has intense first-hand knowledge of how they learn and the difficulties they encounter. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Johns Hopkins University and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles under the supervision of Professor Orville Chapman. Motivated by his experiences teaching organic chemistry as a graduate student at UCLA, Klein wrote Organic Chemistry as a Second Language (John Wiley & Sons, 2004, updated 2nd Edition published in 2008), which has become a highly valued student study resource. Klein has received numerous teaching awards at both UCLA and Johns Hopkins for his unique, skill-building approach to organic chemistry instruction.

    Table of Contents

    1. A Review of General Chemistry: Electrons, Bonds, and Molecular Properties
    2. Molecular Representations
    3. Acids and Bases
    4. Alkanes and Cycloalkanes
    5. Stereoisomerism
    6. Chemical Reactivity and Mechanisms
    7. Substitution and Elimination Reactions of Alkyl Halides
    8. Addition Reactions of Alkenes
    9. Alkynes
    10. Radical Reactions
    11. Synthesis
    12. Alcohols and Phenols
    13. Ethers and Epoxides; Thiols and Sulfides
    14. Infrared Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry
    15. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
    16. Conjugated Pi Systems and Pericyclic Reactions
    17. Aromatic Compounds
    18. Aromatic Substitution Reactions
    19. Aldehydes and Ketones
    20. Carboxylic Acids and Their Derivatives
    21. Alpha Carbon Chemistry: Enols and Enolates
    22. Amines
    23. Organometallic Reactions
    24. Carbohydrates
    25. Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins
    26. Lipids
    27. Synthetic Polymers

    asset1-Sample-SkillBuilder

    Skills-based instruction addresses the disconnect between theory and practice.

    Skills-based instruction was designed to address the disconnect in organic chemistry between theory and practice. The textbook includes all of the concepts typically covered in an organic chemistry textbook, complete with conceptual checkpoints that promote mastery of the concepts, but special emphasis is placed on skills development through SkillBuilders to support these concepts. Each SkillBuilder contains 3 parts:

    Learn the Skill: contains a solved problem that demonstrates a particular skill.

    Practice the Skill: includes numerous problems (similar to the solved problem in Learn the Skill) that give students valuable opportunities to practice and master the skill.

    Apply the Skill: contains one or two more challenging problems in which the student must apply the skill in a slightly different environment. These problems include conceptual, cumulative, and applied problems that encourage students to think outside of the box. Sometimes problems that foreshadow concepts introduced in later chapters are also included.

    asset2-Klein-3e-sample-Lit-based-challenge-problem-and-references

    Expanded collection of literature-based problems show that organic chemistry is central to addressing global challenges.

    Literature-based problems were written to help bridge the gap between organic chemistry theory and real-world practice. These problems are now offered at both a medium and challenging level of difficulty and will expose students to the fact that organic chemistry is an evolving, active branch of science central to addressing global challenges.

    The literature-based problems are more challenging than the problems presented in the text’s SkillBuilders because they require the students to think “outside the box” and to predict or explain an unexpected observation. All of these problems are based on the chemical literature and include references.

    Videos guide students through the problem-solving process.

    Solved Problem Videos give students an opportunity to see the course author in action as he solves literature-based problems from the end of each course section.

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    klein

    David Klein is a senior lecturer in the department of chemistry at Johns Hopkins University where he has taught organic chemistry since 1999. Having worked with thousands of students, he has intense first-hand knowledge of how they learn and the difficulties they encounter. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Johns Hopkins University and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles under the supervision of Professor Orville Chapman. Motivated by his experiences teaching organic chemistry as a graduate student at UCLA, Klein wrote Organic Chemistry as a Second Language (John Wiley & Sons, 2004, updated 2nd Edition published in 2008), which has become a highly valued student study resource. Klein has received numerous teaching awards at both UCLA and Johns Hopkins for his unique, skill-building approach to organic chemistry instruction.

    Learn about Skill-Builders, a core component of Organic Chemistry, directly from Author David Klein.

    1. A Review of General Chemistry: Electrons, Bonds, and Molecular Properties
    2. Molecular Representations
    3. Acids and Bases
    4. Alkanes and Cycloalkanes
    5. Stereoisomerism
    6. Chemical Reactivity and Mechanisms
    7. Substitution and Elimination Reactions of Alkyl Halides
    8. Addition Reactions of Alkenes
    9. Alkynes
    10. Radical Reactions
    11. Synthesis
    12. Alcohols and Phenols
    13. Ethers and Epoxides; Thiols and Sulfides
    14. Infrared Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry
    15. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
    16. Conjugated Pi Systems and Pericyclic Reactions
    17. Aromatic Compounds
    18. Aromatic Substitution Reactions
    19. Aldehydes and Ketones
    20. Carboxylic Acids and Their Derivatives
    21. Alpha Carbon Chemistry: Enols and Enolates
    22. Amines
    23. Organometallic Reactions
    24. Carbohydrates
    25. Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins
    26. Lipids
    27. Synthetic Polymers