This comprehensive laboratory text provides a thorough introduction to all of the significant operations used in the organic lab and includes a large selection of traditional-scale experiments and minilabs. Its unique problem-solving approach encourages students to think in the laboratory by solving a scientific problem in the process of carrying out each experiment.
The Fourth Edition contains a new introductory section, “Chemistry and the Environment,” which includes a discussion of the principles of green chemistry. Several green experiments have been added, and some experiments from the previous editions have been revised to make them greener.
John W. Lehman
Used Book in Good Condition
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a good text book and I really appreciate the "backstory" that the authors put into each experiment. A little extra oomph to help keep you interested and to ease the process of writing reports.
However, I found at times that the procedures lacked detail. Not simply the kind of detail that helps you go faster in lab or helps you get the extra odd point, but the kind of detail that helps you avoid ruining your experiment. I took Organic Chemistry lab after General Chemistry lab, so some of these lacking details were compensated for through my previous experiences. Still, I often found myself thinking that there just wasn't enough detail to really help you nail your lab procedure.
Still, a good book and I suspect most people who are buying this don't really have any choice in the matter. So, just a heads up when you're working that you may need to double check with your TA or professor on a number of the smaller points.
This book is fairly helpful for an Organic Chem Lab. It teaches you quite a bit. Sometimes, teacher's don't really explain the techniques that you need to use, but this book does a fantastic job! It also explains labs and principles better than my lab manual did. I think it's a worthwhile purchase. If you can, rent it for the semester you need it, or just buy and sell back. I plan on keeping mine, because it's one of those things that may come in handy.
O Chem blows!
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