Helps develop the skills needed to solve a variety of problem types.
Presents the fundamental topics clearly with an informal, friendly tone.
Describes the how-to of problem solving, including approaching problems strategically.
Discusses the relationship between concepts and puts topics in context.
Covers important areas such as resonance, nomenclature, conformations, substitution reactions, synthesis and more.
David R. Klein
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am currently in Organic Chemistry I. This book is half the length of the actual textbook. Reading this helps summarize what can be a lot of confusing information a chapter of the textbook, into clearly and concisely listed ideas or concepts one should always be aware of while working out problems. Before, when I just had the textbook, I was not completely sure of which rules were more important than others. Then, there were rules within rules, within rules. It was all just very complicated and I found myself almost more confused working on problem after reading the textbook than before. Organic Chemistry as a Second Language really helped me clarify and organize important points and has improved my understanding of the subject greatly. It is a surprise that both this and the the textbook are written by the same author! Get this book. Read it. You will not regret it. AND it's only like 30 dollars.
Although this book was optional I'm so grateful I purchased it. Trust be told I've opened and read this book more then the assigned textbook. Breaks everything up into understandable components and super easy to apply for most if not all concepts. If your taking orgo this should be a requirement as I highly recommend purchasing!!!!
I am so glad I decided to rent this book. It has been essential to me as a supplement for Organic Chemistry 1. It has especially helped clarify topics that the textbook is brief about or expects you to read between the lines on. This book has made me more confident in learning OChem and drastically increased the rate/thoroughness at which I learn the material. I maybe even use it more than the textbook.
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