In this innovative text, Bruice balances coverage of traditional topics with bioorganic chemistry to show how organic chemistry is related to biological systems and to our daily lives. Functional groups are organized around mechanistic similarities, emphasizing what functional groups do rather than how they are made. Tying together the reactivity of a functional group and the synthesis of compounds resulting from its reactivity prevents students from needing to memorize lists of unrelated reactions. The Sixth Edition has been revised and streamlined throughout to enhance clarity and accessibility, and adds a wealth of new problems and problem-solving strategies.
This edition features the exact same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole- punched, loose-leaf version. Books à la Carte also offer a great value—this format costs 35% less than a new textbook.
Paula Yurkanis Bruice
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This is an excellent textbook for explaining Organic Chemistry. The side notes in the margins in bold are very helpful. The "a la carte" edition is awesome because if I am reading a certain section, I can pull those out and bring them with me to class or to study versus lugging the entire textbook. I would highly recommend buying this over the normal text.
This a la Carte Edition, or looseleaf, allows me to take out only the chapters I actually need without having to lug around a huge, heavy book. It has everything the normal book has, and I can keep the rest of the book safe and stored while I have just the pages I need.
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