Inspiring and motivating students from the moment it published, Organic Chemistry has established itself in just one edition as the students' choice of organic chemistry text.
This second edition takes all that has made Organic Chemistry the book of choice, and has refined and refocused it to produce a text that is even more student-friendly, more coherent and more logical in its presentation than before.
At heart, the second edition remains true to the first, being built on three principles:
An explanatory approach, through which the reader is motivated to understand the subject and not just learn the facts;
A mechanistic approach, giving the reader the power to understand compounds and reactions never previously encountered;
An evidence-based approach, setting out clearly how and why reactions happen as they do, giving extra depth to the reader's understanding.
The authors write clearly and directly, sharing with the reader their own fascination with the subject, and leading them carefully from topic to topic. Their honest and open narrative flags pitfalls and misconceptions, guiding the reader towards a complete picture of organic chemistry and its universal themes and principles.
Enriched with an extensive bank of online resources to help the reader visualise the structure of organic compounds and their reaction mechanisms, this second edition reaffirms the position of Organic Chemistry as the essential course companion for all organic chemistry students.
Online Resource Centre
A range of problems to accompany each chapter
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 1260
Weight: 2444 g
Dimensions: 275 x 196 x 44 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
It is a credit to the authors that a textbook that I have adored for so many years has undergone such a substantial overhaul and yet still retains the features that made it quite so attractive to students in the first place. This is a book that will continue to inspire students of organic chemistry for many years to come. Even if you already have the first edition, I am happy to recommend that you invest in this new version you will not be disappointed. * John Hayward, in Chemistry World, December 2012 *
Review from previous edition This is a book we have all been waiting for! It is based on sound mechanistic reasoning and contains thousands of useful examples for teaching. Its style is approachable and covers both fundamental and more advanced material. * Adam Nelson, Lecturer, University of Leeds *
Review from previous edition Represents a milestone in the field of organic chemistry textbooks... This is the first organic textbook that could be used in some shape or form on almost every organic chemistry course in any UK undergraduate programme... I soon expect to be hearing "You can look it up in Clayden" ringing from lectures and tutorials, and for many years to come. * Andrew Boa in The Times Higher Education, 2001 *