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Organic Chemistry (International Edition)


By: John McMurry

1376 pages, colour & b/w illustrations

Cengage Learning

Paperback | May 2011 | Edition: 8 | #198277 | ISBN-13: 9780840054531
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The most trusted and best-selling text for organic chemistry just got better! Updated with the latest developments, expanded with more end-of-chapter problems, reorganized to cover stereochemistry earlier, and enhanced with OWL, the leading online homework and learning system for chemistry, John McMurry's "Organic Chemistry, 8th edition, International Edition" continues to set the standard for the course. The Eighth Edition also retains McMurry's hallmark qualities: comprehensive, authoritative, and clear. McMurry has developed a reputation for crafting precise and accessible texts that speak to the needs of instructors and students. More than a million students worldwide from a full range of universities have mastered organic chemistry through his trademark style, while instructors at hundreds of colleges and universities have praised his approach time and time again.


1. Structure and Bonding
2. Polar Covalent Bonds; Acids and Bases
3. Organic Compounds: Alkanes and Their Stereochemistry
4. Organic Compounds: Cycloalkanes and Their Stereochemistry
5. Stereochemistry at Tetrahedral Centers
6. An Overview of Organic Reactions
7. Alkenes: Structure and Reactivity
8. Alkenes: Reactions and Synthesis
9. Alkynes: An Introduction to Organic Synthesis
10. Organohalides
11. Reactions of Alkyl Halides: Nucleophilic Substitutions and Eliminations
12. Structure Determination: Mass Spectrometry and Infrared Spectroscopy
13. Structure Determination: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
14. Conjugated Compounds and Ultraviolet Spectroscopy
15. Benzene and Aromaticity
16. Chemistry of Benzene: Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution
17. Alcohols and Phenols
18. Ethers and Epoxides; Thiols and Sulfides
Preview of Carbonyl Chemistry
19. Aldehydes and Ketones: Nucleophilic Addition Reactions
20. Carboxylic Acids and Nitriles
21. Carboxylic Acid Derivatives: Nucleophilic Acyl Substitution Reactions
22. Carbonyl Alpha-Substitution Reactions
23. Carbonyl Condensation Reactions
24. Amines and Heterocycles
25. Biomolecules: Carbohydrates
26. Biomolecules: Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins
27. Biomolecules: Lipids
28. Biomolecules: Nucleic Acids
29. The Organic Chemistry of Metabolic Pathways
30. Orbitals and Organic Chemistry: Pericyclic Reactions
31. Synthetic Polymers

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John E. McMurry received his B.A. from Harvard University and his Ph.D. at Columbia University. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Foundation Fellow. He has received several awards, which include the National Institutes of Health Career Development Award, the Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award, and the Max Planck Research Award. In addition to "Organic Chemistry", he is also the author or coauthor of "Organic Chemistry: A Biological Approach", "Fundamentals Of Organic Chemistry", "The Organic Chemistry Of Biological Pathways".

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