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Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (International Edition)


By: John McMurry

672 pages, illustrations

Cengage Learning

Paperback | Feb 2010 | Edition: 7 | #198278 | ISBN-13: 9781439049730
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About this book

Retaining the concise, to-the-point presentation that has already helped thousands of students move beyond memorization to a true understanding of the beauty and logic of organic chemistry, this Seventh Edition of John McMurry's "fundamentals of Organic Chemistry" brings in new, focused content that shows students how organic chemistry applies to their everyday lives. In addition, redrawn chemical structures and artwork help students visualize important chemical concepts, a greater emphasis on biologically-related chemistry (including new problems) helps them grasp the enormous importance of organic chemistry in understanding the reactions that occur in living organisms, and new EOC problems keyed to OWL allow them to work text-specific problems online. Finally, for this edition, John McMurry reevaluated and revised his writing at the sentence level to ensure that the book's explanations, applications, and examples are more student-friendly, relevant, and motivating than ever before.


1. Structure and Bonding; Acids and Bases
2. The Nature of Organic Compounds: Alkanes
3. The Nature of Organic Reactions: Alkenes
4. Reactions of Alkenes and Alkynes
5. Aromatic Compounds
6. Stereochemistry
7. Alkyl Halides
8. Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers
9. Aldehydes and Ketones: Nucleophilic Addition Reactions
10. Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives
11. Carbonyl Alpha-Substitution Reactions and Condensation Reactions
12. Amines
13. Structure Determination
14. Biomolecules: Carbohydrates
15. Biomolecules: Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins
16. Biomolecules: Lipids and Nucleic Acids
17. The Organic Chemistry of Metabolic Pathways

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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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