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Organic Chemistry, 8th Edition

  • John E. McMurry Cornell University
  • ISBN-10: 0840054440  |  ISBN-13: 9780840054449
  • 1376 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2004, 2000
  • © 2012 | Published
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Overview

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 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.

Table of Contents

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.

What's New

  • IMPROVED CHAPTER-ENDING PROBLEM ORGANIZATION. End-of-chapter problems are now grouped by type to assist professors in assigning problems and students in solving them.
  • EARLIER COVERAGE OF STEREOCHEMISTRY. Stereochemistry now appears earlier in the book (Chapter 5) to get to this important topic sooner in the course. In addition, Cahn–Ingold–Prelog sequence rules are now introduced in Section 5.5.
  • REVISISED COVERAGE OF FUNDAMENTAL TOPICS. The revision of activation energies in multistep reactions and the update of all bond dissociation energies in Chapter 6 helps students to better understand this fundamental topic.
  • REVISED END-OF-CHAPTER QUESTIONS IN OWL. The integrated OWL online learning system now includes more parameterized end-of-chapter questions, encouraging students to practice multiple questions of the same type with different chemicals, wording, and numbers to ensure their mastery of the underlying chemical concepts. OWL also includes an interactive e-version of the textbook, enhanced with rich multimedia learning tools and available 24/7 in OWL.
  • REVISED "FOCUS ON" BOXES. These end-of-chapter boxes now present interesting applications of organic chemistry relevant to the particular chapter.
  • UPDATED FIGURES. To better coordinate legends with art, step numbers have been added to the legends of all mechanism figures. In addition, all figure references have been more clearly keyed to illustrations via color.
  • NEW SUPPLEMENT. SPARTAN MODEL: AN ELECTRONIC MODEL KIT is now available to package with the Eighth Edition for those who want to use this advanced technology resource.

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

PowerLecture with JoinIn™ Student Response System and ExamView® Text Bank  (ISBN-10: 0840054513 | ISBN-13: 9780840054517)

This cross-platform lecture support CD-ROM for instructors, contains PowerPoint Lecture Slides, Image Libraries, JoinIn (clicker) questions, Test Bank, and ExamView Computerized Testing. PPT slides feature a new layout/design and update content and art. ExamView and Test Bank now feature more question variety.

SpartanModel Electronic Modeling Kit  (ISBN-10: 0495017930 | ISBN-13: 9780495017936)

SpartanModel replaces the plastic models used by past generations of organic chemistry students. A set of easy-to-use builders allow for the construction and 3-D manipulation of molecules of any size or complexity. Each copy includes the software on CD ROM, an extensive molecular database, 3-D glasses, and the Tutorial and Users Guide with 50 pages of activities for organic chemistry.

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Study Guide with Student Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 0840054459 | ISBN-13: 9780840054456)

Study more effectively and improve your performance at exam time with this comprehensive guide! Written by Susan McMurry, the Study Guide and Solutions Manual provide answers and explanations to all in-text and end-of-chapter exercises. Content has been updated to match the new in-text and end-of-chapter exercises.

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Experimental Organic Chemistry: A Miniscale and Microscale Approach  (ISBN-10: 1439049149 | ISBN-13: 9781439049143)

Providing even more emphasis on inquiry-based learning, a new green experiment, and more than a dozen new discovery experiments, this Fifth Edition of Gilbert and Martin's proven EXPERIMENTAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY contains procedures for both miniscale (also known as small scale) and microscale users. The manual first covers equipment, record keeping, and safety in the laboratory, then walks students step by step through the laboratory techniques they need to perform the book's experiments with confidence. Chapters show students how to use the book's techniques to synthesize compounds and analyze their properties, complete multi-step syntheses of organic compounds, and solve structures of unknown compounds. A bioorganic experiment in Chapter 24 reflects the increasing emphasis on bioorganic chemistry in the course and gives students an opportunity to accomplish a mechanistically interesting and synthetically important coupling of two a-amino acids to produce a dipeptide.

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A Small Scale Approach to Organic Laboratory Techniques  (ISBN-10: 1439049327 | ISBN-13: 9781439049327)

Featuring new experiments, a new essay, and new coverage of nanotechnology, this organic chemistry laboratory textbook offers a comprehensive treatment of laboratory techniques including small-scale and some microscale methods that use standard-scale ("macroscale") glassware and equipment. The book is organized based on essays and topics of current interest and covers a large number of traditional organic reactions and syntheses, as well as experiments with a biological or health science focus. Seven introductory technique-based experiments, thirteen project-based experiments, and sections on green chemistry and biofuels spark students' interest and engage them in the learning process. Instructors may choose to offer Cengage Learning's optional Premium Website, which contains videos on basic organic laboratory techniques.

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Understanding the Principles of Organic Chemistry: A Laboratory Course, Reprint  (ISBN-10: 1111428166 | ISBN-13: 9781111428167)

Class-tested by thousands of students and using simple equipment and green chemistry ideas, UNDERSTANDING THE PRINCIPLES OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY: A LABORATORY COURSE includes 36 experiments that introduce traditional, as well as recently developed synthetic methods. Offering up-to-date and novel experiments not found in other lab manuals, this innovative book focuses on safety, gives students practice in the basic techniques used in the organic lab, and includes microscale experiments, many drawn from the recent literature. An Online Instructor's Manual available on the book's instructor's companion website includes helpful information, including instructors' notes, pre-lab meeting notes, experiment completion times, answers to end-of-experiment questions, video clips of techniques, and more.

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The market leader for the full-year organic laboratory, this manual derives many experiments and procedures from the classic Feiser lab text, giving it an unsurpassed reputation for solid, authoritative content. The Sixth Edition includes new experiments that stress greener chemistry, as well as updated NMR spectra and a Premium Website that includes glassware-specific videos with pre-lab, gradable exercises. Offering a flexible mix of macroscale and microscale options for most experiments, this proven manual emphasizes safety and allows instructors to save on the purchase and disposal of expensive, sometimes hazardous, organic chemicals. Macroscale versions can be used for less costly experiments, allowing students to get experience working with conventionally-sized glassware.

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SpartanModel Electronic Modeling Kit  (ISBN-10: 0495017930 | ISBN-13: 9780495017936)

SpartanModel replaces the plastic models used by past generations of organic chemistry students. A set of easy-to-use builders allow for the construction and 3-D manipulation of molecules of any size or complexity. Each copy includes the software on CD ROM, an extensive molecular database, 3-D glasses, and the Tutorial and Users Guide with 50 pages of activities for organic chemistry.

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Study Guide with Student Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 0840054459 | ISBN-13: 9780840054456)

Written by Susan McMurry, the Study Guide and Solutions Manual provide answers and explanations to all in-text and end-of-chapter exercises. Content has been updated to match the new in-text and end-of-chapter exercises.

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OWLv2 with QuickPrep 6-Months Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 128576207X | ISBN-13: 9781285762074)

OWL (Online Web Learning) for ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 8th Edition, contains step-by-step tutorials, interactive simulations, and homework questions with instant question-specific feedback to help you every step of the way as you master tough chemistry concepts and skills. OWL encourages you to learn at your own pace, ensuring that you’ve mastered each concept before you move on. OWL includes an iPad-compatible digital textbook, enhanced with rich multimedia learning tools and available 24/7 in OWL.

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OWLv2 with QuickPrep 24-Months Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285762061 | ISBN-13: 9781285762067)

OWL (Online Web Learning) for ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 8th Edition, contains step-by-step tutorials, interactive simulations, and homework questions with instant question-specific feedback to help you every step of the way as you master tough chemistry concepts and skills. OWL encourages you to learn at your own pace, ensuring that you’ve mastered each concept before you move on. OWL includes an iPad-compatible digital textbook, enhanced with rich multimedia learning tools and available 24/7 in OWL.

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Your ticket to better chemistry grades OWLv2 is a proven system to help you succeed. Its Mastery Learning approach allows you to practice at your own pace, receive meaningful feedback and use learning resources to help you achieve better grades. Know what’s important OWLv2 concentrates on what’s most important—understanding chemistry concepts—and its technology lets you work the way that’s best for you Discover the relevance of your lessons Interactive simulations, visualizations, and tutorials integrated smoothly into your lessons. The more you learn, the better prepared you are to solve problems and analyze information – which helps you succeed in exams and in the workplace. Master the content Problems that challenge you to think about the concepts, and a platform that lets you practice what you’ve learned. OWLv2 moves you up the levels from memorization to mastery in a supportive learning environment. Student Testimonial: “I dropped the class first semester due to poor performance on quizzes. There was no OWL offered. This semester I currently have an A and I greatly attest this to OWL.” 1st-Year Student General Chemistry I, University of Dayton CTA: Ask your instructor about OWLv2 for this course. Visit us online: www.cengage.com/OWLv2

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OWLv2 with Student Solutions Manual 24-Months Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1285844696 | ISBN-13: 9781285844695)

Your ticket to better chemistry grades OWLv2 is a proven system to help you succeed. Its Mastery Learning approach allows you to practice at your own pace, receive meaningful feedback and use learning resources to help you achieve better grades. Know what’s important OWLv2 concentrates on what’s most important—understanding chemistry concepts—and its technology lets you work the way that’s best for you Discover the relevance of your lessons Interactive simulations, visualizations, and tutorials integrated smoothly into your lessons. The more you learn, the better prepared you are to solve problems and analyze information – which helps you succeed in exams and in the workplace. Master the content Problems that challenge you to think about the concepts, and a platform that lets you practice what you’ve learned. OWLv2 moves you up the levels from memorization to mastery in a supportive learning environment. Student Testimonial: “I dropped the class first semester due to poor performance on quizzes. There was no OWL offered. This semester I currently have an A and I greatly attest this to OWL.” 1st-Year Student General Chemistry I, University of Dayton CTA: Ask your instructor about OWLv2 for this course. Visit us online: www.cengage.com/OWLv2

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LMS Integrated for OWLv2, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305945808 | ISBN-13: 9781305945807)

Succeed in your course with the help of this proven best-seller! John McMurry's ORGANIC CHEMISTRY is consistently praised as the most clearly written book available for the course. In John McMurry's words: "I wrote this book because I love writing. I get great pleasure and satisfaction from taking a complicated subject, turning it around until I see it clearly from a new angle, and then explaining it in simple words." Through his lucid writing and ability to show the beauty and logic of organic chemistry, McMurry makes learning enjoyable. The highest compliment that can be given to a chemistry book applies to McMurry: It works!

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Succeed in your course with the help of this proven best-seller! John McMurry's ORGANIC CHEMISTRY is consistently praised as the most clearly written book available for the course. In John McMurry's words: "I wrote this book because I love writing. I get great pleasure and satisfaction from taking a complicated subject, turning it around until I see it clearly from a new angle, and then explaining it in simple words." Through his lucid writing and ability to show the beauty and logic of organic chemistry, McMurry makes learning enjoyable. The highest compliment that can be given to a chemistry book applies to McMurry: It works!

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Experimental Organic Chemistry: A Miniscale and Microscale Approach  (ISBN-10: 1439049149 | ISBN-13: 9781439049143)

Perform chemistry experiments with skill and confidence in your organic chemistry lab course with this easy-to-understand lab manual. EXPERIMENTAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY: A MINISCALE AND MICROSCALE APPROACH, Fifth Edition first covers equipment, record keeping, and safety in the laboratory, then walks you step by step through the laboratory techniques you'll need to perform all experiments. Individual chapters show you how to use the techniques to synthesize compounds and analyze their properties, complete multi-step syntheses of organic compounds, and solve structures of unknown compounds. A bioorganic experiment in Chapter 24 gives you an opportunity to accomplish a mechanistically interesting and synthetically important coupling of two a-amino acids to produce a dipeptide.

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A Small Scale Approach to Organic Laboratory Techniques  (ISBN-10: 1439049327 | ISBN-13: 9781439049327)

Organic chemistry may be difficult, but understanding lab procedures doesn't have to be. With A SMALL SCALE APPROACH TO ORGANIC LABORATORY TECHNIQUES, 3e, you'll receive step-by-step instructions and explanations that take the mystery out of lab time. From green chemistry, biofuels, and nanotechnology to experiments that have a biological or health science focus, this laboratory textbook provides the up-to-date coverage you'll need in your course work and future career.

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Understanding the Principles of Organic Chemistry: A Laboratory Course, Reprint  (ISBN-10: 1111428166 | ISBN-13: 9781111428167)

Experience the excitement of discovery using this innovative laboratory text! Offering a unique emphasis on fun, UNDERSTANDING THE PRINCIPLES OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY: A LABORATORY COURSE uses green chemistry ideas and helps you develop the skills you need to succeed in—and enjoy—the organic chemistry lab. As you master the basic techniques used in the organic lab, you'll develop skills you will use the rest of your life, such as careful observation and documentation, teamwork and collaboration, finding information in the literature, and proper disposal of chemicals.

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Macroscale and Microscale Organic Experiments  (ISBN-10: 0538733330 | ISBN-13: 9780538733335)

Succeed in your organic laboratory course with MACROSCALE AND MICROSCALE ORGANIC EXPERIMENTS, Sixth Edition. This proven, authoritative manual emphasizes safety and features new experiments that stress greener chemistry, as well as updated NMR spectra and a Premium Website that includes glassware-specific videos with pre-lab, gradable exercises. Using the manual's mix of macroscale and microscale experiments, you'll gain the knowledge and confidence you need to perform a wide variety of experiments. as well as experience working with conventionally-sized glassware.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

John E. McMurry

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.