Higher Education

Organic Chemistry, 9th Edition

  • John E. McMurry Cornell University
  • ISBN-10: 1305080483  |  ISBN-13: 9781305080485
  • 1512 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2008, 2004
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $276.00
  *Why an online review copy?
  • It's the greener, leaner way to review! An online copy cuts down on paper and on time. Reduce the wait (and the weight) of printed texts. Your online copy arrives instantly, and you can review it anytime from your computer or favorite mobile device.

If you prefer a print copy to review, please contact your representative.

About

Overview

The most trusted and best-selling text for organic chemistry just got better! Updated with more coverage of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, expanded with new end-of-chapter mechanism problems and Practice Your Scientific Reasoning and Analysis questions, and enhanced with OWLv2, the latest version of the leading online homework and learning system for chemistry, John McMurry's ORGANIC CHEMISTRY continues to set the standard for the course. The Ninth 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.

Features and Benefits

  • OWLv2 is the most trusted online learning solution for chemistry. Featuring chemist-developed content, OWLv2 is the only system designed to elevate thinking through Mastery Learning, allowing students to work at their own pace until they understand each concept and skill. Each time a student tries a problem, OWLv2 changes the, chemistry, values, and sometimes even the wording of the question to ensure students are learning the concepts and not cheating the system. With detailed, instant feedback and interactive learning resources, students get the help they need when they need it. Now with improved student and instructor tools and greater functionality, OWLv2 is more robust than ever. Discover the power of OWLv2 and take learning to a higher level.
  • 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. Mechanism-type problems have now been given their own section in chapters containing mechanism problems.
  • UNIQUE "VISUALIZING CHEMISTRY" PROBLEMS. These problems challenge students to make the essential connection between typical line-bond drawings and computer-generated molecular models. "Visualizing Chemistry" problems enhance your students' ability to bridge the gap between the microscopic level of molecules and the macroscopic level of daily life.
  • HOLISTIC OVERVIEWS. At two key points, McMurry provides an "Overview" to help students grasp the subject matter more holistically. The first "Overview" offers a review of organic mechanisms, while the second discusses the cohesiveness of carbonyl group reactions.
  • AN EXEMPLARY ARRAY OF 1,800 PROBLEMS. McMurry's extensive end-of-chapter problem sets provide students with ample opportunity to practice and master their organic chemistry problem-solving skills.
  • PROBLEM-SOLVING FOCUS. Each chapter contains many worked out examples with "Strategy Statements" that illustrate how to solve problems. Each practice problem and solution is then followed by a similar problem for the student to solve. This provides immediate problem-solving reinforcement for the student.
  • UNIQUE COVERAGE. McMurry emphasizes organic synthesis as a teaching device to help students organize and work with the large body of factual information that makes up organic chemistry. He also offers an unusually complete treatment of the organic chemistry of nucleic acids and an integrated treatment of polymer chemistry.
  • VERTICAL FORMAT FOR REACTION MECHANISMS. McMurry's hallmark vertical format is used to explain reaction mechanisms. The mechanisms are printed vertically while explanations of the changes taking place in each step are printed next to the reaction arrow. This allows students to easily see what is occurring at each step in a reaction without having to jump back and forth between the text and structures.

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.
Practice Your Scientific Analysis and Reasoning I: The Chiral Drug Thalidomide
8. Alkenes: Reactions and Synthesis.
9. Alkynes: An Introduction to Organic Synthesis.
10. Organohalides.
11. Reactions of Alkyl Halides: Nucleophilic Substitutions and Eliminations.
Practice Your Scientific Analysis and Reasoning II: From Mustard Gas to Alkylating Anticancer Drugs
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.
Practice Your Scientific Analysis and Reasoning III: Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
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.
Practice Your Scientific Analysis and Reasoning IV: SSRIs
20. Carboxylic Acids and Nitriles.
21. Carboxylic Acid Derivatives: Nucleophilic Acyl Substitution Reactions.
22. Carbonyl Alpha-Substitution Reactions.
23. Carbonyl Condensation Reactions.
Practice Your Scientific Analysis and Reasoning V: Thymine in DNA
24. Amines and Heterocycles.
25. Biomolecules: Carbohydrates.
26. Biomolecules: Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins.
Practice Your Scientific Analysis and Reasoning VI: Melatonin and Serotonin
27. Biomolecules: Lipids.
28. Biomolecules: Nucleic Acids.
29. The Organic Chemistry of Metabolic Pathways.
30. Orbitals and Organic Chemistry: Pericyclic Reactions.
31. Synthetic Polymers.
Practice Your Scientific Analysis and Reasoning VII: The Potent Antibiotic of Endiandric Acid C.

What's New

  • Expanded discussions of interpreting mass spectra, with new spectroscopy problems throughout the book.
  • Reorganized and expanded discussion of the theory of nuclear magnetic resonance, and interpretation of NMR data, with new NMR problems.
  • Why This Chapter now precedes the introduction in each chapter, immediately setting the context for what to expect.
  • Mechanism problems at the ends of chapters are now grouped together so that they are easily located and recognized.
  • Many new problems at the ends of chapters have been added, including 108 new mechanism- drawing practice problems and new spectroscopy and NMR problems.
  • Deeper Look features have been changed to Something Extra, with updated coverage on each topic.
  • NEW! Seven Practice Your Scientific Analysis and Reasoning essays and corresponding questions are modeled after professional exams such as the MCAT. Topics focus on the latest developments in the medical, pharmaceutical or biological application of organic chemistry.
  • Seven new Practice Your Scientific Analysis and Reasoning features have been added in key places throughout the book, with practice questions suitable for professional exam preparation such as the MCAT.
  • Chapter 2—Polar Covalent Bonds: Acids and Bases. Formal change figures for greater accuracy. New mechanism problems have been added at the end of the chapter.
  • Chapter 3—Alkanes and Their Stereochemistry. Figures and steps for naming alkanes have been revised based on user feedback.
  • Chapter 6—An Overview of Organic Reactions. New problems have been added to the end of the chapter including new reaction mechanism problems.
  • Chapter 7—Alkenes: Structure and Reactivity. Alkene Stereochemistry has been updated with expanded examples for practicing E and Z geometry. A new end-of-chapter Something Extra examining terpenes has been added. Additional practice problems on mechanisms have been added to the end of the chapter.
  • Chapter 8—Alkenes: Reactions and Synthesis. New mechanism practice problems have been added at the end of the chapter. A new Something Extra feature on natural rubber has been added.
  • Chapter 9—Alkynes: An Introduction to Organic Synthesis. Sections on alkyne nomenclature and reactions of alkynes has been updated for greater accuracy. New mechanism problems have been added to the end of the chapter.
  • Chapter 10—Organohalides. Suzuki-Miyaura reactions, curved arrow drawing, and electron pushing mechanisms are emphasized in new problems at the end of the chapter.
  • Chapter 11—Reactions of Alkyl Halides: Nucleophilic Substitutions and Eliminations. There are nine additional end-of-chapter problems, with particular focus on elimination reaction mechanisms.
  • Chapter 12—Structure Determination: Mass Spectrometry and Infrared Spectroscopy. Expanded discussion of interpreting mass spectra, additional examples, and new problems.
  • Chapter 13— Structure Determination: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. Discussions of the theory of nuclear magnetic resonance and the interpretation of NMR data have been expanded and reorganized, and new NMR problems have been added.
  • Chapter 14— Conjugated Compounds and Ultraviolet Spectroscopy. New problems have been added to the end of the chapter, including six new mechanism problems.
  • Chapter 15—Benzene and Aromaticity. The discussion of spectroscopic characterization of benzene derivatives has been expanded. New mechanism and spectroscopy problems have been added to the end of the chapter.
  • Chapter 16—Chemistry of Benzene: Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution. New problems have been added to the end of the chapter, including mechanism practice problems.
  • Chapter 17--Alcohols and Phenols. New spectroscopy examples and problems have been added, along with new mechanism problems at the end of the chapter.
  • Chapter 18—Ethers and Epoxides; Thiols and Sulfides. New spectroscopy examples and problems have been added, along with new mechanism problems at the end of the chapter.
  • Chapter 19—Aldehydes and Ketones: Nucleophilic Addition Reactions. The discussion of IR and 
NMR of aldehydes/ketones has been expanded. New NMR problems and mechanism practice 
problems have been added).
  • Chapter 20—Carboxylic Acids and Nitriles. The discussion of IR and NMR of carboxylic acid has 
been updated. New problems have been added to the end of the chapter, including mechanism 
and spectroscopy problems).
  • Chapter 21—Carboxylic Acid Derivatives: Nucleophilic Acyl Substitution Reactions. The discussion 
of electronic effects in IR and NMR of carboxylic acid derivatives has been expanded with two 
new problems). New mechanism problems have also been added to the end of the chapter.
  • Chapter 22 and Chapter 23—Carbonyl Alpha-Substitution Reactions; Carbonyl Condensation 
Reactions. New problems have been added to the end of the chapter, including additional 
mechanism practice problems).
  • Chapter 24—Amines and Heterocycles. The discussion of IR and NMR of amines has been updated, 
and new spectroscopy and mechanism practice problems have been added to the end of the chapter.
  • Chapter 25—Biomolecules: Carbohydrates. Expanded the coverage of other important 
carbohydrates and revised worked examples related to drawing Fischer projections).
  • Chapter 26—Biomolecules: Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins. Revised and updated the 
Something Extra feature on the Protein Data Bank to make it more current).
  • Chapter 28—Biomolecules: Nucleic Acids. Updated and revised content on DNA sequencing and 
DNA synthesis).

Alternate Formats

Choose the format that best fits your student's budget and course goals

To customize your learning solution, contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

  • Hybrid Edition

    ISBN-10: 1305084446  | ISBN-13: 9781305084445

    List Price = $202.95  | CengageBrain Price = $202.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $152.75

  • Loose Leaf

    ISBN-10:  1305638719 | ISBN-13:  9781305638716

    List Price = $257.95  | CengageBrain Price = $257.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $193.50

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

ePack: Organic Chemistry, 9th + LabSkills PreLabs v2 for Organic Chemistry (powered by OWLv2), 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access + OWLv2, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10: 1337087270  | ISBN-13: 9781337087278

List Price = $406.95  | CengageBrain Price = $406.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $306.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • Organic Chemistry
    List Price = $367.95  | CengageBrain Price = $367.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $276.00
  • LabSkills PreLabs v2 for Organic Chemistry (powered by OWLv2), 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access
    List Price = $61.00  | CengageBrain Price = $61.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $61.00
  • OWLv2, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access
    List Price = $130.00  | CengageBrain Price = $130.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $130.00


Printed Text + OWLv2, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1337085790  | ISBN-13:  9781337085793

List Price = $379.95  | CengageBrain Price = $379.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $286.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • Organic Chemistry
    List Price = $367.95  | CengageBrain Price = $367.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $276.00
  • OWLv2, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access
    List Price = $100.00  | CengageBrain Price = $100.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $100.00


Printed Text + OWLv2, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1337085804  | ISBN-13:  9781337085809

List Price = $386.95  | CengageBrain Price = $386.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $291.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • Organic Chemistry
    List Price = $367.95  | CengageBrain Price = $367.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $276.00
  • OWLv2, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access
    List Price = $130.00  | CengageBrain Price = $130.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $130.00


Printed Text + MindLink for OWLv2 with Student Solutions Manual, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1337082155  | ISBN-13:  9781337082150

List Price = $446.95  | CengageBrain Price = $446.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $336.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • Organic Chemistry
    List Price = $367.95  | CengageBrain Price = $367.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $276.00
  • LMS Integrated for OWLv2 with Student Solutions Manual, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access
    List Price = $181.00  | CengageBrain Price = $181.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $181.00


Printed Text + OWLv2 with Student Solutions Manual eBook, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1337081698  | ISBN-13:  9781337081696

List Price = $446.95  | CengageBrain Price = $446.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $336.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • Organic Chemistry
    List Price = $367.95  | CengageBrain Price = $367.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $276.00
  • OLWv2 with Student Solutions Manual eBook, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access
    List Price = $181.00  | CengageBrain Price = $181.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $181.00


Printed Text + LMS Integrated for OWLv2 with MindTap Reader, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1337122114 | ISBN-13:  9781337122115

List Price = $379.95  | CengageBrain Price = $379.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $286.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • Organic Chemistry
    List Price = $367.95  | CengageBrain Price = $367.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $276.00
  • LMS Integrated for OWLv2 with MindTap Reader, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access
    List Price = $100.00  | CengageBrain Price = $100.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $100.00


Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305279948 | ISBN-13: 9781305279940)

Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero is a flexible, online system that allows you to: author, edit, and manage test bank content from multiple Cengage Learning solutions; create multiple test versions in an instant; deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom or wherever you want.

Study Guide with Student Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 1305082141 | ISBN-13: 9781305082144)

Help your students study more effectively and improve thir 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.

List Price = $208.95  | CengageBrain Price = $208.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $156.75

OWLv2, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305084381 | ISBN-13: 9781305084384)

Students can use this ISBN at www.CENGAGEbrain.com to purchase instant access to OWLv2, the most trusted online learning solution for chemistry. Featuring chemist-developed content, OWLv2 is the only system designed to elevate thinking through Mastery Learning, allowing students to work at their own pace until they understand each concept and skill. Each time a student tries a problem, OWLv2 changes the chemicals, values, and sometimes even the wording of the question to ensure students are learning the concepts and not cheating the system. With detailed, instant feedback and interactive learning resources, students get the help they need when they need it. Now with improved student and instructor tools and greater functionality, OWLv2 is more robust than ever. Visit www.CENGAGE.com/owlv2 to learn more.

List Price = $100.00  | CengageBrain Price = $100.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $100.00

LMS Integrated for OWLv2 with MindTap Reader, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305399366 | ISBN-13: 9781305399365)

Cengage Learning provides Learning Management System (LMS) integration with our MindLinks service. This service is designed to deliver an optimal user experience through the learning management system (LMS) already used by the institution--facilitating learning retention and contributing to better learner outcomes. Our collaboration with LMS industry leaders helps drive advanced features like gradebook integration, while the fluid pedagogical design contributes to more teachable moments.

List Price = $100.00  | CengageBrain Price = $100.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $100.00

LMS Integrated for OWLv2 with MindTap Reader, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305399498 | ISBN-13: 9781305399495)

Cengage Learning provides Learning Management System (LMS) integration with our MindLinks service. This service is designed to deliver an optimal user experience through the learning management system (LMS) already used by the institution--facilitating learning retention and contributing to better learner outcomes. Our collaboration with LMS industry leaders helps drive advanced features like gradebook integration, while the fluid pedagogical design contributes to more teachable moments.

List Price = $130.00  | CengageBrain Price = $130.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $130.00

Student Solutions Manual eBook, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305669681 | ISBN-13: 9781305669680)

List Price = $52.00  | CengageBrain Price = $52.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $52.00

OLWv2 with Student Solutions Manual eBook, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305671880 | ISBN-13: 9781305671881)

List Price = $181.00  | CengageBrain Price = $181.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $181.00

LabSkills PreLabs v2 for Organic Chemistry (powered by OWLv2), 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 130565255X | ISBN-13: 9781305652552)

Are your students ready for Lab? LabSkills is an online program that prepares students for their lab sessions through assignments in OWLv2, the leading online learning system for Chemistry. LabSkills makes it easy for you to require students to complete laboratory preparation prior to attending lab with demonstrations, interactive simulations, and quizzes. LabSkills PreLabs v2 is an enhanced course with 10 new techniques, plus new mobile-compatible simulations. LabSkills content is easy to assign and is automatically graded. LabSkills is currently used by schools and universities in more than thirty countries worldwide.

List Price = $61.00  | CengageBrain Price = $61.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $61.00

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.

List Price = $117.95  | CengageBrain Price = $117.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $89.00

Maruzen International Organic Modeling Kit #1013  (ISBN-10: 0840053258 | ISBN-13: 9780840053251)

Help your students understand not only molecular structures, but also atom hybrid orbitals, bond angle, and bond length with the MARUZEN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIC MODELING KIT #1013, designed in consultation with Cengage Learning. This modeling kit can be packaged with any Cengage Learning organic chemistry text at a discounted price.

List Price = $34.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $26.00

OWLv2, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 130508439X | ISBN-13: 9781305084391)

Students can use this ISBN at www.CENGAGEbrain.com to purchase instant access to OWLv2, the most trusted online learning solution for chemistry. Featuring chemist-developed content, OWLv2 is the only system designed to elevate thinking through Mastery Learning, allowing students to work at their own pace until they understand each concept and skill. Each time a student tries a problem, OWLv2 changes the chemicals, values, and sometimes even the wording of the question to ensure students are learning the concepts and not cheating the system. With detailed, instant feedback and interactive learning resources, students get the help they need when they need it. Now with improved student and instructor tools and greater functionality, OWLv2 is more robust than ever. Visit www.CENGAGE.com/owlv2 to learn more.

List Price = $130.00  | CengageBrain Price = $130.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $130.00

Student Supplements

Study Guide with Student Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 1305082141 | ISBN-13: 9781305082144)

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.

List Price = $208.95  | CengageBrain Price = $208.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $156.75

OWLv2, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305084381 | ISBN-13: 9781305084384)

If your instructor requires OWLv2 for this course, you can use this ISBN to purchase instant access at www.CENGAGEbrain.com. OWLv2 is the most trusted online learning solution for chemistry, proven to help you get a better grade. Featuring chemist-developed content, OWLv2 is the only system designed to elevate thinking through Mastery Learning, allowing you to work at your own pace until you understand each concept and skill. Each time you try a problem, OWLv2 changes the chemicals, values, and sometimes even the wording of the question to ensure you are learning the concepts and not just doing homework. With detailed, instant feedback and interactive learning resources, you get the help you need when you need it. Now with improved answer entry and input tools, OWLv2 is more robust than ever. Discover the power of OWLv2 and take your learning to a higher level. To learn more, visit www.CENGAGE.com/owlv2 or talk to your instructor.

List Price = $100.00  | CengageBrain Price = $100.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $100.00

LMS Integrated for OWLv2 with MindTap Reader, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305399366 | ISBN-13: 9781305399365)

Cengage Learning provides Learning Management System (LMS) integration with our MindLinks service. This service is designed to deliver an optimal user experience through the learning management system (LMS) already used by the institution--facilitating learning retention and contributing to better learner outcomes. Our collaboration with LMS industry leaders helps drive advanced features like gradebook integration, while the fluid pedagogical design contributes to more teachable moments.

List Price = $100.00  | CengageBrain Price = $100.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $100.00

LMS Integrated for OWLv2 with MindTap Reader, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305399498 | ISBN-13: 9781305399495)

Cengage Learning provides Learning Management System (LMS) integration with our MindLinks service. This service is designed to deliver an optimal user experience through the learning management system (LMS) already used by the institution--facilitating learning retention and contributing to better learner outcomes. Our collaboration with LMS industry leaders helps drive advanced features like gradebook integration, while the fluid pedagogical design contributes to more teachable moments.

List Price = $130.00  | CengageBrain Price = $130.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $130.00

Student Solutions Manual eBook, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305669681 | ISBN-13: 9781305669680)

List Price = $52.00  | CengageBrain Price = $52.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $52.00

OLWv2 with Student Solutions Manual eBook, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305671880 | ISBN-13: 9781305671881)

List Price = $181.00  | CengageBrain Price = $181.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $181.00

LMS Integrated for OWLv2 with Student Solutions Manual, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305867661 | ISBN-13: 9781305867666)

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!

List Price = $181.00  | CengageBrain Price = $181.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $181.00

LabSkills PreLabs v2 for Organic Chemistry (powered by OWLv2), 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 130565255X | ISBN-13: 9781305652552)

Are you ready for your Lab course? Get a better grade in your lab course by working prelab assignments in OWLv2, the #1 online homework and tutorial system for chemistry, available for purchase at www.CENGAGEbrain.com. LabSkills-V2 includes step-by-step videos to introduce you to lab techniques, equipment and safety skills needed to successfully complete labs; interactive modules to give you an opportunity to interact with lab equipment prior to lab, so you are familiar with equipment setup and ready to go when you get to lab; safety training and information to ensure that you are prepared to safely complete labs; and quizzes to assess your understanding and retention of key concepts, so you can see where they need further study. To learn more, visit www.CENGAGE.com/owl or talk to your instructor.

List Price = $61.00  | CengageBrain Price = $61.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $61.00

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.

List Price = $117.95  | CengageBrain Price = $117.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $89.00

OWLv2, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 130508439X | ISBN-13: 9781305084391)

If your instructor requires OWLv2 for this course, you can use this ISBN to purchase instant access at www.CENGAGEbrain.com. OWLv2 is the most trusted online learning solution for chemistry, proven to help you get a better grade. Featuring chemist-developed content, OWLv2 is the only system designed to elevate thinking through Mastery Learning, allowing you to work at your own pace until you understand each concept and skill. Each time you try a problem, OWLv2 changes the chemicals, values, and sometimes even the wording of the question to ensure you are learning the concepts and not just doing homework. With detailed, instant feedback and interactive learning resources, you get the help you need when you need it. Now with improved answer entry and input tools, OWLv2 is more robust than ever. Discover the power of OWLv2 and take your learning to a higher level. To learn more, visit www.CENGAGE.com/owlv2 or talk to your instructor.

List Price = $130.00  | CengageBrain Price = $130.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $130.00

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.

OWLv2

Created by teaching chemists, OWLv2 is a powerful online learning system for chemistry with a unique Mastery Learning approach, which allows students to practice at their own pace, receive meaningful feedback and access a variety of learning resources to help them master chemistry and achieve better results.

OWLv2 System Update
The most powerful online learning solution for chemistry is better than ever. OWLv2 now has more flexible student and instructor functionality, new personalized study tools, enhanced integration with learning management systems, and improved analytics.

Learn more about all the new features and enhancements by downloading the release notes.

New OWLv2 features for McMurry, Organic Chemistry 9th Edition:

  • Many new problems at the ends of chapters have been added to increase the range of problems for student practice including new Mechanism Reaction and new Spectroscopy questions.  
  • Many new mastery questions have been added that test student comprehension and encourage students to practice multiple questions of the same type with different chemicals, wording, and numbers to ensure their mastery of the underlying chemical concepts.
  • New Mechanism Activity Modules: 55 New interactive mechanism activity modules present an animate sequence for each step in the reaction and require students to answer questions by pushing arrows on the structures to provide important practice with mechanisms.
  • New Adaptive Study Plan: New adaptive study plans designed for student practice, test students’ knowledge of important topics, and serve as a review or summary of the topics in a chapter. Students begin by taking a quiz then they receive a study plan tailored to their unique learning needs.


New Features to OWLv2:

  • Improved Student and Instructor Interface: Visually enhanced instructor and student pages with improved color contrast help you focus on what is important. The new interface’s modern, streamlined visual design fosters more efficient navigation and less vertical scrolling.
  • New! Adaptive Study Plans: Adaptive Study Plans test students’ knowledge of important topics, and serve as a review or summary of the topics in a chapter. Students begin by taking a quiz then they receive a study plan tailored to their unique learning needs.
  • New! More powerful Gradebook analytics: New gradebook reports provide enhanced classroom management tools that let you see how your class is preforming at a glance, compare class averages against national averages and diagnose which questions are most difficult for students to answer.
  • Increased Mobile Compatibility: Improvements make OWLv2 easier to use on mobile and tablet devices. New Tutors, Visualizations and Simulations have been converted from Flash to HTML, allowing for easier navigation and streamlined grading.
  • Learning Management System (LMS) Integration: OWLv2 offers seamless integration with your school LMS for easy access to trusted content and powerful learning tools. In addition, gradebook integration will be offered for users of Blackboard, D2L, and ANGEL.
  • New Student Registration: Student registration is faster and easier, featuring a unique URL where students can enroll in your course.
  • Instructor Upload Tools: A new file sharing system lets you upload course materials — like handouts, worksheets, and even pictures and videos — for students to download directly from their OWLv2 course.