Higher Education

Organic Chemistry: A Short Course, 13th Edition

  • Harold Hart Michigan State University
  • Christopher M. Hadad Ohio State University
  • Leslie E. Craine Central Connecticut State University
  • David J. Hart The Ohio State University
  • ISBN-10: 1111425566  |  ISBN-13: 9781111425562
  • 608 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2003, 1999
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $235.75
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Overview

The only textbook designed specifically for the one-semester short course in organic chemistry, this market leader appeals to a range of non-chemistry science majors through its emphasis on practical, real-life applications, coverage of basic concepts, and engaging visual style. In contrast to other texts for the course that are streamlined versions of full-year texts, this text was created from the ground up to offer a writing style, approach, and selection of topics that uniquely meet the needs of the short course. The Thirteenth Edition builds on the strengths of previous editions through an updated, dynamic art program--online, on CD, and in the text--new content that keeps students current with developments in the organic chemistry field, and a revised lab manual.

Features and Benefits

  • VISUALLY DYNAMIC ART PROGRAM. The art program offers beautifully designed electrostatic potential maps to aid discussions of acid-base chemistry, as well as ball-and-stick structures that help students visualize molecules in three dimensions.
  • USE OF ARROW PUSHING FORMALISM. This assists professors teaching reaction mechanisms.
  • WORKED OUT EXAMPLES AND PRACTICE PROBLEMS. These exercises and problems guide students through learning and mastering chapter concepts. End-of-chapter problems gradually increase in difficulty, reinforcing basic principles and problem-solving skills before moving on to more challenging ones.
  • ACCOMPANYING LABORATORY MANUAL. Developed with the assistance of co-author T.K. Vinod at Western Illinois University, the lab manual includes an experiment on green chemistry, pre-laboratory exercises, and safety instructions to students.

Table of Contents

1. Bonding and Isomerism.
2. Alkanes and Cyclalkanes; Conformational and Geometric Isomerism.
3. Alkenes and Alkynes.
4. Aromatic Compounds.
5. Stereoisomerism.
6. Organic Halogen Compounds; Substitution and Elimination Reactions.
7. Alcohols, Phenols, and Thiols.
8. Ethers and Epoxides.
9. Aldehydes and Ketones.
10. Carboxylic Acids and Their Derivatives.
11. Amines and Related Nitrogen Compounds.
12. Spectroscopy and Structure Determination.
13. Heterocyclic Compounds.
14. Synthetic Polymers.
15. Lipids and Detergents.
16. Carbohydrates.
17. Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins.
18. Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids.

What's New

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  • UPDATED ART PROGRAM. The text's updated, visually dynamic art program is enhanced online, on CD, and in the text.
  • NEW PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS. This edition offers over 1,000 clearly marked, new problems and solutions - an average of almost 60 per chapter – to help students improve their problem-solving skills. Many of the new problems require students to develop their three-dimensional visualization skills.
  • EXPANDED FOCUS ON GREEN CHEMISTRY. Updated and revised end-of-chapter exercises now include "green chemistry."
  • UPDATED "A WORD ABOUT" ESSAYS. These engaging essays--now assignable and accompanied by pedagogy -- motivate students by demonstrating how chemistry relates to other branches of science and to their everyday lives. Many of these essays examine emerging issues in green chemistry while others cover interesting topics such as Quinones and the Bombadier Beetle, Alkaloids and the Dart Poison Frog, Prostaglandins, and Aspirin and Pain.
  • UPDATED "A CLOSER LOOK AT" BOXES. These updated boxes encourage students to develop their Web research skills by exploring topics ranging from mass spectrometry and carbon dating to Nobel laureates and protein chemistry to the polymerase chain reaction. Instructors may assign these activities, using them as a basis for class discussion or as a springboard for projects.

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

OWL eBook (6 months) Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111471606 | ISBN-13: 9781111471606)

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PowerLecture with ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 1111425876 | ISBN-13: 9781111425876)

This digital presentation tool contains prepared lecture slides and a valuable library of resources such as art, photos, and tables from the text that faculty can use to create personalized lecture presentations. Also included is the complete Instructor's Resource Manual, sample chapters of student supplements, and ExamView digital test bank.

Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111425841 | ISBN-13: 9781111425845)

The Laboratory Manual, with the assistance of co-author T.K. Vinod at Western Illinois University, includes an experiment on green chemistry, pre-laboratory exercises, and safety instructions.

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Study Guide with Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 111142585X | ISBN-13: 9781111425852)

Revised with the assistance of author Christopher Hadad, Ohio State University, the Study Guide and Solutions Manual offers solutions to both in-text and end-of-chapter problems with an explanation of the answers. For each chapter, the guide provides a chapter summary, learning objectives, and a summary of synthetic methods and reaction mechanisms. Review problems on synthesis and 100 multiple-choice sample test questions offer students additional problem-solving practice.

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Organic Chemistry: A Guided Inquiry  (ISBN-10: 0618974121 | ISBN-13: 9780618974122)

Designed for use as a supplement to a traditional text to encourage active and collaborative learning in the classroom, this student activity book incorporates new methods for teaching chemistry that reflect current research on how students learn. The purpose of the guided inquiry approach is to teach students to think analytically and collaboratively in teams, like scientists do, rather than teaching them to memorize important conclusions arrived at by great scientists of the past. By looking carefully at new problems, constructing logical conclusions based on observations, and discussing the merits of their conclusions with peers, students develop a stronger conceptual understanding of and appreciation for the material. Honing their logical and empirical skills enables students to better pursue not only chemistry, but any other complex sets of ideas.

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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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Student Supplements

OWL eBook (6 months) Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111471606 | ISBN-13: 9781111471606)

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Study Guide with Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 111142585X | ISBN-13: 9781111425852)

Succeed in your course with this comprehensive Study Guide and Solutions Manual, which offers solutions to both in-text and end-of-chapter problems with an explanation of the answers. For each chapter, the guide provides a chapter summary, learning objectives, and a summary of synthetic methods and reaction mechanisms. Review problems on synthesis and 100 multiple-choice sample test questions offer you additional problem-solving practice.

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Organic Chemistry: A Guided Inquiry  (ISBN-10: 0618974121 | ISBN-13: 9780618974122)

Designed for use as a supplement to a traditional text to encourage active and collaborative learning in the classroom, this activity book incorporates new methods for teaching chemistry that reflect current research on how students learn. The purpose of the guided inquiry approach is to teach you to think analytically and collaboratively in teams, like scientists do, rather than teaching you to memorize important conclusions arrived at by great scientists of the past. By looking carefully at new problems, constructing logical conclusions based on observations, and discussing the merits of your conclusions with peers, you'll develop a stronger conceptual understanding of and appreciation for the material. Honing your logical and empirical skills enables you to better pursue not only chemistry, but any other complex sets of ideas.

List Price = $131.95  | CengageBrain Price = $131.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $99.25

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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OWLv2 for Organic Chemistry, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305665295 | ISBN-13: 9781305665293)

OWLv2, the most trusted online learning solution for chemistry, now offers more freedom and flexibility than ever before. OWLv2 for Organic Chemistry is a textbook-independent online learning solution that allows instructors to customize a course to match any textbook, while giving you the flexibility to choose your course materials. 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 the wording of the question to ensure you are learning the concepts and not cheating the system. OWLv2 offers detailed, instant feedback, thousands of interactive learning resources, new personalized study tools, increased mobile compatibility, and improved analytics. Discover the power of OWLv2 and take your learning to a higher level.

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