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Organic Chemistry: A Short Course 13th Edition

Harold Hart, Christopher M. Hadad, Leslie E. Craine, David J. Hart

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2007, 2003, 1999
  • 608 Pages
Starting At 69.00 See pricing and ISBN options


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.

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

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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.
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Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.


PowerLecture with ExamView®

ISBN: 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: 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.

Study Guide with Solutions Manual

ISBN: 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.


Study Guide with Solutions Manual

ISBN: 9781111425852