Joel Karty has developed a teaching approach and textbook that is organised by mechanism, promotes learning-by-doing, and provides students with the background and support they need to be successful in organic chemistry and beyond. Professors overwhelmingly agree that understanding, not memorising, reaction mechanisms is the key to success in the course. Most other texts are organised by functional groups: specific types of atoms and bonds, such as alkenes, that react in a similar way. Karty's text is organized by mechanism, to emphasise not what reacts but how it reacts, carefully describing what happens in each step of the reaction. Features include: Understanding over memorisation. The mechanistic organisation of the book emphasises the importance of understanding reaction mechanisms. By seeing how and why particular reactions take place, students learn how to use those reactions to carry out syntheses of specific molecules. Key to the organisation is Chapter 7, An Overview of the most Common Elementary Steps, which introduces students to the nine mechanisms they will see throughout the course. An extended review of general chemistry topics. Students rarely enter organic chemistry with the foundation they need to be successful. While topics like atomic structure and acids and bases were covered in general chemistry, most students need more than a brief review. Chapters 1-6 provide that review. Connections to biochemistry and contemporary topics. The organic chemistry that students learn is applied toward biomolecules -- proteins, carbohydrates, saccharides, and lipids -- in optional, self-contained sections at the ends of most chapters. These sections reinforce topics encountered earlier in the chapter. Professors looking for ways to address the new MCAT 2015 guidelines will appreciate this feature. In addition, each chapter has applications boxes to show how the concepts in the chapter apply to students' lives and future careers. And every copy of the text includes an access code to the e-book and SmartWork.In addition, each chapter has applications boxes to show how the concepts in the chapter apply to students? lives and future careers. And every copy of the text includes an access code to the e-book and SmartWork.
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