Organic Chemistry I For Dummies: Edition 2

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Organic Chemistry I For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293378) was previously published as Organic Chemistry I For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781118828076). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.


The easy way to take the confusion out of organic chemistry

Organic chemistry has a long-standing reputation as a difficult course. Organic Chemistry I For Dummies takes a simple approach to the topic, allowing you to grasp concepts at your own pace.

This fun, easy-to-understand guide explains the basic principles of organic chemistry in simple terms, providing insight into the language of organic chemists, the major classes of compounds, and top trouble spots. You'll also get the nuts and bolts of tackling organic chemistry problems, from knowing where to start to spotting sneaky tricks that professors like to incorporate.

  • Refreshed example equations
  • New explanations and practical examples that reflect today's teaching methods
  • Fully worked-out organic chemistry problems

Baffled by benzines? Confused by carboxylic acids? Here's the help you need—in plain English!

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About the author

Arthur Winter is a graduate of Frostburg State University, where he received his BS in chemistry. He received his PhD at the University of Maryland in 2007. He is currently a chemistry professor at Iowa State University.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
May 13, 2016
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9781119296577
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Language
English
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Genres
Science / Chemistry / Organic
Science / General
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