Essential Organic Chemistry with MasteringChemistry, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Paula Yurkanis Bruice  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
3
Language
English
Pub.-date
June 2015
ISBN13
9781292089126
ISBN
1292089121
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Description

For one-term courses in Organic Chemistry.
This package includes MasteringChemistry®
.

A comprehensive, problem-solving approach for the brief Organic Chemistry course.
Modern and thorough revisions to the streamlined, Essential Organic Chemistry focus on developing students’ problem solving and analytical reasoning skills throughout organic chemistry. Organized around reaction similarities and rich with contemporary biochemical connections, Bruice’s Third Edition discourages memorization and encourages students to be mindful of the fundamental reasoning behind organic reactivity: electrophiles react with nucleophiles. 
 
Developed to support a diverse student audience studying organic chemistry for the first and only time, Essentials fosters an understanding of the principles of organic structure and reaction mechanisms, encourages skill development through new Tutorial Spreads and MasteringChemistry tutorials, and emphasizes bioorganic processes. Contemporary and rigorous, Essentials addresses the skills needed for the 2015 MCAT and serves both pre-med and biology majors.
 
Personalize Learning with MasteringChemistry®
MasteringChemistry from Pearson is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging students before, during, and after class with powerful content. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class, and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources such as Learning Catalytics™. Students can further master concepts after class through traditional and adaptive homework assignments that provide hints and answer-specific feedback. The Mastering gradebook records scores for all automatically graded assignments in one place, while diagnostic tools give instructors access to rich data to assess student understanding and misconceptions.

MasteringChemistry brings learning full circle by continuously adapting to each student and making learning more personal than ever—during and after class.

Features

This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content, which is especially relevant to students outside the United States.

 

The text and the technology assets of MasteringChemistry® are designed to work in tandem, to create a seamless learning suite that supports student learning before, during and after class.

Personalize Learning with MasteringChemistry
MasteringChemistry from Pearson is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging students before, during, and after class with powerful content. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class, and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources such as Learning Catalytics™. Students can further master concepts after class through traditional and adaptive homework assignments that provide hints and answer-specific feedback. The Mastering gradebook records scores for all automatically graded assignments in one place, while diagnostic tools give instructors access to rich data to assess student understanding and misconceptions.

Mastering brings learning full circle by continuously adapting to each student and making learning more personal than ever—during and after class.
 
During Class

Learning Catalytics™ is an interactive, classroom tool that uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more sophisticated tasks and thinking. Now included with Mastering with eText, Learning Catalytics enables you to generate classroom discussion, guide your lecture, and promote peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. Instructors, you can:

  • Pose a variety of open-ended questions that help your students develop critical thinking skills.
  • Monitor responses to find out where students are struggling.
  • Use real-time data to adjust your instructional strategy and try other ways of engaging your students during class.
  • Manage student interactions by automatically grouping students for discussion, teamwork, and peer-to-peer learning.

After Class

  • Tutorials, featuring specific wrong-answer feedback, hints, and a wide variety of educationally effective content, guide your students through the challenging topics in organic chemistry. The hallmark Hints and Feedback offer instruction similar to what students would experience in an office hour, allowing them to learn from their mistakes without being given the answer.
  • The Pearson eText gives students access to their textbook anytime, anywhere. In addition to note taking, highlighting, and bookmarking, the Pearson eText offers interactive and sharing features. Rich media options let students watch lecture and example videos as they read or do their homework. Instructors can share their comments or highlights, and students can add their own, creating a tight community of learners in your class. The Pearson eText companion app allows existing subscribers to access their titles on an iPad or Android tablet for either online or offline viewing.

Essential Organic Chemistry features:
 
Updated Organization and Coverage of the latest in Organic Chemistry research:

  • NEW! A major reorganization of the text has made a much clearer text and progression of information, including:
    • NEW! Information on the chemistry of living systems has been integrated into earlier chapters.
    • NEW! Noncovalent Interactions in Biological Systems has been integrated as examples for Chapter 3.
    • NEW! Chapter 5 now discusses enzymatic catalysis.
    • NEW! Chapter 12 now discusses acetal formation by glucose.
  • NEW! Chapter on Acid-Base Chemistry
  • NEW! Coverage of Stereoisomerism preceding the introduction to reactivity and alkenes makes the subject matter easier for students to grasp.
  • NEW! Organizing What We Know about the Reactions of Organic Compounds lets students track their progress through the course, encouraging them to keep in mind the fundamental reason behind the reactions of all organic compound
  • NEW! Chapters on Radicals and Synthetic Polymers introduce students to this important topic.
  • NEW! Chapters 16–21 have been rewritten to emphasize the connection between organic reactions that occur in the laboratory and those that occur in cells by using explicit comparisons 
    • Chapter 18 can be found on the Instructor Resource Center.   

Effective Teaching Tools and Pedagogy

  • The most essential reactions for students taking this course are presented, helping students focus on core concepts and reactions they will need to know in their future careers and academic courses.
  • Reactions are organized according to similar mechanisms to help students recognize patterns and increase understanding.
  • NEW! Tutorials following relevant chapters give students extra practice so that they can better master important topics such as Acids and Bases and Drawing Curved Arrows.
  • NEW! Includes contemporary and rigorous resources tied directly to the 2015 MCAT.
  • Bruice’s clear and accessible writing style makes the material easy for students to understand.

A Strong Foundation for Problem Solving

  • Thirty problem-solving strategies are each followed by an exercise that gives students an opportunity to use the problem-solving skill just learned. Students learn how to approach a variety of problems, organize their thoughts, and improve their problem-solving abilities.
  • Many problems solved step-by-step throughout the text show students how to approach and solve problems before testing themselves at the end of the chapter.
  • In-chapter Problems at the end of each section enable students to monitor their progress by checking their understanding before moving on.

Demonstrating the Relevancy of Organic Chemistry

  • NEW! New sections addressing pertinent topics, including pericylic and polymer chemistry, radical chemistry (in the chapter with polymers), and thermodynamic and kinetics (in early chapters).
  • NEW! 140 special interest boxes throughout the text show students the connection between organic chemistry and familiar aspects of their world. Examples include trans fats, Splenda®, dissolving sutures, artificial blood, polymers for contact lenses, the colors of fruits and vegetables, environmental adaptation, olestra, statins, sunscreens, chiral drugs, biodegradable polymers, flea control, ozone layer, carcinogenic hydrocarbons, cholesterol levels, lactose intolerance, and more.

New to this Edition

Updated Organization and Coverage of the latest in Organic Chemistry research:

 A major reorganization of the text has made a much clearer text and progression of information, including:

      • Information on the chemistry of living systems has been integrated into earlier chapters.
      • Noncovalent Interactions in Biological Systems have been integrated as examples in Chapter 3.
      • Chapter 5 now discusses enzymatic catalysis.
      • Chapter 12 now discusses acetal formation by glucose.
  • Chapter on Acid-Base Chemistry
  • Coverage of Stereoisomerism preceding the introduction to reactivity and alkenes makes the subject matter easier for students to grasp.
  • Organizing What We Know about the Reactions of Organic Compounds lets students track their progress through the course, encouraging them to keep in mind the fundamental reason behind the reactions of all organic compounds.
  • Chapters on Radicals and Synthetic Polymers introduce students to this important topic.
  • Chapters 16–21 have been rewritten to emphasize the connection between organic reactions that occur in the laboratory and those that occur in cells by using explicit comparisons.
    • Chapter 18 can be found on the Instructor Resource Center. 

Effective Teaching Tools and Pedagogy

  • Tutorials following relevant chapters give students extra practice so that they can better master important topics such as Acids and Bases and Drawing Curved Arrows.

Includes contemporary and rigorous resources tied directly to the 2015 MCAT.

Table of Contents

1. Remembering General Chemistry: Electronic Structure and Bonding

2. Acids and Bases: Central to Understanding Organic Chemistry

TUTORIAL Acids and Bases

3. An Introduction to Organic Compounds

4. Isomers: The Arrangement of Atomsin Space

5. Alkenes

TUTORIAL An Exercise in Drawing Curved Arrows: Pushing Electrons

6. The Reactions of Alkenes and Alkynes

7. Delocalized Electrons and Their Effect on Stability, pKa, and the Products of a Reaction • Aromaticity and the Reactions of Benzene

TUTORIAL Drawing Resonance Contributors

8. Substitution and Elimination Reactions of Alkyl Halides

9. Reactions of Alcohols, Ethers, Epoxides, Amines, and Thiols

10. Determining the Structure of Organic Compounds

11. Reactions of Carboxylic Acids and Carboxylic Acid Derivatives

12. Reactions of Aldehydes and Ketones • More Reactions of Carboxylic Acid Derivatives

13. Reactions at the a-Carbon of Carbonyl Compounds

14. Radicals

15. Synthetic Polymers

16. The Organic Chemistry of Carbohydrates

17. The Organic Chemistry of Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins

18. How Enzymes Catalyze Reactions • The Organic Chemistry of the Vitamins 1 (Online-only chapter)

19. The Organic Chemistry of the Metabolic Pathways

20. The Organic Chemistry of Lipids

21. The Chemistry of the Nucleic Acids

 

Appendices I Physical Properties of Organic

Compounds

A-1

II. A-8

Answers to Selected Problems A-12

Glossary G-1