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Structural Organic Chemistry

This is a textbook for the first year of Organic Chemistry.  It emphasizes the connections between the structures of molecules and their organic reactions to a greater degree than any similar textbook known to the author.  This book is unusual among open-access materials in that it has been through multiple rounds of peer review and was nearly published by a traditional textbook publisher.  As a tenured professor of...
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Gregory Crowther
Gregory Crowther (Faculty)
3 years ago
I've had the privilege of sitting in on a few of Dr. Eckert's organic chemistry lectures over the years, as well as reading excerpts from this textbook. His classes were generally conducted as Socratic dialogues, and while the textbook is not explicitly Socratic, it is rooted in the same deep understanding of logical connections between topics and subtopics. There are not a lot of fancy graphics or other frills here, just clear, concise articulations of principles and examples.
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