- Hardcover: 1328 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall; 6 edition (March 24, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0131699571
- ISBN-13: 978-0131699571
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1.8 x 10.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,389,150 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The ups of this book are:
It isnt too introductory or too complex so it teaches you all that you need and also will serve as a reference later on.
It has a fine balance of complex problems and explanations to back everything up.
It has appropriate graphics and very well summarized at the end of chapters.
I personally suggest that March's Advanced Organic chemistry is a pretty good buy along side this book. That way you dont have a large bulky text you have to carry all the time. You can consult either of the two depending on what it is you are looking for. Now if you want to really save money are too tight then get Organic Chemistry by Nick Greeves et al is pretty good a book, cheap and well done overall; very robust. But I have my standing with this. I personally own three organic text series that I covet:
March's Advanced Organic chemistry.Read more ›
-- a current chemistry graduate student (with Wade still on my desk)
The organization of the text is largely by functional group; occasionally, functional groups are split into one synthesis chapter and one reactions chapter. There are also chapters on spectrometry and spectroscopy (Mass, IR, NMR, UV-Vis) as well as a few very important concepts in organic chemistry (stereochemistry, substitution and elimination, aromaticity).
Wade's pedagogy focuses on reaction mechanisms, and this is key to establishing patterns in students' minds so they can predict the outcome of a wide variety of organic reactions. Arrow-pushing diagrams are really the heart of organic chemistry, and in this text, there are hundreds, all very clear and instructive. Wade is also wise not to burden first-year students with too much organometallic chemistry; a rigorous understanding of Grignard and organolithium reagents, as well as various inorganic catalysts, is beyond the scope of an introductory text. Wade focuses on the organic aspects, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. Colored electrostatic potential maps are extremely useful for beginning students learning to predict reactive sites; various three-dimensional models are helpful for visualizing reaction stereochemistry, a crucially important topic.Read more ›
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The Wade books are very good at explaining Organic Chemistry and breaking down complex concepts so that students can learn. Read morePublished 3 months ago by BstKptScrt
The description said it was as if brand new with no markings. It's clearly used which isn't really the problem however it is FULL of highlighting and writing. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Courtney Fernandez
Took longer than expected, book was okay, has a lot of writing in the pages and highlighting but for the price it's okay.Published 17 months ago by Maritza