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ISBN-13: 978-0470494370 ISBN-10: 0470494379 Edition: 8th

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"This manual is the best thing since sliced bread for learning initial techniques for organic lab. Clearly, this author has dealt with students in the organic lab for a long time..the writing style is wonderful, incredibly appropriate for college undergrads." - Deborah Lieberman, University of Cincinnati

"Organic Chemistry lab can be quite intimidating to students. Zubrick helps make organic chemistry a little less scary." - DeeAnne Goodenough-Lashua, the University of Notre Dame

"The manual is a must for students who really want to understand what they are doing...The writing style is outstanding and approachable for the novice. Overall, it is an outstanding text for the general organic chemistry laboratory." - Robert Stockland, Bucknell University

"I love Zubrick's style: it's funny, engaging, and friendly...the student will probably find the book entertaining (I do), and learn about organic chemistry lab at the same time. I highly recommend it." - Peter T. Bell, Tarleton State University

"I have used Zubrick since the fourth edition was released and have noticed that each subsequent edition gets better and better." - Christopher J. Peeples, The University of Tulsa

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 354 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons; 8th edition (January 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470494379
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470494370
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #76,797 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lemus on May 26, 2011
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I recently took Organic Chemistry, and this book does a very good job at explaining all techniques. It gives detailed instructions to succeed in the lab, what to do, what not to do. It also has a touch of humor, which makes it a bit easier to read than serious books because it makes the task less boring. However, the book isn't much different from the previous editions I have seen from my classmates. Organic Chemistry techniques don't really change, so if you're pressed for money, you are better off buying a previous edition.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Irina Shlosman on October 18, 2013
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If you are in Orgo, you absolutely have to have this manual. It's an exhaustive easy-to-understand guide that anticipates all procedural problems that might arise and gives you minute details as to how to cope with them. It is also extremely good at explaining the importance and the role of each step in the procedure so that you actually come to understand what you're doing and why.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Trav on June 14, 2014
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Book was in great condition. It's like all 6 students that had purchased it before me had just left in sitting on their desks. Which speaks more about the students laziness than the book itself as the book is a fantastic read. Very informative and in layman's terms. A little elbow grease and some goo gone took all stickers off completely. Highly recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brandy L. Anderson on January 23, 2011
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I bought this book and it's required for class but it's such a good book. It is funny and makes reading about Organic Chemistry techniques kind of fun. It has wonderful tips that help out tremendously while doing labs. This book was in perfect condition. Overall I rate this book as excellent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By composer_city on October 24, 2012
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This is a good introductory manual for organic chemistry. We needed it because our lab manual was incomplete- i.e. it didn't explain filtration techniques, etc. The lame jokes make it slightly more bearable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By kitkat09 on February 15, 2011
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The book was required for my chemistry II lab. It really has helped in the understanding of how to set up Apparatuses which in turn speed up the time it took to do each experiment.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Plank on January 20, 2015
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This book seems to be comprehensive and easy to understand. I would say it is a must have for people without prior experience in a Chemistry laboratory especially Organic Chem.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tanner Brolsm on October 14, 2013
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The book arrived relatively quickly and was at a very good price. Near mint condition with no torn pages or markings that hindered my ability to read.
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