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- Publisher: Wiley; 4 edition (December 30, 2015)
- Publication Date: January 13, 2016
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B01AKSZBOG
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There's nothing intrinsically difficult about organic concepts. What seems to make it difficult--or at least fails to make it clear--is that what's obvious to the teachers isn't said explicitly since it seems to them, well, obvious. Learning the language makes a lot of that "obviousness" intuitive.
We learn languages in two ways. Before about age 13 ±, we imprint it: listen to it for a while, feel totally lost, and then one day the scales fall from our eyes (OK: ears) and we're suddenly fluent in it. After that learning window closes, it's drudgery. So naturally when I saw Klein's book, I had to see if he, too, made the leap that I had. He did. He presents it as a language and with any luck, it will revolutionize organic learning, even if it doesn't improve the teaching as much as I'd like. I gave a copy to my stepdaughter. She immediately got it.
Great idea for a book, and quite good execution. If you're taking organic chem and you're having a tough time, this may well be your salvation.
I went ahead and pre-ordered the "Organic Chemistry as a Second Language, Second Semester Topics"! Glad I sat down and looked at it! All the topics I was missing in the first book are actually in this one. So, my school simply has topics arranged differently than these books do! (We're jumping around in a textbook.) May be the case for you as well! It is well worth the cost to buy both of them BEFORE you start orgo. I was through many chapters before class even started and I found that it was a great help to know where we were going and to have a background in the material before class even started! Dr. Klein's explanations are simple and progress logically, as do the problems. Fortunately, I ordered the second semester topics before the final exam for first semster. I will be able to take some holiday time and review all my first semester topics, (including the ones I thought were missing)in Dr. Klein's books.
Do yourself a huge favor! Get a head start by letting Dr. Klein help you by using these two small books! I would love it if these were the text books for our class! Thank you, Dr. Klein!!!
I remember using this for my Ochem class at my university and never did any homework, never read the book, and never paid attention in lectures and I got an A+ just studying this one simple book. It's okay to be lazy. David R. Klein is one hell of an amazing chemist to make ochem this simple.
If you thought first semester was easy, that's because it is. The second semester takes so much more hard work than the first. This book gives you very detailed rules and methods of doing mechanisms and beyond. And trust me, there will be MANY mechanisms. SO MANY. This book will be crucial in your success, especially if you're not naturally good with chemistry.
This book just has everything you need to succeed in the class, just add diligence. I didn't start using it right away, but I wish I did! I was missing out, for sure. If your textbook isn't helpful, turn to this. I'm not sure I can express any further how helpful and useful this book is for an organic chemistry student. When I go to tutor orgo I will definitely have this book on hand as a reference.