Organic Chemistry : A Mechanistic Approach
This textbook classifies organic chemistry according to mechanism rather than classification of functional groups, with the intention of having students understand by means of problem solving. The emphasis is on the development of skills through a student-centered pedagogical approach. The inclusion of chromatography, spectroscopy, and spectrometry early in the book is an important concept. The book contains the customary chapters on biomolecules, but also presents chapters on industrially important processes and their economics, and environmental chemistry, areas in which every 21st-century-educated scientist should have familiarity.