Written by two expert teachers
Steven Fleming and Maitland Jones have more than fifty years experience teaching organic chemistry. Both authors know how to get students to think about and understand each concept, and build student confidence in solving problems.
An innovative art program and media package help students visualize organic reactions and understand the how and why
Organic Chemistry uses the art to teach. The text has more figures than most books, and the figures are larger and include bubble captions to carefully explain the process being illustrated.
StudySpace, the free student website, includes more than 350 interactive, 3-D molecules from the text, all of which are also linked to the ebook. Students can manipulate our 3-D diagrams in several ways—by rotating, coloring, zooming, labeling, measuring angles and distances, etc. This helps students understand the structure of these molecules.
Organic Reaction Animations (ORA)
ORA is a compilation of more than fifty organic reactions whose pathways have been calculated and animated to help students visualize the events that occur in the most important organic reactions. ORA software automatically comes packaged with a new copy of the text. ORA problems are included in almost every chapter in the book so that students can use the ORA software to work specific problems and help with their visualization of the material. continue reading »
The help students need, when they need it
Organic Chemistry, Fourth Edition, is the best resource to help students learn and understand the concepts and become better problem solvers. At the beginning of each chapter the authors provide the Essential Skills and Details a student needs to learn in the chapter. Within each chapter the authors have integrated Convention Alerts which point out rules students need to know. At the end of each chapter the authors provide a useful, Summary which reviews the New Concepts in the chapter, discusses the Reactions, Mechanisms, and Tools a student will need to know to be successful, and points out Common Errors made by beginning organic chemistry students.
In most chapters, the authors have added at least one section on problem-solving. These boxes give student expert advice or insider tips on how to approach a type of problem. These are the types of tips a tutor would provide to help students get started or solve a problem.
SmartWork Online Tutorial and Homework System
SmartWork is the most intuitive online tutorial and homework-management system available for organic chemistry. Powerful quizzing engines support an unparalleled range of question types, including graded molecule drawing. All SmartWork questions contain hints and answer-specific feedback that offer students help when they need it. Integration of ebook and multimedia content completes this learning system. wwnorton.com/smartwork