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41. General Chemistry
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42. Examkrackers 1001 Questions in
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43. CRC Handbook Of Chemistry And
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44. Chemistry: Matter and Its Changes
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45. Essentials of General Chemistry
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46. The Organic Chem Lab Survival
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47. Quantitative Chemical Analysis,
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51. Organic Chemistry
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52. Chemistry the Central Science:
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53. Laboratory Experiments (9th Edition)
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54. Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation
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60. Organic Chemistry, Study Guide

41. General Chemistry
by Darrel Ebbing
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Catlog: Book (2004-12-01)
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42. Examkrackers 1001 Questions in McAt Organic Chemistry (Examkrackers)
by Michelle, Phd Gilbertson, Andrew Dauber
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Catlog: Book (2001-12-01)
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Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars
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150 pages of questions, answers, and explanations covering all possible topics in MCAT organic chemistry, both stand alone and 'mini-passage-based' questions, b&w illustrations.This book contains 1001 organic chemistry questions covering all the organic chemistry topics tested by the MCAT. Each question is in the MCAT multiple choice format. Questions are arranged by topic, and range from basic to extremely difficult. Typically, questions on a given topic begin easy and become progressively more difficult. Answers with explanations and formulas are provided.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect practice problems for MCAT
Practice is the key to the MCAT. Review is an essential first step, but is only part of the complete preparation for the MCAT. ORGO 1001 will help you guys ace the Biological Science questions. Everything from stereochemistry to lab techniques is in this book. There are over 90 stereochemistry questions alone. This book won't guarantee a 15, but it may help raise your score a couple points.

2-0 out of 5 stars hastily prepared and poorly researched
This book is simply a collection of simple organic chemistry problems. These problems are not passage or concept-based, and thus very poorly model MCAT-style questions.

Good points:

*1000 problems covering many topics which are best mastered through practice, such as stereochemistry, lab techniques, resonance and spectroscopy

Bad Points:

*Not worth what paid for. There are more, _better_ questions in your text-book. Sad, but true.

*The questions that resemble those found on the exam are few and far in between.

Other: If you're in the hurry phase of MCAT prep. you may find it useful to know that each question in this book takes about 20 seconds to do.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Review
I used this book and found the questions to be very close to the type used on the MCAT. While there are a few typos I found this book a great way to review for the exam. Of this type of resource I found this to be the best one for OChem.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not the best book
I bought all of the examcracker books- some were good, but this book was obviously hastily prepared- there are numerous typos as well as redundant questions. The title of the book makes it seem like you're going to get thorough practice in organic chemistry but all of the questions are too short and straightforward to be relevant to the MCAT. Unfortunately, I don't know of any good book for MCAT organic chemistry- it's certainly not this one, though.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great way to review.
This book provides an excellent way to review Organic Chemistry. The question types are very similar to those found on the MCAT (altough they are not passage based). The content overlaps precisely with what could be tested on the MCAT. Although there is a little repetition of concptual content, it makes you realize how few question types can actually be asked on the real thing. ... Read more


43. CRC Handbook Of Chemistry And Physics Version 2005
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Publisher: CRC Press
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The Handbook of Chemistry and Physics on CD-ROM, Version 2005 provides a thorough range of critically evaluated data in a convenient, electronic format. This CD-ROM edition contains all of the information found in the 85th print edition augmented by a range of special utilities.

New tables in this edition include: Index of Refraction of Inorganic Crystals, Upper and Lower Solution Temperatures of Binary Polymer Solutions, Miscibility of Organic Solvents, Density of Solvents as a Function of Temperature, and Coefficients of Friction.

The Fundamental Physical Constants section has been updated with the latest CODATA/NIST values, and the Mathematical Tables appendix now features several new sections covering topics that include orthogonal polynomials Clebsch-Gordan coefficients, and statistics. ... Read more


44. Chemistry: Matter and Its Changes
by James E. Brady, Fred Senese
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Asin: 0471215171
Catlog: Book (2004-01-23)
Publisher: Wiley
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The student-friendly style of the book makes the content accessible without sacrificing either breadth or depth of coverage. The text's informal writing style, emphasis on problem solving, and state-of-the-art media package make this book an ideal fit at schools with large class sizes and a wide range of student abilities and backgrounds. The authors' goal was to create a complete package (text + media + supplements) which would challenge the better-prepared students and provide support to the lesser prepared students, giving ALL students a chance to succeed. 4e welcomes a new co-author Fred Senese, Frostburg State University, the creator of the award-winning General Chemistry Online and Ask Antoine (the most hit general chem web resource in the world with over 15 million hits/year). In addition to creating the new Brady/Senese website, he has also worked with Jim Brady to do significant revisions in the text. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars excellent text
This textbook is an excellent way to learn chemistry. It provides very nice graphics to explain the text. This text makes learning chemistry very enjoyable and interesting. Senese and Brady did a wonderful job with this book. I highly recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars this text does stand out from the pack...
...in a number of ways. The chapter on stoichiometry is the first one I flip to when I'm evaluating a new text. This book does a better job of providing a conceptual foundation for the mole concept than any other book I've seen. It shows the rationale behind the concept by working a few simple problems with and without moles. The problem setups emphasize strategic thinking by asking students to identify the 'critical link' that connects given information with the problem's goal. The "Is the answer reasonable" checks given with each problem are more detailed and more helpful than in other texts; they help students develop a sense for what is and isn't reasonable in the answer, using alternative back-of-the-envelope solutions that often provide additional insight into the nature of the problem.

The chapter on atomic structure is the only one I've seen that uses the central idea of quantum mechanics (wave-particle duality) as its central theme. It elegantly uses the de Broglie relation to tie wave and particle behaviors together, in the process naturally explaining where quantum numbers come from and why changes in electron confinement in a reaction can lead to color changes.

The thermodynamics chapter is also quite innovative, discarding the idea of entropy as a measure of disorder and instead stressing its connection with the number of ways a state can be realized. A simple model of heat flow from a hot object to a cold object makes the connection between probability and process spontaneity clear.

The approach for explaining and predicting molecular shapes is much better than that used in other texts, where students end up memorizing a large table of molecular shapes. This text starts by showing how electron domains arrange themselves the central atom, and then visualizes how the molecular geometry changes as bonding domains are replaced with nonbonding domains, one at a time. Students see the underlying idea without getting lost in a mass of detail and special cases.

I also like the "Thinking it through" problems at the end of each chapter, that emphasize critical and strategic thinking rather than simply getting a numerical answer. Ebbing and Chang don't have this feature. The "Test of facts and concepts" are cumulative tests that students can use to synthesize material from several chapters; I haven't seen another text with this feature, either.

5-0 out of 5 stars a chemistry book for all science purposes
THIS BOOK IS A GREAT GUIDE FOR ANY STUDENT WHO WANTS TO LEARN CHEMISTRY AND ALSO A GREAT GUIDE FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO PREPARE3 THEM SELVES FOR WHAT'S AHEAD AT UNIVERSITY.

3-0 out of 5 stars traditional
This is a traditional text that does not stand out from a dozen of other general chemistry textbooks, most of which contain too much materials in order to satisfy approaches of different instructors. As a result, the textbook becomes thicker and thicker or more and more expensive.

Students who might want fresh perspectives should consult Chemistry: A General Chemistry Project of the American Chemical Society by Bell et al.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best in itself
I have read older editon of this textbook. Older 3rd edition (1988). But it still stands tall among couple of other chemistry books on my shelf. No other book can match the style and elegance of Brady's book IMHO.

There are a lot of books out there maybe more detailed. But Brady's is the one that explain why certain concept is important, how they were discovered and by whom they were developed. Instead of starting explaining each key concenpts in Chemistry, Brady's always start with how previous researchers reached the theory at that time period. And how we can relate them in terms of our current understanding of this wonderful of chemistry.

If Brady didn't lose any his touch, I am 100 % sure and can gaurantee this newer edition will follow its earlier edition's tradition. Even if your course doesn't require this book as a text, go grap one. If you can't afford newer one, go buy old edition. They are still a classic and in fact I am still using 1988 edition. ... Read more


45. Essentials of General Chemistry
by Darrell D. Ebbing, Steven D. Gammon, Ronald O. Ragsdale
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Essentials of General Chemistry is an ideal choice for instructors who want a shorter, less expensive core text that still supports a typical general chemistry course. Since the text covers the same topical scope as Ebbing/Gammon General Chemistry, it also presents an attractive option for the growing number of one-semester general chemistry courses. The book is priced 25% below most full-sized general chemistry texts.

The Essentials text retains all of the hallmark qualities of its parent text, including its ability to teach quantitative problem solving, its focus on conceptual understanding and visualization, and its state-of-the-art technology package. Its art program focuses on molecular-level depictions of macro-level phenomena.

  • The text features a consistent and proven approach to problem-solving. Each problem-solving skill is introduced in a worked-out "Example." Most of these examples include a "Problem Strategy." Each Example is followed by a list of corresponding end-of-chapter "Practice Problems, " which reinforce skills and concepts.
  • "A Chemist Looks At" boxes connect chemistry to the real world by highlighting its applications to medicine/health, frontiers of science, the environment, and everyday life.
  • Chapter 13, "Solid Materials of Modern Technology," includes information of particular value to engineering students.

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46. The Organic Chem Lab Survival Manual: A Student Guide to Techniques
by James W. Zubrick
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Catlog: Book (2000-08-01)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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A paperback guide to the basic techniques of the organic chemistry lab. Zubrick includes practical lab advice presented with clarity and humor. The book describes the instruments and techniques used in organic chemistry lab. Diagrams show the reader how to make measurements, set up labs and perform meaningful experiments. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Serendipitous...
As well as being extremely detailed, intelligent and helpful, this book is hysterically funny, which makes it a joy to read and easy to understand. A nice change from the usual ...yawn... science-reference manuals. I would strongly encourage other students to take advantage of this terrific piece of work.

1-0 out of 5 stars DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY
This book promise so much by the wide coverage of topics in Organic lab. but it delivers nothing. Aside from listing the topics in the Table of content. The seemingly knowledable Prof. Zubric presents an unorganize, incomprehensible 294 pages of something that read like a page from a low budget Comic Strip. Am shock that a well respected publishing house like John Wiley and Son would lend their reputation to a low quality like this. The author talked about every thing that are irrelevant. what is needed is a good intro. to the subject like -EXTRACTION and then the stepwise layout of professional quality discussion of headings like - Materials involved; procedure; observation; conclusion etc. he fail to approach the subject prof. The book would pass for a Book of Short Jokes. Do not waste your money. D BOOK DID NOT HELP ME IN MY CLASS ANYWAY...

5-0 out of 5 stars Must Have for O-Chem Lab
Used it so much in lab, it almost became my right. VERY helpful! Easy to read with a nice twist of humor.

5-0 out of 5 stars Right On!! The Best Lab Manual Ever!!!
This book was chock full of concise, yet extremely valuable, information, and the wit with which it was presented made prelabs bearable, if not exactly fun. Thank your lab professor if this is a required book, and definitely pick it up if it's on the reccomended list (or even if it's not!).

5-0 out of 5 stars Humor in a Science Text Book: Miracles Do Happen
In this exceptional reference for first time students of organic chemistry lab, the author conveys what could be dry, boring information in a humorous, yet professional, manner. I actually found myself laughing out loud as I read a mock conversation between a lab instructor and a student about using boiling stones. Boiling stones! I never thought I'd find them humorous. Although brilliantly entertaining, Zubrick never fails to convey accurate, concise, intelligent thoughts on procedure, equipment, safety, and safety, and, oh yeah, did I mention safety? I think this actually deserves 6 or 7 stars; I know it's going to help me immensely in my lab work. ... Read more


47. Quantitative Chemical Analysis, Sixth Edition
by Daniel C. Harris
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Catlog: Book (2002-07-15)
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Average Customer Review: 4.31 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Among Analytical Chemistry books this one is very good
I respect all reviews, but in my opinion, is very important the teacher in order one student can feel comfortable in a class, for this reason I think some customer reviews of this book (before 17-august-2000) are biased. In my opinion this book is very good, one of the best among several analytical chem. books, even though its CD could be improved a lot. However, if anybody wants to learn about Analytical chemistry in general, this book is an excellent reference.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent analytical chemistry book
One of the best written textbooks in any area of chemistry. Here is a measure of the quality of this book. When I was graduate school, most of our research group owned a copy of Harris and we kept it on our shelves for handy reference. We had all purchased it as undergraduates but kept it because we LIKED it and found it so darn useful. It is an excellent general reference for anybody whose work involves chemical analysis. The tables of acid dissociation constants and redox half-potentials are some of the most extensive you will find any textbook.

When I first started teaching, I used Skoog & West on the basis of my predecessor's recommendation. However, during my first semester, I found myself constantly referring to Harris because of its clear explainations and good examples. In the second semester, I conducted a head-to-head competition with students reading a chapter on the same material from both Harris and from Skoog. The overwhelming student preference was for Harris and I have used it in my classes ever since. Readers who don't like Harris aren't going to be happy with any analytical chemistry textbook.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best Analytical Chemistry Textbook!
When I was an undergraduate student, the reference text was Chimie Analytique Generale by Gaston Charlot (which is quite an antique, completely unexplained, but problems are OK). But when I really needed a clearly explanation, no other book could match Harris. It's clear, yet fully explained, and it's miles better than any Quantitative Chemical Analysis book (e.g. Skoog, Christian, among many others). It covers not only "classic techniques, e.g. titrimetric techniques acid-base equilibria, gravimetric methods, titrimetric analysis by complex with EDTA, among others, but it can also be adapted to Instrumental Methods courses (but, at some point, some additional material must be supplemented).Thanks to that book, I happened to learn quite a lot, and I used it for 4 semesters in Analytical Chemistry. If you don't like this one, you probably won't like any other Quantitative Chemical Analysis textbook. Now that I'm a practicing chemist, I'm still amazed that this book has never abandoned my desk because is an excellent reference work. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in Analytical Chemistry.

4-0 out of 5 stars An acceptable book
I don't particularly enjoy chemistry; but at least the author attempts to throw some random humor throughout the text. The material covered by the book is horrifically boring; (I think) but the occasional jokes make the reading marginally more bearable. It's one of the better Chemistry textbooks I've read due to the less serious tone of the author.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Defintive Book for Analytical Chemistry
This book is the definitive guide for anyone who is taking a course in Analytical Chemistry or just wants to learn about Analytical Chemistry. The language and examples are straight-forward and very easy to understand and format is easy and progressive without being intimidating to anyone who may find chemistry to be a difficult subject to understand. ... Read more


48. Examkrackers 1001 Questions in MCAT Chemistry
by Scott Calvin, Jonathan Orsay
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Catlog: Book (2002-03-04)
Publisher: Osote Publishing
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Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars
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1001 Questions in MCAT Chemistry provides practice questions in all chemistry topics covered by the MCAT. The questions and explanations are designed to teach the student to think intuitively. Like the MCAT, conceptual thinking is encouraged while lengthy calculations are discouraged. Memorization of basic formulas is required, but usually will not, in itself, provide the fastest method to finding an answer. Questions are conveniently arranged by topic. Question difficulty ranges from easy to very difficult. Questions are formatted exactly like the MCAT. Answers and explanations are provided in the back of the book.
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3-0 out of 5 stars Good but not as good as others are implying
I think this book is great if you are preparing for the DAT. But I don't think this book will give you 30's for the MCAT. Granted, you need to know how to answer these types of problems. But you need to practice real passages. I would strongly encourage you to acquire the Princeton Review Science Workbook. They come with the course but you can usually buy them used off of students who completed the course and the MCAT. Go to a messageboard for MCAT students etc. Aside from the real MCATs that AAMC releases, the Princeton Review book will help you. Ideally, you should use the Examcracker books first to hone your skills of the basic sciences. And then you should use the Princeton Review Science Workbook to apply those skills.But in now way will these books by themselves automatically equip you to handle the MCAT.

3-0 out of 5 stars Fair review for MCAT chemistry.
This book contains many questions in basic chemistry for the MCAT. All relevant topics are covered; however, I feel that this is not the best book for review. The main objection I have is that the question format is NOT what appears on the MCAT. Most MCAT questions are based on a reading passage and very few of the Examcracker's questions are in that form. Those that are based on a passage are very simple when compared to the real MCAT questions. I scored well on the physical sciences section but it was because I worked through real MCAT practice exams. Do not use this book as your sole source for chemistry preparation. I've said this dozens of times to friends, "If you purchase a 'comprehensive' review book make sure you also use old college books, old college notes, and work through old MCAT exams."

4-0 out of 5 stars Definitely worth your time and money.
I believe Examcrackers produces the best MCAT prep materials. I made the mistake of taking another prep company. It took me quite long to realize the other prep company did not prepare me at all. I used this book to help me understand the concepts for the g. chem on the MCAT.

5-0 out of 5 stars Begin to think like the AAMC
I challenge anyone to find a better series of teaching tools than the 1001 series from Examkrackers. I have been collecting all of the available MCAT prep material for the last two years and I am very adamant when I say there is a lot of bad/misguided/bs out there for sale. The authors of the 1001 books have gone to great lengths to make these books excellent learning tools.

The 1001 series are not passages like the real MCAT, they are problems that allow you to hone in on your weaknesses and fix them. The mini-passage format allows the user to get accustom to the MCAT style of questioning. If you are able to understand all 1001 questions in this book, then there is no reason not to score perfect on the MCAT Physical Science section.

The 1001 books are about the concepts and they force the student to think intuitively. This, my friends, is how to succeed on the MCAT.

3-0 out of 5 stars MCAT THINKING
While this book is better than most MCAT guides on the market, it does have some flaws. PRAISE: The questions are excellent! Just like the MCAT! FLAW: Often the questions pertain to information not previously mentioned or reviewed in the previous passage. EXAMPLE: A question from the first section involved answer choices of London forces, hydrogen bonding, and dipole-dipole moments. None of these terms or concepts were discussed previously! SO: Basically you need to have a good foundation before you get this book. Once you do buy the book, IT DOES TEACH YOU HOW TO THINK LIKE THE MCAT!!! Just remember to review the knowledge elsewhere! ... Read more


49. Prentice Hall Molecular Model Set For Organic Chemistry (2nd Edition)
by ESM Prentice Hall
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Catlog: Book (1983-08-19)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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This kit enables users to build virtually all simple molecules encountered in organic chemistry.Includes space-filling models that simulate the true shape of saturated compounds. Provides open models that form realistic single, double, and triple bonds — even strained rings. Allows smooth rotation of the bonds to make conformational analysis easy. Contains enough components to create several models at once. The components are precision-tooled from quality plastics, are virtually indestructible, and come in a sturdy plastic case for easy storage. Provides a useful Instruction Book — with photos, diagrams, and concise discussions of chemical principles. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Kit
I would recommend this kit to anyone who is taking organic chemistry. I found it very useful in learning organic chemistry mechanisms and structures. The high price is reflected in the high quality of the product!

In other reviews there were a couple of complaints about the kit not being realistic. However, the bond stiffness and design are surprisingly realistic (molecules aren't all that flimsy). The kit is perfect for create virtually any small organic molecule. It is excellent for seeing the difference between a chair and boat conformation, provided that it is put together appropriately. (My organic book and the directions were useful in arriving at the right conformation when I had problems.) The kit may just take a little bit of time to get used to, but it definitely is worth the work and time to see molecules in 3-D!

1-0 out of 5 stars Does hardly work
The pins representing the bonds hardly fit the atoms. They don't allow for any rotation around the bond axis (exept by deforming the pin and introducing awkward stress in the molecule. Almost impossible to build a good model involving a ring structure.
There is a special tool to get the pins out. Don't lose it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Helpfull but not that helpfull
This kit is a good learning tool for Organic Chemistry it really helps you understand the chapters on stereochemistry a bit better but they can confuse you a bit as well. The only set back is that they are not that flexible and will not help you when you study the different ring comformations I mean you really have to have a huge imagination to tell the difference between a chair conformation or a boat conformation with these models.

3-0 out of 5 stars Why are none of the elements pink?
While the molecule kit allows you to make lots of fun molecules, it just doesn't provide enough creative freedom...though the fun popping noise you get when you pull the molecules apart is quite amusing. I found these overall pretty useful in class, but would not recommend eating them. The nitrogen goes down a little rough.

5-0 out of 5 stars A great way to learn
I am Currently taking an Organic Chemistry Class and this model kit is a great way to understand Shape and structure. It helps you understand how atoms come togather in order to male a molecule. ... Read more


50. A-Z of Quantitative PCR (IUL Biotechnology, No. 5)
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Catlog: Book (2004-07)
Publisher: International University Line
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This book is a comprehensive manual to allow both the novice researcher and the expert to set up and carry out quantitative PCR assays from scratch. However, this book also sets out to explain as many features of qPCR as possible, provide alternative viewpoints, methods, and aims to simulate the researchers into generating, interpreting, and publishing data that are reproducible, reliable, and biologically meaningful ... Read more


51. Organic Chemistry
by John McMurry
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Asin: 0534373666
Catlog: Book (1999-09-08)
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
Sales Rank: 221669
Average Customer Review: 3.69 out of 5 stars
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Widely and consistently praised as the most clearly written book on the market. Why?In John McMurry's words: "I have been asked hundreds of times over the past ten years why I wrote this book. I wrote this book because I love writing. I get great pleasure and satisfaction from taking a complicated subject, turning it around until I see it clearly from a new angle, and then explaining it in simple words.I write to explain chemistry to students the way I wish it had been explained to me years ago."Through his lucid writing and ability to show the beauty and logic of organic chemistry, McMurry makes learning enjoyable for students.The highest compliment that can be given to a chemistry book applies to McMurry: It works!Mainstream in level, McMurry's coverage is concise yet doesn't omit any key topics.McMurry blends the traditional functional-group approach with a mechanistic approach.The primary approach, by functional group, begins with the simple and progresses to the more complex so that readers who are not yet versed in the subtleties of mechanisms are first exposed to the what of chemistry before beginning to grapple with the why.Within this primary organization, the author places a heavy emphasis on explaining the fundamental mechanistic similarities. Currently in use at hundreds of colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada, McMurry's Organic Chemistry is also an international bestseller from the United Kingdom to the Pacific Rim. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Not so bad, really...
I used this book abroad while studying chemistry for four years in Scotland. As I remember it now, it was the only required organic chemistry text, (for reaction mechanisms - i.e. aside from the various supplementary spectroscopic texts). There were color diagrams in our version, and I still refer to it. I highly recommend this text. The notion that one could completely digest its contents in an undergraduate chemistry course beggars belief.

5-0 out of 5 stars Organic Chemistry:4th Edition by John McMurry
Organic Chemistry:4th Edition by John McMurry is a great book. I've read almost all the chapters in this book. Everything is easy to read and understand. Although there are a few mistakes in this book I believe this is a great book. Anyone who wants to purchase this book must buy the Solutions Manual for McMurry's Organic Chemistry (by Susan McMurry) because the book itself doesn't have all the answers to the questions and has no solutions. I haven't read any other organic chemistry books yet and this is the one I've used to learn organic chemistry. Therefore, I can't compare this one to the other organic chemistry books. I was able to learn organic chemistry on my own using this book before I took my organic chemistry courses a couple of yrs ago and I got A's in all of my organic chemistry classes. Of course, one must not forget that it takes time to learn organic chemistry. I think it's a great book if purchased with its solutions manual.

4-0 out of 5 stars GOOD BOOK - BUT STAY AWAY FROM CHM247 AT U of T
This textbook was good - I just hate organic chemistry! I would advise you to buy this book if you need it - just don't go past CHM138 at the University of Toronto, because CHM247 is a pain in the ass.

4-0 out of 5 stars Ok for Introductory OChem
Like many have mentioned, the book is good for beginners and intro classes. The problems and material are relatively "simple." If that is all you require, "easy," not very indepth and just the simple basics, the book does it's job.

1-0 out of 5 stars A low-level text masquerading as a rigorous organic text
I have taught undergraduate organic chemistry for almost 10 years and have used this book (not by choice) for most of them. This book is incredibly easy to read and that is why many students like it. But the price that the instructor pays for that is in it's lack of depth. This book is NOT rigorous enough for the average science major/pre-professional student. In fact, I have used one semester, nursing level texts that were more rigorous than this book (Harold Hart's Organic Chemistry: A Short Course comes to mind). If you want a comprehensive and rigorous 2-semester organic text, I would recommend Loudon's Organic Chemistry far ahead of this nice and pretty but shallow text. ... Read more


52. Chemistry the Central Science: Student Guide
by James C. Hill, H. Eugene Lemay
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Catlog: Book (2002-05-01)
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53. Laboratory Experiments (9th Edition)
by John H. Nelson, Kenneth C. Kemp, Bursten (Nelson/Kemp), Bursten
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Catlog: Book (2002-05-20)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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54. Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation
by Steven S. Zumdahl
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Asin: 0618343423
Catlog: Book (2003-04-01)
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Sales Rank: 93311
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Book Description

Long known for its superior problem-solving pedagogy and engaging narrative style, the new edition of Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation offers unparalleled instructor and student support. This best-selling text motivates students and maintains their interest in the material by connecting chemistry to real-life experiences and emphasizing visual learning with figures that illustrate concepts and photos that depict chemical phenomena and connect chemistry with the real world.

The text helps students develop the problem-solving skills so critical to success in chemistry by teaching a thoughtful step-by-step approach to solving problems, rather than teaching them, prematurely, to use algorithms. The authors take an approach to problem solving that starts with representing the essence of problems using symbols or diagrams and ends with thinking about whether an answer makes sense.

  • New! The Instructor Toolkit is a comprehensive and coordinated supplement package that helps instructors prepare for class. It contains a new Instructor's Annotated Edition, Complete Solutions Guide, and a CD-ROM package featuring the HM ClassPrep, HM Testing, Chemistry Animations and Videos CD-ROMs, and the Student Support Package.
  • New! A comprehensive Student Support Package, automatically included with every new student text, features numerous resources to help students succeed in their courses. A two-sided Study Card with chemical formulas and reminders serves as a quick study aid. The password-protected Student Web Site features many useful resources, including ACE self-quizzes, interactive molecules, and flashcards of key terms. A CD-ROM features a review of the prerequisite mathematics relevant to this course. SMARTHINKING online tutoring provides free live and asynchronous study help to students.
  • New! A new art program enhances the visual impact of the text while clarifying important concepts. Updated illustrations make it easier for students to connect molecular-level activity to macroscopic phenomena. The art program helps students connect abstract chemical concepts with real-life situations, motivating them to learn the material.
  • New! Approximately one-third of the "Chemistry in Focus" boxes, which explore current applications of chemistry, are new to this edition.
  • New! Chapter 3 now features revised sections on "Energy, Temperature, and Heat" and "Calculating Energy Changes."
  • New! All content from the Student Web Site, along with HM Testing content and select assets from the Instructor Web Site, is available for professors using the popular WebCT and Blackboard course management systems.
  • End-of-chapter material includes key terms, a summary of important facts, questions and problems arranged in matched pairs and keyed to chapter sections, additional problems that incorporate material from more than one section, and in-class discussion questions that promote collaborative learning and group work.
  • "Math Tips" in the text, indicated by an icon, help students as they perform various calculations.
  • "Cumulative Reviews" test concepts from a group of chapters. Answers for all even-numbered cumulative review exercises are included at the end of the book.
  • Basic Chemistry, 5/e, (Chapters 1–15) provides basic coverage of chemical concepts and applications up through acids and bases.
  • Available in both paperback and hardcover format, Introductory Chemistry, 5/e, (Chapters 1–18) expands coverage with the addition of equilibrium, oxidation-reduction reactions, electrochemistry, radioactivity, and nuclear energy.

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3-0 out of 5 stars is this useful for AP chem?
this text book was provided by my school to use throughout the year in ap chem. although the step-by-step worked problems in each chapter's text were sometimes helpful, they tended to make things too complicated. when i missed a lecture and tried to complete my homework solely from the book,i found myself working problems in a completely different manner from my instructor- whose methods tended to be much faster and easier to use. in addition, i didn't see any information on solutions with mulitple solutes in the book, and unfortunately that was a major topic on the free response questions this year.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Good Chem Book
This book, although not excellent, is very good.One of the first things you notice is how cleanly laid out it is and how the examples are clearly written in plain English.The graphs and tables in this book are not onlyintuitive for the non-chem. background students but are also veryattractive to the eye.This was a good book and I did learn quite a largeamount of information from it. ... Read more


55. Chemistry: The Central Science
by Theodore L. Brown, H. Eugene Lemay, Bruce Edward Bursten, H. Lemay
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Asin: 0130103101
Catlog: Book (1999-07-26)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 66222
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent, straightforward approach to chemistry
Ignore the 2 star review above. The book is perfect for anyone preparing for the AP chemistry exam, and even for those who just want an in depth understanding of it. As far as there being a "corrected version of the book": LMAO. Give me a break, books are updated but rarely corrected. They are put together by reliable scholars who major in the field, I don't see any errors in the book. A student trying to compete with several scientists is just dumb, they obviously don't have the common intellect to understand the book. I'm sorry, but that review just shocked me because of it's inaccuracy. The book is wonderful and I reccommend it to all. :)

2-0 out of 5 stars Errors are bad and this book is full of them...
As an AP level high school student, my class is using this book to prepare for our AP exam. As we go through the book it has its pros and cons, with most of the cons being the errors in the text!! Our class has a mixture of editions, some "printed with corrections" others not, and we find errors even in the editions that are supposedly corrected, many of them ones that my classmates and I notice even before we have gone through the chapter with our teacher. While it does cover the necessary topics for success in chemistry, the errors within the text are a major discredit to the rest of the information. The public doesn't listen to politicians who are wrong, why should textbooks be treated diffrently?

5-0 out of 5 stars a student
the best introductory chem book out there. i used it for my ap chem test, and the book was so easy to understand. i didn't pay attention in class and was able to get a 98 average, although the class average was much lower (80s).

5-0 out of 5 stars very comprehensive
I checked several chemestry text books at university and found this one to be the most thorough and clear of all.

4-0 out of 5 stars Warning
Beware! This edition of the book does NOT come packaged with the CD-ROM. I don't know why Amazon doesn't specify this (somebody else's problem, no doubt). It's a great book. Just know what you're getting for the money. ... Read more


56. Applied Electrospray Mass Spectrometry (Practical Spectroscopy)
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Asin: 0824706188
Catlog: Book (2002-01-01)
Publisher: Marcel Dekker
Sales Rank: 552908
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57. Inorganic Chemistry (3rd Edition)
by Gary L. Miessler, Donald A. Tarr
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Asin: 0130354716
Catlog: Book (2003-07-28)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 230007
Average Customer Review: 3.38 out of 5 stars
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Book Description

This highly readable book provides the essentials of Inorganic Chemistry with molecular symmetry as its foundation.Chapter topics include atomic structure, molecular orbitals, organometallic chemistry, simple bonding theory, symmetry and group theory, and more.For chemists and other professionals who want to update or improve their background in the field. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A good one semester advanced inorganic chemistry text
It's hard to write an inorganic textbook that will please everybody. In general, there are three different types of undergraduate inorganic chemistry courses offered:
1) One semester Descriptive Inorganic (pre P. chem)
2) One semester Advanced Inorganic (post P. chem)
3) Two semester sequence (post P. chem)

Missler and Tarr's text is written for the second audience. If you are interested in a book that (i) is written at the jr/sr level; (ii) emphasizes group theory, molecular orbital theory, coordination chemistry, spectroscopy, reaction mechanisms and organometallic chemistry; and (iii) can be covered in one semester without killing the average undergraduate, then this is going to be a good text for you. If you are interested in descriptive chemistry or want a complete overview of inorganic chemistry, then you aren't going to be happy with M&T.

In my opinion, this is the best textbook on the market for a one-semester advanced inorganic course. My student's opinions of M&T were somewhat lukewarm, but at least it didn't inspire the scathing criticism that two other texts received in previous years. It's not a perfect book, but it is concise and well written for the audience it is intended to serve.

2-0 out of 5 stars Too Dense for Undergrads
This textbook is a paradigm in the art of conciseness: while I admire Miessler and Tarr's ability to convey the massive amount of every chapter in so few pages, it makes for extraordinarily difficult. My professor thought this would be a useful text to cover our introductory class, as it does not waste time on basic information on periodicity, etc. However, after a few weeks of telling us what not to read (as it was far too abstruse), and resorting to other textbooks, she had to give up altogether on this one. I imagine this work's chief usefulness will come to graduate students needing a "refresher", but not to anyone else. There are too few grainy pictures, questions that rarely relate to the material in the chapter, and a text whose density rivals the Bible.

4-0 out of 5 stars An outstanding textbook for the money!
M&T do an admirable job of covering the wide and rapidly developing field of inorganic chemistry.

Their coverage of electronic spectra and symmetry are especially notable. While this book is maybe one notch below Huheey, Keiter, et al textbook, M&T cover plenty for a one-semester junior/senior level course. There use of illustrations is informative and tasteful.

Less dense and more readable than Huheey, I have been advocating for the past year for the department to change the standardized inorganic text to M&T. It is more approachable for the non-chemistry major while still covering everything you need to know for more advanced studies.

Clearly, THE inorganic book to buy if you are only going to use one for your undergraduate experience.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not a good Inorganic chemistry text
I am a chemistry major and have used this book for both semesters of Inorganic chemistry. If you have had quantum mechanics prior to reading this book it may be more helpful. However the extensive reference to point-groups and character tables is way overdone, only because the book does a horrible job of explaining point-groups and the creation of character tables. Our prof had to constantly omit sections from the book because it often overcomplicated many concepts.

This book was far more helpful the second semester inorganic where the constant reference to point groups decreased somewhat. The concepts explained in the second half were also much more readable.
Needless to say this was one of the few chemistry texts I have sold back, since I know I can find other more useful texts as references.

4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good...if you know what you're getting into...
One must look at this book from the standpoint of the authors. This book is written from a symmetry and point-group standpoint. Having met the authors, I learned that the symmetry and point-group chapter (3?) was written first, then everything thereafter came from that. Also, this was NEVER meant to be a comprehensive textbook. It's designed to be used for a 1 semester course. What is excellent is that the basics are taught really well (the point-group stuff, and the ligand-field theory chapter) and that there are literature references to almost all topics in the book. If you feel like you don't get it, this book faciliates extended learning by pointing the reader to primary resources. If you like learning and have a good prof, this is a good book. ... Read more


58. Encyclopedia of the Elements : Technical Data - History - Processing - Applications
by PerEnghag
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Asin: 3527306668
Catlog: Book (2004-09-24)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Famous for its history of numerous element discoverers, Sweden is the origin of this comprehensive encyclopedia of the elements.

It provides both an important database for professionals as well as detailed reading ranging from historical facts, discoverers' portraits, color plates of mineral types, natural occurrences, and industrial figures right up to winning and refining processes, biological roles and applications in modern chemistry, engineering and industry.

Elemental data is presented in fact tables that include numerous physical and thermodynamic properties, isotope lists, radiation absorption characteristics, NMR parameters, and others. Further pertinent data is supplied in additional tables throughout the text.

Originally published in Swedish in three volumes from 1998 to 2000, the contents have been revised and expanded by the author for this English edition. ... Read more


59. Exploring Chemical Analysis
by Daniel C. Harris
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Asin: 0716705710
Catlog: Book (2004-08-30)
Publisher: W.H. Freeman & Company
Sales Rank: 354280
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars kinda confusing, okay overall
i read this book for a chemistry class, and although it was usually fairly clear, which helped a lot, at times the author broke into the first person and started making jokes in the text, which really bugged me.additionally, the examples of problems in the text were usually much easier than the problems at the end of the chapters, so since i couldn't look in the text for help, i was often stumped.
additionally, the text sometimes asked the reader questions like "why does this happen," without providing the answer anywhere.if you didn't know the answer, you obviously weren't gonna learn it, and as a busy college student, i wasn't gonna spend fifteen minutes looking up the answer to these minor questions that should have just been answered in sentence form, as this is a textbook, after all, not a test.my teacher provided those, and thats why i need the text book.
all in all, the book was usually clear, which i liked, but it had some structural faults i didn't.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good examples, hidden humor
Step by step examples help tremendously with learning the problem-solving techniques used in this book.I also love the random goofiness found at points in the text.It made me almost want to read the whole thing just to find the funny stuff! ... Read more


60. Organic Chemistry, Study Guide and Solutions Manual
by T. W. GrahamSolomons, Craig B.Fryhle
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Asin: 0471351962
Catlog: Book (1999-09-24)
Publisher: Wiley
Sales Rank: 380161
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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On the cover of this book is a Pacific yew tree, found in the ancient forests of the Pacific Northwest. The bark of the Pacific yew tree produces Taxol, found to be a highly effective drug against ovarian and breast cancer. Taxol blocks mitosis during eukaryotic cell division. The supply of Taxol from the Pacific yew tree is vanishingly small, however. A single 100-year-old tree provides only about one dose of the drug (roughly 300 mg). For this reason, as well as the spectacular molecular architecture of Taxol, synthetic organic chemists fiercely undertook efforts to synthesize it. Five total syntheses of Taxol have thus far been reported. Now, a combination of isolation of a related metabolite from European yew needles, and synthesis of Taxol from that intermediate, supply the clinical demand. This case clearly demonstrates the importance of synthesis and the use of organic chemistry. It's just one of the many examples used in the text that will spark the interest of students and get them involved in the study of organic chemistry! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Necessity for Organic Chemistry Success!
If you are a student of organic chemistry using the textbook, Organic Chemistry, by the same author, I highly recommend purchasing this manual to accompany the text. Unlike many textbook solution guides, where they only include odd or even numbered problems, this manual includes all the answers to all the problems found in the textbook! In addition to chapter solutions, the author also includes solutions to questions in the special topics section found near the end of the text.

Aside from the solutions, there are other goodies. As the title suggests, this book is not just a solutions manual, but a study guide too. After each chapter of solutions, the authors include a short quiz to that can be used to see if the student has grasped the essential concepts for the chapter. Also, in the study guide, you will find a summary of all the important syntheses that comes in handy when doing homework.

I used this solutions guide as an undergraduate and can't imagine what type of grades I would have received if it weren't for this book! Highly recommended!

4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good
I used this book in my udergrad. It is a fairly easy to read book. The graphics and diagrams are good, but it wouldn't hurt to improve them a bit. It is filled with lots of examples and practice problems. The bibliographical references are excellent for those who are interested in finding out in more detail about a certain topic. ... Read more


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