Organic Chemistry As a Second Language: First Semester Topics (4th Edition) – eBook

eBook details

  • Author: David R. Klein
  • File Size: 6 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication Date: April 4, 2016
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01DV7OEL4
  • ISBN-10: 1119110661
  • ISBN-13: 9781119110668


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About The Author

David R. Klein

David R. Klein

Dr. David Klein is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at The Johns Hopkins University where Dr. Klein has taught organic chemistry since 1999. Having worked with thousands of students, he has intense 1st hand knowledge of how they learn and the difficulties they encounter. David received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from The Johns Hopkins University and his PhD from the University of California at Los Angeles under the supervision of Professor Orville Chapman.

Motivated by his experiences teaching organic chemistry as a graduate student at UCLA, Dr. Klein wrote Organic Chemistry as a Second Language (John Wiley & Sons, 2004, updated 2nd edition published in 2008), which has become a highly valued student study resource. Dr. Klein has received numerous teaching awards at both Johns Hopkins and UCLA for his unique, skill-building approach to organic chemistry instruction. David is married, with 5 children, and enjoys skiing, scuba-diving, and Tae Kwon Do.

Students continue to turn to David Klein’s Organic Chemistry as a Second Language: First Semester Topics, 4th Edition (PDF), because it enables them to better understand fundamental principles, solve problems, and focus on what they need to know to succeed. This 4th edition explores the major principles in the field and explains why they are very relevant. It is written in a way that clearly shows the patterns in organic chemistry so that students can gain a deeper conceptual understanding of the material. Topics are presented very clearly in an accessible writing style along with numerous hands-on problem-solving exercises.

  • It helps develop the skills needed to solve a variety of problem types.
  • Presents the fundamental topics clearly with an informal, friendly tone.
  • Discusses the relationship between concepts and puts topics in context.
  • Describes the how-to of problem solving, including approaching problems strategically.
  • Covers important areas such as resonance, conformations, substitution reactions, nomenclature, synthesis, and more.


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