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ISBN-13 9781118548837ISBN-10 1118548833
ISBN-10 1-118-08338-5ISBN-13 978-1-118-08338-3
Author(s): Brown, William H.; Poon, Thomas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 752

This text provides an introduction to organic chemistry for students who require the fundamentals of organic chemistry as a requirement for their major. It is most suited for a one semester organic chemistry course. In an attempt to highlight the relevance of the material to students, the authors place a strong emphasis on showing the interrelationship between organic chemistry and other areas of science, particularly the biological and health sciences. The text illustrates the use of organic chemistry as a tool in these sciences; it also stresses the organic compounds, both natural and synthetic, that surround us in everyday life: in pharmaceuticals, plastics, fibers, agrochemicals, surface coatings, toiletry preparations and cosmetics, food additives, adhesives, and elastomers.