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Pushing Electrons: A Guide for Students of Organic Chemistry, 3rd
Synopses & Reviews
SpartanModel replaces the plastic models used by past generations of organic chemistry students. This set of easy-to-use digital builders allows you to construct and manipulate 3-D molecules of any size or complexity. Each copy includes software on CD-ROM, an extensive molecular database, 3-D glasses, and a Tutorial and User's Guide with 50 pages of activities for organic chemistry.
Book News Annotation:
This book is designed to help students learn how to move electrons around during their organic chemistry homework. This skill facilitates writing resonance structures, bond-breaking and bond-making steps in organic mechanisms, and is conducive to a clearer understanding of the reactions of biochemistry. The book contains hundreds of molecule diagrams and other visual aids. No index.
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By Daniel P. Weeks. This brief text will help you develop a skill that is essential to learning organic chemistry and success in your course. By working through the program, you learn to push electrons to generate resonance structures and write organic mechanisms.
By Daniel P. Weeks. This brief text teaches a skill essential to learning organic chemistry. By working through the program, students learn to push electrons to generate resonance structures and write organic mechanisms.
About the Author
Daniel Weeks is a native of New Jersey. He earned a B.S. in chemistry at Wesleyan College in West Virginia, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the University of Delaware. After a post-doctoral year at Brown University he began to learn his craft during a temporary appointment at Haverford College. He taught at Seton Hall University for about 20 years and finished his career with ten delightful years at Northwestern University. While he published research on the mechanisms of hydrolysis of organic compounds in aqueous solutions, mostly in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, his greatest satisfaction came from "seeing the light go on in his students' eyes." He has a reputation as an informative, entertaining and even funny lecturer. He is a self-confessed "ham" who always remembered that although what he taught was old stuff to him it was new to his students.
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