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Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by highlyfavored, Dec 4, 2005.
which one is used at your school and what is your opinion of it?
We use the John McMurry version.
It was pretty straight forward, but a lot of it wasn't applicable to lab work (some reactions in McMurry's book won't even work in the lab).
My professor needed to correct or improve McMurry's info so much that he ended up writing his own 11th Hour book.
We use McMurray. It might just be my professor (who publishes his own 250 page lecture notebook every semester), but I find that the book doesn't follow my course very well. Example - we just finished spectro. Lecture was incredibly detailed and the book treated all (MS/IR/NMR) as separate topics with no attempt to correlate interpretation. I think I bombed an exam today.
I also wish the McMurray end-of-chapter problems were different. I don't know what I want... Maybe if they were related more to the concept they're supposed to illustrate. And details are important for a study guide - they are often lacking in this case. Of course, my back is broken this semester carrying the damned things around - so I guess maybe more detail is not a good thing.
I find that I spend a lot of time searching for supplemental materials. I don't feel like I'm getting enough detail or something. Maybe it's just me...anyone wanna loan me their textbook? Or maybe it's just a tough class...
We use the McMurry version as well.
For our lab book we use Intro to Organic Micro techniques (or something similar) by Prada. The labs were ok, but often out of synch with the lectures.
I use the McMurray book also... in lab we use macroscale and microscale organic experiments by williamson..
usually what we are doing in class has nothing to do with lab, but in a few cases it does
Thanks for the replies guys! This seems to be a popular book.
Organic Chemsitry, Wade, 6th ed.
When I took Organic back in 2002, we used the book by Wade.
Organic Chemistry by Francis Carey.