Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

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By (author) Marc Loudon

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  • Publisher: Roberts & Company Publishers
  • Format: Hardback | 1368 pages
  • Dimensions: 210mm x 260mm x 50mm | 2,781g
  • Publication date: 5 January 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Greenwood Village
  • ISBN 10: 0981519431
  • ISBN 13: 9780981519432
  • Edition: 5, Revised
  • Edition statement: 5th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 111,251

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Loudon's Organic Chemistry is known for its clear writing, high standard of accuracy, and creative problems. The fifth edition contains 1,668 problems—many of them new and taken directly from the scientific literature. This edition, more than ever before, encourages students to analyze and synthesize concepts. The text is used at a wide variety of schools, such as the University of Wisconsin; University of Maryland (College Park), Boston College; University of Illinois; University of Colorado, Boulder; Duke University; University of California, Berkeley; California Institute of Technology; University of Vermont; Reed College; Yale University; University of California, Irvine; Purdue University; Queens University; Bryn Mawr; Hamilton College; Franklin and Marshall College; Kent State University; Indiana State University; Washington State University; Merrimack College; the Colorado School of Mines, and many more. Roberts and Company has partnered with Sapling Learning to offer an online homework system that is specifically tailored to the match the topic flow of the textbook.

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Marc Loudon received his BS (magna cum laude) in chemistry in 1964 from Louisiana State University and his PhD in organic chemistry in 1968 from the University of California, Berkeley, where he worked with Professor Donald S. Noyce. After two years of postdoctoral study with Professor Daniel E. Koshland in the Biochemistry Department at Berkeley, Dr. Loudon joined the chemistry faculty at Cornell University, where he taught organic chemistry to both pre-professional students and science majors. He received the Clark Teaching Prize of Cornell's College of Arts and Sciences in 1976. Since 1977, Dr. Loudon has been Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at Purdue University. Dr. Loudon teaches organic chemistry to pharmacy and pre-pharmacy students at Purdue, where he has twice won the School of Pharmacy's Henry Heine Outstanding Teacher Award. In 1988, he received the Class of 1922 Helping Students Learn Award. In 1996, Dr. Loudon was among three faculty at Purdue who were the first to be named Distinguished Professor on the basis of teaching and teaching scholarship; as result of that award, Dr. Loudon became the Gustav Cwalina Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry. In 1999, Dr. Loudon won Purdue's university-wide Charles B. Murphy Award for undergraduate teaching and, in the same year, was listed in Purdue's permanent "Book of Great Teachers." In 2000, Dr. Loudon was named "Indiana Professor of the Year" by the Carnegie Foundation. In 2001, Dr. Loudon served as a member of the Chemistry Panel of BIO2010, which was commissioned by the National Academy of Sciences to make national recommendations for the biology curriculum.

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"My colleagues and I have used the Loudon text here at Harvard for a number of years. The latest edition of this textbook refines the author's approach to the teaching of organic chemistry on a mechanism-based approach that was first introduced by Cram and Hammond more than 50 years ago. I consider it one of the premier texts of this generation." --David Evans, Harvard University

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Loudon's Organic Chemistry is known for its clear writing, high standard of accuracy, and great problem sets. The fifth edition makes its first appearance in four colors, and with 1,668 problems--many of them new and taken directly from the scientific literature--this edition, more than ever before, encourages readers to analyze and synthesize concepts.