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The most trusted and best-selling text for organic chemistry just got better! Updated with the latest developments,
expanded with more end-of-chapter problems, and reorganized to cover stereochemistry earlier, the leading online
homework and learning system for chemistry, John McMurry's Organic Chemistry continues to set the standard for the
course. The eighth edition also retains McMurry's hallmark qualities: comprehensive, authoritative, and clear. McMurry
has developed a reputation for crafting precise and accessible texts that speak to the needs of instructors and
students. More than a million students worldwide from a full range of universities have mastered organic chemistry
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* Improved Chapter-Ending Problem Organization.
End-of-chapter problems are now grouped by type to assist professors in assigning problems and students in solving
* Earlier Coverage of Stereochemistry.
Stereochemistry now appears earlier in the book (Chapter 5) to get to this important topic sooner in the course. In
addition, Cahn–Ingold–Prelog sequence rules are now introduced in Section 5.5.
* Revised Coverage of Fundamental Topics.
The revision of activation energies in multi-step reactions and the update of all bond dissociation energies in Chapter
6 helps students to better understand this fundamental topic.
* Revised "Focus On" Boxes.
These end-of-chapter boxes now present interesting applications of organic chemistry relevant to the particular
* Updated Figures.
To better coordinate legends with art, step numbers have been added to the legends of all mechanism figures. In
addition, all figure references have been more clearly keyed to illustrations via color.
* New Supplement.
Spartan Model: An Electronic Model Kit is now available to package with the eighth edition for those who want to use
this advanced technology resource.
Explore this title's supplements:
Study Guide with Student Solutions Manual for McMurry's Organic Chemistry, Eighth Edition
A Small Scale Approach to Organic Laboratory Techniques, Third Edition
Experimental Organic Chemistry: A Miniscale and Microscale Approach, Fifth Edition