A popular introduction to organic chemistry which stresses the importance of molecular structure in understanding the properties and principles of organic chemistry. Provides a wide variety of spectra to be analyzed. Features four-color photographs throughout.
**** A standard introductory textbook first published in 1959 (the 5th edition of 1987 is cited in BCL3). For the present edition the authors have cut 150 pages, and have rewritten the early chapters to make the fundamental material more accessible to the student. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)