For two-semester courses in Organic Chemistry taken primarily by science and pre-health majors. Organized around functional groups, Wade's text is ... Show synopsis For two-semester courses in Organic Chemistry taken primarily by science and pre-health majors. Organized around functional groups, Wade's text is known for its student-oriented approach--incorporating problem solving help, orientation features, and complete discussions of mechanisms. Wade explains concepts without taking the unnecessary short cuts that often lead to misconceptions. Wade's hallmark problem-solving approach includes unique strategies and hints to help students focus on the individual steps of each reaction and how they contribute to the overall reaction. Wade also employs the most pedagogically efficient method of mechanism boxes with its two-tiered approach: Mechanism and Key Mechanism Boxes. Because there are over 100 mechanisms boxed in every text, Wade delineates the 20 "Key" mechanisms that comprise nearly all of the mechanisms students will encounter. This means Wade goes one additional and important step in helping students identify and grapple with the smallest number of the most important concepts to understand.