Solomons & Fryhle’s Organic Chemistry for IIT-JEE

Solomons & Fryhle’s Organic Chemistry for IIT-JEE, Revised ed

By Solomons, Fryhle, Chouhan  

ISBN: 9788126521807

Wiley India List Price: INR 599.00

1276 pages 

About the book: 

This adapted version combines Solomons and Fryhle’s approach to Organic Chemistry with IIT-JEE requirements and is now part of Wiley’s Maestro Series. The book is aimed at three problem areas of Organic Chemistry – problem-solving, visualization of structures and understanding of mechanisms. The well illustrated reactions with elaborate and stepwise explanation of their mechanisms combined with a concise and easy-to-understand text help students master the basic concepts of the subject.

 The author is a master teacher of Organic Chemistry who understands the challenges faced by the students preparing for IIT-JEE in terms of practice problems and clarity of concepts. In view of these problems, the author has customized the book to meet their requirements. Various solved and unsolved problems have been specially chosen for IIT-aspirants to combat the ever-changing pattern of IIT-JEE. The concepts are explained in the most lucid manner and the relevance to IIT-JEE is enhanced by elaborating concepts related to the syllabus. Furthermore, learning is made easier by summarizing various concepts in tabular form. The book delivers a potent package of simple text and competitive problems for students to crack IIT-JEE.

 Special Feature: 

·IIT-JEE syllabus completely covered.

·Clear and easy-to-follow presentation of key concepts covered in IIT-JEE helps readers master their basic skills.

·Focus on the readability, presentation, organization and accuracy of the important ideas of organic chemistry.

·Illustrations and challenging problems bring out the emphasis of the high-quality text.

·Various solved examples other than the ones already present in the original book provided for practice covering all types of IIT-JEE questions.

·Summary and concept maps provided for each chapter summarize the reactions and concepts for last-minute revision.

·Irrelevant chapters/sections removed to present a concise text.

·Two new chapters added based on the important topics of carbenes and nitrenes found in the syllabus of IIT-JEE.

·Model test papers provided at the end serve as a useful tool for understanding the pattern/type of questions asked.

·Frequently asked questions provided at the end cover practice problems of each type of IIT-JEE questions, such as multiple-choice, matrix-type, comprehension, reasoning, etc.

 The revised edition includes the following new features:

 -Additional questions for the Chapters 23 and 24.

-Frequently asked questions consisting of more than 40 questions covering various types such as multiple-choice, matrix-type, comprehension, reasoning, etc.

-New key terms added to the Index, so as to make it more user-friendly. 

About the authors: 

T.W. Graham Solomons did his undergraduate work at the Citadel and received his doctorate in organic chemistry in 1959 from Duke University where he worked with C.K. Bradsher. Following this he was a Sloan Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Rochester where he worked with V. Boekelheide. In 1960 he became a charter member of the faculty of the University of South Florida and became Professor of Chemistry in 1973. In 1992 he was made Professor Emeritus. In 1994 he was a visiting professor with the Faculty des Sciences Pharmaceutiques et Biologiques, Universite Rene Descartes (Paris V). He is a member of Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, and Sigma Pi Sigma. He has received research grants from the Research Corporation and the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund. For several years he was director of an NSF-sponsored Undergraduate Research Participation Program at USF. His research interests have been in the areas of heterocyclic chemistry and unusual aromatic compounds. He has published papers in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, the Journal of Organic Chemistry, and the Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry. He has received several awards for distinguished teaching. His organic chemistry textbooks have been widely used for 20 years and have been translated into French, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Malaysian, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, and Italian. He and his wife Judith have a daughter who is a building conservator, a son who is an artist, and another son who is a graduate student studying biochemistry.

 Craig Barton Fryhle is Chair and Professor of Chemistry at Pacific Lutheran University. He earned his B.A. degree from Gettysburg College and Ph.D. from Brown University. His experiences at these institutions shaped his dedication to mentoring undergraduate students in chemistry and the liberal arts, which is a passion that burns strongly for him. His research interests have been in areas relating to the shikimic acid pathway, including molecular modeling and NMR spectrometry of substrates and analogues, as well as structure and reactivity studies of shikimate pathway enzymes using isotopic labeling and mass spectrometry. He has mentored many students in undergraduate research, a number of whom have later earned their Ph.D. degrees and gone on to academic or industrial positions. he has participated in workshops on fostering undergraduate participation in research, and has been an invited participant in efforts by the National Science Foundation to enhance undergraduate research in chemistry. He has received research and instrumentation grants from ten National Science Foundation, the M.J Murdock Charitable Trust, and other private foundations. 

His work in chemical education, in addition to textbook co-authorship, involves incorporation of student-let teaching in the classroom and technology-based strategies in organic chemistry.

He has also developed experiments for undergraduate students inorganic laboratory and instrumental analysis courses. He has been a volunteer with the hands-on science program in Seattle public schools, and chair of the Puget Sound Section of the American Chemical Society. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two daughters

M.S. Chouhan is currently the Director and HOD (Organic Chemistry) of Vibrant Academy at Kota, Rajasthan. His earlier designations include Senior Faculty (Organic Chemistry) for Bansal Classes at Kota, Rajasthan. He had earned his graduate and postgraduate degrees in Chemistry from Mumbai University. Apart from these he also has a Diploma in Biotechnology.

He has over 10 years experience in training IIT-JEE aspirants and there have been about 15000 students under his guidance. His easy-to understand-approach and stepwise problem-solving methods help them master their basic skills and enhance their ability to solve all types of questions asked in IIT-JEE unaffected by the ever-changing pattern of the examination.

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