In writing the first edition of this text, my goal was to produce a modern, readable text that uses the most effective techniques of presentation and review. I wanted a book that presents organic chemistry at the level needed for chemistry and biochemistry majors, but one that presents and explains the material in ways that facilitate success for all the many different kinds of students who take the course. Subsequent editions have extended and refined these goals, with substantial rewriting and reorganizing and with many new features.
This ninth edition adds several new features to help students organize types of reactions and mechanics for easier learning and better understanding, as well as for reference. (Organic Chemistry 9th Edition; Jan W. Simek, Leroy G. Wade; Pearson ; Preface: Page 25)