Organic Chemistry I & II
Organic Chemistry I & II

Organic Chemistry I & II

Lead Author(s): Steven Forsey

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Organic Chemistry I & II is designed for instructors who want an active, dynamic, and understandable approach to support their own efforts in the classroom. This ever-evolving textbook includes auto-graded questions, videos and approachable language in order to make difficult concepts easier to understand and implement.

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Engage students with all different learning styles, offering plentiful visuals, instructional videos, interactive demonstrations, real world examples and auto-graded drawing questions.
Built-in assessment questions embedded throughout chapters so students can read a little, do a little, and test themselves to see what they know! “Keeping it Real”Sections connect theory to real-world examples and demonstrate the real-life applications of Organic Chemistry.
Questions are embedded right in the textbook and can be auto-graded, including chemical drawings.

Comparison of Organic Chemistry Textbooks

Consider adding Top Hat’s Organic Chemistry textbook to your upcoming course. We’ve put together a textbook comparison to make it easy for you in your upcoming evaluation.

Top Hat

Steven Forsey, “Organic Chemistry”, Only one edition needed

McGraw-Hill

Carey & Giuliano, “Organic Chemistry”, 10th Edition

Wiley

Solomons et al., “Organic Chemistry”, 12th Edition

Wiley

David R. Klein, “Organic Chemistry”, 3rd Edition

Pricing

Average price of textbook across most common format

Up to 40-60% more affordable

Lifetime access on any device

$219

Hardcover print text only

$301

Hardcover print text only

$301

Hardcover print text only

Always up-to-date content, constantly revised by community of professors

Content meets standard for Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology course, and is updated with the latest content

In-Book Interactivity

Includes embedded multi-media files and integrated software to enhance visual presentation of concepts directly in textbook

Only available with supplementary resources at additional cost

Only available with supplementary resources at additional cost

Only available with supplementary resources at additional cost

Customizable

Ability to revise, adjust and adapt content to meet needs of course and instructor

All-in-one Platform

Access to additional questions, test banks, and slides available within one platform

Pricing

Average price of textbook across most common format

Top Hat

Steven Forsey, “Organic Chemistry”, Only one edition needed

Up to 40-60% more affordable

Lifetime access on any device

McGraw-Hill

Carey & Giuliano, “Organic Chemistry”, 10th Edition

$219

Hardcover print text only

Wiley

Solomons et al., “Organic Chemistry”, 12th Edition

$301

Hardcover print text only

Wiley

David R. Klein, “Organic Chemistry”, 3rd Edition

$301

Hardcover print text only

Always up-to-date content, constantly revised by community of professors

Constantly revised and updated by a community of professors with the latest content

Top Hat

Steven Forsey, “Organic Chemistry”, Only one edition needed

McGraw-Hill

Carey & Giuliano, “Organic Chemistry”, 10th Edition

Wiley

Solomons et al., “Organic Chemistry”, 12th Edition

Wiley

David R. Klein, “Organic Chemistry”, 3rd Edition

In-book Interactivity

Includes embedded multi-media files and integrated software to enhance visual presentation of concepts directly in textbook

Top Hat

Steven Forsey, “Organic Chemistry”, Only one edition needed

McGraw-Hill

Carey & Giuliano, “Organic Chemistry”, 10th Edition

Wiley

Solomons et al., “Organic Chemistry”, 12th Edition

Wiley

David R. Klein, “Organic Chemistry”, 3rd Edition

Customizable

Ability to revise, adjust and adapt content to meet needs of course and instructor

Top Hat

Steven Forsey, “Organic Chemistry”, Only one edition needed

McGraw-Hill

Carey & Giuliano, “Organic Chemistry”, 10th Edition

Wiley

Solomons et al., “Organic Chemistry”, 12th Edition

Wiley

David R. Klein, “Organic Chemistry”, 3rd Edition

All-in-one Platform

Access to additional questions, test banks, and slides available within one platform

Top Hat

Steven Forsey, “Organic Chemistry”, Only one edition needed

McGraw-Hill

Carey & Giuliano, “Organic Chemistry”, 10th Edition

Wiley

Solomons et al., “Organic Chemistry”, 12th Edition

Wiley

David R. Klein, “Organic Chemistry”, 3rd Edition

About this textbook

Lead Authors

Dr. Steven Forsey, Ph.D.University of Waterloo

Steven Forsey is currently a Professor at University of Waterloo, teaching a variety of organic chemistry courses to Chemistry, Science, Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology and distance education students. He received his Ph.D. (2004) for Synthetic Organic Chemistry from University of Waterloo, Ontario. He is a recipient of the Excellence of Science Teaching Award and has acted as the Teaching Fellow for the Department of Chemistry since 2016.

Contributing Authors

Felix NgassaGrand Valley State University

Neil GargUCLA

Jennifer ChaytorSaginaw Valley State University

Greg DomskiAugustana College

Christian E. MaduCollin Community College

Christopher NicholsonUniversity of West Florida

Franklin OwEast Los Angeles College, UCLA

Robert S. PhillipsUniversity of Georgia

Grigoriy SeredaUniversity of South Dakota

Simon E. LopezUniversity of Florida

Brannon McCulloughNorthern Arizona University

Jason JonesKennesaw State University

José BoquinAugustana College

Stephanie BrouetSaginaw Valley State University

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Hi there! Welcome to Top Hat's Organic Chemistry interactive text! We hope you have a great experience with this course, and our text. To start, we would like to introduce you to some of our features so that you are comfortable with your new textbook.

Among the things you will frequently encounter in our texts are embedded questions. Depending on your professor, these may be graded for participation or correctness. There are six types of questions we have to offer, plus discussion style questions. Let's take a look at one of each:

1) Multiple Choice: Simply click on the correct answer. If there is more than one correct answer, it will be specified in the question. 

Q1

What is the chemical symbol for Carbon?

A

Li

B

C

C

Co

D

Fe


2) Word Answer: Just type in your answer into the textbox. 

Q2

What is the common name for the compound H2_2O?


3) Numeric Answer: As the name suggests, these questions require an answer that is a number.

Q3

How many carbon atoms are there in a propane molecule?


4) Matching Question: Click on an item in the left hand column, and then click on its match in the right hand column to align them. 

Q4

Match the phases of matter with their correct examples.

Premise
Response
1

Solid

A

Air

2

Liquid

B

Water

3

Gas

C

Salt crystal


5) Click on Target Question: These questions will be accompanied by an image. You must click on the correct part of the picture. Sometimes, multiple clicks will be allowed. 

Q5

Click on the box that represents Nitrogen


6) Sorting Question: Drag the options into the proper order. 

Q6

Sort the hydrocarbons from smallest (bottom) to biggest (top)

A

propane

B

ethane

C

butane

D

methane


7) Chemistry Drawing Question: There also may be times where you are asked to draw molecules, with our embedded drawing tool.  Please check out the Student User Guide for Marvin JS for the details.

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Throughout the book, you will see 'Keeping it Real' banners, which indicate sections within each chapter that connect the theory to real world examples.We love to hear your feedback about the text! At the end of every chapter, there is a survey that you can fill out to ask questions or report difficulties. Please don't hesitate to let us know.

Reference for this text:

Forsey, Steven, et al. (2018). Organic Chemistry I & II: A Top Hat Interactive Text. 4th ed. Toronto, Ontario: Top Hat Monocle. Available from https://tophat.com/marketplace/science-&-math/chemistry/textbooks/organic-chemistry-i-&-ii-steven-forsey/294

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