David R. Klein
The study of organic chemistry can be a difficult endeavor at times. The majority of students believe that organic chemistry is a subject that requires a significant amount of time spent memorizing material. These works by David Klein, author of Second Language, demonstrate that this is not the case; rather, organic chemistry may be understood as a single, continuous narrative that makes perfect sense if one is attentive. Students are taught how to ask the appropriate questions to answer issues, how to study more efficiently to avoid wasting time, and how to learn to speak the language of organic chemistry through the use of these market-leading books, which offer a novel approach to the skill-building process.
Organic Chemistry as a Second Language: First Semester Topics is a textbook that covers the first half of the class and recaps important concepts while explaining how those concepts relate to the rest of the curriculum. In order to ensure that students thoroughly comprehend the information presented in both the classroom and the textbook, each section includes both practical exercises and step-by-step explanations. This useful educational resource is now in its fifth edition, and it focuses on the characteristics of molecules, the nature of atomic bonds, the relationships between various types of molecules, drawing and naming molecules, and essential molecular reactions. All of these topics are covered in depth throughout the book.
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David R. Klein
Since 1999, David Klein has been an organic chemistry lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at The Johns Hopkins University, where he currently holds the position of Senior Lecturer. Due to the fact that he has worked with thousands of students, he possesses profound first-hand understanding of how pupils learn as well as the challenges they face. His undergraduate degree in chemistry came from The Johns Hopkins University, and he earned his doctorate in the same field from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he studied under the direction of Professor.
Orville Chapman. David was inspired to write Organic Chemistry as a Second Language (John Wiley & Sons, 2004, updated 2nd edition published in 2008) as a result of his experiences teaching organic chemistry while he was a graduate student at UCLA. This book has become an extremely valuable resource for students who are learning organic chemistry. David’s innovative and skill-building approach to teaching organic chemistry has earned him a number of teaching honors at both UCLA and Johns Hopkins. These awards recognize excellence in the classroom. David is married, with five children, and enjoys skiing, scuba-diving, and Tae Kwon Do.