Organic Chemistry is the branch of chemistry which deals with the study of hydrocarbons and their derivatives. To understand the concepts of organic chemistry, students must read these top 5 organic chemistry books to build their basic and advanced concepts.
We have categorized these books on the basis of simple to hard topics. One should start reading simple concepts and explanations of organic chemistry first and then go to the advanced level topics. To understand basics of organic chemistry, it is important to get knowledge about Lewis structures, hybridization, bonding and other primary concepts.
1. Organic Chemistry by L. G. Wade and J. W.Simek
We have selected Organic Chemistry by Leroy G. Wade and Jan William Simek, 9th Edition as our top choice book to start understanding basics of organic chemistry. The authors have used the simple language for beginners to understand the simple and hard topics which includes bonding to reaction mechanisms and also included the chemistry of various functional groups. They have also described the spectroscopy chapters in the finest and easiest way.
2. Organic Chemistry by Janice Smith
Organic Chemistry by Janice Gorzynski Smith is also best choice to understand organic chemistry for undergraduate students to clear their basics in organic chemistry. This book covers almost all the basic concepts of organic chemistry. In the beginning, it explains the chapters of structure and bonding, acids and bases, functional groups and their chemistry, spectroscopy, organic synthesis, carbohydrates and proteins.
3. Organic Chemistry by McMurry
Organic Chemistry by John E. McMurry, 9th Edition is one of simple language book. The author is the master of writing complicated things into very simpler ways. It is also one of the best book for the beginners to understand complicated and difficult topics in very excellent manner. The book covers almost all the important topics of organic chemistry.
4. Organic Chemistry by Solomons
Organic Chemistry by T. W. Graham Solomons, Craig B. Fryhle and Scott A. Synder, 12th Edition is also considered as basic organic chemistry book. It focuses on the important ideas of organic chemistry and supports them with explanations and problems. The writer’s admirable writing style makes this difficult subject easy to understand.
5. Organic Chemistry by Marc Loudon
Organic Chemistry by Marc Loudon, 6th Edition is one of the excellent book. The author has used an excellent language and the appropriate style for readers make organic chemistry a logical, understandable and interesting subject for students. Author has added an improved biological and biochemical content, it is ideal for chemistry experts as well as preschool students and pharmacy students.