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Organic Chemistry With a Biological Emphasis Volume 1

This is a free, open-access organic chemistry textbook in which the main focus is on relevance to biology and medicine.  "In this text, we focus our attention primarily on biological organic chemistry - the organic reactions that take place in living things - simply because this is, for most people, the most interesting and relevant context in which to learn the principles of the subject. This is not, however, the traditional way to approach the subject – if you take a look at most other organic chemistry textbooks, you will see a much stronger emphasis on examples that come not from biology but from the chemical synthesis laboratory, where chemists work to create new synthetic molecules for medicinal or industrial use. In this text we will study some of the most important reactions of... Show More
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