For one-term course in organic chemistry taken by pre-health profession majors. Designed for a one-term course, this organic chemistry text helps students see organic chemistry as an interesting and exciting science-and encourages the development of their critical-thinking skills. Bruice presents reactions with enough detail to give students a solid understanding of reactivity, rather than rote memorization. Once students understand the reasons behind the reactivity of organic compounds, they will be better prepared to understand the reactions involved in such areas as metabolism, PCR, and genetic engineering. The Second Edition has been revised throughout to make the material more accessible for students.