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Organic chemistry textbook (uni)

I studied a dual btec award at college (regret it) instead of a level bio and chem because I only got a 4 in my maths gcse. I was told at the time it would be pretty much the same content as the a level and I would be fine. I’m now in my second year at university and I’m still struggling with some basic organic chemistry. I’ve taught myself well, but I’m still a little bit slower than others, and I think it’s because of my choice at college and also due to Covid, even though I finished with top marks.

Can anyone recommend an organic chemistry textbook that’s easy to understand? The ones at my uni are difficult and really old. I used chemguide while I taught myself, but that was to understand the a level basics.
Original post by Yhyh2323
I studied a dual btec award at college (regret it) instead of a level bio and chem because I only got a 4 in my maths gcse. I was told at the time it would be pretty much the same content as the a level and I would be fine. I’m now in my second year at university and I’m still struggling with some basic organic chemistry. I’ve taught myself well, but I’m still a little bit slower than others, and I think it’s because of my choice at college and also due to Covid, even though I finished with top marks.

Can anyone recommend an organic chemistry textbook that’s easy to understand? The ones at my uni are difficult and really old. I used chemguide while I taught myself, but that was to understand the a level basics.
You might like to read this site.
https://chemistryhall.com/best-organic-chemistry-textbook/
Claydon comes highly recommended.
https://www.masterorganicchemistry.com/
is probably the one I have found most useful for organic at uni, there's also https://chem.libretexts.org/ and of course Clayden which has been recommended :smile:
@CheeseIsVeg may have some recommendations? :smile:

I've heard people like (liked?) "the art of writing organic reaction mechanisms" for degree level organic chemistry as well.
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Thank you all for your help
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Clayden organic chemistry is the most useful orgo book

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