Chemistry for Today: General, Organic, and Biochemistry / Edition 7

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Overview

Distinguished by its superior allied health focus and integration of technology, Seager and Slabaugh's CHEMISTRY FOR TODAY: GENERAL, ORGANIC, and BIOCHEMISTRY, Seventh Edition continues to meet students' needs through diverse applications, examples, boxes, and outstanding technology tools. Prompts throughout the new edition lead students to OWL (web-based learning system)—two unique online programs that extend the lessons of the text and help students study smarter. In addition to the many resources found in CengageNOW and OWL, the book and website contain questions modeled after the Nursing School and Allied Health Entrance Exams. CHEMISTRY FOR TODAY dispels students' inherent fear of chemistry and instills an appreciation for the role chemistry plays in our daily lives through a rich pedagogical structure and an accessible writing style with lucid explanations. In addition, the book provides greater support in both problem-solving and critical-thinking skills—the skills necessary for student success. By demonstrating the importance of chemistry concepts to students' future careers and by providing important career information online, the authors not only help students set goals but also help them focus on achieving them.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780538733328
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/19/2010
  • Series: Available Titles OWL Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 896
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Spencer L. Seager is Professor of Chemistry at Weber State University, where he served as chemistry department chairman from 1969 until 1993. He teaches general and physical chemistry at the university and is also active in projects to help improve chemistry and other science education in local elementary schools. He received his B.S. in chemistry and Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Utah.

Michael R. Slabaugh is Professor of Chemistry at Weber State University, where he teaches the year-long sequence of General, Organic, and Biochemistry. He received his B.S. in chemistry from Purdue and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Iowa State University. His interest in plant alkaloids led to a year of postdoctoral study in biochemistry at Texas A & M. His current professional interests are chemistry education and community involvement in science activities, particularly the State Science and Engineering Fair in Utah.

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Table of Contents

1. Matter, Measurements, and Calculations. 2. Atoms and Molecules. 3. Electronic Structure and the Periodic Law. 4. Forces Between Particles. 5. Chemical Reactions. 6. The States of Matter. 7. Solutions and Colloids. 8. Reaction Rates and Equilibrium. 9. Acids, Bases, and Salts. 10. Radioactivity and Nuclear Processes. 11. Organic Compounds: Alkanes. 12. Unsaturated Hydrocarbons. 13. Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers. 14. Aldehydes and Ketones. 15. Carboxylic Acids and Esters. 16. Amines and Amides. 17. Carbohydrates. 18. Lipids. 19. Proteins. 20. Enzymes. 21. Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis. 22. Nutrition and Energy for Life. 23. Carbohydrate Metabolism. 24. Lipid and Amino Acid Metabolism. 25. Body Fluids. Appendix A: The International System of Measurements. Appendix B: Answers to Even-Numbered End-of-Chapter Exercises. Appendix C: Solutions to Learning Checks. Glossary. Index.

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