This updated editon explains recent advances in environmental studies and in the molecular basis of life. Suitable for students interested in the health care field as well as those who want to know how nature and human life work at the molecular level, the book begins by providing readers with a solid background in formulas, structures, equations, solutions and equilibria. A number of topics are introduced early, such as molarity, and are discussed in more detail in later chapters. Each chapter contains a summary as well as review exercises.
A textbook suitable both for students who intend careers in the health sciences other than that of physician, and for students outside of science who are interested in how nature and human life work at their molecular levels. A shortened version of Fundamentals of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry, 5th ed. (1994), the present text incorporates updated results from Fundamentals as well as advances since that text went to press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Goals, Methods, and Measurements.
The Nature of Matter: The Atomic Theory.
The Nature of Matter: Compounds and Bonds.
Chemical Reactions: Equations and Mass Relationships.
Kinetic Theory and Chemical Reactions.
Water, Solutions, and Colloids.
Acids, Bases, and Salts.
Acidity: Detection, Control, Measurement.
Introduction to Organic Chemistry.
Alcohols, Ethers, Thioalcohols, and Amines.
Aldehydes and Ketones.
Carboxylic Acids and Their Derivatives.
Enzymes, Hormones, and Neurotransmitters.
Extracellular Fluids of the Body.
Molecular Basis of Energy for Living.
Metabolism and Molecule Building.
Radioactivity and Nuclear Chemistry.