User-friendly, this comprehensive and up-to-date edition is organized according to the principle that life in both health and disease has a molecular basis. Carefully worked example exercises, enhanced by ``Analysis'' and ``Check'' sections enable students to examine and think about a problem--not just answer it. Includes numerous environmental applications.
A textbook for students in the health sciences, liberal arts, or general education, who figure they can get all the chemistry they need in a single course. Explores how life works at the molecular level, how genetic engineering is done, how the genetic code will help biochips become major information carriers, and other aspects that relate to everyday life and to other fields of study. First published in 1978 and here revised from the 1994 edition to conform to the latest teaching theories and to current interests. Includes a glossary without pronunciation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.08 (h) x 0.85 (d)
Table of Contents
Goals, Methods, and Measurements.
Matter and Energy.
Atomic Theory and the Periodic Table.
Chemical Compounds and Chemical Bonds.
Quantitative Relationships in Chemical Reactions.
States of Matter and the Kinetic Theory.
Solutions, and Colloids.
Acids, Bases, and Ionic Compounds.
Reaction Kinetics and Chemical Equilibria: Acid-Based Equilibria.
Radioactivity and Nuclear Chemistry.
Organic Chemistry: Saturated Hydrocarbons.
Alcohols, Phenols, Ethers, and Thioalcohols.
Aldehydes and Ketones.
Carboxylic Acids and Esters.
Amines and Amides.
Hormones and Neurotransmitters.
Extracellular Fluids of the Body.
Metabolism of Carbohydrates.
Metabolism of Lipids.
Metabolism of Nitrogen Compounds.