Fundamentals of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry, Study Guide / Edition 6

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This sixth edition contains the recent advances in molecular basis of life. Includes illustrations, formulas, and worked-out examples and solutions to assist those interested in knowing how nature and human life work at the molecular level. New interactions (special topics) consist of: scurvy, lime juice, ascorbic acid, and the scientific method, air bags, melatonin - hope or hype?, mad cows, prions, and protein shapes, biochips, breast cancer, and the no-name protein and more. Each chapter provides a summary as well as review exercises.
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471242857
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/1997
  • Edition description: 6TH STUDY
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.30 (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.

Unsaturated Hydrocarbons.

Alcohols, Phenols, Ethers, and Thioalcohols.

Aldehydes and Ketones.

Carboxylic Acids and Esters.

Amines and Amides.






Hormones and Neurotransmitters.

Extracellular Fluids of the Body.

Nucleic Acids.

Biochemical Energetics.

Metabolism of Carbohydrates.

Metabolism of Lipids.

Metabolism of Nitrogen Compounds.




Photo Credits.


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