Introduction to Chemistry for Biology Students / Edition 4

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Helps readers develop data acquisition, organization, and analysis skills while teaching basic techniques. Readers construct their own data tables, answer conceptual questions, and make predictions before performing experiments. They also have the opportunity to visualize and describe molecular level activity and explain the results. For college instructors and students.
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New edition of the self-teaching text that assists students in understanding the chemical processes that underlie biological functions. Upon completion, students should understand such principles as: how to recognize acids, bases, and salts; how DNA replicates; and how enzymes function. Covers inorganic and organic chemistry, along with biochemistry. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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This seventh edition of a workbook for beginning chemistry students majoring in biology reviews basic facts, concepts, and terminology of chemistry that are essential to an understanding of biological phenomena. Coverage encompasses organic and inorganic chemistry and biochemistry, from atomic structure through oxygen-carbon dioxide transport in blood. The material will help students most if completed during the first two weeks of an introductory biology course. An index has been added for this second edition. Sackheim is professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805377040
  • Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/1991
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 192

Table of Contents

Part I Inorganic Chemistry
Chapter 1 Atomic Structure 3
Elementary Particles 3
Atomic Number 7
Mass Number 8
Isotopes 10
Electron Energy Levels 13
Chapter 2 Chemical Symbols 19
Chapter 3 Atoms and Molecules 23
Chapter 4 Ionization 27
Ions 27
Ionic Bonds 40
Acids, Bases, and Salts 41
Electrolytes and Nonelectrolytes 44
Anions and Cations 46
pH 47
Buffers 53
Chapter 5 Liquid Mixtures 57
Solutions 57
Suspensions 62
Colloids (Colloidal Dispersions) 63
Chapter 6 Diffusion 65
Diffusion 65
Osmosis 67
Osmotic Pressure 72
Active Transport 76
Chapter 7 Nerve Cells 81
Depolarization and Repolarization 81
Propagation of a Nerve Impulse 90
Part II Organic Chemistry
Chapter 8 The Covalent Bond 99
Chapter 9 Polar and Nonpolar Covalent Bonds 117
Chapter 10 Hydrogen Bonds 123
Chapter 11 Functional Groups in Organic Compounds 129
Alcohols 129
Aldehydes 132
Ketones 135
Organic Acids 139
Amines 141
Esters 145
Amides 146
Sulfhydryls 147
Disulfides 148
Phosphates 149
Summary of Functional Groups 150
Part III Biochemistry
Chapter 12 Carbohydrates 159
Properties of Carbohydrates 167
Chapter 13 Lipids 169
Fats 169
Phospholipids 173
Steroids 174
Chapter 14 Proteins 177
Formation and Hydrolysis 177
Structure 181
Denaturation 186
Chapter 15 Nucleotides 189
Adenosine Triphosphate 189
Nucleic Acids: DNA and RNA 192
Replication of DNA 196
Transcription of Information (Protein Synthesis) 197
The Genetic Code 201
Mutations 203
Chapter 16 Enzymes 207
Names of Enzymes 208
Coenzymes 208
Mode of Enzyme Activity 209
Inhibitors 211
Chapter 17 Biologic Oxidation 215
Cellular Respiration 218
Glycolysis 222
Conversion of Pyruvic Acid to Acetyl Coenzyme A 226
The Krebs Cycle 229
Electron Transport Chain 231
Chapter 18 Photosynthesis 233
Overall Reaction 233
Light Reactions 237
Calvin Cycle 244
C[subscript 4] Plants 250
Chapter 19 Oxygen-Carbon Dioxide Transport in Blood 253
Flow of Gases 253
Transport of Oxygen 255
Transport of Carbon Dioxide 258
Transport of Both Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide 262
Review 263
Conclusion 289
Appendix 291
Figure A Cellular Respiration
Figure B Glycolysis
Figure C Conversion of Pyruvic Acid to Acetyl Coenzyme A
Figure D The Krebs Cycle
Figure E Electron Transport Chain
Index 297
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    This book is amazing. It helped me study and understand concepts that were rushed through in class. The key is the repetition and simplicity of the book

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