An Introduction to Chemistry for Biology Students / Edition 9

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Introduction to Chemistry for Biology Students, Ninth Edition is a unique workbook that uses a step-by-step approach to teach students the chemistry necessary for success in life sciences courses. Today’s biology courses place an increasing emphasis on the chemical processes that underlie critical biological functions. This text helps students review and master all the basic facts, concepts, and terminology of chemistry that they need to understand those processes and to excel in their life science courses.
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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: 9780805395716
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
  • Publication date: 3/30/2007
  • Series: Alternative eText Formats Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 127,264
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents


1. Atomic Structure

2. Chemical Symbols

3. Atoms and Molecules

4. Ionization

5. Liquid Mixtures

6. Diffusion and Osmosis

7. Nerve Cells


8. The Covalent Bond

9. Polar and Nonpolar Covalent Bonds

10. Functional Groups in Organic Compounds

11. Hydrogen Bonds

12. Isomers


13. Carbohydrates

14. Lipids

15. Proteins

16. Nucleotides

17. Enzymes

18. The Methyl Group

19. Biologic Oxidation

20. Photosynthesis

21. Oxygen-Carbon Dioxide Transport in the Blood





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  • Posted October 5, 2014

    This book is amazing. It helped me study and understand concepts

    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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