Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry / Edition 10

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Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry, Seventh Edition is the ideal text for science and allied-health majors. This new edition includes improved explanations, thoroughly updated sections covering cutting-edge developments and emerging technologies in biochemistry, and more of the popular "Chemistry in Action" sections. These examples range from the debate about the fat substitute olestra to the changing colors of autumn leaves.
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Editorial Reviews

New edition of a text that presents chemistry in a clear manner that will stimulate students to further their scientific knowledge as they prepare for health science, nursing, and other careers. Hein and Leo R. Best (both of Mount San Antonio College), Scott Pattison (Ball State U.) and Susan Arena (U. of Illinois) present 35 chapters that discuss the discovery of nitinol, and the benefits and risks of science in our high-tech world; basic mathematics and the language of chemistry; chemical properties; basic atomic theory; nomenclature, composition of compounds, and reactions; modern atomic theory; the periodic table; organic chemistry; and biochemistry. Contains many color illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470598801
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/11/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 1120
  • Sales rank: 410,430
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Morris Hein is professor emeritus of chemistry at Mt. San Antonio College, where he regularly taught the preparatory chemistry course and organic chemistry. he is the original author of Foundations of College Chemistry and his name has become synonymous with clarity, meticulous accuracy, and a step-by-step approach that students can follow. Over the years, more than three million students have learned chemistry using a text by Morris Hein. In addition to Foundations of College Chemistry, 12E, he is co-author of Introduction to General Organic and Biochemistry, 9E. He is also the co-author of Foundations of Chemistry in the Laboratory, 12E and Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry in the Laboratory, 9E.

Scott E. Pattison lives in Muncie, Indiana, where he is a professor of chemistry at Ball State University. he maintains active, current research involving zinc metabolism that provides laboratory experience for both undergraduate and graduate students. A dedicated teacher at the university level for twenty-seven years, his primary area of instruction is biochemistry; however; he greatly enjoys teaching medical/nursing chemistry and general chemistry. Scott became a co-author with Morris Hein on the Third edition of Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry, and he brings his knowledge of students, subject matter, and current research to the text. In addition to his professional career, he volunteers in local schools from preschool through high school, providing extra science experiences for tomorrow's university students.

Susan Arena has taught chemistry to students at many levels including middle school, high school,community college and most recently at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She especially focuses on using active learning techniques to improve the understanding of concepts in chemistry. Susan currently authors chemistry texts and electronic media, and presents workshops for teachers in using active learning and electronic media to teach chemistry. She collaborated with Morris Hen on the seventh edition of Foundations of College Chemistry and became a co-author on the eight and subsequent editions.

Leo R. Best taught chemistry for twenty-four years at Mt. San Antonio College. He had been a collaborator and co-author with Morris Hein since the first edition of Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry. he was co-author of Foundations of Chemistry in the Laboratory and Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry in the Laboratory.
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Table of Contents

1 An Introduction to Chemistry 1
2 Standards for Measurement 10
3 Classification of Matter 44
4 Properties of Matter 64
5 Early Atomic Theory and Structure 82
6 Nomenclature of Inorganic Compounds 101
7 Quantitative Composition of Compounds 126
8 Chemical Equations 149
9 Calculations from Chemical Equations 173
10 Modern Atomic Theory and the Periodic Table 198
11 Chemical Bonds: The Formation of Compounds from Atoms 219
12 The Gaseous State of Matter 258
13 Water and the Properties of Liquids 300
14 Solutions 330
15 Acids, Bases, and Salts 369
16 Chemical Equilibrium 402
17 Oxidation-Reduction 434
18 Nuclear Chemistry 465
19 Organic Chemistry: Saturated Hydrocarbons 492
20 Unsaturated Hydrocarbons 529
21 Polymers: Macromolecules 571
22 Alcohols, Ethers, Phenols, and Thiols 590
23 Aldehydes and Ketones 626
24 Carboxylic Acids and Esters 658
25 Amides and Amines: Organic Nitrogen Compounds 694
26 Stereoisomerism 725
27 Carbohydrates 749
28 Lipids 785
29 Amino Acids, Polypeptides, and Proteins 814
30 Enzymes 852
31 Nucleic Acids and Heredity 869
32 Nutrition 905
33 Bioenergetics 934
34 Carbohydrate Metabolism 952
35 Metabolism of Lipids and Proteins 973
Photo Credits 1
Index 1
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