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The most comprehensive book available on the subject, Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry, 11th Edition continues its tradition of fostering the development of problem-solving skills, featuring numerous examples and coverage of current applications. Skillfully anticipating areas of difficulty and pacing the material accordingly, this readable work provides clear and logical explanations of chemical concepts as well as the right mix of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. An emphasis on real-world topics lets readers clearly see how the chemistry will apply to their career.
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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: 9781118501894
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/23/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 1056
  • Sales rank: 352,237
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.40 (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 13

3 Elements and Compounds 44

4 Properties of Matter 62

5 Early Atomic Theory and Structure 82

6 Nomenclature of Inorganic Compounds 98

7 Quantitative Composition of Compounds 121

8 Chemical Equations 143

9 Calculations from Chemical Equations 167

10 Modern Atomic Theory and the Periodic Table 191

11 Chemical Bonds: The Formation of Compounds from Atoms 212

12 The Gaseous State of Matter 248

13 Liquids 282

14 Solutions 305

15 Acids, Bases, and Salts 337

16 Chemical Equilibrium 363

17 Oxidation–Reduction 390

18 Nuclear Chemistry 417

19 Organic Chemistry: Saturated Hydrocarbons 443

20 Unsaturated and Aromatic Hydrocarbons 481

21 Polymers: Macromolecules 520

22 Alcohols, Ethers, Phenols, and Thiols 537

23 Aldehydes and Ketones 572

24 Carboxylic Acids and Esters 603

25 Amides and Amines: Organic Nitrogen Compounds 641

26 Stereoisomerism 671

27 Carbohydrates 694

28 Lipids 731

29 Amino Acids, Polypeptides, and Proteins 759

30 Enzymes 796

31 Nucleic Acids and Heredity 815

32 Nutrition 854

33 Bioenergetics 878

34 Carbohydrate Metabolism 897

35 Metabolism of Lipids and Proteins 920

Appendices A-1

Glossary G-1

Index I-1

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