Fundamentals of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry

ISBN-10: 0136054501

ISBN-13: 9780136054504

Edition: 6th 2010

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With a focus on problem solving and engaging discussions of relevant applications, this volume effectively covers the essentials of allied health chemistry and puts it in the context of everyday life. KEY TOPICS Measurements, Atoms and Elements, Nuclear Radiation, Compounds and Their Bonds, Chemical Reactions and Quantities, Energy and Matter, Gases, Solutions, Chemical Equilibrium, Acids and Bases, Introduction to Organic Chemistry: Alkanes, Unsaturated Hydrocarbons, Alcohols, Phenols, Ethers, and Thiols, Aldehydes, Ketones, and Chiral Molecules, Carbohydrates, Carboxylic Acids and Esters, Lipids, Amines and Amides, Amino Acids and Proteins, Enzymes and Vitamins, Nucleic Acid and Protein Synthesis, Metabolic Pathways for Carbohydrates Metabolic Pathways and Energy Production, Metabolic Pathways for Lipids and Amino Acids. A useful reference for allied health professionals.
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List price: $210.40
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/6/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 992
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 5.214
Language: English

John McMurry: educated at Harvard and Columbia, has taught approximately 17,000 students in general and organic chemistry over a 30-year period. A Professor of Chemistry at Cornell University since 1980, Dr. McMurry previously spent 13 years on the faculty at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He has received numerous awards, including the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship (1969ndash;71), the National Institute of Health Career Development Award (1975ndash;80), the Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award (1986ndash;87), and the Max Planck Research Award (1991).Dr. David S. Ballantine, Jr., received his B.S. in Chemistry in 1977 from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA., and his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1983 from the University of Maryland at College Park. After several years as a researcher at the Naval Research Labs in Washington DC he joined the faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of Northern Illinois University, where he has been a professor for the past twenty years. He was awarded the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award in 1998, and was recently named the departmental Director of Undergraduate Studies. In addition, he is the faculty advisor to the NIU Chemistry Club, an ACS Student Affiliate program.Carl A. Hoeger received his BS in Chemistry from San Diego State Unversity and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1983. After a postdoctoral stint at the University of California, Riverside, he joined the Peptide Biology Laboratory at the Salk Institute in 1985 where he ran the NIH Peptide Facility while doing basic research in the development of peptide agonists and antagonists. During this time he also taught general, organic, and biochemistry at San Diego City College, Palomar College, and Miramar College. He joined the teaching faculty at UCSD in 1998. Dr. Hoeger has been teaching chemistry to undergraduates for over 20 years, where he continues to explore the use of technology in the classroom. In 2004 he won the Paul and Barbara Saltman Distinguished Teaching Award from UCSD. His is currently the General Chemistry coordinator at UCSD, where he is also responsible for the training and guidance of the Chemistry and Biochemistry departments' 100 + teaching assistants.Dr. Virginia E. Peterson received her B.S. in Chemistry in 1967 from the University of Washington in Seattle, and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1980 from the University of Maryland at College Park. Between her undergraduate and graduate years she worked in lipid, diabetes and heart disease research at Stanford University. Following her Ph.D. she took a position in the Biochemistry Department at the University of Missouri in Columbia, and is an Associate Professor. Currently she is the Director of Undergraduate Advising for the department and teaches both senior capstone classes and biochemistry classes for non-science majors. Awards include both the college level and the university-wide Excellence in Teaching Award and, in 2006, the University's Outstanding Advisor Award and the State of Missouri Outstanding University Advisor Award. Dr. Peterson believes in public service and in 2003 received the Silver Beaver Award for service from the Boy Scouts of America.

Matter and Life
Chemistry: The Central Science
States of Matter
Classification of Matter
An Example of a Chemical Reaction
Chemical Elements and Symbols
Elements and the Periodic Table
Measurements in Chemistry
Physical Quantities
Measuring Mass
Measuring Length and Volume
Measurement and Significant Figures
Scientific Notation
Rounding Off Numbers
Problem Solving: Converting a Quantity from One Unit to Another
Problem Solving: Estimating Answers
Measuring Temperature
Energy and Heat
Specific Gravity
Atoms and the Periodic Table
Atomic Theory
Elements and Atomic Number
Isotopes and Atomic Weight
The Periodic Table
Some Characteristics of Different Groups
Electronic Structure of Atoms
Electron Configurations
Electron Configurations and the Periodic Table
Electron-Dot Symbols
Ionic Compounds
Periodic Properties and Ion Formation
Ionic Bonds
Some Properties of Ionic Compounds
Ions and the Octet Rule
Ions of Some Common Elements
Naming Ions
Polyatomic Ions
Formulas of Ionic Compounds
Naming Ionic Compounds
And Ions: An Introduction to Acids and Bases
Molecular Compounds
Covalent Bonds
Covalent Bonds and the Periodic Table
Multiple Covalent Bonds
Coordinate Covalent Bonds
Molecular Formulas and Lewis Structures
Drawing Lewis Structures
The Shapes of Molecules
Polar Covalent Bonds and Electronegativity
Polar Molecules
Naming Binary Molecular Compounds
Characteristics of Molecular Compounds
Chemical Reactions: Classification and Mass Relationships
Chemical Equations
Balancing Chemical Equations
Avogadrorsquo;s Number and the Mole
Gramndash;Mole Conversions
Mole Relationships and Chemical Equations
Mass Relationships and Chemical Equations
Limiting Reagent and Percent Yield
Classes of Chemical Reactions
Precipitation Reactions and Solubility Guidelines
Acids, Bases, and Neutralization Reactions
Redox Reactions
Recognizing Redox Reactions
Net Ionic Equations
Chemical Reactions: Energy, Rates, and Equilibrium
Energy and Chemical Bonds
Heat Changes during Chemical Reactions
Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions
Why Do Chemical Reactions Occur? Free Energy
How Do Chemical Reactions Occur? Reaction Rates
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