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Chemistry and Life : An Introduction to General, Organic and Biological Chemistry,9780130821812
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Chemistry and Life : An Introduction to General, Organic and Biological Chemistry

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780130821812

ISBN10:
0130821810
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Pearson College Div
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Summary

Renowned for its lively, easy-to-follow writing style, this popular introduction to chemistry offers a strong foundation in the fundamentals of the science, and relates its essential principles to health, sports, lifestyles, the environment and other subjects of direct interest to readers.

Table of Contents

Matter and Measurement
1(37)
Atoms
38(29)
Chemical Bonds
67(30)
Chemical Reactions
97(31)
Oxidation and Reduction
128(21)
Gases
149(25)
Liquids and Solids
174(23)
Solutions
197(26)
Acids and Bases I
223(20)
Acids and Bases II
243(28)
Electrolytes
271(34)
Selected Topic A
Inorganic Chemistry
294(11)
The Atomic Nucleus
305(23)
Hydrocarbons
328(39)
Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers
367(27)
Aldehydes and Ketones
394(19)
Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives
413(34)
Selected Topic B
Drugs: Some Carboxylic Acids, Esters, and Amides
438(9)
Amines and Derivatives
447(31)
Selected Topic C
Brain Amines and Related Drugs
463(15)
Stereoisomerism
478(27)
Selected Topic D
Chemistry of the Senses
501(4)
Carbohydrates
505(23)
Lipids
528(40)
Selected Topic E
Hormones
557(11)
Proteins
568(30)
Enzymes
598(36)
Selected Topic F
Vitamins
621(13)
Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis
634(40)
Selected Topic G
Viruses
668(6)
Metabolism and Energy
674(28)
Carbohydrate Metabolism
702(20)
Lipid Metabolism
722(21)
Protein Metabolism
743(18)
Body Fluids
761

Excerpts

Preface Our world has been transformed by science and technology. The impact of science on the quality of human life is profound. To beginning students, the scientific disciplines that daily influence their lives often seem mysterious and incomprehensible. Those of us who enjoy the study of science, however, find it a fascinating and rewarding experience precisely because it can provide reasonable explanations for seemingly mysterious phenomena. Chemistry and Lifehas been written in that spirit. We help explain apparently obscure phenomena in an informal, readable style. We assume that the student has little or no chemistry background, so we clearly explain each new concept as it is introduced. Chemical principles and biological applications are carefully integrated throughout the text, with liberal use of drawings, diagrams, and photographs. For this new edition, the entire text has been updated to reflect the latest scientific knowledge. In addition, we have responded to suggestions of users and reviewers of the fifth edition and used our own writing and teaching experience to make some important improvements. Effective, Flexible Organization Our selection of topics and choice of examples make the text especially appropriate for students in health and life sciences, but it is also suitable for anyone seeking to become a better-informed citizen of our technological society. The text provides ample material for a full-year course. We consciously increase the sophistication of chemical understanding as the student progresses through the chapters. Selected Topics Offer Flexibility to the Instructor We have included in this edition, as in past editions, a number of Selected Topics that cover key optional material in additional detail. These are introduced at the appropriate times (for example, the Selected Topic on Vitamins, which discusses key coenzymes, follows immediately after the chapter on Enzymes), and each includes its own end-of-topic problems. These Selected Topics offer instructors maximal flexibility; they may be omitted or assigned as outside reading without loss of continuity. New to this edition: In this new edition, unit conversions and significant figures are now in Chapter 1. VSEPR theory and the shapes of molecules are in Chapter 3, with our discussion of chemical bonding. Nuclear chemistry is now Chapter 12, following the general chemistry part of the text and just before the organic chapters. The chapters dealing with metabolism (24-27) have been extensively reorganized and rewritten and include a more complete discussion of anabolic pathways. Chapter 24 is now an overview of metabolism, with a particular emphasis on digestion and energy production (Krebs cycle and cellular respiration). Chapter 25 is concerned with the metabolic pathways unique to the metabolism of carbohydrates; Chapter 26 discusses the unique metabolism of lipids; and Chapter 27 presents protein metabolism. Many sections have undergone extensive rewriting, especially the Selected Topics and sections dealing with molecular biology (Chapter 23) and body fluids (Chapter 28). Rich in Applications Capturing students' attention and curiosity is critical in teaching this course. To aid in this effort, we have created a text rich in applied chemistry. We offer applications in three places: In a series of special boxed essays within each chapter (you can find a list of these on page iv) In marginal notes located throughout the text In the prose itself (where even those students who tend to skip boxes and marginal notes, thinking they "won't be on the exam," can see the importance of chemistry to their lives and future careers). New to this edition: Most of the health-related topics from the fifth edition have been retained, and in some cases expanded. For example, the essay on "Aspartame" in Chapter


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