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Table of Contents
1. Matter and Life. 2. Measurements in Chemistry. 3. Atoms and the Periodic Table. 4. Ionic Compounds. 5. Molecular Compounds. 6. Chemical Reactions: Classification and Mass Relationships. 7. Chemical Reactions: Energy, Rates and Equilibrium. 8. Gases, Liquids, and Solids. 9. Solutions. 10. Acids and Bases. 11. Nuclear Chemistry. 12. Introduction to Organic Chemistry: Alkanes. 13. Alkenes, Alkynes, and Aromatic Compounds. 14. Some Compounds with Oxygen, Sulfur, or a Halogen. 15. Amines. 16. Aldehydes and Ketones. 17. Carboxylic Acids and their Derivatives. 18. Amino Acids and Proteins. 19. Enzymes and Vitamins. 20. Chemical Messengers: Hormones, Neurotransmitters, and Drugs. 21. The Generation of Biochemical Energy. 22. Carbohydrates. 23. Carbohydrate Metabolism. 24. Lipids. 25. Lipid Metabolism. 26. Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis. 27. Genomics. 28. Protein and Amino Acid Metabolism. 29. Body Fluids.