General, Organic, and Biochemistry An Applied Approach

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  • Copyright: 1/1/2011
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Focusing on key topics important in allied health and nursing careers, this engaging book is ideal for readers who have had no prior exposure to chemistry. Emphasizing problem-solving techniques, the book takes the most direct path to biomolecules and metabolic processes, provides a wealth of worked examples to help readers understand key chemical concepts, includes novel and relevant "Health Notes" in the margins, and weaves biological and medical applications throughout.

Table of Contents

Measurements In Science And Medicine
Measuring Size: Distance, Mass, and Volume
Metric Units and Their Relationships
Rounding and Precision In Measurements
Unit Conversions and Conversion Factors
Rounding and Significant Figures
Density, Dosage, and Other Compound Units
Atoms, Elements, And Compounds
Classifying Matter: Mixtures, Compounds, and Elements
The Chemical Elements: An Introduction to the Periodic Table
Subatomic Particles and Atomic Structure
Isotopes And Atomic Weight
Chemical Formulas
Electron Shells
Chemical Behavior, Valence Electrons, and the Periodic Law
The Organization of the Periodic Table
Chemical Bonds
Covalent Bonds and the Octet Rule
Double And Triple Bonds
Drawing Lewis Structures for Complex Molecules
Electronegativity and Polar Bonds
Naming Covalent Compounds
Ions and Ionic Compounds
Writing Formulas for Ionic Compounds
Naming Ionic Compounds
Polyatomic Ions
Recognizing Ionic and Molecular Compounds
Energy And The Physical Behavior Of Chemical Substances
Heat and Energy
The Three States of Matter
The Properties of Gases
Changes of State
Attractive Forces and the Physical Properties of Matter
Solutions And Concentration
Solutions and the Dissolving Process
Electrolytes and Dissociation
The Relationship Between Solubility and Molecular Structure
Moles and Formula Weights
Osmosis, Dialysis, And Tonicity
Chemical Reactions
Physical Changes and Chemical Reactions
Chemical Equations
Mass Relationships in a Chemical Reaction
Heats of Reaction
Combustion and Precipitation Reactions
Reaction Rate and Activation Energy
Chemical Equilibrium
Acids And Bases
The Self-Ionization of Water
The Ph Scale
The Properties of Acids
The Properties of Bases
Acid-Base Reactions
Amphiprotic Molecules and Ions
The Role of Buffers in Human Physiology
Hydrocarbons - An Introduction To Organic Molecules
The Special Properties of Carbon
Linear Alkanes: The Foundation of Organic Chemistry
Branched Alkanes, Cycloalkanes, and Isomers
Naming Branched Alkanes: The IUPAC System
Functional Groups
Alkenes and Alkynes
Geometric Isomers
Benzene and Aromatic Compounds
The Properties of Hydrocarbons
Hydration, Dehydration And Alcohols
The Hydration Reaction
Controlling the Product - An Introduction to Enzymes
Naming Alcohols
The Physical Properties of Alcohols
The Dehydration Reaction
Phenols and Thiols
Carbonyl Compounds And Redox Reactions
Hydrogenation and Dehydrogenation
Oxidation and Reductions
Reactions and the Carbonyl Group
The Naming and Properties of Aldehydes and Ketones
Other Oxidation and Reduction Reactions
Carboxylic Acids
Biological Oxidations and Reductions - The Redox Coenzymes
Introduction to Metabolic Pathways
Organic Acids And Bases
Reactions of Organic Acids
Decarboxylation Reactions
The Acid-Base Reactions of Amines
Amines in Biology and Medicine
The Relationship Between Structure and Ph
Building Large Molecules - Condensation And Hydrolysis Reactions
Introduction to Condensation Reactions - Ethers
Esterification, Amidation, and Phosphorylation
Condensation Polymers
The Effect of Ph on the Products of Hydrolysis
The Equilibrium Between Condensation and Hydrolysis
Amino acids
Peptide bonds and the secondary structure of a protein
Side chain interactions and tertiary structure
Protein denaturation
Enzyme structure and function
Antibodies and the immune response
Sources of amino acids
Carbohydrates And Lipids
Isomeric Forms Of Monosaccharides - Anomers and Enantiomers
Disaccharides and the Glycosidic Linkage
Common Disaccharides and Polysaccharides
Fatty Acids and Triglycerides
The Chemical Reactions of Triglycerides
Glycerophospholipids and Cell Membranes
Steroids and Lipoproteins
Sources of Carbohydrates and Fats
Metabolism - The Chemical Web Of Life
Catabolism, Anabolism, and the ATP Cycle
An Overview of Catabolism
ATP Production and the Mitochondria
The Citric Acid Cycle
Beta Oxidation - Obtaining Energy from Fatty Acids
Catabolism of Amino Acids
Anabolic Pathways and the Control of Metabolism
Nucleic Acids, Protein Synthesis, And Heredity
The Structure of Nucleic Acids
DNA Replication
Transcription and RNA Processing
Translation and The Genetic Code
The Mechanism of Protein Synthesis
Regulation of Protein Synthesis
Mutations and Genetic Disorders
Nuclear Chemistry
Symbols for Nuclei And Subatomic Particles
Writing Nuclear Equations
Energy and Nuclear Reactions
Physiological Effects of Ionizing Radiation
Measuring Radiation
Nuclear Decay and Half-Life
Medical Applications of Nuclear Radiation
Nuclear Fission and Fusion
Essential Mathematics For Chemistry
Decimal Notation
Place Value, Fractions, and Division
Order of Operations
Scientific Notation
Calculator Use
The Quantitative Behavior Of Gases
(Kelvin temperature, combined gas law, Avogadro's law, ideal gas law)
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