General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry : Structures of Life

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/30/2009
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Filled with real-world, health-related applications, this readable presentation breaks allied health chemistry concepts into bite-size pieces-with a step-by-step approach that provides clear and thorough understanding. 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.

Author Biography

Karen Timberlake is Professor Emerita of chemistry at Los Angeles Valley College, where she taught chemistry for allied health and preparatory chemistry for 36 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Washington and her master’s degree in biochemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Professor Timberlake has been writing chemistry textbooks for 33 years. During that time, her name has become associated with the strategic use of pedagogical tools that promote student success in chemistry and the application of chemistry to real-life situations. More than one million students have learned chemistry using texts, laboratory manuals, and study guides written by Karen Timberlake. In addition to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry: Structures of Life, Third Edition, she is also the author of Basic Chemistry, second edition, and Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry, tenth edition with the accompanying Study Guide, Selected Solutions Manual, Laboratory Manual, and Essential Laboratory Manual.

Professor Timberlake belongs to numerous science and educational organizations including the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). She was the Western Regional Winner of Excellence in College Chemistry Teaching Award given by the Chemical Manufacturers Association. In 2004, she received the McGuffey Award in Physical Sciences from the Text and Academic Authors Association for her textbook Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry, eight edition, which has demonstrated excellence over time. In 2006, she received the Textbook excellence award for the first edition of Basic Chemistry. She has participated in education grants for science teaching including the Los Angeles Collaborative for Teaching Excellence (LACTE) and a Title III grant at her college. She speaks at conferences and educational meetings on the use of student-centered teaching methods in chemistry to promote learning success of students.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Chemistry in Our Lives
Energy and Matter
Atoms and Elements
Nuclear Chemistry
Compounds and Their Bonds
Chemical Reactions and Quantities
Chemical Equilibrium
Acids and Bases
Introduction to Organic Chemistry: Alkanes
Alkenes, Alkynes, and Aromatic Compounds
Alcohols, Phenols, Thiols, and Ethers 14
Carboxylic Acids and Esters
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
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If you want to know how the basics of life all tie together and form the world and existence around you then this is for you. It breaks everything down into parts and puts it all together at the end of the chapter to grasp the full concept. This textbook has seriously opened up the world to me. Everything is spelled out clearly with simple everyday comparisons and examples. There are a ton of useful problems to work on to assist in cementing your knowledge in place.
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