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Thanatochemistry : A Survey of General, Organic, and Biochemistry for Funeral Service Professionals

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0136026877
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1/28/2009
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Prentice Hall
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Summary

This is the only chemistry reference produced specifically for mortuary science by a major publisher. In a comprehensible manner, the authors present the essential facts of chemistry and the chemical aspects of other sciences related to mortuary science. It follows closely the recommended course curriculum and glossary of the American Board of Funeral Service Education. Topic organization flows logically from inorganic to organic to biochemistry. Examples of solved problems and common mistakes are provided, and embalming applications are offered throughout. Physical and Chemical Changes; States and Types of Matter; Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding; Chemical Shorthand: Symbols, Formulas, and Equations; Radiation Chemistry; Oxygen; Hydrogen; Water; Solutions; Acids, Bases, Salts, and Ionization; Hydrates and Hydrolysis; Hydrocarbons; Alcohols and Ethers; Aldehydes and Ketones; Carboxylic Acids and Esters; Amines and Amides; Proteins; Enzymes; Carbohydrates; Lipids; Summary of the Action and Composition of Embalming Fluids. MARKET:A comprehensive reference for mortuary science professionals.

Author Biography

James M. Dorn received his B.S. in Biology and a Chemistry Minor from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois.  He then went on to receive his M.S. in Virology at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Engineering.   He is very involved in the field of embalming.  He is an Ohio Licensee in Embalming and Funeral Directing, a member of Ohio Funeral Directors Association Disaster Response Team, a member of  Ohio Embalmers Association, a Chairman American Board of Funeral Service Education National Board Examination Liaison Committee, the Vice President University Mortuary Science Education Association, and also an Education Consultant  at the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. Currently, James M. Dorn is the Chairman of the Department of Embalming Sciences at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and is currently teaching Anatomy, Chemistry, Pathology and Microbiology.  

Dr. Barbara Hopkins received her B.A. and Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America.  She is currently the Associate Professor and Chair of the chemistry department at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Her areas of expertise are Laser Induced Fluorescence, ICP-AES of organo-metal compounds. She received the McDonald Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Sciences in 1999.
 

Table of Contents

General Chemistry
Introduction
Definition of Chemistry
Divisions of Chemistry
Chemical Measurements
Chapter Summary
Questions
Physical and Chemical Changes
Physical Properties
Chemical Properties
Physical and Chemical Changes
Chapter Summary
Questions
States and Types of Matter
Solid→Liquid→Gas
Solid→Gas
Characteristics of States of Matter
Types of Matter
Chapter Summary
Questions
Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding
Atoms
The Periodic Table
Chemical Bonding
Chapter Summary
Questions
Chemical Shorthand: Symbols, Formulas, and Equations
Symbols
Formulas
Molecular Mass
Naming of Compounds
Equations
Chapter Summary
Questions
Radiation Chemistry
Radioactivity
Transmutation
Half-Life
Artificial Transmutations
Radiation Quantities and Units
Radiation Detectors
Protection from Radiation
Sources of Radiation Encountered by Embalmers
Vehicles of Radionuclide Therapy
Preparation of the Body Without Autopsy
Preparation of the Autopsied Body
Cremation
Summary of Precautionary Procedures
Chapter Summary
Questions
Oxygen
Facts about Oxygen
Physical Properties
Chemical Properties
Methods for the Preparation of Oxygen
Factors Affecting Reaction Rates
Forms of Oxygen
Chapter Summary
Questions
Hydrogen
Facts about Hydrogen
Physical Properties
Chemical Properties
Preparation of Hydrogen
Chapter Summary
Questions
Water
Facts about Water
Physical Properties
Hydrogen Bonding
Chemical Properties
Preparation of Water
Classes of Impurities in Water
Hardness in Water
Other Purification Methods
Chapter Summary
Questions
Solutions
Types and Components of Solutions
Solubility
Concentration Terms
Properties of Solutions
Application of Osmotic Principles to Embalming
Colloids and Suspensions
Chapter Summary
Questions
Acids, Bases, Salts, and Ionization
Self-Ionization of Water
Definitions of Acids and Bases
Arrhenius Theory
Common Aqueous Bases
Properties of Aqueous Acids and Bases
Brønsted-Lowry Theory
Lewis Theory
Anhydrides
Salts
Ionization
pH: Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Chapter Summary
Questions
Hydrates and Hydrolysis
Hydrates
Hydrolysis
Chapter Summary
Questions
Organic Chemistry
Introduction
Nature of Organic Chemistry
Properties of Carbon
Functional Groups
Formulas
Chapter Summary
Questions
Hydrocarbons
Types and Properties of Hydrocarbons
Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Sources of Aromatic Compounds
Chapter Summary
Questions
Alcohols and Ethers
Alcohols
Important Alcohols in Embalming
Phenols
Cresols
Resorcinol
Hexyl Resorcinol
Hexachlorophene
Comparison of Alcohols as Germicides
Thioalcohols (Mercaptans)
Ethers
Chapter Summary
Questions
Aldehydes and Ketones
Aldehydes
Ketones
Chapter Summary
Questions
Carboxylic Acids and Esters
Structure of Organic Acids
Monocarboxylic Acids
Aromatic Carboxylic Acids
Acidic Nature of Carboxylic Acids
Organic Salts
Dicarboxylic Acids
Hydroxy Acids
Chelates
Lactic Acid
Esters
Thioesters
Chapter Summary
Questions
Amines and Amides
Amines
Reactions of Amines
Aromatic Amines
Heterocyclic Amines
Quaternary Ammonium Compounds
Chapter Summary
Questions
Biochemistry
Introduction
Elemental Composition
Molecular Composition
Macromolecules
Metabolism
Chapter Summary
Questions
Proteins
Protein Composition
Amino Acids
Amphoterism
Peptide Linkage
Cross-Linking of Proteins
Protein Structure
Hemoglobin
Breakdown of Hemoglobin
Denaturation
Protein Breakdown
Chapter Summary
Questions
Enzymes
Enzyme Function
Nomenclature
Chemical Properties of Enzymes
Regulation of Enzyme Activity
The Role of Enzymes in Decomposition
Chapter Summary
Questions
Carbohydrates
Definition and Classification
Monosaccharides
Disaccharides
Polysaccharides
Proteoglycans
Reactions of Carbohydrates
Synthesis of Adenosine Triphosphate
Muscle Contraction: Rigor Mortis
Chapter Summary
Questions
Lipids
Classification of Lipids
Simple Lipids
Compound Lipids
Miscellaneous Lipids
Reactions of Lipids
Significance of Lipids to the Embalming Process
Chapter Summary
Questions
Summary of the Action and Composition of Embalming
Fluids
Actions of Preservative Chemicals
Preservation by Formaldehyde
Embalming Fluids: Basic Types
Factors Influencing Stability of Fluids (Shelf Life)
Potentially Hazardous Chemicals used in Embalming or Present in the Mortuary
Chapter Summary
Questions
Glossary
Index
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