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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: PEARSON
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Karen Timberlake's student-friendly writing and real-world, health-related applications make General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry: Structures of Lifeone of the most popular GOB Chemistry texts available. The Third Editionof this text breaks allied health chemistry concepts into bite-sized pieces, with a step-by-step approach that provides clear and thorough understanding. Conceptual questions at the end of each chapter test your understanding of the material. New Green Chemistry Notes include "Biodiesel: An Alternative Fuel," "Greenhouse Gases," and "Energy Saving Light Bulbs." Used by over a million science students, the Masteringplatform is the most effective and widely used online tutorial, homework, and assessment system for the sciences. Pearson eTextgives students access to the text whenever and wherever they can access the Internet. The eText pages look exactly like the printed text, and include powerful interactive and customization functions. Package contains: Timberlake, General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry: Structures of Life, Third Edition MasteringChemistry® with Pearson eText Student Access Kit

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
1.    Measurements  
2.    Energy and Matter  
3.    Atoms and Elements      
4.    Nuclear Chemistry      
5.    Compounds and Their Bonds  
6.    Chemical Reactions and Quantities  
7.    Gases  
8.    Solutions  
9.    Chemical Equilibrium  
10.    Acids and Bases  
11.    Introduction to Organic Chemistry: Alkanes  
12.    Alkenes, Alkynes, and Aromatic Compounds  
13.    Alcohols, Phenols, Thiols, and Ethers
14.    Aldehydes, Ketones, and Chiral Molecules  
15.    Carbohydrates  
16.    Carboxylic Acids and Esters  
17.    Lipids  
18.    Amines and Amides  
19.    Amino Acids and Proteins  
20.    Enzymes and Vitamins  
21.    Nucleic Acid and Protein Synthesis  
22.    Metabolic Pathways for Carbohydrates  
23.    Metabolic Pathways and Energy Production  
24. Metabolic Pathways for Lipids and Amino

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