General, Organic & Biological Chemistry

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-02-03
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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This new GOB textbook is written with the same student-focused, direct writing style that has been so successful in the Smith:Organic Chemistrytext. Smith writes with a bulleted approach that delivers need-to-know information in a succinct style for today�s students. Armed with an excellent illustration program full of macro-to-micro art, as well as many applications to biological, medical, consumer, and environmental topics, this book is a powerhouse of learning for students..

Table of Contents

Matter and Measurement
Chemistry—The Science of Everyday Experience
States of Matter
Classification of Matter
Significant Figures
Scientific Notation
Problem Solving Using the Factor–Label Method
Focus on Health and Medicine—Problem Solving Using Clinical Conversion Factors
Density and Specific Gravity
Atoms and the Periodic Table
Structure of the Atom
The Periodic Table
Electronic Structure
Electronic Configurations
Electronic Configurations and the Periodic Table
Periodic Trends
Ionic Compounds
Introduction to Bonding
Ionic Compounds
Naming Ionic Compounds
Physical Properties of Ionic Compounds
Polyatomic Ions
Covalent Compounds
Introduction to Covalent Bonding
Lewis Structures
Exceptions to the Octet Rule
Naming Covalent Compounds
Molecular Shape
Electronegativity and Bond Polarity
Polarity of Molecules
Focus on Health and Medicine: Covalent Drugs and Medical Products
Chemical Reactions
Introduction to Chemical Reactions
Balancing Chemical Equations
The Mole and Avogadro’s Number
Mass to Mole Conversions
Mole Calculations in Chemical Equations
Mass Calculations in Chemical Equations
Percent Yield
Oxidation and Reduction
Focus on Health and Medicine—Pacemakers
Energy Changes, Reaction Rates, and Equilibrium
Energy Changes in Reactions
Energy Diagrams
Reaction Rates
Le Châtelier’s Principle
Focus on the Human Bod: Body Temperature
Gases, Liquids, and Solids
Gases and Pressure
Gas Laws That Relate Pressure, Volume, and Temperature
Avogadro’s Law—How Volume and Moles Are Related
The Ideal Gas Law
Dalton’s Law and Partial Pressures
Intermolecular Forces, Boiling Point, and Melting Point
The Liquid State
The Solid State
Energy and Phase Changes
Solubility—General Features
Solubility—Effects of Temperature and Pressure
Concentration Units—Percent Concentration
Concentration Units—Molarity
Colligative Properties
Osmosis and Dialysis
Acids and Bases
Introduction to Acids and Bases
Proton Transfer—The Reaction of a Brønsted–Lowry Acid with a Brønsted–Lowry Base
Acid and Base Strength
Equilibrium and Acid Dissociation Constants
Dissociation of Water
The pH Scale
Common Acid–Base Reactions
The Acidity and Basicity of Salt Solutions
Focus on the Human Body: Buffers in the Blood
Nuclear Chemistry
Nuclear Reactions
Detecting and Measuring Radiation
Focus on Health and Medicine: Medical Uses of Radioisotopes
Nuclear Fission and Nuclear Fusion
Focus on Health and Medicine: Medical Imaging Without Radioactivity
Introduction to Organic Molecules and Functional Groups
Introduction to Organic Chemistry
Characteristic Features of Organic Compounds
Shapes of Organic Molecules
Drawing Organic Molecules
Functional Groups
Properties of Organic Compounds
Focus on Health and Medicine: Vitamins
Simple Alkanes
An Introduction to Nomenclature
Alkane Nomenclature
Focus on the Environment—Fossil Fuels
Physical Properties
Focus on the Environment: Combustion
Unsaturated Hydrocarbons
Alkenes and Alkynes
Nomenclature of Alkenes and Alkynes
Cis–Trans Isomers
Interesting Alkenes in Food and Medicine
Focus on Health and Medicine: Oral Contraceptives
Reactions of Alkenes
Focus on Health and Medicine: Margarine or Butter?
Polymers—The Fabric of Modern Society
Aromatic Compounds
Nomenclature of Benzene Derivatives
Focus on Health and Medicine: Aromatic Drugs, Sunscreens, and Carcinogens
Focus on Health and Medicine: Phenols and Antioxidants
Reactions of Aromatic Compounds
Organic Compounds that Contain Oxygen, Halogen, or Sulfur
Structure and Properties of Alcohols
Nomenclature of Alcohols
Interesting Alcohols
Reactions of Alcohols
Focus on Health and Medicine: Ethanol, the Most Widely Abused Drug
Structure and Properties of Ethers
Focus on Health and Medicine: Ethers as Anesthetics
Alkyl Halides
Organic Compounds That Contain Sulfur
The Three-Dimensional Shape of Molecules
Isomers—A Review
Looking Glass Chemistry—Molecules and Their Mirror Images
Chirality Centers
Chirality Centers in Cyclic Compounds
Focus on Health and Medicine: Chiral Drugs
Fischer Projections
Compounds With Two or More Chirality Centers
Focus on the Human Body: The Sense of Smell
Aldehydes and Ketones
Structure and Bonding
Physical Properties
Focus on Health and Medicine: Interesting Aldehydes and Ketones
Reactions of Aldehydes and Ketones
Reduction of Aldehydes and Ketones
Focus on the Human Body: The Chemistry of Vision
Acetal Formation
Carboxylic Acids, Esters, and Amides
Structure and Bonding
Physical Properties
Interesting Carboxylic Acids in Consumer Products and Medicines
Interesting Esters and Amides
The Acidity of Carboxylic Acids
Focus on Health and Medicine: Aspirin
The Conversion of Carboxylic Acids to Esters and Amides
Hydrolysis of Esters and Amides
Synthetic Polymers in Modern Society—Polyamides and Polyesters
Focus on Health and Medicine: Penicillin
Amines and Neurotransmitters
Structure and Bonding
Physical Properties
Focus on Health and Medicine: Caffeine and Nicotine
Alkaloids—Amines from Plant Sources
Amines as Bases
Focus on Health and Medicine: Ammonium Salts as Useful Drugs
Focus on the Human Body: Epinephrine and Related Compounds
Focus on Health and Medicine: Hi
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