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General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry, Loose-Leaf Edition

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2019-01-07
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General, Organic, and Biological Chemistrystrengthens the evidenced strategy of integrating general, organic, and biological chemistry for a focused introduction to the fundamental connections between chemistry and life. The streamlined approach establishes a clear path through the content over a single semester. The text integrates essential topics more effectively than any text on the market, covering core concepts in each discipline in just 12 comprehensive chapters. 

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Author Biography

LAURA FROST is a Professor of Chemistry at Florida Gulf Coast University and Director of the Whitaker Center for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education. She received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Kutztown University and her Ph.D. in chemistry with a biophysical focus from the University of Pennsylvania. She has been teaching chemistry in higher education for over 20 years and continues to teach chemistry to students in the health professions.

Professor Frost is actively engaged in the teaching and learning in all STEM subjects, particularly chemistry, and uses a guided inquiry approach in her classes. She is very involved in the scholarship of teaching and learning and has demonstrated that the use of inquiry-based activities increases student learning in her one-semester chemistry course for health professionals.

Dr. Frost is a member of the American Chemical Society and its Chemical Education division. A member of the University System of Georgia faculty Hall of Fame, Dr. Frost has been honored on more than one occasion for her teaching excellence. Her writing has also been recognized, and in 2014, she was elected to the governing council of the Textbook and Academic Authors Association.

Dr. Frost is engaged in STEM education reform through evidence-based teaching and learning at all levels (K–16), as well as through community outreach. She was principal investigator of a successful NSF grant that provides professional development for faculty in evidence-based practices in STEM. She has spoken and attended numerous conferences and workshops on this topic.

TODD DEAL received his B.S. degree in chemistry in 1986 from Georgia Southern College (now University) in Statesboro, Georgia, and his Ph.D. in chemistry in 1990 from The Ohio State University. students in the health professions.

An award-winning educator, Dr. Deal has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching and in service, and was named Professor of the Year by the students of Georgia Southern. Prof. Deal has also been recognized by Project Kaleidoscope for his innovative teaching in the sciences.

Professor Deal is a member of American Chemical Society and its Chemical Education division. He is also a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, the International Leadership Association, and the Association of Leadership Educators. Dr. Deal’s teaching interests span from chemistry and the hard sciences to the soft, human sciences of leadership and leadership development.

Table of Contents

1 Chemistry Basics- Matter and Measurement

1.1 Classifying Matter: Pure Substance or Mixture

1.2 Elements, Compounds, and Periodic Table

1.3 How matter Changes

1.4 Math Counts

1.5 Matter: The “Stuff” of Chemistry

1.6 Measuring Matter

2 Atoms and Radioactivity

2.1 Atoms and Their Components

2.2 Atomic Number and Mass Number

2.3 Isotopes and Atomic Mass

2.4 Radioactivity and Radioisotopes

2.5 Nuclear Equations and Radioactive Decay

2.6 Radiation Units and Half-Lives

2.7 Medical Applications for Radioisotopes

3 Compounds- How Elements Combine

3.1 Electron Arrangements and the Octet Rule

3.2 In Search of an Octet, Part 1: Ion Formation

3.3 Ionic Compounds- Electron Give and Take

3.4 In Search of an Octet, Part 2: Covalent Bond Formation

3.5 The Mole: Counting Atoms and Compounds

3.6 Getting Covalent Compounds into Shape

3.7 Electronegativity and Molecular Polarity

4 Introduction to Organic Compounds

4.1 Representing the Structures of Organic Compounds

4.2 Alkanes: The Simplest Organic Compounds

4.3 Families of Organic Compounds- Functional Groups

4.4 Nomenclature of Simple Alkanes

4.5 Isomerism in Organic Compounds

5 Chemical Reactions

5.1 Thermodynamics

5.2 Chemical Reactions: Kinetics

5.3 Overview of Chemical Reactions

5.4 Oxidation and Reduction

5.5 Organic Reactions: Condensation and Hydrolysis

5.6 Organic Addition Reactions to Alkenes

6 Carbohydrates- Life’s Sweet Molecules

6.1 Classes of Carbohydrates

6.2 Function Groups in Monosaccharides

6.3 Stereochemistry in Monosaccharides

6.4 Reactions of Monosaccharides

6.5 Disaccharides

6.6 Polysaccharides

6.7 Carbohydrates and Blood

7 States of Matter and Their Attractive Forces: Gas Laws, Solubility, and Applications to the Cell Membrane

7.1 Gases and Gas Laws

7.2 Liquids and Solids: Predicting Properties Through Attractive Forces

7.3 Attractive Forces and Solubility

7.4 Dietary Lipids

7.5 Attractive Forces and the Cell Membrane

8 Solution Chemistry- Sugar and Water Do Mix

8.1 Solutions Are Mixtures

8.2 Formation of Solutions

8.3 Chemical Equations for Solution Formation

8.4 Concentration

8.5 Dilution

8.6 Osmosis and Diffusion

8.7 Transport Across

9 Acids, Bases, and Buffers in the Body

9.1 Acids and Bases- Definitions

9.2 Strong Acids and Bases

9.3 Chemical Equilibrium

9.4 Weak Acids and Bases

9.5 pH and the pH Scale

9.6 pKa

9.7 The Relationship Between pH, pKa, Drug Solubility, and Diffusion

9.8 Buffers and Blood- The Bicarbonate Buffer System

10 Proteins- Workers of the Cell

10.1 Amino Acids- The Building Blocks

10.2 Protein Formation

10.3 The Three-Dimensional Structure of Proteins

10.4 Denaturation of Proteins

10.5 Protein Functions

10.6 Enzymes- Life’s Catalysts

10.7 Factors That Affect Enzyme Activity

11 Nucleic Acids- Big Molecules with a Big Role

11.1 Components of Nucleic Acids

11.2 Nucleic Acid Formation

11.3 DNA

11.4 RNA and Protein Synthesis

11.5 Putting It Together: The Genetic Code and Protein Synthesis

11.6 Genetic Mutations

11.7 Viruses

11.8 Recombinant DNA Technology

12 Food as Fuel- An Overview of Metabolism

12.1 How Metabolism Works

12.2 Metabolically Relevant Nucleotides

12.3 Digestion- From Food Molecules to Hydrolysis Products

12.4 Glycolysis- From Hydrolysis Production to Common Metabolites

12.5 The Citric Acid Cycle- Central Processing

12.6 Electron Transport and Oxidative Phosphorylation

12.7 ATP Production

12.8 Other Fuel Choices

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