Introduction to Chemistry for Biology Students, An

Series
Benjamin Cummin
Author
George I. Sackheim  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
9
Language
English
Total pages
352
Pub.-date
March 2007
ISBN13
9780805395716
ISBN
0805395717
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Description

Introduction to Chemistry for Biology Students, Ninth Edition is a unique workbook that uses a step-by-step approach to teach students the chemistry necessary for success in life sciences courses. Today's biology courses place an increasing emphasis on the chemical processes that underlie critical biological functions. This text helps students review and master all the basic facts, concepts, and terminology of chemistry that they need to understand those processes and to excel in their life science courses.

Features

  • A programmed approach presents concepts and processes step by step, building logically on information just presented.
  • The text fits into the first two weeks of an introductory life science course-no prior knowledge of chemistry is necessary to complete the exercises.
  • Presentation of information in frames helps students grasp material in manageable amounts. Each frame contains a concept followed by related questions.
  • Answers to all exercises are provided on the same page, offering students immediate feedback.
  • A chapter on isomers helps students better understand and distinguish these compounds.

New to this Edition

  • The Ninth Edition has been revised to adapt the terminology and organization used in Campbell and Reece's Biology, Eighth Edition, making it easier for students to make connections between the two texts. For example, in keeping with Campbell and Reece, this text uses the term "Citric Acid Cycle" rather than "Krebs Cycle."
  • New sections have been added on the Methyl Group and Lewis dot structures.

Table of Contents

I. INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

1. Atomic Structure

2. Chemical Symbols

3. Atoms and Molecules

4. Ionization

5. Liquid Mixtures

6. Diffusion and Osmosis

7. Nerve Cells

 

II. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

8. The Covalent Bond

9. Polar and Nonpolar Covalent Bonds

10. Functional Groups in Organic Compounds

11. Hydrogen Bonds

12. Isomers

 

III. BIOCHEMISTRY

13. Carbohydrates

14. Lipids

15. Proteins

16. Nucleotides

17. Enzymes

18. The Methyl Group

19. Biologic Oxidation

20. Photosynthesis

21. Oxygen-Carbon Dioxide Transport in the Blood

 

Review

Conclusion

Appendix

Index