Synopses & Reviews
This general, organic, and biochemistry text has been written for students preparing for careers in health-related fields such as nursing, dental hygiene, nutrition, medical technology, and occupational therapy. It is also suited for students majoring in other fields where it is important to have an understanding of the basics of chemistry. Students need have no previous background in chemistry, but should possess basic math skills. The text features numerous helpful problems and learning features.
Following an integrated approach, this book walks health professionals through related general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry topics in adjacent chapters. This approach helps them see the strong connections that exist between these three branches of chemistry. The third edition utilizes numerous real-world examples to make the concepts more relevant. Within each chapter, boxes highlight high-interest, real-life applications based on the topics being discussed. Sample problems also help health professionals build problem-solving skills as they uncover the solutions.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Science and Measurements.
Chapter 2 Atoms and Elements.
Chapter 3 Compounds.
Chapter 4 An Introduction to Organic Compounds.
Chapter 5 Reactions.
Chapter 6 Gases, Solutions, Colloids, and Suspensions.
Chapter 7 Acids, Bases, and Equilibriums.
Chapter 8 Carboxlyic Acids, Phenols, and Amines.
Chapter 9 Alcohols, Ethers, Aldehydes, and Ketones.
Chapter 10 Carbohydrates.
Chapter 11 Lipids and Membranes.
Chapter 12 Peptides, Proteins, and Enzymes.
Chapter 13 Nucleic Acids.
Chapter 14 Metabolism.