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Foundations of General, Organic, and Biochemistry / Edition 1

Foundations of General, Organic, and Biochemistry / Edition 1

by Katherine J. Denniston, Joseph J. ToppingKatherine J. Denniston
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This new Foundations of General, Organic, and Biochemistry is designed to help undergraduate, health and science-related majors, understand key concepts and appreciate the significant connections between chemistry, health, disease, and the treatment of disease. Foundations, just like its parent text, strikes a balance between theoretical and practical chemistry, while emphasizing material that is unique to health-related studies.

Foundations of General, Organic, and Biochemistry is designed for the one-semester, or two-semester, allied health chemistry course. This text has an easy-to-follow problem-solving approach, vivid illustrations, and engaging applications including timely "Chemistry at the Crime Scene" applications with "For Further Understanding" questions that follow to help the students think through what they just read. The art program, engaging and thought-provoking questions, problems, and discussion topics make this book appealing to students and instructors alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780073311838
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
Publication date: 01/11/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 688
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Kate Denniston is a biochemist in the Biology Dept. of Towson State University. At Towson, she has been honored with such awards as the "Outstanding Faculty Award" and the "Faculty Merit Award". Her previous employment record is literally a list of some of the best biochemistry institutions in the world: Univ. of Wisconsin as a post-doc, Georgetown University School of Medicine as research professor, National Cancer Institute as a Senior Staff Fellow, the Argonee National laboratory in their research program, and as an Invited Instructor by the European Molecular Biology Organization. She has written for such noteworthy publications as Nature, Science.

Joe Topping currently is a professor of analytical chemistry at Towson State University. He did his post-doc at Iowa State Univeristy in Ames. At Towson, he has been honored with such awards as the "Outstanding Faculty Award" and the "Faculty Merit Award". He has written ancillaries for an outstanding text, Atkins - General Chemistry and is heavily involved with the American Chemical Society.

Table of Contents

1 Chemistry: Methods and Measurement

2 The Structure of the Atom and the Periodic Table

3 Structure and Properties of Ionic and Covalent Compounds

4 Calculations and the Chemical Equation

5 Energy, Rate, and Equilibrium

6 States of Matter: Gases, Liquids, and Solids

7 Solutions

8 Acids and Bases

9 The Nucleus and Radioactivity

10 An Introduction to Organic Chemistry: The Saturated Hydrocarbons

11 The Unsaturated Hydrocarbons: Alkenes, Alkynes, and Aromatics

12 Oxygen- and Sulfur Containing Organic Compounds

13 Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amines, and Amides

14 Carbohydrates

15 Lipids and their Functions in Biochemical Systems

16 Protein Structure and Enzymes

17 Introduction to Molecular Genetics

18 Carbohydrate Metabolism

19 Fatty Acid and Amino Acid Metabolism

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