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Chemistry for the Life Sciences


By: Raul Sutton, Bernard Rockett and Peter Swindells

232 pages, 170 b&w line drawings

CRC Press

Paperback | Aug 2008 | Edition: 2 | #175583 | ISBN-13: 9781420069358
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About this book

Retaining the user-friendly style of the first edition, this text is designed for undergraduate life science students who have not studied chemistry at an advanced level. It focuses in on aspects of chemistry that underpin biochemical and biomedical studies. This edition adds new chapters on water, covering the mole concept and colloids; gases, discussing pressure, gas laws, partial pressure, solubility of gases, and diffusion; and metals in biology, including properties, oxygen carriers, biocatalysis, charge carriers, and toxicity.


Elements, Atoms, and Electrons. Covalent Bonding and Molecules. Forces Within and Between Molecules. Chemical Reactions. Water. Acids, Bases, and Buffers. Gases. Aliphatic Carbon Compounds. Lipids, Sugars, and Linkages Between Reactive Groups. Aromatic Carbon Compounds, Isomerism, Amines, and Amino Acids. Organic and Biological Reaction Mechanisms. Sulphur and Phosphorus. Oxidation and Reduction Reactions. Metals in Biology. Energy. Reactions and Equilibrium. Light. Derivations of Equations. Index.

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