This 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.
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.