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About this book
About this book
The fourth edition of "General, Organic, and Biochemistry" is designed to help undergraduate health-related majors and students of all other majors understand key concepts and appreciate the significant connections between chemistry, health, disease, and the treatment of disease. This text strikes a balance between theoretical and practical chemistry, while emphasizing material that is unique to health-related studies.
General Chemistry 1 Chemistry: Methods and Measurement 2 The Composition and Structure of the Atom 3 Elements, Atoms, Ions, and the Periodic Table 4 Structure and Properties of Ionic and Covalent Compounds 5 Calculations and the Chemical Equation 6 States of Matter: Gases, Liquids, and Solids 7 Reactions and Solutions 8 Chemical and Physical Change: Energy, Rate, and Equilibrium 9 Charge-Transfer Reactions: Acids and Bases and Oxidation-Reduction 10 The Nucleus, Radioactivity, and Nuclear Medicine Organic Chemistry 11 An Introduction to Organic Chemistry: The Saturated Hydrocarbons 12 The Unsaturated Hydrocarbons: Alkenes, Alkynes, and Aromatics 13 Alcohols, Phenols, Thiols, and Ethers 14 Aldehydes and Ketones 15 Carboxylic Acids and Carboxylic Acid Derivatives 16 Amines and Amides Biochemistry 17 Carbohydrates 18 Lipids and Their Functions in Biochemical Systems 19 Protein Structure and Function 20 Enzymes 21 Carbohydrate Metabolism 22 Aerobic Respiration and Energy Production 23 Fatty Acid Metabolism 24 Introduction to Molecular Genetics Appendixes A A Review of Mathematics Applied to Problem Solving in Chemistry B Table of Formula Weights C Determination of Composition and Formulas of Compounds D Stereochemistry and Stereoisomers Revisited E Lipid-Soluble Vitamins F Water-Soluble Vitamins G Energy Yields from Aerobic Respiration: Some Alternatives H Minerals and Cellular Function
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.