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Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry


By: FA Bettelheim, WH Brown, MK Campbell, SO Farrell and O Torres

704 pages, illustrations

Cengage Learning

Paperback | Dec 2011 | Edition: 10 | #198296 | ISBN-13: 9781133109945
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This innovative partial version of "Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry", 10th edition, International Edition gives students a solid foundation in introductory organic chemistry and the chemistry of the human body, consistently demonstrating that a strong background in molecular structure and properties leads to better understanding of biochemical interactions. The strength of this book is its readability and its application to normal human biochemical pathways, as well as its discussion of biochemical conditions present in diseases. "Introduction To Organic And Biochemistry", 10th edition, International Edition is similar to the longer book by this author team ("Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry, 10the edition, International Edition) but contains fewer chapters and those chapters are numbered differently than they are in the longer book. OWL does not have a separate course (with the eBook or without eBook) for the shorter book, so links on this page to purchase access will take you to the longer book.


1. Organic Chemistry
2. Alkanes
3. Alkenes and Alkynes
4. Benzene and Its Derivatives
5. Alcohols, Ethers, and Thiols
6. Chirality: The Handedness of Molecules
7. Acids and Bases
8. Amines
9. Aldehydes and Ketones
10. Carboxylic Acids
11. Carboxylic Anhydrides, Esters, and Amides
12. Carbohydrates
13. Lipids
14. Proteins
15. Enzymes
16. Chemical Communications: Neurotransmitters and Hormones
17. Nucleotides, Nucleic Acids, and Heredity
18. Gene Expression and Protein Synthesis
19. Bioenergetics: How the Body Converts Food to Energy
20. Specific Catabolic Pathways: Carbohydrate, Lipid, and Protein Metabolism
21. Biosynthetic Pathways
22. Nutrition
23. Immunochemistry
24. Body Fluids
(This chapter can be found on this book's companion website, which is accessible from

Appendix 1. Exponential Notation
Appendix 2. Significant Figures
Answers to In-Text and Odd-Numbered End-of-Chapter Problems

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Frederick Bettelheim was a distinguished university research professor at Adelphi University and a visiting scientist at the National Eye Institute. He co-authored seven editions of "Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry" and several Laboratory Manuals. He is also the author of "Experimental Physical Chemistry" and co-author of numerous monographs and research articles. Professor Bettelheim received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis.

William H. Brown is emeritus professor of chemistry at Beloit College, where he was twice named Teacher of the Year. His teaching responsibilities include organic chemistry, advanced organic chemistry, and, more recently, special topics in pharmacology and drug synthesis. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University under the direction of Gilbert Stork and did postdoctoral work at California Institute of Technology and the University of Arizona. He is a coauthor on "Organic Chemistry (International Edition)".

Mary K. Campbell is Professor Emeritus of chemistry at Mount Holyoke College, where she taught biochemistry, general chemistry, and physical chemistry, as well as advised undergraduates working on biochemical research projects. Her avid interest in writing led to the publication of many highly successful editions of this textbook. Originally from Philadelphia, Dr. Campbell received her Ph.D. from Indiana University and completed postdoctoral work in biophysical chemistry at Johns Hopkins University. Her areas of interest include researching the physical chemistry of biomolecules, specifically, spectroscopic studies of protein-nucleic acid interactions. She is also coauthor with Shawn Farrell on "Biochemistry (International Edition)".

Shawn O. Farrell, a native of Northern California, received his B.S. in biochemistry from University of California, Davis, studying carbohydrate metabolism. He completed his Ph.D. in biochemistry at Michigan State University, where he focused on the study of fatty acid metabolism. Dr. Farrell became interested in biochemistry while in college, as it was relevant to his passion for bicycle racing. He raced competitively for 15 years and now officiates bicycle races worldwide. He has taught biochemistry lecture and laboratory courses at Colorado State University for 16 years and now works for USCycling. Professor Farrell has written scientific journal articles about specific research projects and about laboratory teaching, as well as articles for sports publications, such as "Salmon, Trout, and Steelheader" magazine. He is co-author with Mary Campbell on "Biochemistry (International Edition)".

Omar Torres received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Texas A&M University in 1998 and his graduate degree in Inorganic Chemistry from UCLA in 2001. He has experience in teaching, research (inorganic, organic, and analytical) and academic administration. Professor Torres taught both inorganic and organic chemistry at UCLA, where he earned two UCLA Department of Chemistry Awards for Excellence in Teaching for the 1998-1999 and 1999-2000 school years. In addition, Professor Torres has worked at the Dow Chemical Company (Freeport, TX) in the area of Analytical Quality Control, developing and implementing new technologies for various plant operators and analytical scientists. He is currently Dean of Science at the College of the Canyons.

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