Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry, 13th edition

  • Karen C Timberlake

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Table of contents

1. Chemistry in Our Lives

2. Chemistry and Measurements

3. Matter and Energy

4. Atoms and Elements

5. Nuclear Chemistry

6. Ionic and Molecular Compounds

7. Chemical Quantities and Reactions

8. Gases

9. Solutions

10. Acids and Bases and Equilibrium

11. Introduction to Organic Chemistry: Hydrocarbons

12. Alcohols, Thiols, Ethers, Aldehydes, and Ketones

13. Carbohydrates

14. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amines, and Amides

15. Lipids

16. Amino Acids, Proteins, and Enzymes

17. Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis

18. Metabolic Pathways and Energy Production

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