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Fundamentals of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry, 8th edition

  • John E. McMurry
  • David S. Ballantine
  • Carl A. Hoeger
  • Virginia E. Peterson

Published by Pearson (January 29th 2016) - Copyright © 2017

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Overview

Active learning, an increased focus on clinical examples, updates based on current teaching and research findings, and digital innovations designed to engage and personalize readers’ experience make Fundamentals of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry simply the best choice for readers with a future in allied health.

With the 8th Edition, the authors make learning chemistry a more active experience through features designed to get readers doing chemistry. Every chapter features Hands on Chemistry sections that deepen readers’ understanding of chemistry by having them perform elementary experiments with everyday household items. Group Problems at the end of every chapter are designed for in-class use and motivate readers to think carefully about higher-level problems, such as how concepts fit together and how to apply these concepts in a clinical application. All of the chapter openers, including many of the Chemistry in Action boxes and end-of-chapter problems have been rewritten for a stronger clinical focus that provides more relevance to allied health majors.

All content has been updated for the modern classroom with special attention to the biochemistry chapters, making the 8th Edition of Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry the best choice for future allied health readers.

Features and benefits

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Table of contents

1. Matter and Measurements

2. Atoms and the Periodic Table

3. Ionic Compounds

4. Molecular Compounds

5. Classification and Balancing of Chemical Reactions

6. Chemical Reactions: Mole and Mass Relationships

7. Chemical Reactions: Energy, Rates, and Equilibrium

8. Gases, Liquids, and Solids

9. Solutions

10. Acids and Bases

11. Nuclear Chemistry

12. Introduction to Organic Chemistry: Alkanes

13. Alkenes, Alkynes, and Aromatic Compounds

14. Some Compounds with Oxygen, Sulfur, or a Halogen

15. Amines

16. Aldehydes and Ketones

17. Carboxylic Acids and their Derivatives

18. Amino Acids and Proteins

19. Enzymes and Vitamins

20. Carbohydrates

21. The Generation of Biochemical Energy

22. Carbohydrate Metabolism

23. Lipids

24. Lipid Metabolism

25. Protein and Amino Acid Metabolism

26. Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis

27. Genomics

28. Chemical Messengers: Hormones, Neurotransmitters, and Drugs

29. Body Fluids

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