The latest version of this popular textbook updates the content and format of previous editions to make it more appealing to students and more useful to instructors. Concentrates on the relationship between basic chemical concepts and the chemistry of living organisms. Delves into such topical issues as alcoholism, radiation therapy, and effects of food chemicals on the brain. This edition features a STEP problem solving strategy which provides a consistent method to solve all problems in the book, an extensive glossary plus full--color art work.
Table of Contents
THE LIVING ORGANISM: A CHEMICAL BACKGROUND. The Structure and Properties of Matter. Energy. The Three States of Matter. Atomic Structure. Combinations of Atoms. Chemical Equations and the Mole. Radioactivity and the Living Organism. Reaction Rates and Chemical Equilibrium. Water, Solutions, and Colloids. Solution Concentrations. Acids and Bases. THE ELEMENTS NECESSARY FOR LIFE. Carbon and Hydrogen: The Hydrocarbons. Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen. Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen. THE COMPOUNDS OF LIFE. Carbohydrates. Lipids. Proteins. Enzymes, Vitamins, and Hormones. Pathways of Metabolism. Nucleic Acids. Body Fluids. Appendices. Glossary. Credits. Index.