Drawing on 20 years of teaching allied health and pre-professional students, authors Laura Frost and Todd Deal have created this innovative new text for the one-term GOB chemistry course. General, organic, and biological chemistry topics are integrated throughout each chapter to create a seamless framework that immediately relates chemistry to students' future allied health careers and their everyday lives. General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry: An Integrated Approach introduces the problem-solving skills students will need to assess situations critically within their future allied health careers. Unique guided inquiry activities have been incorporated after each chapter to guide students through an exploration of the given information to develop chemical concepts, and then apply the developed concept to further examples.
Table of Contents
NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Summary, Key Terms, Important Equations, Additional Problems, Challenge Problems, Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems, and Looking Ahead. Chapter 1: Chemistry: It's All About "Stuff" 1.1 "Stuff" is Matter 1.2 Gas Behavior -- An Introduction to the Behavior of Matter 1.3 Classifying Matter : Mixture or Pure Substance 1.4 Elements, Compounds, and the Periodic Table 1.5 How Matter Changes Chapter 2: Atoms, Radioactivity, and Ions 2.1 The Atom and Subatomic Particles 2.2 Atomic Number and Mass Number 2.3 Isotopes and Atomic Mass 2.4 Measuring Atoms: The Mole 2.5 Electron Arrangements 2.6 Radioactivity and Radioisotopes 2.7 Nuclear Equations and Radioactive Decay 2.8 Radiation Units and Half-Lives 2.9 Medical Applications for Radioisotopes Chapter 3: Compounds: Putting Particles Together 3.1 The Octet Rule 3.2 In Search of an Octet Part 1: Ion Formation 3.3 Ionic Compounds -- Give and Take 3.4 In Search of an Octet Part 2: Covalent Bonding 3.5 Getting Covalent Compounds into Shape 3.6 Electronegativity and Molecular Polarity Chapter 4: Introduction to Organic Compounds 4.1 Alkanes -- The Simplest Organic Compounds 4.2 Representing the Structures of Organic Compounds 4.3 Fatty Acids -- Biological Hydrocarbons 4.4 Families of Organic Compounds -- Functional Groups 4.5 Isomerism in Organic Compounds, Part 1 4.6 Isomerism in Organic Compounds, Part 2 Chapter 5: Carbohydrates: Life's Sweet Molecules 5.1 Carbohydrates 5.2 Monosaccharide Structure 5.3 Oxidation and Reduction Reactions 5.4 Ring Formation -- The Truth about Monosaccharide Structure 5.5 Disaccharides 5.6 Polysaccharides 5.7 Carbohydrates and Blood Chapter 6: Intermolecular Forces: State Changes, Solubility, and Cell Membranes 6.1 Types of Intermolecular Forces 6.2 Intermolecular Forces and Solubility 6.3 Intermolecular Forces and Changes of State 6.4 Fats, Oils, and Margarine -- Solid to Liquid and Back Again 6.5 Intermolecular Forces and the Cell Membrane Chapter 7: Solution Chemistry: How Sweet is Your Tea? 7.1 Solutions are Mixtures 7.2 Formation of Solutions 7.3 Chemical Equations for Solution Formation -- Electrolytes 7.4 Concentration 7.5 Dilution 7.6 Osmosis and Diffusion 7.7 Transport Across Cell Membranes Chapter 8: Acids, Bases, and the Building Blocks of Life 8.1 Acids and Bases -- Definitions 8.2 Strong Acids and Bases 8.3 Chemical Equilibrium 8.4 Weak Acids and Bases 8.5 pH and the pH scale 8.6 pKa 8.7 Amino Acids: Common Biological Weak Acids 8.8 Buffers: An Important Property of Weak Acids and Bases Chapter 9: Proteins -- Amides at Work 9.1 Amino Acids -- A second look 9.2 Protein Formation 9.3 Protein Structure 9.4 Protein Denaturation 9.5 Sample Proteins Chapter 10: Enzymes -- Nature's Chemists 10.1 Enzymes and Their Substrates 10.2 Enzyme Activity 10.3 Reaction Energetics and Thermodynamics 10.4 Reaction Energy Diagrams 10.5 Activation Energy (Ea) Chapter 11: Nucleic Acids -- Big Molecules with a Big Role 11.1 Components of Nucleic Acids 11.2 Nucleic Acid Formation 11.3 DNA 11.4 RNA and Protein Synthesis 11.5 Putting It Together: The Genetic Code and Protein Synthesis 11.6 Genetic Mutations 11.7 Viruses 11.8 Recombinant DNA Technology Chapter 12: Food As Fuel -- A Metabolic Overview 12.1 Overview of Metabolism 12.2 Metabolically Relevant Nucleotides 12.3 Digestion -- From Fuel Molecules to Building Blocks 12.4 Glycolysis -- From Building Blocks to Common Metabolites 12.5 The Citric Acid Cycle -- Central Processing 12.6 Electron Transport and Oxidative Phosphorylation 12.7 ATP Production 12.8 Other Fuel Choices
Laura D. Frost is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Georgia Southern University, where she has taught chemistry to allied health students since 2000. She received her bachelor's degree in chemistry from Kutztown University and a Ph.D. in chemistry with a biophysical focus from the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Frost is actively engaged in the teaching and learning of chemistry and uses a guided inquiry approach in her classes. Dr. Frost is a member of the American Chemical Society and its Chemical Education division and the Biophysical Society. In 2007, she was honored with the Regent's Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning by the University System of Georgia and was inducted into the Regent's Hall of Fame for Teaching Excellence. She is an advocate for increased student learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines using guided inquiry and has spoken at numerous conferences and workshops on this topic. Todd S. Deal received his B.S. degree in chemistry in 1986 from Georgia Southern College (now University) in Statesboro, Georgia, and his Ph.D. in chemistry in 1990 from The Ohio State University. He joined the faculty of his undergraduate alma mater in 1992, where he currently serves as Director of the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement. Professor Deal has taught chemistry to allied health and preprofessional students for 20 years. In 1994, he was selected Professor of the Year by the students at Georgia Southern University. Professor Deal is also the recipient of the Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2003), the Georgia Southern University Award for Excellence in Contributions to Instruction (2003), and the Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology's Award for Excellence in Service (2006). Karen Timberlake is Professor Emerita of chemistry at Los Angeles Valley College, where she taught chemistry for allied health and preparatory chemistry for 36 years. Professor Timberlake has been writing chemistry textbooks for 33 years. She is known for her strategic use of pedagogical tools that promote student success in chemistry and the application of chemistry to real-life situations. More than one million students have learned chemistry using texts, laboratory manuals, and study guides written by Karen Timberlake.