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General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry, 2nd Edition

By Laura D. Frost, S. Todd Deal

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 4, 2013


Frost and Deal’s General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry gives students a focused introduction to the fundamental and relevant connections between chemistry and life. Emphasizing the development of problem-solving skills with distinct Inquiry Questions and Activities, this text empowers students to solve problems in different and applied contexts relating to health and biochemistry. Integrated coverage of biochemical applications throughout keeps students interested in the material and allow for a more efficient progression through the topics.

Concise, practical, and integrated, Frost’s streamlined approach offers students a clear path through the content. Applications throughout the narrative, the visual program, and problem-solving support in each chapter improve their retention of the concepts and skills as they master them. 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.


Note: This is the standalone book, if you want the book/access card order the ISBN below:


0321802632 / 9780321802637 General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry Plus MasteringChemistry with eText -- Access Card Package

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0321803035 / 9780321803030 General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Chemistry Basics: Matter and Measurement

1.1 Classifying Matter: Mixture or Pure Substance

1.2 Elements, Compounds, and the Periodic Table

1.3 Math Counts

1.4 Matter: The “Stuff” of Chemistry

1.5 Measuring Matter

1.6 How Matter Changes


Chapter 2: Atoms and Radioactivity

2.1 Atoms and Their Components

2.2 Atomic Number and Mass Number

2.3 Isotopes and Atomic Mass

2.4 Radioactivity and Radioisotopes

2.5 Nuclear Equations and Radioactive Decay

2.6 Radiation Units and Half-Lives

2.7 Medical Applications for Radioisotopes


Chapter 3: Compounds: Putting Particles Together

3.1 Electron Arrangements and the Octet Rule

3.2 In Search of an Octet, Part 1: Ion Formation

3.3 Ionic Compounds–Electron Give and Take

3.4 In Search of an Octet, Part 2: Covalent Bonding

3.5 The Mole: Counting Atoms and Compounds

3.6 Getting Covalent Compounds into Shape

3.7 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 Families of Organic Compounds–Functional Groups

4.4 Nomenclature of Simple Alkanes

4.5 Isomerism in Organic Compounds


Chapter 5: Chemical Reactions

5.1 Thermodynamics

5.2 Chemical Reactions: Kinetics

5.3 Overview of Chemical Reactions

5.4 Oxidation and Reduction

5.5 Organic Reactions: Condensation and Hydrolysis

5.6 Organic Addition Reactions to Alkenes


Chapter 6: Carbohydrates: Life’s Sweet Molecules

6.1 Classes of Carbohydrates

6.2 Functional Groups in Monosaccharides

6.3 Stereochemistry in Monosaccharides

6.4 Reactions of Monosaccharides

6.5 Disaccharides

6.6 Polysaccharides

6.7 Carbohydrates and Blood


Chapter 7: What’s the Attraction? State Changes, Solubility, and Lipids

7.1 Types of Attractive Forces

7.2 Liquids and Solids: Attractive Forces are Everywhere

7.3 Attractive Forces and Solubility

7.4 Gases: Attractive Forces are Limited

7.5 Dietary Lipids and Trans Fats

7.6 Attractive Forces and the Cell Membrane


Chapter 8: Solution Chemistry: How Sweet is Your Tea?

8.1 Solutions are Mixtures

8.2 Formation of Solutions

8.3 Chemical Equations for Solution Formation

8.4 Concentrations

8.5 Dilution

8.6 Osmosis and Diffusion

8.7 Transport Across Cell Membranes


Chapter 9: Acids, Bases, and Buffers in the Body

9.1 Acids and Bases- Definitions

9.2 Strong Acids and Bases

9.3 Chemical Equilibrium

9.4 Weak Acids and Bases

9.5 pH and the pH Scale

9.6 pKa

9.7 Amino Acids: Common Biological Weak Acids

9.8 Buffers and Blood: The Bicarbonate Buffer System


Chapter 10: Proteins: Workers of the Cell

10.1 Amino Acids-A Second Look

10.2 Protein Formation

10.3 The Three-Dimensional

Structure of Proteins

10.4 Denaturation of Proteins

10.5 Protein Functions

10.6 Enzymes—Life’s Catalysts

10.7 Factors That Affect Enzyme Activity


Chapter 11: Nucleic Acids: Big Molecules with a Big Role

10.1 Components of Nucleic Acids

10.2 Nucleic Acid Formation

10.3 DNA

10.4 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 How Metabolism Works

12.2 Metabolically Relevant Nucleotides

12.3 Digestion—From Food Molecules to Hydrolysis


12.4 Glycolysis—From Hydrolysis Products to Common


12.5 The Citric Acid Cycle—Central Processing

12.6 Electron Transport and Oxidative


12.7 ATP Production

12.8 Other Fuel Choices


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