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General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry: Structures of Life, 4th Edition

By Karen C. Timberlake

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 27, 2011


Designed to prepare students for health-related careers, General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry: Structures of Life breaks chemical concepts down into manageable pieces and offers a step-by-step approach that clarifies student understanding. Timberlake’s friendly writing style, student focus, strong problems, and engaging, health-related applications make this book a best seller among its peers.

The Fourth Edition emphasizes connections between chemistry and students’ future careers — and develops the problem-solving skills students need beyond the classroom. Each chapter now includes NEW chapter-opening Career Interviews and Career Focus features to illustrate the role chemistry plays in modern, health-related professions. A new Analyze the Problem feature furthers critical-thinking skills by showing students how to break down a word problem into the components needed to solve that problem. Throughout the new edition, national student performance data collected through MasteringChemistry® on assigned problems informed the extensive revisions to end-of-chapter problems, ensuring their effectiveness.

This package contains:

  • General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry: Structures of Life, Fourth Edition

Table of Contents

1     Chemistry and Measurements
2     Energy and Matter
3     Atoms and Elements
4     Nuclear Chemistry
5     Compounds and Their Bonds
6     Chemical Reactions and Quantities
7     Gases
8     Solutions
9     Reaction Rates and Chemical Equilibrium
10     Acids and Bases
11    Introduction to Organic Chemistry: Alkanes
12    Alkenes, Alkynes, and Aromatic Compounds
13    Alcohols, Phenols, Thiols, and Ethers
14    Aldehydes, Ketones, and Chiral Molecules
15    Carbohydrates
16    Carboxylic Acids and Esters
17    Lipids
18    Amines and Amides
19    Amino Acids and Proteins
20    Enzymes and Vitamins
21    Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis
22    Metabolic Pathways for Carbohydrates
23    Metabolism and Energy Production
24     Metabolic Pathways for Lipids and Amino Acids