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CHEMISTRY FOR THE BIOSCIENCES: THE ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS

PAPERBACK BY CROWE, JONATHAN (OXFORD, UK); BRADSHAW, TONY (PRINCIPAL LECTURER, YORK ST JOHN UNIVERSITY)

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ISBN
9780199662883
IMPRINT
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
 
 
EDITION
3RD REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
768 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
30 JAN 2014

DESCRIPTION

Chemistry enables our eyes to detect the world around us; it determines whether something tastes sweet or sour; it helps genetic information pass accurately from one generation to the next. Ultimately, chemistry powers life itself. We don't need to dig very deep to answer the question: why do biologists need chemistry? Building on the success of the first two editions, Chemistry for the Biosciences introduces students to all the chemistry they need to understand the biological world. Renowned for its clear and straightforward explanations, the book uses everyday examples and analogies throughout to help students get to grips with chemical concepts, and presents them in context of biological systems wherever possible so they can see how chemistry relates to their wider studies. With topics drawn from organic, physical and inorganic chemistry, students will encounter a broad range of essential concepts to master. Chemistry for the Biosciences includes many learning features - both in print and online - to help students grasp these concepts as quickly and thoroughly as possible. From the self-check questions throughout each chapter to help consolidate learning, to the Chemical Toolkits and Maths Tools that help students explore terminology, methods, and numerical skills that may be unfamiliar, the book is written to be a true course companion for students on biological and biomedical science degrees - one that will help them not only remember the essentials, but really understand them, setting students up for success in their later studies. Chemistry for the Biosciences 3/e is supported by an extensive Online Resource Centre, featuring: For registered adopters: Figures from the book in electronic format, ready to download; A test bank of questions, with feedback linked to the text. Multiple-choice questions to aid exam preparation and revision; Full solutions to self-check questions; Data analysis and numerical practice worksheets; Mini-tutorials that walk students through a range of key concepts introduced in the book.

CONTENTS

1. Introduction: why biologists need chemistry ; 2. Atoms: the foundations of life ; 3. Compounds and chemical bonding: bringing atoms together ; 4. Molecular interactions: holding it all together ; 5. Moles, concentrations, and dilutions: making sense of chemical numbers ; 6. Organic compounds 1: hydrocarbons as the framework of life ; 7. Organic compounds 2: adding function to the framework of life ; 8. Molecular shape and structure: life in three dimensions ; 13. Isomerism: generating chemical variety ; 10. Biological macromolecules: providing life's infrastructure ; 11. Metals in biology: life beyond carbon ; 12. Chemical reactions 1: bringing molecules to life ; 13. Chemical reactions 2: reaction mechanisms driving the chemistry of life ; 14. Energy: what makes reactions go? ; 15. Equilibria: how far do reactions go? ; 16. Kinetics: what affects the speed of a reaction? ; 17. Acids, bases, and buffer solutions: life in an aqueous environment ; 18. Chemical analysis: characterizing chemical compounds