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Title:
Chemistry and the living organism
Author:
Bloomfield, Molly M., 1944-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Wiley, [1977]

©1977
Physical Description:
536 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780471082552
Format :
Book

On Order

Summary

Summary

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