Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry

Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry

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This text continues to provide the even presentation of topics and flexible organization that have made previous editions bestsellers. the text develops a strong foundation in organic chemistry followed by a solid introduction to energetics and metabolism. Example problems with step-by-step solutions appear in each chapter. End-of-chapter problems are grouped according to chapter section, with key terms and concepts listed at the end of each chapter. Graphs are used extensively throughout the text. Eleven mini essays, five of them new to this edition, illustrate some of the creative applications of chemistry principles and offer a glimpse of human involvement in research and development. This book should be of interest to introductory courses in organic chemistry and biochemistry for first year students of chemistry, biochemistry and biological sciences.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 552 pages
  • 190 x 230mm | 1,250g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • BROOKS/COLE
  • CA, United States
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0534073867
  • 9780534073862

Table of contents

Organic chemistry. Alkanes and cycloalkanes. Unsaturated hydrocarbons. Alcohols, ethers, phenols and thiols. Amines. Aldehydes and ketones. Carboxylic acids. Derivatives of carboxylic acids in the biological world. Acid-base buffers. Optical isomerism. Carbohydrates. Lipids. Amino acids and proteins. Enzymes. Nucleic acids. The flow of energy in the biological world. Metabolism of carbohydrates. Metabolism of fatty acids. Metabolism of amino acids. Index.show more