Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry, 9th Edition
January 2008, ©2009
Experienced authors, Hein, Pattison, Best, and Arena, recognize that both science and mathematics can be daunting subjects to students. They skillfully anticipate areas of difficulty and pace the text accordingly. Particular emphasis is placed on the understanding of how chemical principles relate to their lives and future careers. The authors focus on problem solving over rote memorization and provide a variety of exercises to aid in the development of this essential skill.
While the authors have revised and updated sections on inorganic and organic chemistry throughout the text, they particularly focused on incorporating many of the recent developments in biochemistry.
2. Standards for Measurement.
3. Elements and Compounds.
4. Properties of Matter.
5. Early Atomic Theory and Structure.
6. Nomenclature of Inorganic Compounds.
7. Quantitative Composition of Compounds.
8. Chemical Equations.
9. Calculations from Chemical Equations.
10. Modern Atomic Theory and the Periodic table.
11. Chemical Bonds: The Formation of Compounds from Atoms.
12. The Gaseous State of Matter.
13. Properties of Liquids.
15. Acids, Bases, and Salts.
16. Chemical Equilibrium.
18. Nuclear Chemistry.
19. Organic chemistry: Saturated Hydrocarbons.
20. Unsaturated Hydrocarbons.
21. Polymers: Macromolecules.
22. Alcohols, Ethers, Phenols, and Thiols.
23. Aldehydes and Ketones.
24. Carboxylic Acids and Esters.
25. Amides and Amines: Organic Nitrogen Compounds.
29. Amino Acids, Polypeptides, and Proteins.
31. Nucleic Acids and Heredity.
34. Carbohydrate Metabolism.
35. Metabolism of Lipids and Proteins.
Scott E. Pattison lives in Muncie, Indiana, where he is a professor of chemistry at Ball State University. he maintains active, current research involving zinc metabolism that provides laboratory experience for both undergraduate and graduate students. A dedicated teacher at the university level for twenty-seven years, his primary area of instruction is biochemistry; however; he greatly enjoys teaching medical/nursing chemistry and general chemistry. Scott became a co-author with Morris Hein on the Third edition of Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry, and he brings his knowledge of students, subject matter, and current research to the text. In addition to his professional career, he volunteers in local schools from preschool through high school, providing extra science experiences for tomorrow's university students.
Susan Arena has taught chemistry to students at many levels including middle school, high school, community college and most recently at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She especially focuses on using active learning techniques to improve the understanding of concepts in chemistry. Susan currently authors chemistry texts and electronic media, and presents workshops for teachers in using active learning and electronic media to teach chemistry. She collaborated with Morris Hen on the seventh edition of Foundations of College Chemistry and became a co-author on the eight and subsequent editions.
Leo R. Best taught chemistry for twenty-four years at Mt. San Antonio College. He had been a collaborator and co-author with Morris Hein since the first edition of Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry. he was co-author of Foundations of Chemistry in the Laboratory and Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry in the Laboratory.
- Updated Chemistry in Action sections include new topics and increased visual impact.
- Emphasis on the "natural" connection with organic chemistry.
- New molecular models which show a change in size following reactions and illustrate the "look" of functional groups.
- Increased practice problems in Applications to Biochemistry
- Marginal notations help students understand basic concepts and problem-solving techniques.
- Many worked examples show the "how" of problems and prepare students to solve problems on their own.
- Practice problems provide immediate reinforcement of the skills illustrated in the example problems.
- "Putting It Together" review sections appear after every 3-4 chapters and provide exercises for self-review.
- All chapters contain "Challenge Exercises."
- Interactive LearningWare: a step-by-step problem-solving tutorial with over 40 interactive problems.
- Companion Website with WileyPLUS, an online homework and quizzing program, and optional Math Skills Learning Aids