Organic and Biochemistry for Today

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Cengage Learning, Jan 14, 2010 - Science - 512 pages
Distinguished by its superior allied health focus and integration of technology, Seager and Slabaugh’s ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY FOR TODAY, Seventh Edition continues to meet students’ needs through diverse applications, examples, boxes, and outstanding technology tools and now offers an updated and improved art program. Prompts throughout the new edition lead students to OWL (web-based learning system) two unique online programs that extend the lessons of the text and help students study smarter. In addition to the many resources found in CengageNOW and OWL, the book and website contain questions modeled after the Nursing School and Allied Health Entrance Exams. ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY FOR TODAY dispels students’ inherent fear of chemistry and instills an appreciation for the role chemistry plays in our daily lives through a rich pedagogical structure and an accessible writing style with lucid explanations. In addition, the book provides greater support in both problem-solving and critical-thinking skills the skills necessary for student success. By demonstrating the importance of chemistry concepts to students’ future careers and by providing important career information online, the authors not only help students set goals but also help them focus on achieving them. This textbook is identical to the longer book by this author called General, Organic, and Biochemistry with these exceptions: it contains fewer chapters and those chapters are numbered differently than they are in the longer book. OWL does not have a separate course (with the eBook or without eBook) for the shorter book, so links on this page to purchase access will take you to the longer book.
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Contents

Organic Compounds Alkanes
1
Unsaturated Hydrocarbons
38
Alcohols Phenols and Ethers
71
Aldehydes and Ketones
102
Carboxylic Acids and Esters
130
Amines and Amides
157
Carbohydrates
186
Lipids
218
Nutrition and Energy for Life
333
Carbohydrate Metabolism
360
Lipid and Amino Acid Metabolism
385
Body Fluids
411
The International System of Measurements
430
Answers to EvenNumbered EndofChapter Exercises
B-1
Solutions to Learning Checks
C-1
Glossary
G-1

Proteins
246
Enzymes
275
Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis
300

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About the author (2010)

Spencer L. Seager retired from Weber State University in 2013 after serving for 52 years as a faculty member of the chemistry department. He served as department chairman from 1969 until 1993 and taught general and physical chemistry at the university. Dr. Seager was also active in projects designed to help improve chemistry and other science education in local elementary schools. He received his B.S. in chemistry and Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Utah. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at Weber State and the University of South Dakota, where he teaches online courses in general chemistry, elementary organic chemistry, and elementary biochemistry.

Michael R. Slabaugh is Professor of Chemistry at Weber State University, where he teaches the year-long sequence of General, Organic, and Biochemistry. He received his B.S. in chemistry from Purdue and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Iowa State University. His interest in plant alkaloids led to a year of postdoctoral study in biochemistry at Texas A & M. His current professional interests are chemistry education and community involvement in science activities, particularly the State Science and Engineering Fair in Utah.

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