Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry

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Cengage Learning, Jan 8, 2009 - Science - 752 pages
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This innovative split version of INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC, AND BIOCHEMISTRY gives students a solid foundation of the chemistry of the human body, consistently demonstrating that a strong background in molecular structure and properties leads to better understanding of biochemical interactions. The strength of this book is its readability and its application to normal human biochemical pathways, as well as its discussion of biochemical conditions present in diseases. 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 Chemistry
1
Alkanes
17
Alkenes and Alkynes
46
Benzene and Its Derivatives
76
Alcohols Ethers and Thiols
91
Chirality The Handedness of Molecules
114
Acids and Bases
135
Amines
171
Chemical Communications Neurotransmitters and Hormones
369
Nucleotides Nucleic Acids and Heredity
395
Gene Expression and Protein Synthesis
425
Bioenergetics How the Body Converts Food to Energy
456
Specific Catabolic Pathways Carbohydrate Lipid and Protein Metabolism
477
Biosynthetic Pathways
502
Nutrition
517
Immunochemistry
539

Aldehydes and Ketones
187
Carboxylic Acids
205
Carboxylic Anhydrides Esters and Amides
228
Carbohydrates
247
Lipids
276
Proteins
308
Enzymes
344
Exponential Notation
1
Significant Figures
5
Answers
8
Glossary
51
Index
61
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Frederick Bettelheim was a distinguished university research professor at Adelphi University and a visiting scientist at the National Eye Institute. He co-authored seven editions of INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL, ORGANIC, AND BIOCHEMISTRY, ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, and several Laboratory Manuals. He is also the author of EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY and co-author of numerous monographs and research articles. Professor Bettelheim received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis.

William H. Brown is emeritus professor of chemistry at Beloit College, where he was twice named Teacher of the Year. His teaching responsibilities include organic chemistry, advanced organic chemistry, and, more recently, special topics in pharmacology and drug synthesis. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University under the direction of Gilbert Stork and did postdoctoral work at California Institute of Technology and the University of Arizona. He is a coauthor on ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 10e (Cengage Learning).

Mary K. Campbell is Professor Emeritus of chemistry at Mount Holyoke College, where she taught biochemistry, general chemistry, and physical chemistry, as well as advised undergraduates working on biochemical research projects. Her avid interest in writing led to the publication of many highly successful editions of this textbook. Originally from Philadelphia, Dr. Campbell received her Ph.D. from Indiana University and completed postdoctoral work in biophysical chemistry at Johns Hopkins University. Her areas of interest include researching the physical chemistry of biomolecules, specifically, spectroscopic studies of protein-nucleic acid interactions. She is also coauthor with Shawn Farrell on BIOCHEMISTRY, 7e (Cengage Learning).

Shawn O. Farrell, a native of Northern California, received his B.S. in biochemistry from University of California, Davis, studying carbohydrate metabolism. He completed his Ph.D. in biochemistry at Michigan State University, where he focused on the study of fatty acid metabolism. Dr. Farrell became interested in biochemistry while in college, as it was relevant to his passion for bicycle racing. He raced competitively for 15 years and now officiates bicycle races worldwide. He has taught biochemistry lecture and laboratory courses at Colorado State University for 16 years and now works for USCycling. Professor Farrell has written scientific journal articles about specific research projects and about laboratory teaching, as well as articles for sports publications, such as "Salmon, Trout, and Steelheader" magazine. He is co-author with Mary Campbell on BIOCHEMISTRY, 7e (Cengage Learning).

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