Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry

  • AUTHORS: Frederick A. Bettelheim; William H. Brown; Mary K. Campbell; Shawn O. Farrell; Omar Torres
  • ISBN-13: 9781133109761 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 704 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 8th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2010, 2007
  • ©2013     Published
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Overview

About The Product

This innovative partial version of INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL, 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.

Features

  • Problem-Solving Strategies: To help students organize the information to solve a problem, each chapter example includes a description of the strategy used to arrive at the solution.
  • Chemical Connections: These high-interest essays focus on health-related issues relevant to students' careers, such as disease states and medications.
  • Chapter Summaries: At the end of each chapter, restated key questions are followed by summary paragraphs that highlight the concepts associated with the questions.
  • "How To" boxes emphasize the skills students need to master the material and include topics such as, "How to Draw Enantiomers."
  • Key Questions: The text's "Key Questions" framework guides students through each chapter using section head questions that emphasize key chemical concepts.
  • Summary of Key Reactions: Each organic chemistry chapter includes an annotated summary of all the new reactions introduced, keyed to sections in which they are introduced. An example of each reaction is also included.
  • Looking Ahead Problems: Chapter-ending Looking Ahead problems relate the application of chapter principles to material in upcoming chapters.
  • Tying-It-Together and Challenge Problems: These problems build on material presented in earlier chapters, as well as test student knowledge of the material.
  • Superb Art Program: Designed to clarify and teach, the book's art program features annotated illustrations, molecular models, and macro/micro graphics.
  • Nutrition Sections: High-interest topics in these sections include the latest Food Guide Pyramid, myths about carbohydrates and fats, and dieting and sports performance enhancement through proper nutrition.
  • End-of-chapter Problems: Paired end-of-chapter problem sets, organized by topic give students two opportunities to solve each problem.
  • Glossaries: Both a margin glossary (at the point of first use of each glossary term) and a separate glossary at the end of the text help students master chemistry vocabulary. Each defined term in the separate glossary is accompanied by section numbers that guide students to corresponding text material.
  • Visualization Aids: Ball-and-stick models, space-filling models, and electron-density maps are used throughout the text to help students visualize molecular properties and interactions.

About the Contributor

AUTHORS
  • Frederick A. Bettelheim

    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

    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.

  • Mary K. Campbell

    Mary K. Campbell was 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 included researching the physical chemistry of biomolecules, specifically, spectroscopic studies of protein-nucleic acid interactions. She was also coauthor with Shawn Farrell on BIOCHEMISTRY, 8th Edition (Cengage Learning), as well as several editions of GENERAL, ORGANIC, AND BIOCHEMISTRY by Bettelheim, Brown, Campbell, Farrell, and Torres.

  • Shawn O. Farrell

    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).

  • Omar Torres

    Omar Torres received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Texas A&M University in 1998 and his graduate degree in Inorganic Chemistry from UCLA in 2001. He has experience in teaching, research (inorganic, organic, and analytical) and academic administration. Professor Torres taught both inorganic and organic chemistry at UCLA, where he earned two UCLA Department of Chemistry Awards for Excellence in Teaching for the 1998-1999 and 1999-2000 school years. In addition, Professor Torres has worked at the Dow Chemical Company (Freeport, TX) in the area of Analytical Quality Control, developing and implementing new technologies for various plant operators and analytical scientists. He is currently Dean of Science at the College of the Canyons.

Table of Contents

1. Organic Chemistry.
2. Alkanes.
3. Alkenes and Alkynes.
4. Benzene and Its Derivatives.
5. Alcohols, Ethers, and Thiols.
6. Chirality: The Handedness of Molecules.
7. Acids and Bases.
8. Amines.
9. Aldehydes and Ketones
10. Carboxylic Acids.
11. Carboxylic Anhydrides, Esters, and Amides.
12. Carbohydrates.
13. Lipids.
14. Proteins.
15. Enzymes.
16. Chemical Communications: Neurotransmitters and Hormones.
17. Nucleotides, Nucleic Acids, and Heredity.
18. Gene Expression and Protein Synthesis.
19. Bioenergetics: How the Body Converts Food to Energy.
20. Specific Catabolic Pathways: Carbohydrate, Lipid, and Protein Metabolism.
21. Biosynthetic Pathways.
22. Nutrition.
23. Immunochemistry.
24. Body Fluids.
(This chapter can be found on this book's companion website, which is accessible from www.cengage.com/chemistry/bettelheim)
Appendix 1. Exponential Notation.
Appendix 2. Significant Figures.
Answers to In-Text and Odd-Numbered End-of-Chapter Problems.
Glossary.
Credits.
Index.

New to this Edition

  • Ten percent of the book's problems are either new or revised. In addition, all problems in the 8th Edition are now available in the OWL online learning system.
  • New Chemical Connections boxes, such as, "DDT, A Boon and a Curse," "From Moldy Clover to a Blood Thinner," and "Is There a Connection Between Carbohydrates and Obesity?" have been added. End-of-chapter problems associated with Chemical Connections are now keyed to provide students with immediate reinforcement.
  • New up-to-date biochemistry coverage includes material on Membrane Cholesterol Function, Transition Metals and Their Effect on the Structure of Proteins, Enzyme Inhibitors in Medicine, Obesity and Type-II Diabetes, Synthetic Genome, Nutrient Deficiencies Linked to Depression, and Immunization.
  • New up-to-date biochemistry coverage includes material on Membrane Cholesterol Function, Transition Metals and Their Effect on the Structure of Proteins, Enzyme Inhibitors in Medicine, Obesity and Type-II Diabetes, Synthetic Genome, Nutrient Deficiencies Linked to Depression, and Immunization.
  • Organic mechanisms have been simplified into easy-to-remember steps: add a proton, take a proton away, break a bond and make a bond in Chapter 3, Alkenes and Alkynes.
  • An enhanced version of the OWL online learning system now includes Interactive Examples from the text and more parameterized end-of-chapter questions that encourage students to practice multiple questions of the same type with different chemicals, wording, and numbers to ensure their mastery of the underlying chemical concepts. In addition, OWL now includes a multimedia eBook, the interactive customizable Cengage YouBook, as well as an optional Solutions Manual eBook.

Components

Teacher Components

  • Survival Guide for General, Organic and Biochemistry  (ISBN-10: 0495554693 | ISBN-13: 9780495554691)
    Available free in a package with any Cengage Learning chemistry text or available for separate purchase at www.cengagebrain.com, this straightforward, thorough SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY provides everything students need to survive and thrive in the GOB course. Modeled after Atwood's widely popular GENERAL CHEMISTRY SURVIVAL GUIDE, this guide helps students master concepts, improve essential problem-solving skills, and make the most of their study time, for optimal exam results. Designed as a reader's guide to a GOB textbook, this extremely reader friendly guide offers detailed step-by-step problem-solving sequences, giving students the competency--and confidence--they need. This brief but powerful resource covers the most fundamental aspects of GOB in a succinct, straightforward series of essential modules.
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Student Supplements

  • Survival Guide for General, Organic and Biochemistry  (ISBN-10: 0495554693 | ISBN-13: 9780495554691)
    Available free in a package with any Cengage Learning chemistry text or available for separate purchase at cengagebrain.com, this straightforward, thorough SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY provides everything you need to survive and thrive in the GOB course. Modeled after Atwood's widely popular GENERAL CHEMISTRY SURVIVAL GUIDE, this guide will help you make the most of your study time, master concepts, and improve essential problem-solving skills for optimal exam results. Designed as a reader's guide to a GOB textbook, this reader friendly guide offers detailed step-by-step problem-solving sequences, helping you develop the competence--and confidence--you need. This brief but powerful resource covers the most fundamental aspects of GOB in a succinct, straightforward series of essential modules.
    Price = 36.00