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Chemistry for Today: General, Organic, and Biochemistry 9th Edition

Spencer L. Seager | Michael R. Slabaugh

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The ninth edition of CHEMISTRY FOR TODAY: GENERAL, ORGANIC, and BIOCHEMISTRY meets the needs of today’s students with applications, examples, interactive technology tools, and real-life case studies. This product dispels the fear of chemistry and instills an appreciation of the role it plays through robust pedagogy and great writing. It also provides greater support for problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. By demonstrating the importance of chemistry concepts to their future careers, the authors help students set goals and focus on achieving them. Available with OWLv2, the most trusted online learning solution for chemistry.

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Spencer L. Seager, Weber State University

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, Weber State University

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  • A WEALTH OF END-OF-CHAPTER EXERCISES: The book's wide range of end-of-chapter exercises include "Additional Exercises," which are not tied to a specific section and often consist of problems that integrate several concepts, and "Chemistry for Thought" exercises, which focus on conceptual and cumulative questions and ask students to apply what they have learned to a particular cumulative question.
  • ALLIED HEALTH CONNECTION: An "Allied-Health Exam Connection" section follows each chapter's end-of-chapter exercises and includes chemistry questions found on entrance examinations used to screen applicants applying to Allied Health professional programs.
  • INTEGRATED LEARNING OBJECTIVES: The book's Learning Objectives are integrated throughout each chapter and within the summary to help students focus on the chapter's key skills and concepts.
  • LEARNING CHECKS: These short, self-check exercises follow the book's worked-out examples and discussions of key or difficult concepts to help students assess their understanding.
  • CONCEPT SUMMARY SECTIONS: These end-of-chapter sections summarize each chapter's key concepts and include one or two appropriate end-of-chapter exercises per concept. By solving these exercises, students will have an approximate but quick assessment of how well they understand the Learning Objective related to that concept.
  • "HOW REACTIONS OCCUR" SECTIONS: These sections present the mechanisms of representative organic reactions to help dispel the mystery of how these reactions take place.
  • A UNIQUE AND INSTRUCTIVE ART PROGRAM: "Talking Labels" in the art itself walk students through each figure, pointing out what they need to see. Explanations of figures are incorporated into the art, rather than appearing in the caption, to help students follow processes and understand exactly what is happening within each figure without having to go back and forth between figure and caption.
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Table of Contents

Chemistry for Today: General, Organic, and Biochemistry

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Matter, Measurements, and Calculations.
2. Atoms and Molecules.
3. Electronic Structure and the Periodic Law.
4. Forces Between Particles.
5. Chemical Reactions.
6. The States of Matter.
7. Solutions and Colloids.
8. Reaction Rates and Equilibrium.
9. Acids, Bases, and Salts.
10. Radioactivity and Nuclear Processes.
11. Organic Compounds: Alkanes.
12. Unsaturated Hydrocarbons.
13. Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers.
14. Aldehydes and Ketones.
15. Carboxylic Acids and Esters.
16. Amines and Amides.
17. Carbohydrates.
18. Lipids.
19. Proteins.
20. Enzymes.
21. Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis.
22. Nutrition and Energy for Life.
23. Carbohydrate Metabolism.
24. Lipid and Amino Acid Metabolism.
25. Body Fluids.
Appendix A: The International System of Measurements.
Appendix B: Answers to Even-Numbered End-of-Chapter Exercises.
Appendix C: Solutions to Learning Checks.
Glossary.
Index.
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ISBN: 9781305968608
The Study Guide and Student Solutions Manual tests you on the learning objectives in each chapter and provides answers to all of the even-numbered end-of-chapter exercises. Additional Activities include specific questions for each section as well as a summary activity. Each chapter is rounded out with a Self Test with answers.