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Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry, Hybrid Edition 11th Edition

Frederick A. Bettelheim, William H. Brown, Mary K. Campbell, Shawn O. Farrell, Omar Torres

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This bestselling text continues to lead the way with a strong focus on current issues, pedagogically rich framework, wide variety of medical and biological applications, visually dynamic art program, and exceptionally strong and varied end-of-chapter problems. Revised and updated throughout, the eleventh edition now includes new biochemistry content, new Chemical Connections essays, new and revised problems, and more. Most end of chapter problems are now available in the OWLv2 online learning system. - See more at:|32055039717924713418311458721577017661&N=16&Ntk=APG%7CP_EPI&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial#Overview

Frederick A. Bettelheim, Adelphi University

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, Beloit College

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, Mount Holyoke College

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, Olympic Training Center

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, College of the Canyons

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.
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  • Features to highlight: Updated and new Chemical Connection boxes featuring the latest hot topics in general, organic and biochemistry.
  • New Challenge Problems--these problems test understanding of important concepts by building on material presented in earlier chapters. For example in chapter 4 the challenge problems draw of material introduced in chapters 1-4.
  • General Chemistry: Chapter 1--Emphasis on solving healthcare application conversion problems related to a clinical setting. Chapter 4, Chemical Reactions, introduces the various intricacies in writing and balancing chemical reactions before stoichiometry is introduced. This chapter includes the How To box, How to Balance a Chemical Equation, which illustrates a step-by-step method for balancing an equation. Twenty-three new challenge problems were added.
  • Expanded the list of common organic functional groups to include amides and presented a schematic of a tripeptide to show the importance of amide bonds in the structure of polypeptides and proteins. Expanded the discussion of the reactions of phenols to include the oxidation of phenols to quinones and the use of the hydroquinone to quinone interconversion in black-and-white photography and continuing with role of Coenzyme Q (ubiquinone) in the respiratory chain as a carrier of electrons and concluding with the structure of vitamin K and its role in blood clotting.
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1. Matter, Energy, and Measurement.
2. Atoms.
3. Chemical Bonds.
4. Chemical Reactions.
5. Gases, Liquids, and Solids.
6. Solutions and Colloids.
7. Reaction Rates and Chemical Equilibrium.
8. Acids and Bases.
9. Nuclear Chemistry.
10. Organic Chemistry.
11. Alkanes.
12. Alkenes and Alkynes.
13. Benzene and Its Derivatives.
14. Alcohols, Ethers, and Thiols.
15. Chirality: The Handedness of Molecules.
16. Amines.
17. Aldehydes and Ketones.
18. Carboxylic Acids.
19. Carboxylic Anhydrides, Esters, and Amides.
20. Carbohydrates.
21. Lipids.
22. Proteins.
23. Enzymes.
24. Chemical Communications: Neurotransmitters and Hormones.
25. Nucleotides, Nucleic Acids, and Heredity.
26. Gene Expression and Protein Synthesis.
27. Bioenergetics: How the Body Converts Food to Energy.
28. Specific Catabolic Pathways: Carbohydrate, Lipid, and Protein Metabolism.
29. Biosynthetic Pathways.
30. Nutrition.
31. Immunochemistry
32. Body Fluids.
Appendix 1. Exponential Notation.
Appendix 2. Significant Figures.
Answers to In-Text and Odd-Numbered End-of-Chapter Problems.
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