Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry, 8th Edition

  • includes CD-ROM and CengageNOW Printed Access Card
  • Frederick A. Bettelheim Adelphi University
  • William H. Brown Beloit College
  • Mary K. Campbell Mount Holyoke College
  • Shawn O. Farrell Colorado State University
  • ISBN-10: 0495011975
  • ISBN-13: 9780495011972
  • 928 Pages Hardcover 
  • © 2007 | Published
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This best-selling GOB text continues to lead the way with a strong focus on current issues, pedagogically rich framework, a wide variety of medical and biological applications, visually dynamic art program, and exceptionally strong and varied end-of-chapter problems. Plus, this edition includes numerous new resources to help students' understanding and comprehension of chemistry, including full integration with our popular technological tools OWL (online homework management system) and CengageNOW (student assessment program), completely updated biochemistry content, and expanded medical and health applications useful for allied health students.


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  • End-of-chapter problem sets are organized by topic and are paired so students have two opportunities to solve the problem.
  • Each new text is available accompanied by GOB ChemistryNow, both on the web and on a CD, featuring interactive tutorials in general chemistry, 3-dimensional organic molecules, and biochemistry animations. Prompted by an icon in the text, students are encouraged to extend their learning into a multimedia, multi-dimensional environment.
  • Long noted for its unique learning framework, the text contains the following pedagogical elements: engaging chapter introductions, a running glossary, end-of-chapter summaries, end-of-chapter summaries of key reactions at the ends of the organic chapters, and a wealth of end-of-chapter problems, including paired, conceptual and applied problems (a problem number in blue indicates applied problems). Other types of problems include "Tying It Together," problems which tie together multiple ideas, "Challenge Problems," which ask students to solve more difficult problems, and "Looking Ahead," which pair material in a single chapter to ideas in future chapters.
  • The text features both a running and a separate glossary. Each defined term is accompanied by section numbers that guide students to corresponding text material.
  • The text features plentiful in-chapter examples with worked-out solutions and paired problems, providing students plenty of opportunity to practice their problem solving skills.
  • The text's superb art program features annotated illustrations, molecular models, macro/micro graphics, and electrostatic potential maps designed to clarify and teach.
  • Nutrition and digestion sections discuss the latest Food Guide Pyramid, myths about carbohydrates and fats, and expand on dieting and enhancement of sports performance through proper nutrition.
  • More than 150 Chemical Connections boxes, located adjacent to discussion of related principles, focus on health-related issues relevant to students' careers, such as laser surgery, disease states, and medications.

What's New

  • The book's increased emphasis on key skills includes new "How To" boxes, such as "How to Balance a Nuclear Equation," "How to Draw Lewis Structures," and "How To Draw Curved Arrows and Push Electrons."
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  • New "Tying It Together," "Looking Ahead," and "Challenging Problems" at the end of most chapters give students a more challenging way to gauge their knowledge.
  • New "Chapter Outlines" rephrase all the key points into questions thereby helping students direct their reading and thinking. The corresponding end-of-chapter "Summary of Key Questions" breaks down the answers into small manageable bits of information helping students comprehend the material.
  • Nuclear Chemistry is now covered in Chapter 3 so allied health students get to the study of Nuclear Medicine more quickly.
  • The GOB ChemistryNow homework assessment closely links to the text content and provides students with a quick evaluation of their knowledge as well as a personalized learning plan.
  • Updated biochemistry content (by Mary Campbell and Shawn Farrell, authors of our market-leading one-term biochemistry text) provides the latest information on this fast-growing field.
  • Chapter 32 on Body Fluids has been removed from the text and will be available online for instructor preview or for custom publishing.
  • The student study guide now includes quick quizzes to help students assess their conceptual understanding for each section of the text.
  • New Chemical Connections boxes include ethylene as a plant growth regulator, the development of new asthma medications, and the action of anti-inflammatory drugs.

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Table of Contents

1. Matter, Energy and Measurement.
2. Atoms.
3. Nuclear Chemistry.
4. Chemical Bonds.
5. Chemical Reactions.
6. Gases, Liquids, and Solids.
7. Solutions and Colloids.
8. Reaction Rates and Chemical Equilibrium.
9. Acids and Bases.
10. Organic Chemistry.
11. Alkanes.
12. Alkenes and Alkynes.
13. Benzene and its Derivatives.
14. Alcohols, Ethers, and Thiols.
15. Chirality and the Handedness of Molecules.
16. Amines.
17. Aldehydes and Ketones.
18. Carboxylic Acids.
19. Carboxylic Esters, Amides and Anhydrides.
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. Blood Chemistry and Body Fluids (available on the web for custom publishing).
Appendix I: Exponential Notation.
Appendix II: Significant Figures.

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Meet the Author

About the Author

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 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. He is a coauthor on INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 10e (Cengage Learning/Brooks Cole).

Mary K. Campbell

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, Brooks/Cole).

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/Brooks Cole).

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