Survival Guide for General, Organic and Biochemistry, 1st Edition

  • Richard Morrison University of Georgia
  • Charles H. Atwood University of Georgia
  • Joel Caughran University of Georgia
  • ISBN-10: 0495554693  |  ISBN-13: 9780495554691
  • 350 Pages
  • © 2008 | Published
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Available free in a package with any Cengage Learning chemistry text or available for separate purchase at, 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.

Table of Contents

1. Metric System, Dimensional Analysis, Significant Figures, Density, and Heat.
2. Atomic Theory, Periodicity, Chemical Bonding, and Nomenclature.
3. Nuclear Chemistry.
4. Chemical Reactions and Stoichiometry.
5. States of Matter, Solutions, and Colligative Properties.
6. Chemical Kinetics.
7. Acids and Bases.
8. Functional Groups and Nomenclature.
9. Stereoisomerism.
10. Substitution Reactions.
11. Addition Reactions.
12. Elimination Reactions.
13. Oxidation-Reduction Reactions.
14. Carbohydrates.
15. Lipids.
16. Proteins, Protein Synthesis and Enzymes.
17. Nucleotides and Gene Expression.

What's New

  • Student-Friendly Content: Key Terms, Concepts, and Equations highlight key GOB issues for students, helping them focus on essential concepts and maximize their study time.
  • Sample Exercises: Providing step-by-step instruction, Sample Exercises provide detailed explanations to help students gain a solid understanding of GOB concepts and principles.
  • Avoiding Pitfalls: Included throughout the text, Caution icons alert students to common mistakes and help them understand how to avoid such missteps.
  • Tips and Tools: Problem Solving Tips give students additional insight for successfully working through exercises.
  • Flexibility: The modular organization makes this resource an excellent companion for any GOB textbook.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Richard Morrison

Dr. Richard W. Morrison earned his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Utah in 1989. In the summer of 1989 he joined the research group of Dr. Josef Michl as a postdoctoral research associate developing synthetic methods to derivatize and oligomerize tricyclo[]pentane. After two years of postdoctoral work at the University of Texas and the University of Colorado, Dr. Morrison joined the faculty at West Virginia University. During his tenure in West Virginia he established the chemistry computer learning center and directed research studying the impact of partially combusted hydrocarbons that persist in the nation’s waterways. After nine years as a West Virginia Mountaineer, Dr. Morrison and his family moved to Athens, Georgia where he is currently an associate professor of organic chemistry and coordinator of the organic chemistry program at the University of Georgia. Recently, Dr. Morrison has presented several papers at national meetings describing his educational research in harmonizing the general and organic chemistry curricula. He is currently co-authoring a general chemistry textbook with Dr. Charles H. (Butch) Atwood. For an avocation, Dr. Morrison was a classically trained professional trumpeter. Several of his recordings have aired on national television channels such as the Disney Channel and PBS.

Charles H. Atwood

Dr. Charles H. Atwood received his BS degree in chemistry from Millsaps College and his PhD in nuclear chemistry from Florida State University. His postdoctoral research was conducted at the Australian National University. A temporary appointment at the University of Georgia was followed by a ten-year stay at Mercer University, where Dr. Atwood developed a series of papers on teaching nuclear topics in the chemistry curriculum. In 1995, he joined the faculty of the University of Georgia’s chemistry department and was named Coordinator of Freshman Chemistry in 1997. At the University of Georgia, Dr. Atwood developed significant use of instructional technology in the freshman chemistry program, including pioneering computerized testing. In 2011 Dr. Atwood accepted the Ronald and Eileen Ragsdale Professor of Chemical Education position at the University of Utah. Over the last ten years, his research group has studied the use of item response theory to analyze student performance on assessments, with the ultimate goal of improving student learning and performance. He is the author of two other successful SURVIVAL GUIDES. His hobbies include astronomy, traveling, and bicycle riding.

Joel Caughran

Mr. Joel Caughran received his BS degree in Chemistry and his master's degree in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Georgia. Upon completion of his masters in 1994, he became the director of the Chemistry Learning Center at the University of Georgia; and in 2005, he became the Department of Chemistry's IT manager. He also taught in the General Chemistry program from 2003 to 2005. In his role as IT manager, Mr. Caughran has worked to develop instructional tools that facilitate teaching and learning without being overly intrusive in the classroom. Mr. Caughran is currently working to complete his PhD in Chemical Education at the University of Georgia.