Chemistry and life: An introduction to general, organic, and biological chemistry

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9780023549700: Chemistry and life: An introduction to general, organic, and biological chemistry

Renowned for its lively, easy-to-follow writing style, this popular introduction to chemistry offers a strong foundation in the fundamentals of the science, and relates its essential principles to health, sports, lifestyles, the environment and other subjects of direct interest to readers.Separates the material into three distinct areas of study (general, organic and biological), offering clear explanations of matter and measurement, atoms, chemical reactions, gases, acids and bases, hydrocarbons, aldehydes and ketones, stereoisomerism, lipids, nucleic acids and protein synthesis, and much more. Includes "Special Topics" mini-chapters covering such diverse areas as electrolytes, sight and odor, digestion, drugs, and hormones, and explores many newsworthy topics including acid rain, the greenhouse effect, anabolic steroids, designer drugs, AIDS, osteoporosis, chromium supplements, arteriosclerosis, lead poisoning, blood doping, hemophilia, and cancer risks. Offers boxed essays and many examples that illustrate chemistry's application to the real world.

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An accessible, introductory text for chemistry students, this work weaves chemical applications into the text, continually showing chemistry in context. While suitable for most introductory courses, the topics and examples focus on the needs of students in allied health and the life sciences.

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This book is vintage John Hill -- accessible, interesting, and written at a level and pace that is ideal for the needs of the beginning chemistry student. The authors seamlessly weave lively chemical applications into the text, continually showing chemistry in context. While suitable for most Introductory Chemistry courses, the topics and examples focus in particular on the needs of students in allied health and the life sciences.

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