Teaches chemistry to health care professionals and students. Covers chemical principles, atomic and molecular structure, and organic substances, particularly acids, bases, salts, buffers, and redox reactions and their associated equilibria--encouraging students to see these not as isolated subjects, but as substances that profoundly affect their own health. In this Fourth Edition, the chapters on general chemistry are significantly changed. There is now a unit on the Henderson-Hasselbalch equation and more on how to write Lewis structures; a new, concise chapter on redox reactions; and highlighted material on multiple bonds and hybrid orbitals. The section on organic chemistry remains essentially the same and continues to introduce the functional groups in a sound, pedagogical way. Tying it all together are the biochemistry chapters, which relate everything covered to its study of the principal organic substances of cells--carbohydrates, lipids, protein and nucleic acids. Updates to this edition include new ``Special Topics:'' the greenhouse effect and ozone in smog and in the stratosphere.
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User-friendly, this comprehensive and up-to-date edition is organized according to the principle that life in both health and disease has a molecular basis. Carefully worked example exercises, enhanced by ``Analysis'' and ``Check'' sections enable students to examine and think about a problem--not just answer it. Includes numerous environmental applications.Review:
"...includes a number of valuable features...fulfils its purpose of providing a stimulating and interesting foundation..." (Chemistry World, April 2004)
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