Teaching all of the necessary concepts within the constraints of a one-term chemistry course can be challenging. Authors Denise Guinn and Rebecca Brewer have drawn on their 14 years of experience with the one-term course to write a textbook that incorporates biochemistry and organic chemistry throughout each chapter, emphasizes cases related to allied health, and provides students with the practical quantitative skills they will need in their professional lives. Essentials of General, Organic, and Biochemistry captures student interest from day one, with a focus on attention-getting applications relevant to health care professionals and as much pertinent chemistry as is reasonably possible in a one term course. Students value their experience with chemistry, getting a true sense of just how relevant it is to their chosen profession. To browse a sample chapter, view sample ChemCasts, and more visit www.whfreeman.com/gob
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Denise Guinn received her BA in chemistry from the University of California at San Diego and her Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin. She was a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University before joining Abbott Laboratories as a Research Scientist in the Pharmaceutical Products Discovery Research Group. In 1992, Dr. Guinn joined the department of chemistry at Regis University, in Denver, Colorado, as Clare Boothe Luce Professor, where she taught courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, and the General, Organic, and Biochemistry course for nursing and allied health majors. In 2008 she joined the College of New Rochelle, where she teaches organic chemistry, biochemistry, and the general, organic and biochemistry course. Her area of research is synthetic organic chemistry; she has published in the Journal of Organic Chemistry, the Journal of the American Chemical Society, and the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. She has two college aged sons, and lives in Nyack, New York, with her Golden retriever Buddy. "Review:
“LOVE IT [the writing style]. Easy going and knowledgeable. It is how I try to be in class.”—Kerry Marshall, Bridgewater College
“This approach helps students to make a link between different topics of chemistry. It shows them that chemistry is not as compartmentalized as they might think otherwise.”—Eric Elisabeth, Johnson County Community College
“The traditional approach was to cover inorganic topics, then to work with organic leading to biochemistry. The result of this sequence is that biochemistry was rarely covered. By incorporating the later topics throughout those topics will be presented. “—Peter Krieger, Palm Beach Community College
“By covering concepts and then including the inorganic, organic, and biochemistry applications for that concept, the students get a much richer exposure to organic and biochemistry. This type of approach shows how chemistry is related to life throughout the chapters.”—Byron Howell, Tyler Junior College
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