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General, Organic, & Biological Chemistry
General, Organic, & Biological Chemistry

General, Organic, & Biological Chemistry, 6th Edition

ISBN10: 1260732037 | ISBN13: 9781260732030
By Janice Smith
© 2025

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General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry relates the fundamental concepts of chemistry to the world around us and illustrates how chemistry explains many aspects of everyday life. This textbook is written for students who have an interest in nursing, nutrition, environmental science, food science, and a wide variety of other health-related professions. The content of this book is designed for an introductory chemistry course with no chemistry prerequisite, and is suitable for either a two-semester sequence or a one-semester course.
Sample Problems are followed with one or more Practice Problems to allow students to apply what they have just learned. Concept Check problems have replaced many in-chapter Problems to give students an immediate check on the topic that has just been presented. The answers to all Concept Check problems, all Practice Problems, and odd-numbered end-of-chapter Problems are given at the end of each chapter.

Each chapter contains a Self-Test, which consists of short-answer questions that test an understanding of definitions, equations, and other material covered in the chapter. The eBook contains an additional Multiple-Choice Self-Test on chapter material. Answers to all Self-Test problems are provided at the end of each chapter.

Over 70 new problems.

In an effort to present the material in this text to the widest range of students, the content and artwork has been reviewed and updated to improve accessibility and ensure that it reflects the diverse student audience for whom it is written. The color contrast in many figures has been adjusted for better visibility, and it is hoped that the photos in the text better represent a diverse audience.

Chemical values and data between the print text, eBook, and ALEKS are now parallel with one another. Numerous tables, figures, and problems throughout the text have been updated to mirror the data in ALEKS, thereby presenting unified chemical data.

Chapter 1: Matter and Measurement
Chapter 2: Atoms and the Periodic Table
Chapter 3: Ionic Compounds
Chapter 4: Covalent Compounds
Chapter 5: Chemical Reactions
Chapter 6: Energy Changes, Reaction Rates, and Equilibrium
Chapter 7: Gases, Liquids, and Solids
Chapter 8: Solutions
Chapter 9: Acids and Bases
Chapter 10: Nuclear Chemistry
Chapter 11: Introduction to Organic Molecules and Functional Groups
Chapter 12: Alkanes
Chapter 13: Unsaturated Hydrocarbons
Chapter 14: Organic Compounds That Contain Oxygen, Halogen, or Sulfur
Chapter 15: The Three-Dimensional Shape of Molecules
Chapter 16: Aldehydes and Ketones
Chapter 17: Carboxylic Acids, Esters, and Amides
Chapter 18: Amines and Neurotransmitters
Chapter 19: Lipids
Chapter 20: Carbohydrates
Chapter 21: Amino Acids, Proteins, and Enzymes
Chapter 22: Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis
Chapter 23: Metabolism and Energy Production
Chapter 24: Carbohydrate, Lipid, and Protein Metabolism

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