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Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry

Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry
Author: Morris Hein - Scott Pattison - Susan Arena - Leo R
ISBN 13: 9780470129258
ISBN 10: 470129255
Edition: 9
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2008-01-09
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 1184
List Price: N/A

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Now updated and revised, Hein, Best, Pattison, and Arena’s highly successful text provides a strong foundation for a future career in allied health or nursing—a foundation built on fundamental principles and solid problem-solving skills.

Recent developments and advances in the field: The new edition is revised and updated throughout, particularly in the area of biochemistry. Cutting-edge topics include cancer chemotherapy, programmed cell death, and herbal dietary supplements.

Strong general chemistry coverage: Hein, Best, Pattison, and Arena offer the most thorough general chemistry coverage in any general, organic, and biochemistry text.

An emphasis on problem-solving skills: Throughout, the focus is on problem solving over rote memorization. The text provides a variety of exercises, including new practice exercises and end-of-chapter exercises, as well as challenge exercises and worked examples.

A clear, engaging, and highly accessible presentation: The authors skillfully anticipate areas of difficulty and pace the text accordingly. The new edition is even more student friendly with improved explanations, a new design, and an updated illustration program with new molecular art.

Real-world relevance: The text relates chemistry to everyday life. Several new Chemistry in Action essays discuss the impact of chemistry in a variety of applications.

Additional support for students:

  • eGrade (online): homework management and additional opportunities for practice.

  • Interactive LearningWare (online): A step-by-step problem-solving tutorial with over 40 interactive problems.

  • Student Solutions Manual (0-47-141139-3): Solutions to all end-of-chapter questions & Exercises.

  • Lab Manual (0-471-45194-0): 48 experiments, 6 study aids, 26 exercises, and appendices.


New edition of a text that presents chemistry in a clear manner that will stimulate students to further their scientific knowledge as they prepare for health science, nursing, and other careers. Hein and Leo R. Best (both of Mount San Antonio College), Scott Pattison (Ball State U.) and Susan Arena (U. of Illinois) present 35 chapters that discuss the discovery of nitinol, and the benefits and risks of science in our high-tech world; basic mathematics and the language of chemistry; chemical properties; basic atomic theory; nomenclature, composition of compounds, and reactions; modern atomic theory; the periodic table; organic chemistry; and biochemistry. Contains many color illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)