3rd Edition

BIOS Instant Notes in Chemistry for Biologists




ISBN 9780415680035
Published May 16, 2012 by Taylor & Francis
320 Pages 211 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

BIOS Instant Notes Chemistry for Biologists, Third Edition, is the perfect text for undergraduates looking for a concise introduction to the subject, or a study guide to use before examinations. Each topic begins with a summary of essential facts-an ideal revision checklist-followed by a description of the subject that focuses on core information, with clear, simple diagrams that are easy for students to understand and recall in essays and exams.  

BIOS Instant Notes Chemistry for Biologists, Third Edition, is fully up-to-date and covers:

  • The elements
  • Chemical bonds and molecular shape
  • Water- the biological solvent
  • Carbon, the basis for life on Earth
  • 3D-molecular structure of organic compounds
  • Small inorganic molecules of biological importance
  • Some metals in biology
  • Molecular interactions
  • Common reaction types of carbon based compounds
  • Organic compounds by chemical class
  • Aromatic compunds 
  • Chemical synthesis of biological molecules 
  • Important biological macromolecules by class
  • Aqueous behaviour
  • Elementary thermodynamics 
  • Kinetics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Units and calculations

Table of Contents

A. The elements
B. Chemical bonds and molecular shape
C. Water- the biological solvent
D. Carbon, the basis for life on Earth
E. 3D-molecular structure of organic compounds
F. Small inorganic molecules of biological importance
G. Some metals in biology
H. Molecular interactions
I. Common reaction types of carbon based compounds
J. Organic compounds by chemical class
K. Aromatic compounds
L. Chemical synthesis of biological molecules
M. Important biological macromolecules by class
N. Aqueous behaviour
O. Elementary thermodynamics
P. Kinetics
Q. Spectroscopy
Appendix: Units and calculations

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Biography

Julie Fisher and John Arnold