BIOS Instant Notes in Chemistry for Biologists

2nd Edition

By Julie Fisher, John Arnold

© 2003 – Taylor & Francis

288 pages

Comp Exam Copy

About the Book

Instant Notes in Chemistry for Biologists is a concise book for undergraduates who have a limited background in chemistry. This book covers the main concepts in chemistry, provides simple explanations of chemical terminology, and illustrates underlying principles and phenomena in the life sciences with clear biological examples. Building on the success of the first edition, the second edition has been fully revised and updated and comprises new sections on water as a biological solvent, inorganic molecules and biological macromolecules.

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. Important biological macromolecules by class. L. Aromatic compounds. M. Chemical synthesis of biological molecules. N. Aqueous behavior. O. Elementary thermodynamics. P. Kinetics. Q. Spectroscopy. Further Reading. Index.

About the Series

Instant Notes

The Instant Notes series provides concise coverage of each subject, providing easy access to essential information. Each book:

  • focuses on core information
  • enables the reader to grasp the subject quickly and easily
  • offers a structural approach to learning
  • provides the essential facts with detailed explanations and clear illustrations.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biochemistry
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Molecular Biology