BIOS Instant Notes in Chemistry for Biologists

3rd Edition

By Julie Fisher, John Arnold

© 2012 – Taylor & Francis

320 pages | 211 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2012-03-27
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About the Book

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

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:
SCI007000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biochemistry
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCI049000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Molecular Biology