Fundamentals of General Organic & Biological Chemistry

John McMurry
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For two-semester/three-quarter courses in General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry, primarily for majors in Allied Health, and occasionally in Environmental Technology, Agriculture, and other majors. Having secured the loyalty of both instructors and students, this best-selling, highly student-oriented text offers clear and concise use of language, thoughtful attention to problem-solving, and engaging discussions of relevant applications. Readable without sacrificing depth of content, it effectively covers the essentials of allied health chemistry without becoming bogged down in excessive and unnecessary detail, and puts chemistry in the context of everyday life. Maintaining interest and promoting student confidence, it offers a relaxed and friendly writing style that is highly accessible to the student with no scientific background and encourages analytic skill-building throughout with numerous problems, worked-out examples, and conceptual exercises.APPLICATIONS: How important is it that students see the relevance of this course to clinical practice and everyday life? Connections boxes-Through compelling interviews, highlight the careers of former GOB students who are now professionals Demonstrates the importance of this course to students in their subsequent careers.Boxed applications-Cover a wide variety of special topics including medicine, physiology, and nutrition. Provides students with up-to-date scientific and clinical developments, and makes the course more interesting to them.VISUALIZATION: Do students have difficulty visualizing structures and processes at the molecular level? Computer-drawn molecular models-Appear often throughout the text. Promotes students' understanding of chemistry on a molecular level.Extensive illustration program-Features clear and consistent high-impact art. Encourages students to think visually and promotes the ability to visualize molecules and their interactions.CURRENCY: Would you like a book that reflects current science and clinical developments? Significant revisions-Clarify many sections, provide updated information. Provides students with the most current information in the field.A new chapter on genomics-A timely response to the recent announcement of the achievements of mapping the human genome. Prepares students to understand the forthcoming flood of new information based on the genome map.Organization of Biochemical chapters-According to structure and function of each class of biomolecule. Engages students by integrating structure with more career-relevant function.PROBLEM-SOLVING AND CONCEPTUALIZATION: Would you like to teach a balance of conceptual and quantitative problem-solving skills? Chapter opening Lists of Concept to review. Points out earlier topics that are needed as a foundation for the current chapter.Redesigned diagrams and bulleted lists are more clearly laid out. Enhances student understanding through visual methods.Numerous Worked Examples-Now with more detailed explanations. Gives students straight-forward directions for solving all commonly encountered types of problems.Methods for estimating answers-Included in quantitative Worked Examples. Encourages students to build estimation skills, that will enable them to better able to check their work (to see if an answer is reasonable).Analysis sections-Found in Worked Examples. Provides students with an approach to solving the problem at hand.Practice problems throughout-Follow all worked examples and major topics. Presents students with immediate opportunities to test their understanding.Ballpark Checks-Promote thinking logically about the end result or answer to a problem. Shows students how to judge whether an answer is reasonable.Understanding Key Concepts review problems end each chapter. Allows students to exercise and develop their reasoning, visualization, and conceptual understanding.Concepts Links. Directs student attention to material previously covered that is important for understanding the topic at hand.Looking Ahead notes. Provides brief explanations of how the material being presented will prove relevant later in the book.End-of-chapter summary. Expands on the list of goals presented in the chapter opening.ENHANCED MEDIA SUPPORT FOR YOU AND YOUR STUDENTSNEW Companion Website with GradeTracker. With this new edition, the Companion Website (CW) includes GradeTracker functionality. This provides students with a running gradebook of the assignments completed on the CW. Students will know where they need to focus their study time! And instructors can set up an account so he/she can view student progress. NEW Online Text links. Students should learn from their mistakes and the new CW allows to do just that. Once they've answered a question incorrectly, they will receive answer-specific feedback and, in many cases, an online link to the section of the text from which the question was pulled. NEW Virtual ChemLab Workbook and CD. This CD, specifically designed to work with McMurry/Castellion, contains a full virtual lab environment as well as the pre-arranged labs that are refer­enced in the workbook. Virtual ChemLab can be run directly from the CD or installed on the student's computer. NEW Instructor's Resource CD. This lecture resource provides a fully searchable and integrated collection of resources to help you make efficient and effective use of your lecture preparation time, as well as to enhance your classroom presentations and assessment efforts. It includes Most of the art from the textbook and (NEW) 88 tables in JPEG, PDF, & PPT formats. 4 sets of PowerPoint slides for each chapter: 1) A set of most text images , 2) a PPT lecture presentation, 3) NEW - 167 Progressive reveal Worked Example PPTs, 4) NEW - Classroom Response System PPT's. TestGen Software to help you generate tests and quizzes Test Item File questions available in Word format Quicktime movies and animations, some of which are new
Data wydania: 2005
ISBN: 978-0-13-148684-3, 9780131486843
Język: angielski
Wydawnictwo: Prentice Hall

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