BIOS Instant Notes in Chemistry for Biologists
Published September 10th 2003 by Taylor & Francis – 288 pages
Series: Instant Notes
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.
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.