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Chemistry for biologists

Author: J Fisher; J R P Arnold
Publisher: Oxford, UK : BIOS Scientific ; New York, USA : Distributed exclusively in the U.S. by Springer-Verlag New York, 2000.
Series: Instant notes series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Covers fundamental organic, inorganic and physical chemistry concepts in a concise and integrated manner. Every topic contains references to biologically relevant examples.


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Genre/Form: Outlines and syllabi
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Fisher; J R P Arnold
ISBN: 1859962416 9781859962411 038791563X 9780387915630
OCLC Number: 40734876
Notes: On label on title page verso: ISBN 0-387-91563-X.
Description: ix, 246 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: THE ELEMENTS. The periodic table. Electron configuration. Isotopes. CHEMICAL BONDS AND MOLECULAR SHAPE. Molecular orbitals. Nature of chemical bonding. Shapes of some small molecules. Drawing chemical structures. Cleavage of chemical bonds. SMALL MOLECULES OF BIOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE. Water. Phosphoric acid and phosphates. CARBON, THE BASIS FOR LIFE ON EARTH. Properties of carbon. Naming organic compounds. 3D-MOLECULAR STRUCTURE OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS. Isomerism. Steroisomerism. Optical activity and resolution. SOME METALS IN BIOLOGY. The early transition metals. Iron. Magnesium and maganese. Cobalt and molybdenum. MOLECULAR INTERACTIONS. Hydrogen bonds. Hydrophobic interactions. COMMON REACTION TYPES OF CARBON BASED COMPOUNDS. Reactive species. Classification of organic reactions. Factors affecting reactivity. ORGANIC COMPOUNDS BY CHEMICAL CLASS. Alcohol's related compounds. Aldehydes and ketones. Carboxylic acids and esters. Amines and amides. AROMATIC COMPOUNDS. Aromaticity. Natural aromatics. CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS OF BIOLOGICAL MOLECULES. Peptide synthesis. Oligonucleotide synthesis. AQUEOUS BEHAVIOUR. Lowry-bronstead acid and base. Dissociation constants of acids and bases. Acidity and alkalinity of aqueous solutions. Buffers. Solubility. ELEMENTARY THERMODYNAMICS. Basic concepts. First law of thermodynamics. Second law of thermodynamics. Third law of thermodynamics. KINETICS. Introduction. Determination of reaction order. Molecularity. Enzyme kinetics. Catalysis and thermodynamic versus kinetic control. SPECTROSCOPY. The electromagnetic spectrum. Ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometry. Fluorescence. Infrared spectrophotometry. Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Mass spectrometry.
Series Title: Instant notes series.
Other Titles: Instant notes in chemistry for biologists
Responsibility: J. Fisher & J.R.P. Arnold.


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