Maintaining shape, and allowing flexibility -- The importance of structural flexibility : muscle contraction -- The importance of structural flexibility : enzymes -- 10. Anyone involved in teaching a foundation chemistry course, especially for students with a limited chemical background, would do well to consider adopting this as a core text. Dr Tony Bradshaw is Head of Section and Principal Lecturer in the School of Biological and Molecular Sciences, Oxford Brookes University. Renowned for its clear and straightforward explanations, the book uses everyday examples and analogies throughout to help students get to grips with chemical concepts, and presents them in context of biological systems wherever possible so they can see how chemistry relates to their wider studies. The chemistry of isomers -- The biological chemistry of enantiomers -- The impact of chirality on medicinal chemistry -- 13. Jonathan Crowe is a science publisher and science writer, based in Oxford. The aqueous environment : the medium of life -- 17.
This text is what it says - essential chemical concepts for students studying the biosciences. The language of chemistry -- Units : making sense of numbers -- Symbols -- 2. Chemistry for the Biosciences includes many learning features - both in print and online - to help students grasp these concepts as quickly and thoroughly as possible. The collision theory of reaction rates -- Increasing the concentration -- Increasing the temperature -- 15. Chemical analysis 2 : how do we know how much is there? Employing relevant biological examples throughout, it illustrates just how integral chemistry is to the biosciences.
The various sections or chapters are: atoms; compounds and chemical bonding; molecular forces; organic compounds; biological macromolecules; molecular shape and structure; chemical analysis; isomerism; chemical reactions; energy; kinetics; equilibria; and finally the aqueous environment for life. Valence shells and valence electrons -- 2. Organic compounds 1 : the framework of life -- 5. Multiple-choice questions to aid exam preparation and revision; Full solutions to self-check questions; Data analysis and numerical practice worksheets; Mini-tutorials that walk students through a range of key concepts introduced in the book. Breaking intermolecular forces : the three states -- Changing states -- The transition between states -- The impact of non-covalent interactions on melting and boiling points -- 5. The formation of compounds -- The chemical bond : bridging the gap between atoms -- Which electron configuration is most stable? From the self-check questions throughout each chapter to help consolidate learning, to the Chemical Toolkits and Maths Tools that help students explore terminology, methods, and numerical skills that may be unfamiliar, the book is written to be a true course companion for students on biological and biomedical science degrees - one that will help them not only remember the essentials, but really understand them, setting students up for success in their later studies. Energy: what makes reactions go? Biological macromolecules: providing life's infrastructure 11.
With topics drawn from organic, physical and inorganic chemistry, students will encounter a broad range of essential concepts to master. Linda Morris in Education in Chemistry, March 2007 The authors have packed a remarkable amount of chemistry into this book and yet succeed in not making it intimidating. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones. Chemistry for the Biosciences leads students through the essential concepts that are central to understanding biological systems, using everyday examples and analogies to build their confidence in an often daunting subject. We don't need to dig very deep to answer the question: why do biologists need chemistry? Placing an emphasis on clear explanations, it fosters understanding as opposed to rote learning and, by focusing on the key themes that unify the subject, shows how integral chemistry is to the biosciences. Seller Inventory B9780199662883 Book Description Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2014. Self-assessment questions encourage students to monitor their progress.
Teaching commitments involve interdisciplinary topics in areas covering molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, pharmacology, toxicology, and organic chemistry. Metals in biology: life beyond carbon ; 12. Chemistry for the Biosciences is the ideal teaching and learning resource to ensure today's biology students grasp these concepts, and appreciate their importance throughout the subject. Molecular shape and structure 2 : the shape of large molecules -- 9. The molecular basis of chemical reactions -- How do valence electrons move during chemical reactions? Homolytic reactions -- Initiation -- Propagation -- Termination -- 13. Ultimately, chemistry powers life itself. It molds our climate, fuels our transport, and gives food its taste and smell.
Undergraduates struggling with chemical concepts, postgraduates who missed out on detailed chemistry courses and staff despairing of the lack of chemical literacy of their students might well find that this book helps solve their problems. Indeed, the traditional way of teaching organic chemistry is in a very linear fashion aliphatics, aromatics, heterocyclics , and this always presents a problem to biochemistry students. He is the author of two textbooks, Fundamentals of Electroanalytical Chemistry Wiley, 2000 ; and Physical Chemistry: Understanding our Chemical World Wiley, 2004. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. Other functional groups -- The thiols and the sulfur-based functional group -- The haloalkanes and the halogen-based functional group -- 7.
Tony Bradshaw is Project Manager for Biomedical Science at York St John University and lectures in chemistry, biochemistry and the molecular biology of cancer at Oxford Brookes University. Dr Paul Monk is Senior Lecturer in Physical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Materials at Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, where he has lectured and researched since 1991. Carbohydrate structures come on p. Organic compounds 2 : adding function to the framework of life -- 6. Responsibility: Jonathan Crowe, Tony Bradshaw, Paul Monk. Atoms : the foundations of life -- 2. As well as writing Chemistry for the Biosciences, he is also Deputy Editor of the digital science publication, Guru Magazine.
Chirality -- How do we distinguish one enantiomer from its mirror image? Offering clear, straightforward explanations, the text focuses on comprehension rather than on rote learning. Atomic composition -- Protons, electrons, and electrical charge -- Identifying the composition of an atom : atomic number and mass number -- The formation of ions -- Isotopes : varying the number of neutrons -- Relative abundances and atomic mass -- Protons and chemical identity -- 2. The formula for nicotine on p. All books mainly ship from Asia countries. Most of all, chemistry powers life itself. Organic compounds 2: adding function to the framework of life 8. Chemical analysis: characterizing chemical compounds 'Excellent in coverage and depth, with a clear and engaging structure.