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Survival Guide for General, Organic and Biochemistry
Release Date: October, 2007
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Available free in a package with any Cengage Learning chemistry text or available for separate purchase at www.cengagebrain.com, this straightforward, thorough SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY provides everything students need to survive and thrive in the GOB course. Modeled after Atwood's widely popular GENERAL CHEMISTRY SURVIVAL GUIDE, this guide helps students master concepts, improve essential problem-solving skills, and make the most of their study time, for optimal exam results. Designed as a reader's guide to a GOB textbook, this extremely reader friendly guide offers detailed step-by-step problem-solving sequences, giving students the competency--and confidence--they need. This brief but powerful resource covers the most fundamental aspects of GOB in a succinct, straightforward series of essential modules.
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Posted by Tri Husky Prof on 11/2/2009
The soft bound book by Morrison, Atwood, and Caughran is a recent publication, copyrighted in 2008. I am a professor in a fisheries and aquatic science university department who is looking who is looking for a text to use in a fundamental biochemistry and cell biology class for students who are come from environmental science departments, i.e., non-health science majors. This book has 17 chapters beginning with description of the metric system, significant figures, density and heat transfer; inorganic chemistry principles; nuclear chemistry (radiation); chemical reactions and stoichiometry; states of matter and colligative properties; acids and bases; organic chemistry nomenclature; substitution, addition, elimination reactions; O/R reactions; carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and enzymes; nucleotides and nucleic acids; and a math review for the final chapter. All of these topics are packed into 176 pages. So while the text will unlikely serve as a primary text for a specific course in chemistry or biochemistry, it would be a good supplement for an undergraduate course that expects students to have some knowledge about a variety of chemistry topics. The book is not expensive so is worth the price for undergraduate students who many need to quickly review, brush up, or "survive" a variety of fundamental concepts and topics.