Focuses on the key chemical concepts which students of the biosciences need to understand, making the scope of the book directly relevant to the target audience.A conversational style and everyday analogies are used throughout, to help students relate unfamiliar concepts to situations and experiences that they are familiar with, and hence boost confidence in learning and understanding the subject.Opportunities for problem-solving, both in the book and online, encourage the reader to master key concepts and develop important numerical and data-handling skills.The assumption of limited prior knowledge makes it an ideal 'leveller', suitable for students with a range of backgrounds.Rich pedagogy makes learning as effective as possible: cross references encourage readers to make connections between different aspects of a broad subject; key points reinforce the messages that readers should grasp having read the text; marginal comments and footnotes provide extra clarifications; checklists of key concepts act as a useful revision tool; boxes throughout provide a deeper exploration of biological examples.Maths support is provided via the Maths Tool feature, going into detail about mathematical skills and concepts used in the text to enable students to supplement their mathematical knowledge.New to this editionNew Chemical Toolkits explore some of the key skills and tools essential to understanding chemistry, and complement the existing Maths Tools.A new chapter, Metals in Biology, reviews the importance of metal ions in biological systems, to complement the coverage of organic compounds in other chapters.Enhanced and extended coverage of chemical reactions, including increased coverage of redox reactions and electrode potentials, and more emphasis on the carbonyl group and nucleophilic attack, and the reactions of carbonyl -containing compounds.Earlier introduction of ionization energy.Increased coverage of hydrogen bonding, resonance theory and enthalpy changes.Coverage of the mole and concentration is brought forward to chapter 5, giving students earlier exposure to these central concepts.Coverage of the structure of biological molecules now integrated into Chapter 10, Biological Macromolecules.Coverage of chemical reactions is brought forward to chapters 12 and 13, putting this topic back at the heart of the book.Coverage of electronegativity is brought earlier in chapter 3 as a lead into ionic and covalent bonding.The overview of hydrocarbons has been reorganized to make the discussion more comparative, and to highlight common features.New problem-solving questions, available via the book's ORC, help students to develop their data-handling skills.A greater number of self-check questions provide students with more opportunities for active learning while reading each chapter.Video screencasts online walk readers through a selection of examples and calculations to help them master key numerical and data-handling skills.
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Titolo: Chemistry for the Biosciences - The Essential Concepts
Autori: Crowe - Bradshaw
Editore: Oxford University Press
Edizione: III 2014
Finitura: Copertina flessibile
Misure: 18X24 cm