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Fundamentals of general, organic, and biological chemistry / John McMurry, David S. Ballantine, Carl A. Hoeger, and Virginia E. Peterson.

By: McMurry, John [author].
Contributor(s): Ballantine, David S [author] | Hoeger, Carl A [author] | Peterson, Virginia E [author].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boston : Pearson, [2017]Copyright date: ©2017Edition: Eighth edition.Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780134015187.Subject(s): Chemistry -- TextbooksSummary: Eighth Edition, the authors make learning chemistry a more active experience through features designed to get readers doing chemistry. Every chapter features Hands on Chemistry sections that deepen readers’ understanding of chemistry by having them perform elementary experiments with everyday household items. Group Problemsat the end of every chapter are designed for in-class use and motivate readers to carefully think about higher-level problems, such as how concepts fit together and how to apply these concepts in a clinical application. All of the chapter openers, including many of the Chemistry in Action boxes and end-of-chapter problems, have been rewritten for a stronger clinical focus that provides more relevance to allied health majors. All content has been updated for the modern classroom with special attention to the biochemistry chapters, making the Eighth Edition of Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry the best choice for future allied health readers. This edition is fully integrated with Mastering Chemistry to provide an interactive and engaging experience. Media resources include narrated Video Tutor Solutions for every book chapter that present how to work the most challenging problems and feature additional feedback and instruction from contributor Sara Madsen. NEW in Mastering Chemistry is the Chemistry Primer, a diagnostic and remediation tool that provides pre-built assignments designed to get readers up to speed on Chemistry and Math skills at the beginning of the course so they come to class prepared to delve more deeply into topics.
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Includes index.

Eighth Edition, the authors make learning chemistry a more active experience through features designed to get readers doing chemistry. Every chapter features Hands on Chemistry sections that deepen readers’ understanding of chemistry by having them perform elementary experiments with everyday household items. Group Problemsat the end of every chapter are designed for in-class use and motivate readers to carefully think about higher-level problems, such as how concepts fit together and how to apply these concepts in a clinical application. All of the chapter openers, including many of the Chemistry in Action boxes and end-of-chapter problems, have been rewritten for a stronger clinical focus that provides more relevance to allied health majors. All content has been updated for the modern classroom with special attention to the biochemistry chapters, making the Eighth Edition of Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry the best choice for future allied health readers. This edition is fully integrated with Mastering Chemistry to provide an interactive and engaging experience. Media resources include narrated Video Tutor Solutions for every book chapter that present how to work the most challenging problems and feature additional feedback and instruction from contributor Sara Madsen. NEW in Mastering Chemistry is the Chemistry Primer, a diagnostic and remediation tool that provides pre-built assignments designed to get readers up to speed on Chemistry and Math skills at the beginning of the course so they come to class prepared to delve more deeply into topics.

Comment by AMIRUL IQBAR BIN MOHAMAD ZAHIR
27/08/2019

1. What I like about the book? :

John McMurry never once disappointed me with his book. This book has been my personal favorite over the years up until now. I was amazed just by glancing through the chapters as the authors tried to provide enough detail for thorough understanding while avoiding cramped so much information that made students overwhelmed. This one definitely the best book I have ever read as it taught me the basics of chemistry and biochemistry all the way from “what is an atom?” to “how inflammatory response is initiated?”. The early chapters comprise the fundamental concepts to understand the complex mechanisms related to chemistry in human body systems afterwards. The medical applications of molecular structure captured my attention and made me actually want to read the text. The writing style is clear and concise and punctuated with practical and familiar examples from students’ personal experience. Other than that, authors used primary approach to enhance student understanding by providing graphical illustration of concepts extensively such as art work, diagram and molecular models. Summaries and questions are provided at the end of each chapter to reemphasize and provide coverage at every angles without omitting any key points of each topic. Honestly, it’s a worthy piece to pick up and read.

2. Brief content of the book:

This book contains 29 chapters and divided into three main division of chemistry. It started with General Chemistry: Chapters 1-11 and generally comprises of the introductions to element, atoms, periodic table, the quantitative nature of chemistry, equilibria and acids and bases as well as nuclear chemistry that closes the general chemistry concept. Following, Organic Chemistry: Chapters 12-17 that concisely focus on what students must know in order to understand biochemistry. This chapters comprises of the introduction to hydrocarbons that includes basic of nomenclature, functional groups, stereochemistry and many more. Stereochemistry is the key to the understanding of how biological molecules function which allowing the students more exposure to this complicated topic before reaching the biological chemistry section. Last division is Biological Chemistry: Chapters 18-29 that proceed with the complexities of protein, carbohydrate, lipid and nucleic acid structure. It then explains in detail the role of these molecules in the body.

3. Does it suit you or any other programs and why? :

Exactly what I needed for my program which currently I’m doing Bachelor of Pharmacy. I like the way how the authors provide clinical examples based on current research findings. They provide the Chemistry in Action Boxes that extends the discussion of major chapter topics to enhance student’s perspective on core concepts relevant to their future careers, be it pharmacist, general practitioner, dentist, biomedical scientist or pharmaceutical chemists. Hands-on Chemistry Boxes also offer students an opportunity to solidify their understanding of chemistry through elementary experiments that can be safely done in their home with household items. The author also makes an attempt to elucidate some of the reaction mechanisms, which will greatly boost one's understanding of the subject matter. For tough classes like Organic Chemistry, General Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry, these books do a good job of breaking down the material to make it easier to understand.

4. Would you recommend this book to your colleagues and why?:

Definitely. I would recommend this book as it is useful as a transition for students who have basic knowledge in Chemistry into Organic, and Biological Chemistry. It serves as an excellent introductory yet comprehensible text which will help to ease one into the field of Chemistry. Perfect book!!!

Reviewer's name: Amirul Iqbar bin Mohamad Zahir Title : Fundamentals of general, organic, and biological chemistry / John McMurry, David S. Ballantine, Carl A. Hoeger, and Virginia E. Peterson Barcode : 1100074781

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