General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry

Series
Pearson
Author
Laura D. Frost / S. Todd Deal / Karen C. Timberlake  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
3
Language
English
Total pages
544
Pub.-date
January 2016
ISBN13
9780134042428
ISBN
0134042425
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For courses in General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry (1 - Semester)

 

A Concise Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry

General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry strengthens the evidenced strategy of integrating general, organic, and biological chemistry for a focused introduction to the fundamental connections between chemistry and life. The streamlined approach offers students a clear path through the content over a single semester.

 

The Third Edition integrates essential topics more effectively than any text on the market, covering core concepts in each discipline in just 12 comprehensive chapters. Practical connections and applications show students how to use their understanding of chemistry in everyday life and future health professions. With an emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking, the book promotes active and attentive learning. NEW 3 to 5 minute Practicing the Concepts videos, featuring coauthor Todd Deal, explore key concepts in general, organic, and biological chemistry that students traditionally find difficult. Students gain skills and deepen their knowledge as they watch the videos and then practice what they have learned with Pause & Predict problems and a series of follow up multiple-choice questions.

 

The Third Edition places a greater emphasis on matching what professors teach in the classroom by increasing the coverage of biochemical applications in each chapter. A new design was created to highlight the career content in order to increase relevancy.

 

Also available with MasteringChemistry

This title is also available with MasteringChemistry -- an online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging students before, during, and after class with powerful content. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class, and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources such as Learning Catalytics. Students can further master concepts after class through traditional and adaptive homework assignments that provide hints and answer-specific feedback. The Mastering gradebook records scores for all automatically graded assignments in one place, while diagnostic tools give instructors access to rich data to assess student understanding and misconceptions.

 

Mastering brings learning full circle by continuously adapting to each student and making learning more personal than ever–before, during, and after class.

 

Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MasteringChemistry, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

Features

About the Book

 

General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry provides the following features to facilitate learning:

 

A clear, concise, and integrated coverage of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry

  • Careful selection and organization of chapter topics allows for a comprehensive coverage of three disciplines during a single semester course.
  • Discussion of Biological Chemistry is integrated into the Organic Chemistry chapters of the text, offering a more efficient coverage of major topics and a more tangible relationship to future allied health careers.

Connection of core concepts to students’ lives

  • Throughout the text in both narrative and pedagogy, these connections help students relate the material to their own interests and future careers.

Focus on problem-solving strategies

  • UPDATED! All in-chapter and end-of-chapter problems have been revised to better challenge students to put key concepts and ideas to use. Additional Problems integrate major chapter concepts to improve understanding and promote critical thinking. Challenge Problems dive deep into a specific study to demonstrate how core ideas can be put in action.
  • UPDATED! Health-Related Problems are integrated throughout the chapter and are tied to real-life applications from allied health fields to promote critical thinking and help students connect the chemistry learned with their future professions.
  • Sample Problems throughout the text offer students stepped-out solutions with annotations, allowing them to understand the strategy used to arrive there.
  • Inquiry Questions appear at the end of every section within each chapter, encouraging students to apply their problem solving skills to the concepts learned in that section immediately, without waiting until the end of the chapter.  
  • Solving a Problem feature offers problem-solving approaches for various samples throughout the text, teaching students how to approach certain problems “in-depth”.

 

Detailed pedagogy increases student engagement and retention

  • Discovering the Concepts features guide students through inquiry and exploration to develop chemical concepts. The activities can be used during class as an alternative way to introduce material to students as they work in groups.
  • UPDATED! Macro-to-Micro Illustrations show students how reactions occur on the molecular level, giving them a greater visual understanding of chemical processes and how these relate to their everyday lives.
  • Chapter Openers connect key book concepts to allied health careers and everyday life with images and learning objectives to be explored in each chapter.
  • Visual Study Guides at the end of each chapter outline important concepts and revisit each learning objective set out in the beginning of the chapter, encouraging students to contextualize what they’ve learned.

Also available with MasteringChemistry

MasteringChemistry from Pearson is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging students before, during, and after class with powerful content. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class, and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources such as Learning Catalytics. Students can further master concepts after class through traditional and adaptive homework assignments that provide hints and answer-specific feedback. The Mastering gradebook records scores for all automatically graded assignments in one place, while diagnostic tools give instructors access to rich data to assess student understanding and misconceptions.

Mastering brings learning full circle by continuously adapting to each student and making learning more personal than ever—before, during, and after class.

 

Before Class

  • NEW! Chemistry Primer is a series of tutorials focused on remediating students taking their first college chemistry course. Topics include math in the context of chemistry, chemical skills and literacy, as well as some basics of balancing chemical equations, mole theory, and stoichiometry — all of which were chosen based on extensive surveys of chemistry professors across the country. The main body of each item in the primer offers diagnostic questions designed to help students recognize that they need help. If they struggle, the primer offers extensive formative help in the hint structure via wrong answer feedback, instructional videos, and step-wise worked examples that provide scaffolding to build up students’ understanding as needed. The primer is offered as a pre-built assignment that is automatically generated with every general chemistry and intro/prep chemistry course (coming soon for GOB chemistry).
  • NEW! 66 Dynamic Study Modules help students study effectively on their own by continuously assessing their activity and performance in real time. Here's how it works: students complete a set of questions with a unique answer format that also asks them to indicate their confidence level. Questions repeat until the student can answer them all correctly and confidently. Once completed, Dynamic Study Modules explain the concept using materials from the text. These are available as graded assignments prior to class, and accessible on smartphones, tablets, and computers.
  • NEW! Pearson eText 2.0 features include:
    • Available on smartphones and tablets.
    • Seamlessly integrated videos and other rich media.
    • Accessible (screen-reader ready).
    • Configurable reading settings, including resizable type and night reading mode.
    • Instructor and student note taking, highlighting, bookmarking, and search.

During Class

  • NEW! Learning Catalytics generates class discussion, guides your lecture, and promotes peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. MasteringChemistry with eText now provides Learning Catalytics—an interactive student response tool that uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more sophisticated tasks and thinking. Instructors can:
    • Pose a variety of open-ended questions that help your students develop critical thinking skills
    • Monitor responses to find out where students are struggling
    • Use real-time data to adjust your instructional strategy and try other ways of engaging your students  during class
    • Manage student interactions by automatically grouping students for discussion, teamwork, and peer-to-peer learning
  • NEW! 13 Practicing the Concepts media assets contain videos lasting 3-5 minutes narrated by author Todd Deal whereby he explains major concepts that students struggle with in the chapter. The video assessment questions are written for use in Learning Catalytics and MasteringChemistry; constructed to be used before, during, or after lecture.

After Class

  • NEW! Adaptive Follow-up Assignments are based on each student's past performance on their course work to date, including homework, tests, and quizzes. These provide additional coaching and targeted practice as needed, so students can master the material.
  • Integrated Tutorials reinforce connections between general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry principles while helping students develop their problem-solving skills.
  • Pause and Predict Video Quizzes bring chemistry to life with lab demonstrations illustrating key topics in general, organic, and biological chemistry. Students are asked to predict the outcome of experiments as they watch the videos; a set of multiple-choice questions challenges students to apply the concepts from the video to related scenarios, which can be used before, during, or after lecture.
  • Math Remediation links in selected tutorials launch algorithmically generated math exercises that give students unlimited practice on prerequisite skills, freeing up class and office-hour time to focus on the chemistry. Exercises include guided solutions, sample problems, and learning aids for extra help, and offer helpful feedback when students enter incorrect answers.

New to this Edition

ABOUT THE BOOK

  • Updated Visual Study Guides at the end of each chapter include a visual Study Guide and Chapter Guide thatwork side-by-side to highlight the main concepts of each chapter and help students study more effectively. The new layout gives students a practical way to pinpoint and focus on the most important concepts in each chapter and then assess their own proficiency. The study guide now has suggested “try-it” problems to point students toward practice that will help them master chapter content.
  • Practicing the Concepts Videos with Pause and Predict Quizzes in MasteringChemistry bring chemistry to life.  These 3 to 5 minute videos feature coauthor Todd Deal introducing key topics in general, organic, and biological chemistry that students find difficult. Students are asked to solve a problem while they watch the video content. Multiple-choice questions challenge students to apply the concepts from the video to related scenarios.
  • Updated! Health-Related Problems integrated throughout the chapter. New EOCs and in-chapter problems are tied to real- life applications from allied-health fields topromote critical thinking and help students connect the chemistry learned with their future professions. Health Icons are included next to specific problems with applications to health careers and everyday products to engage students.
  • More challenging problems (both EOCs and in-chapter) and more EOCs that integrate concepts from earlier chapters and build upon them.
  • Solving a Problem features are back. Located at strategic points within each chapter, these provide students with a step-by-step approach to solving the more challenging topics in chemistry
  • UPDATED! The Integrating Chemistry feature brings biochemical relevance to each chapter. These features now have a teaser prompt (“find out”) appearing beneath the Integrating Chemistry icon to interest the student in the biochemistry application and encourage use of the feature to synthesize the concepts.  
  • UPDATED! art program has been included to present concepts and structures as foundational at first and then spiraling up the complexity of treatment.

Focus on problem-solving strategies

  • UPDATED! All in-chapter and end-of-chapter problems have been revised to better challenge students to put key concepts and ideas to use.
  • Chapter Problems that tie directly to applications and allied health careers, catering specifically to the audience most likely to benefit from this book.

Detailed pedagogy increases student engagement and retention

  • UPDATED! Macro-to-Micro Illustrations show students how reactions occur on the molecular level, giving them a greater visual understanding of chemical processes and how these relate to their everyday lives.

Also available with MasteringChemistry

MasteringChemistry from Pearson is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging students before, during, and after class with powerful content. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class, and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources such as Learning Catalytics. Students can further master concepts after class through traditional and adaptive homework assignments that provide hints and answer-specific feedback. The Mastering gradebook records scores for all automatically graded assignments in one place, while diagnostic tools give instructors access to rich data to assess student understanding and misconceptions.

Mastering brings learning full circle by continuously adapting to each student and making learning more personal than ever—before, during, and after class.

 

Before Class

  • Chemistry Primer is a series of tutorials focused on remediating students taking their first college chemistry course. Topics include math in the context of chemistry, chemical skills and literacy, as well as some basics of balancing chemical equations, mole theory, and stoichiometry — all of which were chosen based on extensive surveys of chemistry professors across the country. The main body of each item in the primer offers diagnostic questions designed to help students recognize that they need help. If they struggle, the primer offers extensive formative help in the hint structure via wrong answer feedback, instructional videos, and step-wise worked examples that provide scaffolding to build up students’ understanding as needed. The primer is offered as a pre-built assignment that is automatically generated with every general chemistry and intro/prep chemistry course (coming soon for GOB chemistry).
  • 66 Dynamic Study Modules help students study effectively on their own by continuously assessing their activity and performance in real time. Here's how it works: students complete a set of questions with a unique answer format that also asks them to indicate their confidence level. Questions repeat until the student can answer them all correctly and confidently. Once completed, Dynamic Study Modules explain the concept using materials from the text. These are available as graded assignments prior to class, and accessible on smartphones, tablets, and computers.
  • Pearson eText 2.0 features include:
    • Available on smartphones and tablets.
    • Seamlessly integrated videos and other rich media.
    • Accessible (screen-reader ready).
    • Configurable reading settings, including resizable type and night reading mode.
    • Instructor and student note taking, highlighting, bookmarking, and search.

During Class

  • Learning Catalytics generates class discussion, guides your lecture, and promotes peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. MasteringChemistry with eText now provides Learning Catalytics—an interactive student response tool that uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more sophisticated tasks and thinking. Instructors can:
    • Pose a variety of open-ended questions that help your students develop critical thinking skills
    • Monitor responses to find out where students are struggling
    • Use real-time data to adjust your instructional strategy and try other ways of engaging your students  during class
    • Manage student interactions by automatically grouping students for discussion, teamwork, and peer-to-peer learning
  • 13 Practicing the Concepts media assets contain videos lasting 3-5 minutes narrated by author Todd Deal whereby he explains major concepts that students struggle with in the chapter. The video assessment questions are written for use in Learning Catalytics and MasteringChemistry; constructed to be used before, during, or after lecture.

After Class

  • Adaptive Follow-up Assignments are based on each student's past performance on their course work to date, including homework, tests, and quizzes. These provide additional coaching and targeted practice as needed, so students can master the material.

 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Chemistry Basics: Matter and Measurement

Chapter 2: Atoms and Radioactivity
Chapter 3:
Compounds: How Elements Combine

Chapter 4: Introduction to Organic Compounds

Chapter 5: Chemical Reactions

Chapter 6: Carbohydrates: Life’s Sweet Molecules

Chapter 7: What’s the Attraction? Gas Laws, State Changes, Solubility, and Lipids

Chapter 8: Solution Chemistry: How Sweet is Your Coffee?

Chapter 9: Acids, Bases, and Buffers in the Body

Chapter 10: Proteins: Workers of the Cell

Chapter 11: Nucleic Acids: Big Molecules with a Big Role

Chapter 12: Food as Fuel: A Metabolic Overview

 

Author

Laura Frost is a Professor of Chemistry at Florida Gulf Coast University and the Director of the Whitaker Center for STEM. She has taught Chemistry to allied health students since 2000. She received her Ph.D. in Chemistry with a biophysical focus from the University of Pennsylvania. She is one of the leading experts in teaching with Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) with numerous symposia including the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, the Two-Year College Chemistry Consortium conference, and the American Chemical Society conference. In 2007, she was honored with the Regents’ Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning by the University System of Georgia and was inducted into the Reagents’ Hall of Fame for Teaching Excellence. In 2011, she received the Allen E. Paulson College of the Science and Technology’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at Georgia Southern.

 

Todd Deal received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from The Ohio State University in 1990. He joined the faculty of Georgia Southern University in 1992 where he currently serves as Director of the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement. During his tenure at Georgia Southern, he has served as Associate Dean of the Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology. In 1994, he was selected Professor of the Year by the students at Georgia Southern. In 2003, he was the recipient of the Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Georgia Southern University Award for Excellence in Contributions to Instruction.  In 2006, he received the Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology’s Award for Excellence in Service.