General Chemistry

Principles and Modern Applications

Author: Ralph H. Petrucci,F. Geoffrey Herring,Jeffry D. Madura,Carey Bissonnette

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780136121497

Category: Science

Page: 1424

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The Molecule on the Front Cover is Paclitaxel, C47H51NO14 a chemotherapy drug that has been successful in treating breast, lung, and ovatian cancer. It is extracted from the bark of the Pacific Yew tree (Taxus brevifolia). Unfortunately, the bark of a 100-year-old Pacific Yew tree yields about 3 kg of bark and only 300 mg of paclitaxel, barely enough for a single dose of the drug (Taxol). The synthesis of this molecule engaged the attention of chemists for more than 20 years until finally, in 1994, chemists from Florida State University and from the University of California (San Diego) announced independently that they were able to synthesize it from simpler and readily available starting materials. A major challenge in the synthesis of paclitaxel is getting the spatial arrangement of atoms around 11 of the carbon atoms just right. These 11 carbon atoms are identified in the ball-and-stick structure by green or purple circles. If the synthesis is not done carefully, up to 2048 different possible paclitaxel-like structures could be obtained, but only one is known to have the desired anti-tumor activity. Because chemists can now synthesize paclitaxel, it is possible for researchers to explore how it works and design new chemotherapeutic drugs that are safer and more effective.

General Chemistry

Principles and Modern Applications

Author: Ralph H. Petrucci,William S. Harwood,F. Geoffrey Herring

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780131116733

Category: Chemistry

Page: 1160

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Principles of Modern Chemistry

Author: David W. Oxtoby,H. Pat Gillis,Laurie J. Butler

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305465091

Category: Science

Page: 1264

View: 9992


Long considered the standard for honors and high-level mainstream general chemistry courses, PRINCIPLES OF MODERN CHEMISTRY continues to set the standard as the most modern, rigorous, and chemically and mathematically accurate text on the market. This authoritative text features an atoms first approach and thoroughly revised chapters on Quantum Mechanics and Molecular Structure (Chapter 6), Electrochemistry (Chapter 17), and Molecular Spectroscopy and Photochemistry (Chapter 20). In addition, the text utilizes mathematically accurate and artistic atomic and molecular orbital art, and is student friendly without compromising its rigor. End-of-chapter study aids now focus on only the most important key objectives, equations and concepts, making it easier for students to locate chapter content, while new applications to a wide range of disciplines, such as biology, chemical engineering, biochemistry, and medicine deepen students' understanding of the relevance of chemistry beyond the classroom. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Author: Kenneth W. Whitten,Raymond E. Davis,Larry Peck,George G. Stanley

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285624734

Category: Science

Page: 1184

View: 5877


This new edition of CHEMISTRY continues to incorporate a strong molecular reasoning focus, amplified problem-solving exercises, a wide range of real-life examples and applications, and innovative technological resources. With this text's focus on molecular reasoning, readers will learn to think at the molecular level and make connections between molecular structure and macroscopic properties. The Tenth Edition has been revised throughout and now includes a reorganization of the descriptive chemistry chapters to improve the flow of topics, a new basic math skills Appendix, an updated art program with new talking labels that fully explain what is going on in the figure, and much more. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Principles of Biology

Author: Robert Brooker

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077497066

Category: Science

Page: 1072

View: 4407


Principles of Biology is reflective of the shift taking place in the majors biology course from large and detail rich to short and conceptual. A succinct and inviting text focused on central concepts, Principles of Biology helps students connect fundamental principles while challenging them to develop and hone critical thinking skills. Based on recommendations from the AAAS Vision and Change Report, content has been streamlined to assist students in connecting broad themes and key ideas across biology. Beginning in Chapter 1, twelve principles of biology are introduced and revisited throughout the text to help students understand stay focused on core ideas. New BioConnections features and Check Your Understanding questions ask students to be self-aware learners, analyzing what they’re learning and making connections. To help students understand the key theme in biology – evolution – new Evolutionary Connections features reveal the ways in which the theory of evolution connects and informs our studies. New Quantitative Reasoning skills boxes encourage students to focus on developing reasoning and critical thinking skills.


Principles, Patterns, and Applications

Author: Bruce A. Averill,Patricia Eldredge

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780805382839

Category: Science

Page: 598

View: 7818


Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications represents the next step in general chemistry texts, with an emphasis on contemporary applications and an intuitive problem-solving approach that helps readers discover the exciting potential of chemical science. The book features modern applications, early integration of examples from organic and biochemistry, and a strong approach to problem solving that moves away from rote memorization to a thorough understanding of key concepts and recognition of important patterns. The worked examples throughout each chapter showreadershow to develop strategies and thought processes that will enable them to solve problems both quantitatively and conceptually. Kinetics and Equilibria, Chemical Kinetics, Chemical Equilibrium, Aqueous Acid-Base Equilibria, Solubility Equilibria, Chemical Thermodynamics, Electrochemistry, Nuclear Chemistry, Chemistry of the Elements, General Trends and the s-Block Elements, The p-Block Elements, The d- and f-Block Elements, Organic Compounds. For all readers interested in a general chemistry text with an emphasis on contemporary applications and an intuitive problem-solving approach.

Experiments in General Chemistry: Inquiry and Skill Building

Author: Vickie Williamson,Larry Peck

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285974603

Category: Science

Page: 412

View: 1911


EXPERIMENTS IN GENERAL CHEMISTRY: INQUIRY AND SKILL BUILDING, 2nd edition approaches the general chemistry lab experience with a combination of experiment styles: Skill Building, Guided Inquiry, and Open Inquiry, in order to maximize information and skills in the minimal amount of lab time. There are 28 experiments with Pre-Lab questions to help you prepare for the lab ahead of time, Post-Lab questions to reinforce the core concepts of the lab, and a useful appendix of Common Procedures and Concepts that provides quick access to basic laboratory information for when you need it. The entire manual is printed on perforated pages so that worksheets can be cleanly and easily removed. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences

Author: Victoria E. McMillan,Vicky McMillan

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312649711

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 241

View: 6066


Written by a professional biologist who is also an experienced writing teacher, this comprehensive guide for students writing in biology, zoology, and botany provides detailed instruction on researching, drafting, revising, and documenting papers, reviews, poster presentations, and other forms of writing.

A Companion to the United States Constitution and Its Amendments, 6th Edition

Author: John R. Vile

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440833281

Category: Political Science

Page: 321

View: 2890


Now in its sixth edition with coverage of major Supreme Court decisions through the end of the 2013–2014 term, this book remains a key source for students, professors, and citizens seeking balanced, up-to-date information on the Constitution, its amendments, and how they have been interpreted. • Provides an accessible and informative introduction to the creation, meaning, and continuing role of the Constitution that is suited for high school students, undergraduate audiences, law students and researchers, reference librarians, and interested citizens who want to understand the Constitution and its amendments • Presents balanced treatments of all key constitutional provisions and up-to-date information on how key U.S. Supreme Court decisions have interpreted the Constitution • Includes a glossary, highlights of constitutional history, and a fully updated appendix of the names and dates of U.S. Supreme Court Justices • Includes copies of the U.S. Constitution and Its Amendments, the Declaration of Independence, and the Articles of Confederation

Basic Training in Chemistry

Author: Steven Hoenig

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 030646926X

Category: Science

Page: 184

View: 8516


Basic Training in Chemistry is unique in that it gathers into one source the essential information that is usually widely dispersed. This book can be used as a quick reference guide to the different disciplines of Chemistry: the areas covered are General, Inorganic, Organic, and Instrumental Analysis. Although comprehensive in nature, Basic Training in Chemistry is not meant to replace any standard textbook but rather to be a supplement or additional source of information, or even a comprehensive review guide. Basic Training in Chemistry is a useful addition to any academic or commercial laboratory setting where access to a wide variety of information is needed. The book can be an exceptional source of information for the undergraduate or graduate student as well as for the experienced chemist. Anyone needing a single source of information covering several different disciplines will find this book to be an excellent addition to their usual references.

The Manual of Photography

Author: Elizabeth Allen,Sophie Triantaphillidou

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240520378

Category: Photography

Page: 566

View: 9139


The tenth edition of The Manual of Photography is an indispensable textbook for anyone who Presetous about photography. It is ideal if you want to gain insight into the underlying scientific principles of photography and digital imaging, whether you are a professional photographer, lab technician, researcher or student in the field, or simply an enthusiastic amateur. This comprehensive guide takes you from capture to output in both digital and film media, with sections on lens use, darkroom techniques, digital cameras and scanners, image editing techniques and processes, workflow, digital file formats and image archiving. This iconic text was first published in 1890 and has aided many thousands of photographers in developing their own techniques and understanding of the medium. Now in full colour, The Manual of Photography still retains its clear, reader-friendly style and is filled with images and illustrations demonstrating the key principles. We hope that it will not only give you the skills and know-how to take stunning photographs, but will also allow you to fully understand the science behind the creation of great images.

Elementary differential equations

Author: William E. Boyce,Richard C. DiPrima

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471433392

Category: Mathematics

Page: 622

View: 2263


This revision of Boyce & DiPrima's text maintains its classic strengths: a contemporary approach with flexible chapter construction, clear exposition, and outstanding problems. Like previous editions, this revision is written from the viewpoint of the applied mathematician, focusing both on the theory and the practical applications of Differential Equations as they apply to engineering and the sciences. A perennial best seller designed for engineers and scientists who need to use Elementary Differential Equations in their work and studies. The CD-ROM includes: The award-winning ODE Architect software. The software's 14 modules enable you to build and solve your own ODEs, and to use simulations and multimedia to develop detailed mathematical models and concepts in a truly interactive environment. The ODE Architect Companion. The Companion extends the ideas featured in each multimedia module. The web-based learning tools include: Review & Study Guidelines. The Chapter Review Guidelines will help you prepare for quizzes and exams. Online Review Quizzes. The quizzes enable you to test your knowledge of key concepts and provide diagnostic feedback that references appropriate sections in the text. PowerPoint Slides. You can print these slides out for in-class note taking. Getting Started with ODE Architect. This guide will help you get up-and-running with ODE Architect's simulations and multimedia.

Calculus for Engineers

Author: Donald W. Trim

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131577138

Category: Calculus

Page: 1119

View: 7417


Using an early transcendental approach, Trim emphasizes practical applications, many of which are drawn from various engineering fields. Students begin with basic practice drills and then progress to problems that require the integration of information learned in previous chapters. In this way, students develop an understanding of the mathematical procedure, rather than simply plugging numbers into formulae.

Math Review ToolKit for General Chemistry

Principles and Modern Applications

Author: Gary Leighton Long,Ralph H. Petrucci,Sharon D. Long,F. Geoffrey Herring,Jeffry D. Madura,Carey Bissonnette

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780136120391

Category: Science

Page: 129

View: 3392


Introduction to Chemical Principles

Author: H. Stephen Stoker

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0321918312

Category: Science

Page: 720

View: 2194


This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Newly updated based on extensive reviewer feedback, this affordable introductory text remains focused on the essentials necessary for success in General Chemistry. Introduction to Chemistry Principles, Eleventh Edition focuses on the most important topics — omitting organic and biochemistry chapters — and teaches the problem-solving skills readers need. Each topic is introduced and developed step by step until reaching the level of sophistication required for further course work. Note: There is no difference in content between the version with the plain cover and the version with the white and orange cover.