Chemistry and Life

An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry

Author: John William Hill,Stuart J. Baum,Rhonda J. Scott-Ennis

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780130821812

Category: Science

Page: 840

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Renowned for its lively, easy-to-follow writing style, this popular introduction to chemistry offers a strong foundation in the fundamentals of the science, and relates its essential principles to health, sports, lifestyles, the environment and other subjects of direct interest to readers. Separates the material into three distinct areas of study (general, organic and biological), offering clear explanations of matter and measurement, atoms, chemical reactions, gases, acids and bases, hydrocarbons, aldehydes and ketones, stereoisomerism, lipids, nucleic acids and protein synthesis, and much more. Includes "Special Topics" mini-chapters covering such diverse areas as electrolytes, sight and odor, digestion, drugs, and hormones, and explores many newsworthy topics including acid rain, the greenhouse effect, anabolic steroids, designer drugs, AIDS, osteoporosis, chromium supplements, arteriosclerosis, lead poisoning, blood doping, hemophilia, and cancer risks. Offers boxed essays and many examples that illustrate chemistry's application to the real world.

Visions of the Future: Chemistry and Life Science

Author: J. M. T. Thompson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521805391

Category: Science

Page: 199

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Writing in a popular and well illustrated style, leading young scientists describe their research and give their visions of future developments. Topics include studies of atoms and molecules in motion; development of new processes and materials; nature's secrets of biological growth and form, progress in understanding the human body and mind. Introduced by Robert May, the book conveys the excitement and enthusiasm of the young authors. The book offers definitive reviews for anyone with a general interest in the future directions of science.

The Tao of Chemistry and Life

A Scientific Journey

Author: Eugene H. Cordes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195369637

Category: Philosophy

Page: 414

View: 6758

Chemistry underlies life. This book establishes the relationship between the focal point of chemistry - the molecule - and the key characteristics of living organisms. The key is the interactions between small molecules and macromolecules leading to metabolic control, memory and learning, the senses, and drug action.

Optical Spectroscopy in Chemistry and Life Sciences

An Introduction

Author: Werner Schmidt

Publisher: Wiley-VCH

ISBN: 9783527299119

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 9144

This book is a compact and simultaneously comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of optical spectroscopy. The author skillfully leads the reader from the basics to practical applications. The main topics covered are: - theory of optical spectroscopy - components of spectrometers (light sources, filters, lenses and mirror chromators, detectors, cuvettes) - evaluation of data and interpretation of spectra Such important methods as absorption and luminescence spectroscopy, scattering and reflection spectroscopy, photoaccustic spectroscopy, spectroscopy of atoms, polarimetry and near infrared spectroscopy are covered in depth. A useful appendix with the addresses of pertinent equipment manufacturers rounds off the work.

Microsystem Technology in Chemistry and Life Sciences

Author: Andreas Manz,Holger Becker

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540695443

Category: Science

Page: 253

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"WHAT DOES NOT NEED TO BE BIG, WILL BE SMALL", a word by an engineer at a recent conference on chips technology. This sentence is particularly true for chemistry. Microfabrication technology emerged from microelectronics into areas like mechanics and now chemistry and biology. The engineering of micron and submicron sized features on the surface of silicon, glass and polymers opens a whole new world. Micromotors smaller than human hair have been fabricated and they work fine. It is the declared goal of the authors to bring these different worlds together in this volume. Authors have been carefully chosen to guarantee for the quality of the contents. An engineer, a chemist or a biologist will find new impulses from the various chapters in this book.

New Trends in Fluorescence Spectroscopy

Applications to Chemical and Life Sciences

Author: Bernard Valeur,Jean-Claude Brochon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 364256853X

Category: Science

Page: 490

View: 4464

This first volume in the new Springer Series on Fluorescence brings together fundamental and applied research from this highly interdisciplinary and field, ranging from chemistry and physics to biology and medicine. Special attention is given to supramolecular systems, sensor applications, confocal microscopy and protein-protein interactions. This carefully edited collection of articles is an invaluable tool for practitioners and novices.

Evolution's Destiny

Co-evolving Chemistry of the Environment and Life

Author: Robert Joseph Paton Williams,Ros Rickaby

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1849735581

Category: Science

Page: 319

View: 9533

This book demonstrates that biology and geochemistry have continually influenced each other in the co-evolution of the Earth and all life.

The Chemistry of Life

Author: Steven Rose

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141926988

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 5902

First published in 1966, THE CHEMISTRY OF LIFE has held its own as a clear and authoritative introduction to the world of biochemistry. This fourth edition has been fully updated and revised to include the latest developments in DNA and protein synthesis, cell regulation, and their social and medical implications.

Halogen Bonding II

Impact on Materials Chemistry and Life Sciences

Author: Pierangelo Metrangolo,Giuseppe Resnati

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319157329

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 3418

The series Topics in Current Chemistry presents critical reviews of the present and future trends in modern chemical research. The scope of coverage is all areas of chemical science including the interfaces with related disciplines such as biology, medicine and materials science. The goal of each thematic volume is to give the non-specialist reader, whether in academia or industry, a comprehensive insight into an area where new research is emerging which is of interest to a larger scientific audience. Each review within the volume critically surveys one aspect of that topic and places it within the context of the volume as a whole. The most significant developments of the last 5 to 10 years are presented using selected examples to illustrate the principles discussed. The coverage is not intended to be an exhaustive summary of the field or include large quantities of data, but should rather be conceptual, concentrating on the methodological thinking that will allow the non-specialist reader to understand the information presented. Contributions also offer an outlook on potential future developments in the field. Review articles for the individual volumes are invited by the volume editors. Readership: research chemists at universities or in industry, graduate students.

The Chemistry of Life

Eight Lectures on the History of Biochemistry

Author: Joseph Needham

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521073790

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 213

View: 4588

This assembly of lectures should appeal to anyone with an interest in the history of science.

Study Guide to Chemistry and Life

An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry

Author: John W. Hill,Dorothy M. Feigl

Publisher: Burgess International Group Incorporated


Category: Science

Page: 148

View: 9398

Halogen Bonding I

Impact on Materials Chemistry and Life Sciences

Author: Pierangelo Metrangolo,Giuseppe Resnati

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319140574

Category: Science

Page: 280

View: 5124

The nature and directionality of halogen bonding; the sigma hole, by Timothy Clark, Peter Politzer, Jane S. Murray Solid-state NMR study of halogen-bonded adducts, by David Bryce Infrared and Raman measurements of halogen bonding in cryogenic solutions, by Wouter Herrebout Halogen bonding in the gas phase, by Anthony C. Legon Halogen bonding in solution, Mate Erdelyi Unconventional motifs for halogen bonding, by Kari Rissanen Halogen bonding in supramolecular synthesis, Christer Aakeröy Halogen bond in synthetic organic chemistry, Stefan M. Huber Anion recognition in solution via halogen bonding, Mark S. Taylor Anion transport with halogen bonds, by Stefan Matile Halogen bonding in silico drug design, by Pavel Hobza, Kevin Riley Biological halogen bonds: An old dog with new tricks, by P. Shing Ho Principles and applications of halogen bonding in medicinal chemistry, by Frank M. Boeckler Halogen bond in molecular conductors and magnets, by Marc Foumigué Halogen bonding towards design of organic phosphors, by Wei Jun Jin Halogen bond in photoresponsive materials, by Pierangelo Metrangolo, Giuseppe Resnati, Arri Priimagi

Lavoisier and the Chemistry of Life

An Exploration of Scientific Creativity

Author: Frederic Lawrence Holmes

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299099848

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 565

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Antoine Lavoisier, the author of the "chemical revolution," also did much to estabish the foundations for the fields of organic chemistry and biochemistry. Here, Frederic Lawrence Holmes gives us an intimate portrait of Lavoisier's investigations, ranging over twenty years, from 1773 to 1792, on respiration, fermentation, and plant and animal matter. These studies, Holmes finds, were not simply belated applications of Lavoisier's established chemical theories, but intimately bound from the beginning to his more widely known research on combustion and calcination.

Chemistry and Life in the Laboratory


Author: Victor L. Heasley,Val J. Christensen,Gene E. Heasley

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0321849973

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 2252

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. Class-tested by thousands of students, this popular lab manual provides a comprehensive collection of 34 experiments specific to the General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry course. The Sixth Edition includes discussion of important environmental and cultural topics that relate to the experiments, offers new and revised laboratory questions and problems, fully revised laboratory techniques and discussion sections, and much more.

The Chemistry of Life

Author: Robert M. Thorton

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780805381504

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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The Chemistry of Life CD-ROM is intended to teach the essentials to students encountering chemistry for the first time, as well as those needing a thorough review before continuing with their science or allied health coursework. Using a highly interactive format, The Chemistry of Life CD-ROM explains and illustrates crucial concepts and principle s such as atomic structure, properties of water, pH, buffers, enzyme function, and the structure and function of macromolecules. Learning is reinforced by presenting students with animations, encouraging interaction, then testing their grasp of the material with interactive quizzes.

Chemistry in Space

From Interstellar Matter to the Origin of Life

Author: Dieter Rehder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527632387

Category: Science

Page: 302

View: 4705

The dynamic field of extraterrestrial chemistry brings together ideas of chemistr, astrophysics, and biology to the study of molecules between stars, around stars, and on plantes. This book serves as an introduction to chemial processes under ?unearthly? and hence usually extreme conditions (temperature, pressure, high or low density, bombardment by cosmic rays), and their impact on the early development of our solar system, as well as providing a deeper understanding of processes in earthly regions where conditions approach those of extraterrestrial areas. A unique and extraordinary perspective written with chemists in mind. An excellent practical book for inorganic, and physical chemists, spectroscopists, astronomers, and libraries. From the contents: * Introduction and technical notes * Origin and development of the universe * Stars * The interstellar medium * The solar system * Exoplanets * The origin of life

What Is Life?

How Chemistry Becomes Biology

Author: Addy Pross

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198784791


Page: 224

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Seventy years ago, Erwin Schrodinger posed a profound question: 'What is life, and how did it emerge from non-life?' This problem has puzzled biologists and physical scientists ever since. Living things are hugely complex and have unique properties, such as self-maintenance and apparently purposeful behaviour which we do not see in inert matter. So how does chemistry give rise to biology? What could have led the first replicating molecules up such a path? Now, developments in the emerging field of 'systems chemistry' are unlocking the problem. Addy Pross shows how the different kind of stability that operates among replicating molecules results in a tendency for chemical systems to become more complex and acquire the properties of life. Strikingly, he demonstrates that Darwinian evolution is the biological expression of a deeper, well-defined chemical concept: the whole story from replicating molecules to complex life is one continuous process governed by an underlying physical principle. The gulf between biology and the physical sciences is finally becoming bridged. This new edition includes an Epilogue describing developments in the concepts of fundamental forms of stability discussed in the book, and their profound implications. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

The Biological Chemistry of the Elements

The Inorganic Chemistry of Life

Author: J. J. R. Frausto da Silva,R. J. P. Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198508489

Category: Medical

Page: 575

View: 5122

This text describes the functional role of the twenty inorganic elements essential to life in living organisms.



Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120346173

Category: Science

Page: 188

View: 677

This book highlights the importance of chemistry in human well-being by introducing the readers to the basic usefulness of chemistry in everyday life. Chemistry has helped in creating valuable products that have transformed the lifestyle of people. Since we spend lots of money in buying our daily requirements, there is a need for us to understand the benefits and hazards of using consumer products which contain chemicals. In this context, this book will help readers to make reasoned choices and intelligent decisions in buying consumer products which contain chemicals. This text is divided into seventeen chapters devoted to the basic necessities of life like food, shelter, clothing, healthcare, and energy and consumer products. Topics on chemistry in environment, crime, warfare, arts, conservation, communications and transportation are also highlighted in individual chapters. All these topics are discussed with regard to the needs of modern society. In this third edition, the various chapters have been updated with current information keeping the language simple and friendly. Critical thinking exercises and questions have been included. The style of questions included in the book is to meet the requirement of various competitive examinations such as Indian Civil Services and entrance examinations in medicine and engineering.