- xxiv, 598 pages : Illustrations, graphs, charts, photographs ; 28 cm
- Additional Authors
- Kallenbach, Neville R.,
- Contents: Table of contents -- Preface -- CHAPTER 1 ANTIBIOTICS AND RESISTANCE: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MOLECULES OF LIFE -- CHAPTER 2 ELEMENTS OF LIFE AND DEATH: THE CHEMISTRY OF ELEMENTS AND ATOMS -- CHAPTER 3. CHEMICAL BONDING -- CHAPTER 4 CARBON: THE ELEMENT OF LIFE -- CHAPTER 5 MOLECULAR DIVERSITY -- CHAPTER 6 CHEMICAL REACTIONS -- CHAPTER 7 MONOMERS AND POLYMERS -- CHAPTER 8 THE UNUSUAL NATURE OF WATER -- CHAPTER 9 MOLECULES AND IONS IN SOLUTION -- CHAPTER 10 MEASURING CONCENTRATION -- CHAPTER 11 ACIDS AND BASES -- CHAPTER 12 DNA-THE MOLECULE OF HEREDITY -- CHAPTER 13 FROM DNA TO PROTEINS -- CHAPTER 14 ENZYMES AS BIOLOGICAL CATALYSTS -- CHAPTER 15 DRUG DEVELOPMENT -- Appendix A Scientific Notation and Units -- Appendix B Significant Figures -- Appendix C Logarithms and the pH Scale -- Appendix D Answers to Try It Yourself and Practice Exercises -- Appendix E Answers to Selected Learning Resources (End-of-Chapter Questions) -- Glossary -- Credits -- Index.Summary: Chemistry: The Molecules of Life emphasizes the fundamentals of chemistry to create a foundation of knowledge and connects the content to students' lives with relevant and contemporary examples. This text encourages students to develop problem-solving skills with practice exercises, worked examples, and support material. Chemistry: The Molecules of Life engages students from all majors with a wide range of pedagogical features and demonstrates chemistry's relevance to everyday life. Rather than presenting chemistry as an isolated discipline, Chemistry: The Molecules of Life emphasizes the importance of chemical knowledge for understanding the molecular basis of life, which is relevant to students' health, environment, and everyday experiences. This contextual focus promotes scientific literacy and helps students develop the critical thinking skills needed to evaluate scientific information presented in the media and make informed decisions about their personal well-being.