CAIRO BOOKS's Description
This General, Organic and Biochemistry text has been written for students
preparing for careers in health-related fields such as nursing, dental hygiene,
nutrition, medical technology and occupational therapy. It is also suited for
students majoring in other fields where it is important to have an
understanding of the basics of chemistry. Students need have no previous
background in chemistry, but should possess basic math skills. Raymond was
crafted to take advantage of recent trends in the GOB market. It is a shorter,
lighter book with a new, integrated table of contents that develops general,
organic, and biochemistry topics together, rather than in isolation.
In introducing GOB material, this text uses an integrated approach in which
related general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry topics are
presented in adjacent chapters. This approach helps students see the strong
connections that exist between these three branches of chemistry, and allows
instructors to discuss these, interrelationships while the material is still
fresh in students' minds. This integration involves the following sets of
* Chapter 3 (Compounds) and Chapter 4 (An Introduction to Organic Compounds).
An introduction to bonding and compounds is followed by a look at the members
of a few key organic families.
* Chapters 3, 4 and 6.(Reactions).. A study of inorganic.and organic compounds
is followed (after a look at gases, liquids, and solids in Chapter 5) by an
introduction to their reactions.
* Chapter 7 (Solutions) and Chapter 8 (Lipids and Membranes) A discussion.of
solubility is followed by a look at the importance of solubility in
biochemistry. Some reactions from Chapter 6 are reintroduced.
* Chapter 9.(Acids and Bases) and Chapter 10 (Carboxylic Acids, Phenols and
Amines) Principles of acid/base Chemistry from an inorganic perspective are
followed by a chapter on the organic and biochemical aspects of this topic.
* Chapter 11 (Alcohols, A1dehydes and Ketones) and Chapter 12 (Carbohydrates).
An introduction to the chemistry of alcohols, aldehydes and ketones is followed
by a presentation of related biochemical applications.