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Chemistry for the Biosciences


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1: Introduction: why biologists need chemistry2: Atoms: the foundations of life3: Compounds and chemical bonding: bringing atoms together4: Molecular interactions: holding it all together5: The mole, concentrations, and dilutions: making sense of chemical numbers6: Organic compounds 1: the framework of life7: Organic compounds 2: adding function to the framework of life8: Biological macromolecules: providing life's infrastructure9: Chemical reactions 1: bringing molecules to life10: Chemical reactions 2: reaction mechanisms driving the chemistry of life11: Molecular shape and structure 1: from atoms to small molecules12: Molecular shape and structure 2: the shape of large molecules13: Isomerism: generating chemical variety14: Energy: what makes reactions go?15: Equilibria: how far do reactions go?16: Kinetics: what affects the speed of a reaction?17: Acids, bases, and the aqueous environment: the medium of life18: Chemical analysis: how do we know what molecules we have?

About the Author

Jonathan Crowe is a science publisher and science writer based in Oxford, UK. A biochemist by background, Jonathan has extensive experience of making science accessible to a broad audience both through his science writing and science editing. As well as writing Chemistry for the Biosciences, he is also Deputy Editor of the digital science publication, Guru Magazine. Tony Bradshaw is Project Manager for Biomedical Science at York St John University and lectures in chemistry, biochemistry and the molecular biology of cancer at Oxford Brookes University. Prior to this he has worked at the University of Warwick, researching as a member of the Interferon Group, and at the Shell Toxicology Research Laboratory in Sittingbourne, working on mechanisms of chemical carcinogenesis. In recent years he has developed a new and very popular degree course in Biomedical Sciences at Oxford Brookes.


Review from previous edition 'This book is the best of its kind on the market; Crowe and Bradshaw is superbly written, makes great use of analogy, and maintains good biological focus.' * James McEvoy, Lecturer in Biological Chemistry, Royal Holloway, University of London *
'Excellent in coverage and depth, with a clear and engaging structure.' * Paul Hagan, Teaching Fellow, University of Ulster *

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