Experiments for Living Chemistry provides practical, ""hands-on"" experiments illustrating the concepts, substances, and techniques that are important to students in the health-related sciences. Many of these experiments are based on physiological substances to show students how chemical principles apply to the functioning of their own bodies, while other experiments use cut-outs to help students visualize such complex concepts as bonding and protein synthesis. This book is organized into 23 chapters that correspond on a chapter by chapter basis with the Living Chemistry textbook.
The first five chapters include discussions on matter, measurement, chemical bonding, compounds, chemical change, gases, and respiration. The subsequent chapters deal with water, solutions, acids, bases, salts, hydrocarbons, and nuclear and organic chemistry. Other chapters explore the oxygen and other derivatives of the hydrocarbons, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, enzymes, and digestion. Considerable chapters are devoted to the metabolism of carbohydrate, energy, lipid, and proteins. The remaining chapters examine the heredity and protein synthesis, vitamins, hormones, body fluids, drugs, and poisons. At the end of each chapter, there are sets of questions designed to help the student relate the laboratory experiments to the textbook and to the lecture portion of the course. Each experiment in the chapter has a corresponding question set that should be answered only after the experiment has been completed.
This book is an invaluable study guide to chemistry teachers and undergraduate students.