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Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry, Hybrid, 10th Edition

  • includes OWL 24-Months Printed Access Card
  • Frederick A. Bettelheim
  • William H. Brown
  • Mary K. Campbell
  • Shawn O. Farrell
  • Omar Torres
  • ISBN-10: 1133109829
  • ISBN-13: 9781133109822
  • 832 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
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About the Product

Reflecting Cengage Learning's commitment to offering flexible teaching solutions and value for students and instructors, this hybrid version features the instructional presentation found in the printed text while delivering all the end-of chapter exercises online in the OWL Cengage YouBook. The result--a briefer printed text that engages students online! This Hybrid version of Bettelheim's fully updated bestselling text continues to lead the way with a strong focus on current issues, pedagogically rich framework, wide variety of medical and biological applications, visually dynamic art program, and exceptionally strong and varied end-of-chapter problems. Revised throughout, the 10th Edition now includes new biochemistry content, new Chemical Connections essays, new and revised problems, and more. Most end of chapter problems are now available in the OWL online learning system.


  • each chapter example includes a description of the strategy used to arrive at the solution.

  • Visual Impact: Many illustrations have heightened pedagogical impact. Figures such as Figures 6.4 (Henry's Law) and 6.11 (electrolytic conductance) show the microscopic and macroscopic aspects of a topic under discussion.

  • Chemical Connections: More than 150 essays with photos describe applications of chemical concepts, linking the chemistry to their real uses. In addition, application boxes cover diverse topics such as diseases, drugs, and biochemical pathways.

  • Chapter Summaries: At the end of each chapter, restated key questions are followed by summary paragraphs that highlight the concepts associated with the questions.

  • "How To" Boxes: Emphasizing the skills students need to master the material, "How To" boxes cover such topics as "How to Determine the Number of Significant Figures in a Number" (Chapter 2) and "How to Interpret the Value of the Equilibrium Constant, K" (Chapter 7).

About the Author

Frederick A. Bettelheim

Frederick Bettelheim was a distinguished university research professor at Adelphi University and a visiting scientist at the National Eye Institute. He co-authored seven editions of INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL, ORGANIC, AND BIOCHEMISTRY, ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, and several Laboratory Manuals. He is also the author of EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY and co-author of numerous monographs and research articles. Professor Bettelheim received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis.

William H. Brown

William H. Brown is emeritus professor of chemistry at Beloit College, where he was twice named Teacher of the Year. His teaching responsibilities include organic chemistry, advanced organic chemistry, and, more recently, special topics in pharmacology and drug synthesis. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University under the direction of Gilbert Stork and did postdoctoral work at California Institute of Technology and the University of Arizona.

Mary K. Campbell

Mary K. Campbell was Professor Emeritus of chemistry at Mount Holyoke College, where she taught biochemistry, general chemistry, and physical chemistry, as well as advised undergraduates working on biochemical research projects. Her avid interest in writing led to the publication of many highly successful editions of INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL, ORGANIC, AND BIOCHEMISTRY. She also coauthored BIOCHEMISTRY with Shawn O. Farrell. Originally from Philadelphia, Dr. Campbell received her Ph.D. from Indiana University and completed post-doctoral work in biophysical chemistry at Johns Hopkins University. Her areas of interest included researching the physical chemistry of biomolecules, specifically, spectroscopic studies of protein-nucleic acid interactions.

Shawn O. Farrell

Shawn O. Farrell, a native of Northern California, received his B.S. in biochemistry from University of California, Davis, studying carbohydrate metabolism. He completed his Ph.D. in biochemistry at Michigan State University, where he focused on the study of fatty acid metabolism. Dr. Farrell became interested in biochemistry while in college, as it was relevant to his passion for bicycle racing. He raced competitively for 15 years and now officiates bicycle races worldwide. He has taught biochemistry lecture and laboratory courses at Colorado State University for 16 years and now works for USCycling. Professor Farrell has written scientific journal articles about specific research projects and about laboratory teaching, as well as articles for sports publications, such as "Salmon, Trout, and Steelheader" magazine. He is co-author with Mary Campbell on BIOCHEMISTRY, 7e (Cengage Learning).

Omar Torres

Omar Torres received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Texas A&M University in 1998 and his graduate degree in Inorganic Chemistry from UCLA in 2001. He has experience in teaching, research (inorganic, organic, and analytical) and academic administration. Professor Torres taught both inorganic and organic chemistry at UCLA, where he earned two UCLA Department of Chemistry Awards for Excellence in Teaching for the 1998-1999 and 1999-2000 school years. In addition, Professor Torres has worked at the Dow Chemical Company (Freeport, TX) in the area of Analytical Quality Control, developing and implementing new technologies for various plant operators and analytical scientists. He is currently Dean of Science at the College of the Canyons.

Table of Contents

1. Matter, Energy, and Measurement.
2. Atoms.
3. Chemical Bonds.
4. Chemical Reactions.
5. Gases, Liquids, and Solids.
6. Solutions and Colloids.
7. Reaction Rates and Chemical Equilibrium.
8. Acids and Bases.
9. Nuclear Chemistry.
10. Organic Chemistry.
11. Alkanes.
12. Alkenes and Alkynes.
13. Benzene and Its Derivatives.
14. Alcohols, Ethers, and Thiols.
15. Chirality: The Handedness of Molecules.
16. Amines.
17. Aldehydes and Ketones.
18. Carboxylic Acids.
19. Carboxylic Anhydrides, Esters, and Amides.
20. Carbohydrates.
21. Lipids.
22. Proteins.
23. Enzymes.
24 Chemical Communications: Neurotransmitters and Hormones.
25. Nucleotides, Nucleic Acids, and Heredity.
26. Gene Expression and Protein Synthesis.
27. Bioenergetics: How the Body Converts Food to Energy.
28. Specific Catabolic Pathways: Carbohydrate, Lipid, and Protein Metabolism.
29. Biosynthetic Pathways.
30. Nutrition.
31. Immunochemistry.
32. Body Fluids.
(Chapter 32: Find this chapter on this book's companion website. To access, enter ISBN 1-133-10508-4 at
Appendix 1. Exponential Notation.
Appendix 2. Significant Figures.
Answers to In-Text and Odd-Numbered End-of-Chapter Problems.

New to this edition

  • Ten percent of the book's problems are new or revised. In addition, all problems in the 10th Edition are now available in the OWL online learning system.
  • New Chemical Connections boxes such as, "DDT, A Boon and a Curse," "From Moldy Clover to a Blood Thinner," and "Is There a Connection Between Carbohydrates and Obesity?" have been added to the text's more than 150 Chemical Connections essays. End-of-chapter problems associated with Chemical Connections are now keyed to provide students with immediate reinforcement.
  • New up-to-date biochemistry coverage includes material on Membrane Cholesterol Function (Chapter 21), Transition Metals and Their Effect on the Structure of Proteins (Chapter 22), Enzyme Inhibitors in Medicine (Chapter 23), Obesity and Type-II Diabetes (Chapter 24), Synthetic Genome (Chapter 26), Nutrient Deficiencies Linked to Depression (Chapter 30) and Immunization (Chapter 31).
  • Coverage of balancing chemical equations now appears earlier in Chapter 4 on Chemical Reactions, and the more difficult calculations involving mass relationships have been moved to the end of the chapter.
  • Allotropes of carbon are now included in an expanded Section 5.9, What Are the Characteristics of the Various Types of Solids?


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

PowerLecture with ExamView®, JoinIn™ Student Response System  (ISBN-10: 1133105408 | ISBN-13: 9781133105404)

PowerLecture is a dual platform, one-stop digital library and presentation tool that includes Microsoft® PowerPoint® Lecture Slides prepared by William H. Brown that cover all key points from the text in a convenient format that you can enhance with your own materials or with additional interactive video and animations from the CD-ROM for personalized, media-enhanced lectures. Image Libraries in PowerPoint® and in JPEG format provide electronic files for all text art, most photographs, and all numbered tables in the text. These files can be used to print transparencies or to create your own PowerPoint lectures. Also included are electronic files for the Instructor's Manual and Test Bank and sample chapters from the Student Solutions Manual and Study Guide. You'll also have access to ExamView® testing software, with all test items from the printed Test Bank in electronic format, enabling you to create customized tests of up to 250 items in print or online. JoinIn™ clicker questions for this text, authored by Walter K. Dean of Lawrence Technological University, can be used with the classroom response system of your choice and allow you to assess student progress with instant quizzes and polls and display student answers seamlessly within the Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides of your own lecture. Please consult your Brooks/Cole representative for more details.

Study Guide for Bettelheim/Brown/Campbell/Farrell/Torres' Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry  (ISBN-10: 1133105416 | ISBN-13: 9781133105411)

This useful guide contains learning tools such as brief notes on chapter sections with examples, reviews of key terms, and practice tests (with answers). A sample is available on the Student Companion Website at:

Student Solutions Manual for Bettelheim/Brown/Campbell/Farrell/Torres' Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry  (ISBN-10: 1133109101 | ISBN-13: 9781133109105)

This ancillary contains complete solutions worked-out solutions to all in-text and odd-numbered end-of-chapter questions.

Student Supplements

Study Guide for Bettelheim/Brown/Campbell/Farrell/Torres' Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry  (ISBN-10: 1133105416 | ISBN-13: 9781133105411)

The perfect way to prepare for exams, build problem-solving skills, and get the grade you want! The Study Guide provides easy access to learning tools such as brief notes on chapter sections with examples, reviews of key terms, and practice tests (with answers). A sample is available on the Student Companion Website at:

Student Solutions Manual for Bettelheim/Brown/Campbell/Farrell/Torres' Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry  (ISBN-10: 1133109101 | ISBN-13: 9781133109105)

Master problem-solving and prepare for exams using the complete worked-out solutions to all in-text and odd-numbered end-of-chapter questions provided in this manual.