Alan Jones's Chemistry: An Introduction for Medical and Health Sciences PDF

By Alan Jones

ISBN-10: 0470092890

ISBN-13: 9780470092897

Chemistry: An creation for clinical and healthiness Sciences provides scholars and practitioners with a transparent, readable advent to the chemical phrases and ideas which are proper to their learn and perform. Assuming little previous wisdom of the topic the e-book describes and explains the chemistry underlying the various most typically pharmaceuticals and drugs. additionally it is info on chemical points of digestion and foodstuff, oxidation, radioactivity and an summary of ways chemical compounds struggle disease. 

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It is possible to form compounds with more than one OH joined onto the aromatic ring. These are also antiseptics. 5 Phenol 50 ORGANIC COMPOUNDS CONTAINING CARBON, HYDROGEN AND OXYGEN The phenol derivatives figure in the structures of a number of important reactions, including the synthesis of aspirin and the manufacture of ‘phenol – formaldehyde’ plastics and glues. Uncle Jack survived the horrific Battle of the Somme in World War I, but died of antiseptic poisoning by phenol in hospital, where he was treated for an ingrowing toe nail by a Florence Nightingale-type nurse.

Perfumes, after-shave lotions and scents all contain covalent molecules that produce characteristic smells. So do the less pleasant smells. Covalent bonds between atoms inside a molecule are very strong and a large amount of energy has to be put in to break them, such as burning or strong heat. However, the attraction between one covalent molecule and its neighbour is usually quite weak. 8 Gas molecules Solubility Covalent compounds are generally insoluble in water. This is shown by the fact that our proteins, skin and cell materials do not dissolve in the rain!

Never use ether near flames or sparks because fire and explosions are possible. What are the alcohol structures and functional group isomers of diethyl ether, C4H10O or C2H5 ÁOÁC2H5? A rock climber become trapped by his arm in a rock fall. To save his life he amputated his own arm with a Swiss army knife without anaesthetic. It was William Morton, in 1846, who first noted that ether could be used as an anaesthetic for dentistry and surgery. Before that all surgery was conducted on conscious patients.

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