Introductory Chemistry: An Active Learning Approach

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Cengage Learning, Mar 3, 2009 - Science - 816 pages
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INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY: AN ACTIVE LEARNING APPROACH gives you the tools you need to teach the course your way. The authors provide a question-and-answer presentation that allows students to actively learn chemistry while studying an assignment. This approach is reflected in three words of advice and encouragement that are repeated throughout the book: Learn It Now! As with previous editions, this text allows you to tailor the order of chapters to accommodate your particular needs through two flexible formats -- a standard paperbound edition and loose-leaf edition. This flexibility is achieved not only by carefully writing each topic so it never assumes prior knowledge, but also by including any and all necessary preview or review information needed to learn that topic. The fourth edition integrates new features such as technological resources, coached problems, and enhanced art and photography, all of which dovetail with the authors' active learning approach.
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Contents

Preface
Introduction to Chemistry Introduction to Active Learning
Matter and Energy
Measurement and Chemical Calculations
Introduction to Gases
Atomic Theory The Nuclear Model of the Atom
Chemical Nomenclature
Chemical Formula Relationships
Gases Liquids and Solids
Solutions
AcidBase ProtonTransfer Reactions
Chemical Equilibrium
OxidationReduction Redox Reactions
Nuclear Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Biochemistry

Chemical Reactions
Chemical Change
Quantity Relationships in Chemical Reactions
Atomic Theory The Quantum Model of the Atom
Chemical Bonding
Structure and Shape
The Ideal Gas Law and Its Applications
Chemical Calculations
The SI System of Units
Answers
Glossary
Index
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Mark S. Cracolice is professor of chemistry, department chair, and the director for the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Montana. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma in 1994 under the supervision of Professor Michael R. Abraham. While at Oklahoma, he was a visiting assistant professor. He also has served as an associate instructional specialist at the Chemistry Learning Center at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Cracolice specializes in chemical education and teaches freshman chemistry and graduate courses in chemical education.

Ed Peters received his B.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1943 in Chemical Engineering and his M.S. from Northwestern University in 1947. He had a long and varied career. He worked as an engineer for the United States Navy and was employed as a chemistry teacher for various high schools and colleges in California. He retired in 1987.

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