Introductory Chemistry: A Guided Inquiry

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Cengage Learning, May 4, 2011 - Science - 272 pages
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This hands-on workbook encourages active, collaborative learning and helps build a stronger conceptual understanding of chemistry by guiding students through self-directed explorations using POGIL (Process-Oriented Guided-Inquiry Learning). The book's active learning activities ask students to look carefully at new problems, construct logical conclusions based on observations, and discuss the merits of their conclusions with peers. POGIL is designed to improve student retention rates and to teach students to think analytically and collaboratively in teams, like scientists do, rather than attempt to memorize the material.
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Contents

Jumping Through Science with a POGIL Stick
1
Representing the Little Things in Life
15
So You Want to Mix Things Up? States of Matter and Mixtures
27
Numbers and Units
37
Its a Small Small World Atomic Theory
59
Significant Figures are Not Just For History Class Significant Figures and Scientific Notation
73
Periodic Advances at the Table The Periodic Table
99
A Compound by Any other Name Classification of Ionic and Covalent Compounds and Their Nomenclature
109
Counting to a Trillion Trillions The Mole Concept
133
Its a Balancing Act
145
Whats Going On? Chemical Reactions
161
How Much is Possible? Limiting Reactants Percent Yield
179
Gases and the Laws
197
Be a Part of the Solution
215
Acids and Bases
241
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Joe March is an Assistant Professor at University of Alabama-Birmingham and is in charge of the General Chemistry sequence. His research interests include guided-inquiry materials and use of technology in the undergraduate curriculum. In 2003, he was named Alabama Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Craig McClure is an Assistant Professor at University of Alabama-Birmingham. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Michigan in 2004.

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