Introductory Chemistry: An Active Learning Approach

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Cengage Learning, Feb 10, 2006 - Science - 792 pages
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The new Third Edition of INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY: AN ACTIVE LEARNING APPROACH gives you the tools you need to teach the course your way. As the book's Active Learning Approach subtitle suggests, 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! When students encounter the Learn It Now! icon, an example leads them through a series of steps where they listen to the authors guide them step by step to the solution. As they solve the problem, they actively write each step, covering the answer with the shield provided in the book. This feature turns the common passive read the author's solution approach to examples into an active work the problem while guided by the authors methodology. As with previous editions, this text allows professors to tailor the order of chapters to accommodate their 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 new Third Edition has been streamlined and now integrates new features such as helpful technological resources, coached problems, and enhanced art and photography, all of which dovetail with the text's active learning approach.
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Contents

Measurement and Chemical Calculations
47
Introduction to Gases
95
Atomic Theory The Nuclear Model of the Atom
119
Chemical Nomenclature
141
Chemical Formula Relationships
173
Chemical Reactions
201
Chemical Change
231
Quantity Relationships in Chemical Reactions
267
Solutions
457
AcidBase ProtonTransfer Reactions
501
Chemical Equilibrium
527
OxidationReduction Redox Reactions
565
Nuclear Chemistry
591
Organic Chemistry
619
Biochemistry
663
Chemical Calculations
693

Atomic Theory The Quantum Model of the Atom
303
Chemical Bonding
337
Structure and Shape
359
The Ideal Gas Law and Its Applications
391
Gases Liquids and Solids
419
The SI System of Units
703
Answers
705
Glossary
G-1
Index
I-1
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Mark S. Cracolice is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Montana, where he teaches freshman-level chemistry courses, as well as graduate-level courses in teaching chemistry, theories of learning, and chemical education research. He directs a research group that seeks answers to questions about how students learn, and is involved in conducting professional development workshops for high school, college, and university chemistry instructors.

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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