Chemistry: A Project of the American Chemical Society

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Macmillan, 2005 - Science - 858 pages
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The American Chemical Society has launched an activities-based, student-centered approach to the general chemistry course, a textbook covering all the traditional general chemistry topics but arranged in a molecular context appropriate for biology, environmental and engineering students. Written by a team of industry chemists and educators and thoroughly class-tested, Chemistry combines cooperative learning strategies and active learning techniques with a powerful media/supplements package to create an effective introductory text.
 

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The book is an unorganized mass of nonsense. They ask you to do impossible experiments; it seems they expect the average high school student to have access to random chemicals. If you don't do the experiment half of the chapter doesn't make any sense. They 'explain' by example, but the examples are always needlessly convoluted and confusing. The questions in the back of the book cannot be answered just from knowledge gained in the chapter, instead one must spend hours online before finding an answer. The organization of this book is frankly backwards, who the hell starts with Lewis diagrams. There isn't even a section about nomenclature, which is something every chemistry class spends a considerable amount of time on. The explanations of definitions are poorly written at best and incomprehensible at worst. In summary, this book is quite possibly the worst book to use in any chemistry class and all copies should be burned immediately. 

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this is the worst fucking text book i have ever had to deal with. there is so much extra crap in here i do not need to read. im the in 10th grade! you should be ashamed who ever wrote this

Contents

CHAPTER
7
Lewis Structures
13
Water Molecule
19
at Room Temperature?
25
Hydrogen Bonding in Water
32
A Natural Wonder 1
38
The Mole
44
Reflection and Projection
50
Reflection and Projection
389
Reflection and Projection
399
Reflection and Projection
408
of CarbonContaining Molecules
416
Problems
426
Enthalpy
436
Enthalpy
437
Reflection and Projection
445

Stable
51
Problems
60
Aqueous Solutions and Solubility
72
Aqueous Solutions
74
Reflection and Projection
81
When Ionic Compounds
90
and Moles
103
Reflection and Projection
112
Reflection and Projection
118
Le Chateliers
129
of gases
135
Problems
143
Origin of Atoms
154
Stars
167
Reflection and Projection
190
Reflection and Projection
197
Problems
206
Structure of Atoms
212
Reflection and Projection
220
The Photoelectric Effect
230
Reflection and Projection
236
in Atoms
243
Reflection and Projection
250
Reflection and Projection
261
CHAPTER 5
276
Structure of Molecules
280
Models of Isomers
284
Reflection and Projection
290
Why are there only four sigma orbitals
300
Reflection and Projection
309
Molecular Geometry
317
Reflection and Projection
324
Reflection and Projection
332
Reflection and Projection
340
Chemical Reactions
352
Reflection and Projection
362
Reflection and Projection
371
of thirdperiod elements
377
Metal Ion Complexes
383
Reflection and Projection
451
Reflection and Projection
458
in Living Systems
476
Reflection and Projection
488
Problems
501
Entropy and Molecular Organization
512
Entropy
514
Osmosis in Macroscopic
520
Reflection and Projection
542
Dont Mix
550
and Bilayer Membranes
552
of Solutions
558
Calculations
565
Problems 513
573
Chemical Equilibria
586
Reflection and Projection
594
Reflection and Projection
610
of Proteins
619
Ionic Salts
623
Reflection and Projection
631
Reflection and Projection
643
for the Equilibrium Constant
650
Electrochemistry
664
Reflection and Projection
675
Reflection and Projection
685
Reflection and Projection
692
The Nernst
699
Nernst Equation
706
Reflection and Projection
724
Problems
731
Reaction Pathways
742
Mechanisms
762
constant
773
Appendices
791
A Numerical Answers
A-1
B Thermodynamic Data at 298
A-11
Catalysis 797
101
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