Chemistry in the Community: (ChemCom)

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W. H. Freeman, Jan 31, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 600 pages
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W. H. Freeman, a recognized leader in scientific publishing, and the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, are proud to announce the exciting new Fifth Edition of the classic high school chemistry text, Chemistry in the Community.
What is ChemCom?
Designed for a year-long high school chemistry course geared for college-bound students, ChemCom covers traditional chemistry topics with coverage organized around societal issues.  With this program, students learn more organic and biochemistry as well as environmental and industrial chemistry.  The text is 50% laboratory-based, with lab activities are fully integrated within context, not separate from the reading.  ChemCom features decision-making activities to give students practice in applying their chemistry knowledge in various problem-solving situations. This text clearly addresses the fundamental concepts and principles found in the National Science Education Standards.  Correlations are available showing how closely aligned ChemCom is to these and other state standards.
The seven units of study in ChemCom cover the topics:
1. Water
2. Materials
3. Petroleum
4. Air
5. Industry
6. Atoms
7. Food

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The AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY is a self-governed individual membership organization that consists of more than 158,000 members at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry. The programmes and activities conducted by ACS today are the products of a tradition of excellence in meeting member needs that dates from the Society's founding in 1876.

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