General Chemistry: Atoms First, Second Edition starts from the building blocks of chemistry, the atom, allowing the authors to tell a cohesive story that progresses logically through molecules and compounds to help students intuitively follow complex concepts more logically. This unified thread of ideas helps students build a better foundation and ultimately gain a deeper understanding of chemical concepts. Students can more easily understand the microscopic-to-macroscopic connections between unobservable atoms and the observable behavior of matter in daily life, and are brought immediately into real chemistry–instead of being forced to memorize facts.
Reflecting a true atoms first perspective, the Second Edition features experienced atoms-first authors, incorporates recommendations from a panel of atoms-first experts, and follows historical beliefs in teaching chemistry concepts based and real experimental data first. This approach distinguishes this text in the market based whereby other authors teach theory first, followed by experimental data.
How often are Chemistry students amazed to find as much math as they do in their first week of General, Organic & Biology Chemistry? This manual is designed for them. This friendly guide leads students through early mathematical stepsâ fractions, percents, scientific notation, into the world of calculators and how to get the most out of them. It progresses, parallel to their classwork, through algebraic problem-solving, into the whole variety of necessary conversions: density, mass, volume; Celsius, Fahrenheit; calories, Joules, BTUs; and molar mass, moles, grams. Applications and down-to-earth examples abound.
With a focus on real-world applications and a conversational tone, this laboratory manual contains experiments written specifically to correspond with Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, Third Edition by Nivaldo J. Tro. Each experiment covers one or more topics discussed within a chapter of the textbook, with the dual goal of 1) helping students understand the underlying concepts covered in the lecture course, and 2) presenting this material in a way that is interesting and exciting. This manual contains twenty-eight experiments with a focus on real world applications. Each experiment contains a set of pre-laboratory questions, an introduction, a step-by-step procedure (including safety information), and a report section featuring post-laboratory questions. Additional features include a section on laboratory safety rules, an overview on general techniques and equipment, as well as a detailed tutorial on graphing data in Excel.
Each volume provides 15 uniformly formatted teaching units covering 15 major topics in particular areas of science. Each ready-to-use unit contains:
-- A Teacher's Classwork Agenda for the Week and Content Notes for Lecture and Discussion
-- A reproducible Fact Sheet to introduce students to important content vocabulary and concepts in that unit
-- Four 40-to-50 minute Lesson Plans
-- Four reproducible Journal Sheets for student use in taking notes and recording lab activity data
-- A reproducible 15-minute Review Quiz
The complete library includes 300 tested lessons and over 600 reproducible fact sheets, worksheets, homework assignments, and review quizzes organized into five volumes.
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