Chemistry in Focus: A Molecular View of Our World / Edition 4

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Overview


Succeed in the course and connect with the microscopic world with CHEMISTRY IN FOCUS. Thoroughly updated with the latest research and developments, this student-friendly book emphasizes the fundamental role the molecular world plays in your daily life. By clearly identifying and explaining connections between the molecular world and microscopic world, the book helps you understand the major scientific, technological, and environmental issues affecting our society today. The book's innovative study aids, such as Self-Check Quizzes and Tests, and technological tools will help you every step of the way as you master the concepts of the course.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495605478
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/13/2008
  • Series: Available Titles OWL Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Nivaldo J. Tro received his BA degree from Westmont College and his PhD degree from Stanford University. He went on to a postdoctoral research position at the University of California at Berkeley. In 1990, he joined the chemistry faculty at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Professor Tro has been honored as Westmont's outstanding teacher of the year three times (1994, 2001, and 2008). He was named Westmont's outstanding researcher of the year in 1996. Professor Tro lives in the foothills of Santa Barbara with his wife, Ann, and their four children, Michael, Alicia, Kyle, and Kaden. In his leisure time, Professor Tro likes to spend time with his family in the outdoors. He enjoys running, biking, surfing, and snowboarding.
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Table of Contents


1. Molecular Reasons. 2. The Chemist's Toolbox. 3. Atoms and Elements. 4. Molecules, Compounds, and Chemical Reactions. 5. Chemical Bonding. 6. Organic Chemistry. 7. Light and Color. 8. Nuclear Chemistry. 9. Energy for Today. 10. Energy for Tomorrow: Solar and Other Renewable Energy Sources. 11. The Air Around Us. 12. The Liquids and Solids Around Us: Especially Water. 13. Acids and Bases: The Molecules Responsible for Sour and Bitter. 14. Oxidation and Reduction. 15. The Chemistry of Household Products. 16. Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 17. Drugs and Medicine: Healing, Helping, and Hurting. 18. The Chemistry of Food. 19. Nanotechnology. Appendix 1: Significant Figures. Appendix 2: Answers to Selected Exercises. Appendix 3: Answers to Your Turn Questions. Glossary. Index.
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