General Chemistry

General Chemistry

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by Jean B. Umland
     
 

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For students to learn to think scientifically, they need something to think about. Authors Jean B. Umland and Jon M. Bellama accomplish this by integrating descriptive chemistry and theory throughout the book. From the very first chapter, the authors familiarize students with chemical reactions - which Umland and Bellama believe are the heart of chemistry. But the

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For students to learn to think scientifically, they need something to think about. Authors Jean B. Umland and Jon M. Bellama accomplish this by integrating descriptive chemistry and theory throughout the book. From the very first chapter, the authors familiarize students with chemical reactions - which Umland and Bellama believe are the heart of chemistry. But the authors go beyond describing what happens during a reaction to explaining WHY chemical reactions occur. This allows the first lectures to include the interesting demonstrations that capture student interest and keep them captivated throughout the course. It's this approach that helps involve students in a fascinating discovery process that lets them experience the "Aha!" feeling, and makes them eager to learn more about the chemical processes taking place around them.

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A text/CD-ROM package for a full-year general chemistry course for pre-engineering and pre-health profession students, and science majors. Requires no previous study of chemistry or physics, but assumes background in algebra. Pedagogical features include problems and exercises, boxes on related topics, essays by scientists and public figures, and quizes, plus color photos. This third edition includes additional problems, such as critical thinking problems, plus solutions on a Web site, and introduces the use of electron-density models. Also new to this edition is a chapter on biochemistry. The CD- ROM contains problems, and an online subscription to science articles. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780314076175
Publisher:
West Group

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Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

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