Introduction to chemical principles

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9780024176202: Introduction to chemical principles

For one-semester courses in Introductory/ Preparatory Chemistry. Written for students who have had little or no previous instruction in chemistry, or for those who need a thorough review, this interesting and informative text gives readers the background (and confidence) needed for subsequent success in a college-level general chemistry course. Honing selected portions for greater clarity in presentation, Stoker's book foregoes the multi-topic, "watered down" version of its counterparts by zeroing in on a smaller number of select topics, treating them extensively, and helping students understand them in greater depth.* NEW - 17 vignettes on "The Human Side of Chemistry" - Brief biographies of scientists who helped develop the foundations of modern chemistry. * Enables students to connect with the "people aspect" of chemistry, and understand how the significant contributions of certain individuals helped make chemistry the exciting and central science it is today. * NEW - A "Chemical Extension" application - Adds perspective to worked-out examples that center on specific compounds. Focuses on the chemical compound itself - its relationship to the environment, its relationship to living systems (biochemistry), etc. * Helps students become aware of the compounds "realness", and not lose themselves in the mathematics of problem-solving. * NEW - Extensively expanded marginal note materials - Provides additional details, links between concepts, or historical information about the concepts under discussion. * Summarizes key concepts and gives students tips for remembering concepts or distinguishing between similar concepts. * Value-priced two-color paperback. * Students get a solid chemistry book for one-third less than most competitors. * A focus on fewer topics - with a more extensive treatment. * Not just watered-down general chemistry. Ensures that students gain a solid grasp of essential, fundamental material. * Begins at the beginning - Begins the development of each topic at "ground level" and continues step-by-step until the level of sophistication required for a further chemistry course is attained. * Students require no prior knowledge of the topic but truly prepares students for their subsequent general chemistry course. * An emphasis on problem-solving throughout - Uses dimensional analysis in problem-solving whenever possible. * Equips students with a powerful and widely applicable tool that requires no mathematics beyond arithmetic and elementary algebra. * A stress on significant figure concepts in all problem-solving situations - Provides two answers to the example: the calculator example (which does not take into account significant digits), and, in color, the correct answer (which is the calculator answer adjusted to the correct number of significant figures). * Emphasizes the importance of precise use of significant figures. * Over 5,000 questions and problems - Counting problem subparts. * Provides students with more opportunities to become proficient at problem-solving than any other text on the market. * Numerous worked-out examples - With detailed commentary. * Students are shown the proper way to mentally dissect and solve a problem. * Two independent, but similar, problem sets - At the end of each chapter; one with answers, one without. Divides chapter-end problem sets into three sections: Practice Problems - single-concept, routine drill problems categorized by topic and arranged in the same sequence as chapter coverage; Additional Problems - more difficult problems that involve more than one concept; Cumulative Skills Section - draws on material covered up to that point, and allows students to practice problem-solving techniques presented earlier. * Provides instructors and students with a variety of problems for both self-study and homework.

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This interesting and informative book gives readers the background (and confidence) needed for subsequent success in general chemistry. Honing selected portions for greater clarity in presentation, Stoker's book foregoes the multi-topic, “watered down” version of its counterparts by zeroing in on a smaller number of select topics, treating them extensively, and helping readers gain a solid grasp of essential, fundamental material. Develops each topic at “ground level” and continues step-by-step until the level of sophistication required for further chemistry study is attained. Topics place an emphasis on problem-solving throughout—uses dimensional analysis in problem-solving whenever possible. Features 17 vignettes on “The Human Side of Chemistry”—Brief biographies of scientists who helped develop the foundations of modern chemistry. For those who have had little or no previous instruction in chemistry, or for those who want a thorough review of chemical principles.

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Designed especially for students who have had little or no previous instruction in chemistry or for those who need a thorough review, these texts provide the background (and confidence) needed for a main sequence college-level general chemistry course. Introduction to Chemical Principles, 5/E covers the same material as Preparatory Chemistry, 5/E, with three additional chapters -- Reaction Rates and Chemical Equilibrium; Nuclear Chemistry; and Hydrocarbons and Hydrocarbon Derivatives.

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