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MindTap Chemistry for General Chemistry: Atoms First 1st Edition

Susan Young, William Vining, Roberta Day, Beatrice Botch

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Overview

MindTap General Chemistry: Atoms First is a novel approach to teaching and learning General Chemistry. Unlike traditional online learning systems that treat textbook narrative as separate from the homework problems, MindTap seamlessly integrates manageable chunks of content with targeted exercises so students learn chemistry by doing chemistry. The Learning Path guides students through assignable readings, multimedia, and activities designed to follow the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension to analysis and application. The atoms first organization introduces students to atoms and molecules earlier and delays math-intensive problem-solving to later in the semester. This gives students a stronger conceptual framework to help them succeed in the course. In addition, the narrative provides greater emphasis on the historical development of the atomic nature of matter and atomic structure.

Susan Young, Hartwick College

Susan Young received her B.S. in Chemistry in 1988 from the University of Dayton and her Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry in 1994 from the University of Colorado at Boulder under the direction of Dr. Arlan Norman, where she worked on the reactivity of cavity-containing phosphazanes. She did postdoctoral work with Dr. John Kotz at the State University of New York at Oneonta, teaching and working on projects in support of the development of the first General Chemistry CD-ROM. She taught at Roanoke College in Virginia, then joined the faculty at Hartwick College in 1996, where she is now Professor of Chemistry. Susan maintains an active undergraduate research program at Hartwick, and has worked on a number of chemistry textbook projects, including co-authoring an Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry Interactive CD-ROM with Bill Vining.

William Vining, State University of New York at Oneonta

Bill Vining graduated from SUNY Oneonta in 1981 and earned his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1985, working on the modification of electrode surfaces with polymer-bound redox catalysts. After three years working in industry for S.C. Johnson and Son (Johnson Wax) in Racine, Wisconsin, he became an assistant professor of inorganic chemistry at Hartwick College and eventually Department Chair. It was here that Bill started working on educational software, first creating the set of simulations called Chemland. This led to work with Dr. John Kotz on the first General Chemistry CD-ROM, and a distance learning course produced with Archipelago Productions. This work led to a move to the University of Massachusetts where he served as Director of General Chemistry, which serves 1,400 students every semester. He was awarded the University of Massachusetts Distinguished Teaching Award in 1999 and the UMass College of Natural Sciences Outstanding Teacher Award in 2003. At UMass, he also ran a research group dedicated to developing interactive educational software, which included 15 professionals, graduate students, undergraduates, post-doctoral students, programmers, and artists. After nine years at UMass, Bill decided to move back to a primarily undergraduate institution and arrived at SUNY Oneonta, where he now works with undergraduates, Cow Town Productions, and the UMass OWL team.

Roberta Day, Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts

Roberta Day received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, spent five years in the research laboratories of the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, NY, and then received a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After postdoctoral work sponsored by both the Damon Runyon Memorial Fund and the National Institutes of Health, she joined the faculty of the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, rising through the ranks to Full Professor in the Chemistry Department. She initiated the use of on-line electronic homework in general chemistry at UMass, is one of the inventors of the OWL system, has been either PI or Co-I for several major national grants for the development of OWL, and has authored a large percentage of the questions in the OWL database for General Chemistry. Recognition for her work includes the American Chemical Society Connecticut Valley Section Award for outstanding contributions to chemistry and the UMass College of Natural Science and Mathematics Outstanding Teacher Award. Her research in chemistry as an X-ray crystallographer has resulted in the publication of over 180 articles in professional journals. She is now a Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts and continues her work on the development of electronic learning environments for chemistry.

Beatrice Botch, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Before her retirement in 2014, Beatrice Botch served as the Director of the Chemistry Resource Center, the Director of General Chemistry, Undergraduate Program Director, and Senior Lecturer II in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts. She received her B.A. in Chemistry from Barat College in Lake Forest, Illinois, and her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Michigan State University. She completed her graduate work at Argonne National Laboratory under the direction of Dr. Thom H. Dunning Jr., and was a postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology working in the group of Professor William A. Goddard III. She taught at Southwest State University in Minnesota and Wittenberg University in Ohio before joining the faculty at the University of Massachusetts in 1988. She is a recipient of the College of Natural Science and Mathematics Outstanding Teacher Award and is one of the authors and inventors of OWL (Online Web Learning) developed at the University of Massachusetts in partnership with Cengage Learning. She has been principal investigator and co-investigator on a number of grants and contracts related to OWL and continues to develop learning materials in OWL.
  • The atoms first sequence puts atoms and molecules before the application of mathematics to explain chemistry. It allows students to think about molecules when doing traditional problem solving in areas such as stoichiometry and net ionic equations.
  • Customization options allows you to hide, rearrange, or add your own content to match your syllabus exactly.
  • The Dashboard helps students stay organized and on top of their assignments.
  • Students can brush up with the Unit Quick Prep, which introduces material to be covered and presents questions that review the content and math skills they should know before they begin.
  • An Interactive Reading Activity for each concept combines clear narrative, visuals, and example problems with graded questions and interactive modules.
  • For those who want a printed textbook, a print component with the narrative, figures, tables, and example problems is available for a minimal cost.
  • Mastery questions, which are randomized numerically, chemically, and contextually, ask students to practice and demonstrate their understanding of material.
  • Unit Review and Challenge Questions ask students to apply what they have learned and combine concepts to answer more complex questions.
  • At the Study Center, students find review and study materials for each unit.
  • Analytics and reports provide a snapshot of class progress, time-on-task, and completion rates, while tracking student progress on Concepts and Learning Objectives.
Chemistry: Matter on the Atomic Scale.
Atoms and Elements.
Electromagnetic Radiation and the Electronic Structure of the Atom.
Electron Configurations and the Properties of Atoms.
Ionic and Covalent Compounds.
Covalent Bonding.
Molecular Shape and Bonding Theories.
Stoichiometry.
Chemical Reactions.
Thermochemistry.
Gases.
Intermolecular Forces and the Liquid State.
The Solid State.
Chemical Mixtures: Solutions and Other Mixtures.
Chemical Kinetics.
Chemical Equilibrium.
Acids and Bases.
Advanced Acid-Base Equilibria.
Precipitation and Lewis Acid-Base Equilibria.
Thermodynamics: Entropy and Free Energy.
Electrochemistry.
Hydrocarbons.
Applying Chemical Principles to the Main Group Elements.
The Transition Elements.
Nuclear Chemistry.
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ISBN: 9781305872103
MindTap General Chemistry: Atoms First is a novel approach to teaching and learning General Chemistry. Unlike traditional online learning systems that treat textbook narrative as separate from the homework problems, MindTap seamlessly integrates manageable chunks of content with targeted exercises so students learn chemistry by doing chemistry. The Learning Path guides students through assignable readings, multimedia, and activities designed to follow the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension to analysis and application. The atoms first organization introduces students to atoms and molecules earlier and delays math-intensive problem-solving to later in the semester. This gives students a stronger conceptual framework to help them succeed in the course. In addition, the narrative provides greater emphasis on the historical development of the atomic nature of matter and atomic structure.

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MindTap Chemistry for General Chemistry: Atoms First

ISBN: 9781305872103
MindTap General Chemistry: Atoms First is a new homework platform and interactive textbook designed to help you study better. MindTap organizes your homework and readings in short, manageable chunks so that you read a little, then do a little. The learning path ramps up your knowledge so that you first learn essential concepts and skills before moving onto more advanced problems like the ones you might get on an exam. Unlike a traditional course, you will learn about atoms and molecules earlier in the semester, helping you gain a better framework to succeed in the course. There’s also a MindTap Mobile App to keep you connected with important reminders and on-demand study tools. It’s time to say goodbye to your textbook, and say hello to MindTap General Chemistry!