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OWLv2 with MindTap Reader & Solutions Manual for Chemical Principles 8th Edition

Steven S. Zumdahl, Donald J. DeCoste

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Overview

This fully updated Eighth Edition of CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES provides a unique organization and a rigorous but understandable introduction to chemistry that emphasizes conceptual understanding and the importance of models. Known for helping students develop a qualitative, conceptual foundation that gets them thinking like chemists, this market-leading text is designed for students with solid mathematical preparation. The Eighth Edition features a new section on "Solving a Complex Problem" that discusses and illustrates how to solve problems in a flexible, creative way based on understanding the fundamental ideas of chemistry and asking and answering key questions. The book is also enhanced by an increase of problem-solving techniques in the solutions to the Examples, new student learning aids, new ‘Chemical Insights” and “Chemistry Explorers” boxes, and more.

Learn about OWLv2!

Steven S. Zumdahl, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Steve Zumdahl is the author of market-leading textbooks in introductory chemistry, general chemistry, honors-level chemistry, and high school chemistry. Recently retired from his long-time position as Director of Undergraduate Programs at the University of Illinois, he has received numerous awards for his contributions to chemical education. These include the National Catalyst Award in recognition of his contribution to chemical education, the University of Illinois Teaching Award, the UIUC Liberal Arts and Sciences Advising Award, and the School of Chemical Sciences Teaching Award (five times). He earned his BS in Chemistry from Wheaton College (IL), and his PhD from the University of Illinois.

Donald J. DeCoste, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Donald J. DeCoste is Associate Director of General Chemistry at the University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign, and has been teaching chemistry at the high school and college levels for over 25 years. He earned his BS in Chemistry and PhD from the University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign. At UIUC he teaches courses in introductory chemistry and the teaching of chemistry and has developed chemistry courses for non-science majors, preservice secondary teachers, and preservice elementary teachers. He has received the LAS Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the Provost’s Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, and the School of Chemical Sciences Teaching Award four times. Don has led workshops for secondary teachers and graduate student teaching assistants, discussing the methods and benefits of getting students more actively involved in class. When not involved in teaching and advising, Don enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

White Papers, Case Studies, Success Stories

OWLv2 Motivates Chemistry Students to “Own” Their Learning

Problem-specific feedback, step-by-step tutoring, and the ability for instructors to set multiple attempts encourages student persistence.

Instructors Create More Engaging Homework Assignments with OWLv2

OWLv2 Bolsters Instructor Productivity and Saves Time

Busy Student Strives for Success as She Struggles to Manage School and Work

OWLv2’s unique features build conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills

Instructor Frustrated with Tedious Administrative Chores Finds Relief with OWLv2

Student Performance Increases Dramatically with OWLv2 Use

OWLv2 Instructor Testimonial: Barbara Oakley

Listen to what Instructor Barbara Oakley has to say about learning Chemistry and using OWLv2!

“It gives you a warning if there may be an incorrect submission so you have a chance to recheck before you submit answer. If you get the question wrong, it explains the solution in detail so that you can still continue to learn.”

"During class lectures, you’re given the information but not how to use it. With chemistry it’s all about practice, and OWLv2 gives you so many options to learn and use the content.”

“It breaks down the problems into steps that make it easy to learn the concepts.”

“I like that it really breaks down the chapter in terms of the basic concepts, then there are separate questions that involve applying the concepts and theories in order to solve the problems. It provides a really great learning structure for grasping new material.”

“The mastery questions are awesome. They are set up so you can’t just look at them and apply a formula. They force students to go beyond the foundational concepts and really tap into higher-level thinking.”

“If you hold students accountable, they realize OWLv2 will help them understand concepts and get a better grade.”

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Study Guide

ISBN: 9781305867123
The Study Guide is a comprehensive self-study aid for students containing alternative strategies for solving problems, supplemental explanations for the most difficult material, and self-tests. There are approximately 400 worked examples and 1,200 practice problems (with answers) designed to give students mastery and confidence with the concepts covered in the text.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305672987
Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero is a flexible, online system that allows you to: author, edit, and manage test bank content from multiple Cengage Learning solutions create multiple test versions in an instant deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom or wherever you want.

Student Solutions Manual

ISBN: 9781305867116
This manual contains answers and detailed solutions to all the in-chapter Exercises, Concept Checks, and Self-Assessment and Review Questions, plus step-by-step solutions to selected odd-numbered end-of-chapter problems.

FOR STUDENTS

Study Guide

ISBN: 9781305867123
The perfect way to prepare for exams, build problem-solving skills, and get the grade you want! This comprehensive self-study aid contains alternative strategies for solving problems, supplemental explanations for the most difficult material, and self-tests. Approximately 400 worked examples and 1,200 practice problems (with answers) are included to help you master the concepts covered in the text.

Student Solutions Manual

ISBN: 9781305867116
This manual contains answers and detailed solutions to all the in-chapter Exercises, Concept Checks, and Self-Assessment and Review Questions, plus step-by-step solutions to selected odd-numbered end-of-chapter problems.