Higher Education

Chemistry for Engineering Students, 2nd Edition

  • Lawrence S. Brown Texas A&M University
  • Tom Holme Iowa State University
  • ISBN-10: 143904791X  |  ISBN-13: 9781439047910
  • 608 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2006
  • © 2011 | Published
  • Newer Edition Available
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Overview

Enhanced with a remarkable number of new problems and applications, the Second Edition of CHEMISTRY FOR ENGINEERING STUDENTS provides a concise, thorough, and relevant introduction to chemistry that prepares students for further study in any engineering field. Updated with even more questions and applications specifically geared toward engineering students, the book emphasizes the connection between molecular properties and observable physical properties and the connections between chemistry and other subjects studied by engineering students, such as mathematics and physics. This new edition is now fully supported by OWL, the most widely-used online learning system for chemistry.

Features and Benefits

  • "Insights Into" boxes lead off each chapter with engineering applications, that raise questions that are answered later in the chapter, show connections between chemistry concepts and engineering applications, and are supported by end-of-chapter problems.
  • "Focus on Problem Solving" sections at the end of each chapter support the book's problem-solving emphasis through a mix of multi-step quantitative and qualitative questions that require students to think outside the context of the information given and focus on the process of finding a solution to a problem, not the solution itself.
  • "MathConnections" boxes offer mathematical review at point of use, expanding and reviewing math concepts as they pertain to the particular topic being studied.
  • Detailed Example Problems illustrate good problem-solving practices by focusing on the reasoning of the solution as well as the calculations. "Strategy" sections first offer a way to solve the problem, then reinforce the solution with "Analyze Your Answer" sections (which walk students through a double check of their answers), then allow students to practice the skill with "Check Your Understanding" exercises.
  • A chapter summary and key terms (which include the section number where each term first appears) conclude each chapter to help students review and study for tests.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Chemistry.
2. Atoms and Molecules.
3. Molecules, Moles, & Chemical Equations.
4. Stoichiometry.
5. Gases.
6. The Periodic Table and Atomic Structure.
7. Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure.
8. Molecules and Materials.
9. Energy and Chemistry.
10. Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
11. Chemical Kinetics.
12. Chemical Equilibrium.
13. Electrochemistry.
14. Nuclear Chemistry (Available through Custom Publishing).
Appendices.

What's New

  • Updated "Insight Into" boxes focusing on topics such as nanomaterials (Ch. 1), green chemistry in the development and cleanup of explosives (Ch. 3), biomaterials (Ch. 7), and weathering in concrete (Ch. 12) reflect new trends and innovations in chemistry and show connections between chemistry concepts and engineering applications.
  • Additional problems related to engineering applications have been added to every chapter.
  • Selected end-of-chapter problems (approximately 30%) are now available in OWL: Online Web Learning system.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Text + eBook in OWL 1-Semester Prnted Access Card

ISBN-10: 1428282149  | ISBN-13: 9781428282148


Bundle: Text + Student Solutions Manual with Study Guide

ISBN-10:  1428282122  | ISBN-13:  9781428282124


ePack: Printed Text + OWL with eBook (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1305603435 | ISBN-13:  9781305603431


Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

ExamView  (ISBN-10: 0538735236 | ISBN-13: 9780538735230)

Featuring automatic grading, ExamView® allows you to create, deliver, and customize tests and study guides (both print and online) in minutes using the questions from the book's test bank. See assessments onscreen exactly as they will print or display online. Build tests of up to 250 questions using up to 12 question types and enter an unlimited number of new questions or edit existing questions.

Instructor's Resource CD-DVD Package  (ISBN-10: 1439049823 | ISBN-13: 9781439049822)

This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is the fastest and easiest way to build powerful, customized, media-rich lectures. The CD includes chapter-specific PowerPoint Lecture presentations, a library of images from the text, the Instructor Solutions Manual, and sample chapters from the Student Solutions Manual and Study Guide. Also included are JoinIn™ questions for Response Systems, which let you to transform your classroom and assess your students' progress with instant in-class quizzes and polls.

Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1439049807 | ISBN-13: 9781439049808)

Go Chemistry Instant Access Code for General Chemistry, 27-Module Set  (ISBN-10: 1439047006 | ISBN-13: 9781439047002)

Go Chemistry is a set of 27 exceptional mini videos on essential general chemistry topics that students can download to their iPod, smart phone, or portable video player—ideal for the student on the go! Developed by chemistry textbook author John Kotz, these new electronic tools are designed to help students quickly review essential chemistry topics. Mini video lectures include animations and problems for a quick summary of key concepts. Selected Go Chemistry modules have flashcards to briefly introduce a key concept and then test student understanding of the basics with a series of questions. Go Chemistry also plays on iTunes, Windows Media Player, and QuickTime. You can view and download two complimentary videos at www.cengage.com/go/chemistry. To purchase Go Chemistry, search for one of the ISBNs above at cengagebrain.com.

Student Supplements

Student Solutions Manual with Study Guide  (ISBN-10: 1439049815 | ISBN-13: 9781439049815)

Using this STUDENT SOLUTIONS MANUAL AND STUDY GUIDE, you can study more effectively and improve your performance at exam time! This comprehensive guide walks you through the step-by-step solutions to the odd-numbered end-of-chapter problems in the text. Because the best way for you to learn and understand the concepts is to work multiple, relevant problems on a daily basis and to have reinforcement of important topics and concepts from the book, the STUDENT SOLUTIONS MANUAL gives you instant feedback by providing you with not only the answers, but also detailed explanations of each problem's solution. Also included are Study Goals and Chapter Objective quizzes for each chapter of the text.

Go Chemistry Instant Access Code for General Chemistry, 27-Module Set  (ISBN-10: 1439047006 | ISBN-13: 9781439047002)

Go Chemistry is a set of 27 exceptional mini videos on essential general chemistry topics that you can download to your iPod, smart phone, or portable video player—ideal for the student on the go! Developed by chemistry textbook author John Kotz, these new electronic tools help you quickly review essential chemistry topics. Mini video lectures include animations and problems for a quick summary of key concepts. Selected Go Chemistry modules have flashcards to briefly introduce a key concept and then test your understanding of the basics with a series of questions. Go Chemistry also plays on iTunes, Windows Media Player, and QuickTime. You can view and download two complimentary videos at www.cengage.com/go/chemistry. To purchase Go Chemistry, search for the ISBNs above at cengagebrain.com.

Bundle: Text + Student Solutions Manual with Study Guide  (ISBN-10: 1428282122 | ISBN-13: 9781428282124)

Enhanced with a remarkable number of new problems and applications, the Second Edition of CHEMISTRY FOR ENGINEERING STUDENTS provides a concise, thorough, and relevant introduction to chemistry that prepares students for further study in any engineering field. Updated with even more questions and applications specifically geared toward engineering students, the book emphasizes the connection between molecular properties and observable physical properties and the connections between chemistry and other subjects studied by engineering students, such as mathematics and physics. This new edition is now fully supported by OWL, the most widely-used online learning system for chemistry.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Lawrence S. Brown

Lawrence S. Brown (Ph.D, Princeton University) is a Senior Lecturer and coordinator for the general chemistry for engineers course at Texas A&M University. He received his B.S. in 1981 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his M. A. in 1983 from Princeton University. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow from 1986-88 at the University of Chicago. His research activities include active learning and use of technology in education and integration of chemistry with other subjects in the engineering curriculum. His current efforts are in (i) continued development of the CHEM 107 curriculum, (ii) improving uses of technology in chemical education, and (iii) incorporation of active learning strategies into large classroom settings. These efforts are brought together with the Foundation Coalition, an NSF-supported effort to implement a new model for the education of engineering students. Larry also monitors the CHEM 107 course for Texas A&M's campus in Qatar in the Middle East and has traveled there numerous times.

Tom Holme

Tom Holme (Ph.D, Rice University) is a chemistry professor at Iowa State University and Director of the ACS Examinations Institute. He is active in both computational chemistry and chemical education research and has been involved with the general chemistry for engineers course at both Iowa State and the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Some of his recent publications include: "Designing Chemistry Practice Exams for Enhanced Benefits: An Instrument for Comparing Performance and Mental Effort Measures," (Karen Knaus, Kristen Murphy and Thomas Holme), Journal of Chemical Education, 2009, in press; "Nanoscience Items for Standardized Exams in the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum" (Thomas Holme), in Nanoscale Science and Engineering Education: Issues, Trends and Future Directions, ed., A.E. Sweeny & S. Seal, American Scientific Publishers, Stevenson Ranch, CA, 2008; and "Assessing Problem-solving Strategies in Chemistry Using the IMMEX System" in Proceedings of the National STEM Assessment Conference, eds. D. Deeds & B. Callen, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC, 2008.