Higher Education

The Guide to Surviving General Chemistry, 2nd Edition

  • Michael Rosen
  • ISBN-10: 1305391381  |  ISBN-13: 9781305391383
  • 192 Pages
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $20.25



Available packaged with any CENGAGE textbook, this helpful guide is a frontline resource for students who need extra help or want to improve their General Chemistry grade. Written by a student with extensive tutoring experience who understands where students struggle most and using terms that they most relate to and understand, this guide helps students see that they can actually master chemistry concepts. GUIDE TO SURVIVING GENERAL CHEMISTRY includes study tips and example problems with worked out solutions for all topics in general chemistry, and is endorsed by Professor Mark Oram, Ph.D, for accuracy and topic coverage. This book is also available for students to purchase separately at www.CENGAGEbrain.com.

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Features and Benefits

  • The second edition has been edited by college chemistry professor, Dr Mark Oram. The book combines the legitimacy of a conventional textbook with the one-of-a-kind perspective of a student who understands the pitfalls of learning general chemistry. Bridging the gap between a professor’s level of understanding and that of a student is the hallmark of this unique survival guide.
  • Provides a front line resource for students who need extra help or want to improve their General Chemistry grade.
  • Written by a student for students, general chemistry topics are presented at a level that students can relate to and understand which gives students the confidence that they can learn general chemistry.
  • Offers effective study tips for learning general chemistry concepts.
  • Provides example problems and worked out solutions so that students can strengthen their problem-solving skills.

Table of Contents

1. Acids and Bases.
2. Colligative Properties.
3. Concentration Unites and Conversions for Solutions.
4. Dimensional Analysis and Significant Figures.
5. Electrochemistry and Redox.
6. Electrons.
7. Equilibrium Calculations.
8. Gas Laws.
9. Kinetics.
10. Lewis Structures and VSEPR Theory.
11. Nomenclature.
12. Organic chemistry.
13. Periodic Table.
14. Phase Diagrams and Crystalline Solids.
15. Quantitative Calculations.
16. Solubility and Net Ionic Equations.
17. Statistics.
18. Thermodynamics.

What's New

  • Saves instructors time by offering students a resource that they can use first to help answer questions before coming to see instructors for help.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen is a 26-year old dental school graduate from the University of Maryland Dental School. Before becoming a dentist, he obtained a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Delaware, where he successfully tutored students in general chemistry. As a student at the University of Delaware, Michael took on the role of a tutor, workshop leader, teaching assistant, and was eventually appointed to the position of group tutor facilitator of the general chemistry courses. Being a student himself, Michael knows exactly how it feels to not understand class material, and has worked with students who have the sinking feeling that they may not make it through the course. It is for that reason he decided to write a book to pass on tips, techniques, and tricks for mastering this difficult subject. This helpful guide includes mnemonic devices, study tips, and example problems with worked out solutions for all topics in general chemistry. THE GUIDE TO SURVIVING GENERAL CHEMISTRY is unique because it is written from the perspective of a student who has tutored many chemistry students, and understands the common pitfalls. Michael Rosen is able to break down the material in a way that students learn best.