Higher Education

Introductory Chemistry: An Active Learning Approach, 5th Edition

  • Mark S. Cracolice University of Montana
  • Edward I. Peters
  • ISBN-10: 1111990077  |  ISBN-13: 9781111990077
  • 848 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2004
  • © 2013 | Published
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Overview

Teach the course your way with INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY. Available in three flexible formats (a standard paperbound edition, a loose-leaf edition, and a hybrid edition). This text allows you to tailor the order of chapters to accommodate your particular needs, not only by presenting topics so they never assume prior knowledge but also by including any and all necessary preview or review information needed to learn that topic. The authors' question-and-answer presentation allows students to actively learn chemistry while studying an assignment. This approach is reflected in three words of advice and encouragement that are repeated throughout the book: Learn It Now! This edition integrates new features such as outstanding technological resources, coached problems in a two-column format, and enhanced art and photography, all of which dovetail with the authors' active learning approach. Even more flexibility is provided in the new edition by the Cengage YouBook, an electronic version of the text that features interactivity, integrated media, and additional algebra coverage.

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Features and Benefits

  • Portable Chapter-in-Review Cards: Designed to make anywhere, anytime studying easier, these detachable cards at the back of the book include chapter summaries of goals and key concepts and a chapter self-test with answers.
  • Portable Chapter-in-Review Cards: Designed to make anywhere, anytime studying easier, these detachable cards at the back of the book include chapter summaries of goals and key concepts and a chapter self-test with answers.
  • Flexible Format: The book has been structured so that any common sequence of topics is supported, allowing professors to present topics in any order they prefer.
  • "Thinking About Your Thinking" Comments: Designed to encourage students to think the way chemists do and focus on critical thinking, these features help students develop broad thinking skills they can apply to new contexts in future chemistry courses, other academic disciplines, and throughout their lives.
  • Section-Opening Learning Objectives: Identified as Goals, these objectives focus attention on what students are expected to learn or the skill they are expected to develop while studying the section.
  • In-Chapter Summaries and "How To" boxes: These learning aids allow students to reflect on what they've just studied and help them learn how to learn chemistry.
  • Section-ending "Target Check" Questions: These questions enable students to check their understanding of a topic immediately after studying the section. Although used primarily for concepts rather than problems, where immediate feedback usually appears in an example, some Target Checks are problems that vary slightly from the examples they follow.
  • "Everyday Chemistry" Sections: Included in each chapter, these sections move chemistry out of the textbook and classroom and into the daily experiences of students.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Chemistry; Introduction to Active Learning.
2. Matter and Energy.
3. Measurement and Chemical Calculations.
4. Introduction to Gases.
5. Atomic Theory: The Nuclear Model of the Atom.
6. Chemical Nomenclature.
7. Chemical Formula Relationships.
8. Chemical Reactions.
9. Chemical Change.
10. Quantity Relationships in Chemical Reactions.
11. Atomic Theory: The Quantum Model of the Atom.
12. Chemical Bonding.
13. Structure and Shape.
14. The Ideal Gas Law and Its Applications.
15. Gases, Liquids, and Solids.
16. Solutions.
17. Acid-Base (Proton-Transfer) Reactions.
18. Chemical Equilibrium.
19. Oxidation-Reduction (Redox) Reactions.
20. Nuclear Chemistry.
21. Organic Chemistry.
22. Biochemistry.
Appendix I: Chemical Calculations.
Appendix II: The SI System of Units.
Glossary.
Index.

What's New

  • New Active Example Format: After observing students rush to apply an algorithm immediately after reading a problem statement, the authors redesigned the Active Example format. To encourage students to be less impulsive and slow down and analyze the problem statement before working on the solution, the first frame in every Active Example is labeled THINK BEFORE YOU WRITE. Subsequent steps are labeled as PLAN to help students consciously outline the solution to a problem.
  • New Two-Column Design for Active Examples: As students actively work through and complete the Active Example solution in the right column, they can reveal the solution to each step in the left column, thereby receiving immediate feedback about their understanding of the concept as it is being formed. Each example is also now titled so that students can better identify the concept or problem-solving skill they are learning and can easily locate specific concepts to review when preparing for exams.
  • New Practice Exercises and Solutions: To solidify the potentially fragile new knowledge that the student just constructed during the process of completing the Active Example, each Active Example is now immediately followed by a parallel Practice Exercise that covers the same concept as the companion Active Examples, but is typically slightly more challenging. By pairing the Active Examples with Practice Exercises, the book leads students toward improved conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills. Solutions to this edition's 241 Practice Exercises are provided in Appendix III.
  • New End-of-Chapter Illustrations: More than 100 new photographs and line drawings have been added to the end-of-chapter Questions, Exercises, and Problems to better illustrate the macroscopic aspect of chemistry and allow students to see physical and chemical changes and common forms of industrial manufacturing processes, as well as better visualize the scenarios described in the questions.
  • Enhanced Features in OWL.OWL now includes Student Self-Assessments, as well as the interactive customizable Cengage YouBook, a multimedia electronic version of the text.

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    ISBN-10:  1133114717 | ISBN-13:  9781133114710

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

PowerLecture with ExamView®, JoinIn™ Student Response System  (ISBN-10: 1133107508 | ISBN-13: 9781133107507)

PowerLecture is a dual platform, one-stop digital library and presentation tool that includes prepared Microsoft® PowerPoint® Lecture Slides authored for this text by Mark Cracolice that cover all key points from the text in a convenient format that you can enhance with your own materials or with additional interactive video and animations from the CD-ROM for personalized, media-enhanced lectures. Image Libraries in PowerPoint® and JPEG formats provide electronic files for all text art, most photographs, and all numbered tables in the text. These files can be used to print transparencies or to create your own PowerPoint® lectures. Also included are electronic files for the Instructor's Manual and Test Bank, ExamView® testing software and electronic test items from the printed Test Bank, which enable you to create customized tests of up to 250 items in print or online, and JoinIn™ clicker questions, authored for this text for use with the classroom response system of your choice, which allow you to assess student progress with instant quizzes and polls and display student answers seamlessly within the Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides of your own lecture. Please consult your Brooks/Cole representative for more details.

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Available for packaging with any CENGAGE textbook, this short book is intended for students who lack confidence and/or competency in the essential mathematics skills necessary to survive in general chemistry. Each chapter focuses on a specific type of skill and has worked-out examples to show how these skills translate to chemical problem solving. This book is also available for students to purchase separately at www.CENGAGEbrain.com.

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Student Supplements

Essential Algebra for Chemistry Students  (ISBN-10: 0495013277 | ISBN-13: 9780495013273)

Available for packaging with any CENGAGE textbook or available separately for a minimal cost at CENGAGEbrain.com, this short book is intended for students who lack confidence and/or competency in the essential mathematics skills necessary to survive in general chemistry. Each chapter focuses on a specific type of skill and has worked-out examples to show how these skills translate to chemical problem solving.

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Pressed for time? Miss a lecture? Need more review? Go Chemistry for General Chemistry is a set of 27 downloadable mini video lectures, available for purchase at www.cengagebrain.com. Developed by award-winning chemists, Go Chemistry helps you quickly review essential topics--whenever and wherever you want! Each video contains animations and problems that you can view on your laptop or download to your portable video player (like iPad, Phone, or iPod) for convenient self-study and exam review. Selected Go Chemistry® videos have e-flashcards that briefly introduce a key concept and then test your understanding of the basics with a series of questions. To purchase these videos (as a set or individually) or to download two demo videos, enter ISBN 0495382280 at www.cengagebrain.com.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Mark S. Cracolice

Mark S. Cracolice is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Montana, where he teaches freshman-level chemistry courses, as well as graduate-level courses in teaching chemistry, theories of learning, and chemical education research. He directs a research group that seeks answers to questions about how students learn, and is involved in conducting professional development workshops for high school, college, and university chemistry instructors.

Edward I. Peters

Ed Peters received his B.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1943 in Chemical Engineering and his M.S. from Northwestern University in 1947. He had a long and varied career. He worked as an engineer for the United States Navy and was employed as a chemistry teacher for various high schools and colleges in California. He retired in 1987.