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Introductory Chemistry, Hybrid Edition 6th Edition

Mark S. Cracolice, Ed Peters

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Reflecting Cengage Learning's commitment to offering flexible teaching solutions and value for students and instructors, this hybrid version of INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY, 6e features the instructional presentation found in the printed text while delivering all the end-of chapter exercises online in OWLv2.. Access to OWLv2 is included with every new hybrid text, giving your students an interactive learning experience with the convenience of a text that is both brief and affordable. To provide maximum teaching flexibility and make it easy for you to teach chapters in the order you prefer, the authors include necessary preview or review information with each topic's coverage. Even more flexibility is provided in the new edition by the included MindTap Reader, an electronic version of the text that features interactivity, integrated media, and additional algebra coverage. Known for its question-and-answer presentation that allows students to actively learn chemistry while studying an assignment, 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.

Mark S. Cracolice, University of Montana

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.

Ed 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.
  • A new Mindtap Reader Version combines multimedia activities, examples, and assessments in an interactive, fully online version of the book that further engages students' active learning of chemistry, with clickable answer buttons for Active Examples and pop-up key terms and chapter-in-review material at point of use.
  • New content includes updated general stoichiometry patterns in Chapters 7, 10, 14 and 16, more in-depth coverage of nomenclature in Chapter 6, and expanded explanations of formulas and names for ionic compounds.
  • New end-of-chapter "Frequently Asked Questions" anticipate students' questions on the chapter's most challenging concepts and problems. Each question includes an answer from the author, with tips for remembering key concepts or solving key problems.
  • A new "Quick Quiz" feature in the Everyday Chemistry boxes asks students to think critically about the featured topic. (Answers are provided in the Instructor's Manual.)
  • A new Key Terms List now appears at the end of each chapter and is clickable in MindTap Reader.
  • OWLv2, the most powerful online learning solution for chemistry now has more flexible student and instructor functionality, new personalized study tools, enhanced integration with learning management systems, and improved analytics. OWLv2 now includes ALL quantitative end-of-chapter questions from the book, as well as Quick Prep, an online short course that reviews key chemistry concepts and essential skills; new iPad-compatible visualizations, tutorials, and simulations; and new Adaptive Study Plans with multiple-choice questions that expand upon the book's Test Yourself questions. In addition, Tutors, Visualizations and Simulations have been converted from Flash to HTML, allowing for easier navigation and streamlined grading.
  • P/Review Cross-References: A supplement to the optional order of topics, these icons and accompanying marginal explanations placed at key points throughout the book are worded carefully to serve as both a preview and a review of key concepts, so that you may easily teach the topics in whatever order you wish.
  • Learn It Now! Reminders: Placed throughout the book, these brief, highlighted sections ask students to make a conscious effort to learn, understand, and fix in their minds the important idea they just learned.
  • Learn It Now! Reminders: Placed throughout the book, these brief, highlighted sections ask students to make a conscious effort to learn, understand, and fix in their minds the important idea they just learned.
  • 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 "A Summary of" and "How To" boxes: These learning aids allow students to reflect on the main ideas and key procedures they've just studied. Helpful steps, tables, and illustrations accompany this feature.
  • 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.
  • Group Discussion Questions: These questions give students the opportunity to work with classmates to develop their problem solving skills and conceptual understanding.
  • "Everyday Chemistry" Sections: Included in each chapter, these sections move chemistry out of the textbook and classroom and into the daily experiences of students. A Quick Quiz at the end of each section tests understanding of the key issues and concepts covered.
  • Enhanced OWL: Featuring chemist-developed content,OWLv2 is the most trusted online learning solution for chemistry and is the only system designed to elevate thinking through Mastery Learning, allowing students to work at their own pace until they understand each concept and skill. Each time a student tries a problem, OWLv2 changes the chemistry, values, and sometimes even the wording of the question to ensure students are learning the concepts and not cheating the system. With detailed, instant feedback and interactive learning resources, students get the help they need when they need it.
  • Active Examples: Teaching core chemical skills, these two-column examples allow students to first actively work through and complete steps in the right column, and then see the answer to each step in the left column, thereby receiving immediate feedback about their understanding of the concept as it is being formed. The first frame is labeled "Think Before You Write" and encourages students to slow down and analyze the problem statement before working on the solution. Each example is 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.
  • Chapter Summaries: This section at the back of the book includes summaries of each chapter's goals and key concepts, as well as chapter-specific self-tests and answers for extra practice.
  • Flexible Format: The book has been structured so that any common sequence of topics is supported, allowing you to present topics in any order you prefer.
1. Introduction to Chemistry and 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 and 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 (Electron Transfer) Reactions.
20. Nuclear Chemistry.
21. Organic Chemistry.
22. Biochemistry.
Chapter Summaries
Appendix I: Chemical Calculations.
Appendix II: The SI System of Units.
OWLv2 offers a full, mobile-ready textbook combined with mastery learning activities that allow students to understand each concept and skill at their own pace.

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