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Chemistry for Today: General, Organic, and Biochemistry, 9th Edition

  • Spencer L. Seager
  • Michael R. Slabaugh
  • Maren S. Hansen
  • ISBN-10: 1305960068
  • ISBN-13: 9781305960060
  • 960 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2011, 2008
  • COPYRIGHT: 2018 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Distinguished by its superior allied health focus and integration of technology, the Ninth Edition of Seager, Slabaugh and Hansen's CHEMISTRY FOR TODAY: GENERAL, ORGANIC, and BIOCHEMISTRY meets the needs of today’s diverse students with varied applications, examples, boxed features, interactive technology tools, and real-life case studies. CHEMISTRY FOR TODAY dispels students' inherent fear of chemistry and instills an appreciation for the role that chemistry plays in students’ daily lives through a rich pedagogical structure and an accessible writing style with lucid explanations. The book also provides greater support in both problem-solving and critical-thinking skills -- two key skills necessary for student success. By demonstrating the importance of chemistry concepts to their future careers, the authors not only help students set goals, but also help them focus on achieving them. Available with OWLv2, the most trusted online learning solution for chemistry.

Features

  • A UNIQUE AND INSTRUCTIVE ART PROGRAM: "Talking Labels" in the art itself walk students through each figure, pointing out what they need to see. Explanations of figures are incorporated into the art, rather than appearing in the caption, to help students follow processes and understand exactly what is happening within each figure without having to go back and forth between figure and caption.

  • STUDENT-FOCUSED BOXED FEATURES: New “Ask a Pharmacist” boxes focus on medications, supplements, and products found on drugstore shelves and at the pharmacy; "Ask an Expert" boxes discuss important questions and answers about nutrition and fitness as related to chemistry; "Chemistry Around Us" boxes present everyday applications of chemistry; and updated "Chemistry Tips for Living Well" boxes relate to students' health and the health of the patients that they may care for in their future roles as a part of the allied health work force.

  • A WEALTH OF END-OF-CHAPTER EXERCISES: The book's wide range of end-of-chapter exercises include "Additional Exercises," which are not tied to a specific section and often consist of problems that integrate several concepts, and "Chemistry for Thought" exercises, which focus on conceptual and cumulative questions and ask students to apply what they have learned to a particular cumulative question.

  • ALLIED HEALTH CONNECTION: An "Allied-Health Exam Connection" section follows each chapter's end-of-chapter exercises and includes chemistry questions found on entrance examinations used to screen applicants applying to Allied Health professional programs.

  • INTEGRATED LEARNING OBJECTIVES: The book's Learning Objectives are integrated throughout each chapter and within the summary to help students focus on the chapter's key skills and concepts.

  • LEARNING CHECKS: These short, self-check exercises follow the book's worked-out examples and discussions of key or difficult concepts to help students assess their understanding.

  • CONCEPT SUMMARY SECTIONS: These end-of-chapter sections summarize each chapter's key concepts and include one or two appropriate end-of-chapter exercises per concept. By solving these exercises, students will have an approximate but quick assessment of how well they understand the Learning Objective related to that concept.

  • "HOW REACTIONS OCCUR" SECTIONS: These sections present the mechanisms of representative organic reactions to help dispel the mystery of how these reactions take place.

About the Author

Spencer L. Seager

Spencer L. Seager retired from Weber State University in 2013 after serving for 52 years as a faculty member of the chemistry department. He served as department chairman from 1969 until 1993 and taught general and physical chemistry at the university. Dr. Seager was also active in projects designed to help improve chemistry and other science education in local elementary schools. He received his B.S. in chemistry and Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Utah. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at Weber State and the University of South Dakota, where he teaches online courses in general chemistry, elementary organic chemistry, and elementary biochemistry.

Maren S. Hansen

Maren S. Hansen is a science teacher at West High School, where she teaches honors biology. She has also taught AP biology and biology in the International Baccalaureate Program. She received her B.A. and master of education degrees from Weber State University. Professor Hansen's professional interests have focused upon helping students participate in Science Olympiad and Science Fair. Her other interests include adventure travel, mountain hiking, gardening, and the company of friends and family. She hopes to share her love of science with her two children.

Table of Contents

1. Matter, Measurements, and Calculations.
2. Atoms and Molecules.
3. Electronic Structure and the Periodic Law.
4. Forces Between Particles.
5. Chemical Reactions.
6. The States of Matter.
7. Solutions and Colloids.
8. Reaction Rates and Equilibrium.
9. Acids, Bases, and Salts.
10. Radioactivity and Nuclear Processes.
11. Organic Compounds: Alkanes.
12. Unsaturated Hydrocarbons.
13. Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers.
14. Aldehydes and Ketones.
15. Carboxylic Acids and Esters.
16. Amines and Amides.
17. Carbohydrates.
18. Lipids.
19. Proteins.
20. Enzymes.
21. Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis.
22. Nutrition and Energy for Life.
23. Carbohydrate Metabolism.
24. Lipid and Amino Acid Metabolism.
25. Body Fluids.
Appendix A: The International System of Measurements.
Appendix B: Answers to Even-Numbered End-of-Chapter Exercises.
Appendix C: Solutions to Learning Checks.
Glossary.
Index.

New to this edition

  • ASK A PHARMACIST: These twelve new articles by Marvin Orrock, Pharm.D., of Weber State University take a closer look at prescription and nonprescription health-related products that relate the chemistry of this course to the student’s future career in Allied Health professions. Articles look at medications to avoid on test day, gluten-free foods, and sports supplements, among other topics.
  • CHEMISTRY AROUND US: These boxed features present everyday applications of the chemistry in the course with 19 new to this edition. New boxes address topics such as elements used in smart phone manufacturing, health drinks, and three-dimensional printers.
  • UPDATED ART PROGRAM: Revisions to the art program include a new flow diagram style that makes the diagrams easier to read.
  • EXAMPLE TITLES: To make examples easier to use and more helpful for review and study, all worked examples now include a subject matter title.
  • REVISED SIGNIFICANT FIGURES RULES: The rules for counting significant figures in Chapter 1 were revised to follow the standard convention for treating trailing zeros.
  • CASE STUDIES/CASE STUDY FOLLOW UPS: Eight new Case Studies, including one on microcephaly, open chapters with real-life scenarios that students may encounter at home and at work. Each case study incorporates critical chemistry concepts from the chapter in an exciting real-life scenario designed to make the reader feel a part of the experience. The case studies require the student to make a decision about what they would do if they were in that situation. A follow-up to each Case Study appears at the end of each chapter.
  • NEW END-OF-CHAPTER EXERCISES: A significant number of the end-of-chapter questions are new and cover topics that are current, engaging, and relevant to today’s students.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

This resource provides instructor tips, answers to pre-lab and end-of-experiment questions, and comments on student results and grading. It also includes lists of materials needed, complete directions for preparing all reagent solutions, and suggestions for disposal of materials. Available on the instructor's companion website.

Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1305968662 | ISBN-13: 9781305968660)
Study Guide with Student Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 1305968603 | ISBN-13: 9781305968608)

The Study Guide and Student Solutions Manual tests students on the learning objectives in each chapter and provides answers to all of the even-numbered end-of-chapter exercises. Additional Activities include specific questions for each section as well as a summary activity. Each chapter is rounded out with a Self Test with answers.

Safety Scale Laboratory Experiments  (ISBN-10: 1305968557 | ISBN-13: 9781305968554)

This proven lab manual offers a unique blend of laboratory skills and exercises that effectively illustrate concepts from the main text, CHEMISTRY FOR TODAY: GENERAL, ORGANIC, AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 8th and 9th Editions. The book's 15 general chemistry and 20 organic/biochemistry safety-scale laboratory experiments use small quantities of chemicals and emphasize safety and proper disposal of materials. 'Safety-scale' is the authors' own term for describing the amount of chemicals each lab experiment requires -- less than macroscale quantities, which are expensive and hazardous, and more than microscale quantities, which are difficult to work with and require special equipment.

Student Supplements

Study Guide with Student Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 1305968603 | ISBN-13: 9781305968608)

The Study Guide and Student Solutions Manual tests you on the learning objectives in each chapter and provides answers to all of the even-numbered end-of-chapter exercises. Additional Activities include specific questions for each section as well as a summary activity. Each chapter is rounded out with a Self Test with answers.

OWLv2 with eBook, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305969367 | ISBN-13: 9781305969360)

OWLv2 is the most trusted online learning solution for chemistry and has been proven to help students like you get a better grade. Its Mastery Learning approach allows you to practice at your own pace until you understand each concept and skill. Each time you try a problem, OWL changes the chemicals, values, and sometimes even the wording of the question to ensure you are learning the concepts and not just doing homework. With detailed, instant feedback and interactive learning resources, you get the help you need when you need it.

OWLv2 with eBook, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305969359 | ISBN-13: 9781305969353)

OWLv2 is the most trusted online learning solution for chemistry and has been proven to help students like you get a better grade. Its Mastery Learning approach allows you to practice at your own pace until you understand each concept and skill. Each time you try a problem, OWL changes the chemicals, values, and sometimes even the wording of the question to ensure you are learning the concepts and not just doing homework. With detailed, instant feedback and interactive learning resources, you get the help you need when you need it.

Safety Scale Laboratory Experiments  (ISBN-10: 1305968557 | ISBN-13: 9781305968554)

Succeed in your chemistry course using this lab manual's unique blend of laboratory skills and exercises that effectively illustrate concepts from the main text, CHEMISTRY FOR TODAY: GENERAL, ORGANIC, AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 8th and 9th Editions. The book's 15 general chemistry and 20 organic/biochemistry safety-scale laboratory experiments use small quantities of chemicals and emphasize safety and proper disposal of materials. 'Safety-scale' is the authors' own term for describing the amount of chemicals each lab experiment requires -- less than macroscale quantities, which are expensive and hazardous, and more than microscale quantities, which are difficult to work with and require special equipment.