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OWLv2, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access, 8th Edition

  • Steven S. Zumdahl
  • Donald J. DeCoste
  • ISBN-10: 1305864182
  • ISBN-13: 9781305864184
  • Mixed Media
  • Previous Editions: 2013
  • COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published
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About the Product

Students can use this ISBN at to purchase instant access to OWLv2, the most trusted online learning solution for chemistry with the MindTap Reader version Chemical Principles 8e. Mastering a skill takes practice, but a good coach makes that practice meaningful. Unlike other online homework systems that just drill, OWLv2’s Mastery Learning activities allow students to work at their own pace until they understand each concept and skill. Each time a student tries a problem, OWLv2 changes the chemicals, 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, multiple attempts, and interactive learning resources, students get the help they need without fear of losing points. Now with improved student and instructor tools and greater functionality, OWLv2 is more robust than ever. Learning chemistry takes a lot of practice, but mastering it takes OWLv2. Visit to learn more.

About the Author

Steven S. Zumdahl

Steve Zumdahl is the author of market-leading textbooks in introductory chemistry, general chemistry, honors-level chemistry, and high school chemistry. Recently retired from his long-time position as Director of Undergraduate Programs at the University of Illinois, he has received numerous awards for his contributions to chemical education. These include the National Catalyst Award in recognition of his contribution to chemical education, the University of Illinois Teaching Award, the UIUC Liberal Arts and Sciences Advising Award, and the School of Chemical Sciences Teaching Award (five times). He earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Wheaton College (IL), and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.

Donald J. DeCoste

Donald J. DeCoste is Associate Director of General Chemistry at the University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign and has been teaching chemistry at the high school and college levels for 26 years. He earned his BS in Chemistry and PhD from the University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign. At UIUC he has developed chemistry courses for nonscience majors, preservice secondary teachers, and preservice elementary teachers. He teaches courses in introductory chemistry and the teaching of chemistry and has received the School of Chemical Sciences Teaching Award four times. Don has led workshops for secondary teachers and graduate student teaching assistants, discussing the methods and benefits of getting students more actively involved in class. When not involved in teaching and advising, Don enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.