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Introductory Chemistry: An Active Learning Approach, 6th Edition

  • Mark S. Cracolice
  • Edward I. Peters
  • ISBN-10: 1305079256
  • ISBN-13: 9781305079250
  • 928 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2010, 2007
  • COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Teach the course your way with INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY, 6e. Available in multiple formats (standard paperbound edition, loose-leaf edition, digital MindTap Reader edition, and a hybrid edition, which includes OWLv2), 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 necessary preview or review information needed to learn that topic. The authors' question-and-answer presentation, which allows students to actively learn chemistry while studying an assignment, is reflected in three words of advice and encouragement that are repeated throughout the book: Learn It Now! This edition integrates new 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 MindTap Reader edition, an electronic version of the text that features interactivity, integrated media, additional self-test problems, and clickable key terms and answer buttons for worked examples.

Features

  • 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.

  • 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.

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

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.
Glossary.

New to this edition

  • 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.

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

Instructor's Companion Website  (ISBN-10: 1305580990 | ISBN-13: 9781305580992)

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Instructor's Edition  (ISBN-10: 1305107411 | ISBN-13: 9781305107410)

Instructor Sample/Review copy of Introductory Chemistry: An Active Learning Approach.

Student Supplements

OWLv2, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305108973 | ISBN-13: 9781305108974)

Students can use this ISBN at www.CENGAGEbrain.com to purchase instant access to OWLv2, the most trusted online learning solution for chemistry. Featuring chemist-developed content, OWLv2 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 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 and interactive learning resources, students get the help they need when they need it. Now with improved student and instructor tools and greater functionality, OWLv2 is more robust than ever. Visit www.CENGAGE.com/owlv2 to learn more.

OWLv2, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305108965 | ISBN-13: 9781305108967)

Students can use this ISBN at www.CENGAGEbrain.com to purchase instant access to OWLv2, the most trusted online learning solution for chemistry. Featuring chemist-developed content, OWLv2 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 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 and interactive learning resources, students get the help they need when they need it. Now with improved student and instructor tools and greater functionality, OWLv2 is more robust than ever. Visit www.CENGAGE.com/owlv2 to learn more.