Chemistry: Structure and Dynamics, 4th Edition
February 2008, ©2008
With the addition of CATALYST mastery assignments to WileyPLUS, students now have the opportunity to develop even stronger problem solving skills and deeper conceptual understanding. CATALYST empowers students to develop the understanding of essential chemistry concepts needed to work problems they may never have seen before (as opposed to mimicking examples). They develop an understanding of how to assemble the information they need to begin more complex problems and employ strategies to move through them. This skill is absolutely critical in chemistry; students must be able to analyze and approach novel problems and work their way through them.
The Spencer text pairs nicely with Chemistry: A Guided Inquiry, 4th Edition by Richard S. Moog and John J. Farrell. http://www.wiley.com/college/moog
Chapter 2. The Mole: The Link between the Macroscopic and the Atomic World of Chemistry.
Chapter 3. The Structure of the Atom.
Chapter 4. The Covalent Bond.
Chapter 5. Ionic and Metallic Bonds.
Chapter 6. Gases.
Chapter 7. Making and Breaking of Bonds.
Chapter 8. Liquids and Solutions.
Chapter 9. Solids.
Chapter 10. An Introduction to Kinetics and Equilibrium.
Chapter 11. Acids and Bases.
Chapter 12. Oxidation–Reduction Reactions.
Chapter 13. Chemical Thermodynamics.
Chapter 14. Kinetics.
Chapter 15. Nuclear Chemistry.
Chapter 16. Chemical Analysis.
- Specific Heat has been added to Chapter 7
- End of chapter problems have revised
- CATALYST dynamic, mastery assignments now available in WileyPLUS
Moog & Farrell's Chemistry: A Guided Inquiry is also be available in a new edition to correspond with and extend the text instruction. Moog and Farrell provide a cooperative teaching pedagogy which ca,n be used for recitation sections, as an in-class workbook or as a take-home study guide.
- Developed in conjunction with the ACS Task Force on the General Chemistry Curriculum.
- The text contains 16 core chapters followed by optional modules that the instructor may cover at his or her discretion. Thus considerable flexibility is provided in structuring the course.
- Core themes emphasis — process of science, relationship between molecular structure and physical/chemical properties, & relationship between micro and macro levels.
- The text and related materials are based on a hands-on approach to learning chemistry. Students are given models or data where possible and are guided by leading questions to develop the concepts by themselves.