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Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Textbook and Student Study Guide and Solutions Manual , 8th Edition

Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Textbook and Student Study Guide and Solutions Manual , 8th Edition

Leo J. Malone, Theodore O. Dolter

ISBN: 978-0-470-90452-7

May 2010

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Engineers who need to have a better understanding of chemistry will benefit from this accessible book. It places a stronger emphasis on outcomes assessment, which is the driving force for many of the new features. Each section focuses on the development and assessment of one or two specific objectives. Within each section, a specific objective is included, an anticipatory set to orient the reader, content discussion from established authors, and guided practice problems for relevant objectives. These features are followed by a set of independent practice problems. The expanded Making it Real feature showcases topics of current interest relating to the subject at hand such as chemical forensics and more medical related topics. Numerous worked examples in the text now include Analysis and Synthesis sections, which allow engineers to explore concepts in greater depth, and discuss outside relevance.

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  • Now available with WileyPLUS online learning system, as well as CATALYST concept mastery assignments
  • The new emphasis on outcomes assessment is the driving force for many of the new features, particularly the section objectives, which state the focus of each section, and Assessing the Objectives, which test understanding of section objectives.  
  • The “bite size” subdivisions into sections allow the students to have a smooth journey through each Section with each subtopic clearly defined and easily referenced.
  •   “Setting a Goal” at the beginning of each part provides in one sentence the overall purpose that the “Objectives” are intended to accomplish.
  • An expanded Making it Real feature showcases topics of current interest relating to the subject at hand, such as chemical forensics and more medical related topics.
  • Numerous worked examples in the text now include Analysis and Synthesis sections which explore concepts in greater depth, and discuss outside relevance.
  • Each chapter includes an Objectives grid at the end of the chapter for the student’s benefit that shows the particular examples, exercises, and chapter problems that relate to a particular objective.
  • The Quantitative chapter on the mole and stoichiometry (Chapter 8 in the seventh edition) has been divided into two chapters (Chapter 6--Quantities in Chemistry, and Chapter 7--Quantitative Relationships in Chemical Reactions) due to the added material on assessment.  These two chapters as well as Chapter 5--Chemical Reactions, have been moved ahead of electron structure and bonding. (However, these later two chapters can still be covered earlier, as they represent isolated topics and do not reference the other chapters
  • All chapters (except Nuclear Chemistry and Biochemistry) include a Student Workshop activity, designed as an alternative instructional option to engage groups on students in some hands on aspect of material discussed in the chapter.