- Chemistry: The Central Science, 11/E
- ISBN-10: 0136006175 • ISBN-13: 9780136006176
- ©2009 • Pearson • Cloth, 1232 pp
- Published 12/29/2007
For 2-semester or 3-quarter courses in general chemistry
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Chemistry: The Central Science incorporates a consistent problem solving process throughout so students always know where to go when problem solving.
Analyze/Plan/Solve/Check helps students understand what they are being asked to solve, to plan how they will solve each problem, to work their way through the solution, and to check their answers. This 4 step problem solving methodology is introduced in chapter 3 (pg. 89) and implemented throughout the book.
Dual-Column Problem-Solving Strategies in Selected Sample Exercises explain the thought process involved in each step of a mathematical calculation using a unique layout for clarity. It provides students a conceptual understanding of those calculations. (pg. 90)
Strategies in Chemistry teach students ways to analyze information and organize thoughts, helping to improve problem-solving and critical-thinking abilities. (pg. 106, 143, 404)
Give It Some Thought (“GIST”) questions ask students to think critically about a concept they have just learned. GIST questions are free of math which encourages students to master a concept abstractly, rather than explaining it with a mathematical equation.
Sample Exercises incorporate molecular illustrations to help students visualize what is happening on a molecular level when they are asked to solve a quantitative problem. (Pg 85, 130)
Visualizing Concepts exercises precede the end-of-chapter exercises and ask students to consider concepts through the use of models, graphs, and other visual materials. (pg. 108) These help students develop a conceptual understanding of the key ideas in the chapter. Additional conceptual exercises are found among the end-of-chapter exercises.
Symbolic, Molecular and Macroscopic:
Multi-Focus Graphics provide a variety of perspectives including macroscopic, microscopic, and symbolic to portray various chemical concepts. Students develop a more complete understanding of the topic being presented. (Pg.85)
Molecular Illustrations are computer-generated renditions of molecules and materials provide visual representations of matter at the atomic level. These drawings help students visualize molecules in three dimensions and enhance their understanding of molecular architecture. (Pg. 103)
Practice and Review:
End-of-Chapter Exercises are grouped by topic and presented in matched pairs, giving students multiple opportunities to test each concept. Additional Exercises follow the paired exercises and are not categorized, because many of these exercises draw on multiple concepts from within the chapter.
Integrative Exercises, which are included among the exercises at the end of chapters 3-25, connect concepts for the current chapter with those from previous chapters. These help students gain a deeper understanding of how chemistry fits together and serve as an overall review of key concepts.
Many chapters also contain a Sample Integrative Exercise to show how to analyze and solve problems that encompass more than one concept.
Chemistry and Life and Chemistry at Work emphasize chemistry’s connection to world events, scientific discoveries, and medical breakthroughs.
A Closer Look essays supplement the chapter material by covering high-interest topics in more detail.
Outside of the Classroom:
MasteringChemistry steps students through problem solving while promoting understanding of chemical concepts outside of the classroom.
Backed by NSF funding, this online homework, assessment, and tutorial system helps students figure out where they are going wrong when problem solving by providing answer specific feedback. The program enables professors to compare their class performance against the national average on specific questions or topics. At a glance, professors can see class distribution of grades, time spent, most difficult problems, most difficult steps and even the most common answer.
· Answer specific feedback to students in the form of Socratic and declarative hints so students learn where they are going wrong.
· Gradebook with detailed diagnostics that enables professors to see both at-a-glance and in-depth perspectives of their student’s progress.
· Items (problems) show difficulty and duration which demonstrates educational effectiveness and facilitates in assignment creation.
More in-depth treatment of electronic structure and bonding spread across several chapters.
New discussion on the following real world chemistry topics include:
Updated End-of-Chapter review material
Author Expertise –contributing author Catherine Murphy is now a co-author and Patrick Woodward is a new contributing author.
Introduced in the 10th edition, the number of Give It Some Thought (GIST) questions have increased in the 11th edition.
MasteringChemistry – over 90% of the end-of-chapter questions are loaded into this robust online tutorial, assessment and homework system. 150 new tutorials specifically designed to accompany Chemistry: The Central Science 11e.
1 Introduction: Matter and Measurement 1
2 Atoms, Molecules, and Ions 36
3 Stoichiometry: Calculations with Chemical Formulas and Equations 78
4 Aqueous Reactions and Solution Stoichiometry 118
5 Thermochemistry 164
6 Electronic Structure of Atoms 210
7 Periodic Properties of the Elements 254
8 Basic Concepts of Chemical Bonding 296
9 Molecular Geometry and Bonding Theories 340
10 Gases 392
11 Intermolecular Forces, Liquids, and Solids 436
12 Modern Materials 480
13 Properties of Solutions 526
14 Chemical Kinetics 572
15 Chemical Equilibrium 626
16 Acid—Base Equilibria 666
17 Additional Aspects of Aqueous Equilibria 718
18 Chemistry of the Environment 766
19 Chemical Thermodynamics 800
20 Electrochemistry 842
21 Nuclear Chemistry 892
22 Chemistry of the Nonmetals 930
23 Metals and Metallurgy 980
24 Chemistry of Coordination Compounds 1012
25 The Chemistry of Life: Organic and Biological Chemistry 1050
A Mathematical Operations 1104
B Properties of Water 1111
C Thermodynamic Quantities for Selected Substances at 298.15 K (25 °C) 0000
D Aqueous Equilibrium Constants 0000
E Standard Reduction Potentials at 25 °C 0000
Answers to Selected Exercises A-1
Answers to “Give It Some Thought” A-00
This PDF contains a correlation guide for the Math Review Toolkit to use with Introductory Chemistry, 3e by Nivaldo Tro
This PDF contains a correlation guide for the Math Review Toolkit to use with Introductory Chemistry: Concepts and Connections, 5e by Charles Corwin
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