Focus on Chemistry

Focus on Chemistry

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For undergraduate courses in Introductory, Preparatory, and Basic Chemistry. Introductory Chemistry develops a unique systematic approach to problem solving using Solutions Maps and multi-column Procedure-Example boxes. This aptly paced and consistently logical approach will guide the anxious and inexperienced students in this course through the process of solving chemical problems. Problem solving skills are emphasized throughout each chapter, developed through many in-chapter examples, reviewed in unique chapter summaries, and practiced and synthesized in end-of-chapter exercises. The molecular art is groundbreaking in this market-student visualization is greatly enhanced. Integrated applications make the chemistry lively and interesting. This text focuses on the development of basic chemical principles including chemical bonding, atomic structure, and gas more

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  • Hardback | 832 pages
  • 211.8 x 270 x 31mm | 1,719.13g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0130325171
  • 9780130325174

About Nivaldo J. Tro

Nivaldo J. Tro Professor Tro has been a faculty member at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, since 1990. He received his B.A. degree in chemistry from Westmont College in 1985 and his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1989. He performed postdoctoral research at the University of California at Berkeley. He was honored as Westmont's outstanding teacher of the year in 1994 and again in 2001. He was also honored as Westmont's outstanding researcher of the year in 1996. Professor Tro lives in Santa Barbara with his wife, Ann, and their three children, Michael, Alicia, and Kyle. For leisure, he enjoys snowboarding, camping, biking, and wakeboarding with his more

Table of contents

1. The Chemical World. 2. Measurement and Problem-Solving. 3. Matter and Energy. 4. Atoms and Elements. 5. Molecules and Compounds. 6. Chemical Composition. 7. Chemical Reactions. 8. Quantities in Chemical Reactions. 9. Electronic Structure. 10. Chemical Bonding. 11. Gases. 12. Liquids and Solids. 13. Solutions. 14. Acids and Bases. 15. Equilibrium. 16. Oxidation and Reduction. 17. Nuclear Chemistry. 18. Organic Chemistry. 19. more

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"Having now looked at all the chapters, I see a text that will likely capture the attention of a great many instructors such as myself. I like Tro's style of writing, and am also quite happy with his effort to develop problem solving skills. I think the text is crisp in that it gets to the key points in a clear and direct way without a lot of beating around the bush, yet it does so in a way that I think will capture students' interest." - Kim D. Summerhays, University of San Francisco "I think the strengths of this book are its lucidity, the aggressive use of visual images to continually reinforce the atomic/ molecular nature of matter, the wonderful array of problems, end-of-chapter problems, and thought-provoking 'Everyday Chemistry' type essays. I would describe this book as both highly visual and personal. More so than other books in this same realm, Tro does an excellent job of using visual evidence for the students, from the solution map to the many illustrations." - Donald C. Davis, College of Lake County "I like the solution map strategy. It emphasizes the logic of solving problems with units serving as a road map. Students must learn to think about setting up the problem before calculating an answer. Other texts give examples using a step-by-step process and emphasize unit conversions, but they do not emphasize the thought process behind the set-up as much as the Tro text." - Donna G. Friedman, St.Louis Community College at Florissant Valley "I think the art looks great. The illustrations are uniformly excellent, showing a distinctive style without appearing unusual or cartoony. The colors are vibrant and little details such as a texture on the molecules and ions are nice. Best artwork out there at this level, I believe. Stunning visuals such as Figure 70.2 are powerful ways for students to learn tricky concepts." - C. Michael McCallum, University of the Pacificshow more

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