Integrative Problem–Applying What You've Learned–incorporates all problem–solving strategies in the chapter and incorporates them into one problem. The student will learn to pull multiple steps together into a cohesive unit.
Key Skills, located between chapters, are modules providing a review of specific problem-solving techniques from the preceding chapter. The techniques are known to be vital to success in later chapters. Answers for the Key Skills are found the in Answers Appendix at the back of the book.
Practice Problem C (Conceptualize) is added to every Sample Problem. The student can now do a practice very similar to the Sample Problem solution, a practice that is more challenging but heavily based on the Sample Problem solutions and now a conceptual problem requiring understanding of the solution.
Update Table of Contents reflecting changes discussed in reviews and focus groups. Organic chemistry has been moved to Chapters 25 moving Gases and Intermolecular Forces to Chapters 10 and Chapter 11 respectively. The chapter on Modern Materials is now Chapter 12.
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Consistent use of H3O+ to represent the hydronium ion. In graphics where space constraints require use of H+, students are alerted to it and are reminded that the two different representations refer to the same aqueous species.
Consistent problem-solving skill development. Fostering a consistent approach to problem-solving provides the skill set for a student to master the basic of critical thinking. Each Sample Problem is followed by three practice problems. The practice problem allows the student to solve a problem using the steps in the Sample Problem. The second practice problem provides the student to solve the same basic problems from a different point of view. The third requires conceptual understanding of the solution process.
Engaging real-life examples and applications. Each chapter is introduced and closed (bookends) by an interesting story of something familiar such as lasers and chemotherapy. Bringing Chemistry to Life is an integrated segment in the text which brings out such topics as Heat Capacity and Hypothermia or Radioactive Bone. FAQ Boxes are answers to interesting "how to" questions to help the students succeed in studying and learning. Why Are There Two Different Sets of Numbers at the Top of the Periodic Table?
Outstanding pedagogy for student learning. The CheckPoints, Rewind and Fast Forward Buttons are meant to enhance student understanding and comprehension by reinforcing current concepts and interconnecting new concepts to others throughout the text. Students are using and asking for more Checkpoints as a study tool. The author has added numerous new Checkpoint multiple-choice questions, many with visuals, testing the student's understanding of a concept.
Pre-Professional Exam Question at the end of every chapters' problems provides a question with 2-4 multiple choice answers at a higher level thinking skill base for student practice. The main question is based upon content presented in the chapter.
Integrated media applications: animations, Media Player files, and Connect. Animations have been built from the Visualizing Chemistry two-page art spreads stepping out a process for the student to visualize and learn. The animations are narrated by the author, Julia Burdge and designated in the text by an animation icon. Other areas in the chapter where content is available for the student to download on their Media Player is also marked with an icon. More animations are also included.
Content in Chapter 12 is on Modern Materials including polymer, ceramics and composite, liquid crystals, biomedical materials, nanotechnology, semiconductors, and superconductors.
McGraw-Hill's Connect- for Chemistry by Julia Burdge is a complete electronic homework and course management system. Instructors can create and share course materials and assignments with colleagues with a few clicks of the mouse. All PowerPoint lectures, assignments, quizzes, and animations are directly tied to text-specific materials. Instructors can also edit questions and algorithms, import their own content, and create announcements and due dates for assignments. Connect has automatic grading and reporting of easy-to-assign algorithmically generated homework, quizzing, and testing. All student activity within McGraw-Hill's Connect is automatically recorded and available to the instructor through a fully integrated grade book that can be downloaded to Excel. Go to connect.mcgraw-hill.com to learn more.
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Exciting visual program of both unique and conventional figures. Enhance student understanding of chemical concepts by Visualizing Chemistry process pieces, macro-micro art, and three-dimensional art. The art breaks down the chemical processes from complex into simpler, more user-friendly concepts.