New co-author, Kenneth Goldsby, Florida State University, joined Raymond on the seventh edition of General Chemistry. Ken’s background in inorganic chemistry has added insight into content and problems, and his extensive work with undergraduate students, both in the classroom and in the laboratory, reinforces Raymond’s long tradition of understanding and respecting the student’s view of the material as well as that of the instructor’s.
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The entire text has been revised to improve clarity and readability, hallmark characteristics of General Chemistry. New and substantial revisions to chapters and sections include:
Clear Examples. All of the worked examples assist students with step-by-step processes. Additional hand-worked examples show students how a scientist would work out a problem (sometimes called the back-of-the-envelope calculations.). A number of the new problems test the student’s ability to interpret graphical data and explain concepts.
Key Equations. Located at the end-of-chapter material for the student and professor.
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Review of Concepts. A quick review question or set of questions (sometimes with a visual) to test student understanding of the concept just presented.