Principles of General Chemistry
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The first several chapters of the third edition help teach students how to lay out a plan to solve a problem using the Silberberg “Road Map” model. Students will learn how to think through a problem using a stepped-out road map and can easily check their work in the end-of-chapter “Brief Solutions to Follow-up Problems”.
New Design! The 3rd edition's design utilises a simpler color palette and revisits the basics: additional white space on the page, more open margins, shortened figure legends, and a more modern appeal.
With ConnectPlus Chemistry, instructors can deliver assignments, quizzes, and tests online. The problems directly from the end-of-chapter material in the textbook are presented in an auto-gradable format. The online homework system incorporates new and exciting and interactive tools including the market standard drawing tool - ChemDraw. Martin Silberberg's problem-solving methodology is carried over from the textbook into the online homework system. Over 2,200 end-of-chapter problems and additional problems are available to assign within the Connect program. Instructors can edit existing questions and write entirely new problems; track individual student performance - by question, assignment, concept, or in relation to the class overall - with automatic grading; provide instant feedback to students; and secure storage of detailed grade reports online. Grade reports can be easily integrated with learning management systems such as WebCT and Blackboard.
Molecular end-of-chapter problems, including molecular art.
Thinking Logically to Solve Problems. A four-step problem-solving approach is used to facilitate student reasoning, not memorizing, toward a solution. Plan - After a problem is stated, the steps are verbally planned to show how to move from what is known to what is unknown. Solution - Next, the plan is executed by naming each calculation step and then carrying out the math. Check - The next step is to check that the answer makes sense both chemically and mathematically. Sometimes a Comment appears about common pitfalls and alternative approaches. Practice - A Follow-up Problem that requires the same concept to solve it appears immediately after the Sample Problem, and a brief, worked-out solution is provided at the end of the chapter.
Three-Level Depictions of Chemical Scenes. Silberberg's ground-breaking art program consistently combines photographs of chemical scenes with an illustrated molecular view, and with the equation that symbolically and quantitatively describes that scenario.
“Think of It This Way” uses small snippets of text, to few sentences, that provide an analogy for a term they need to know. Some of these contain a small illustration to support the text.
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