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Chemistry The Science in Context

ISBN-10: 0393926494
ISBN-13: 9780393926491
Edition: 2nd 2009
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Description: Just as the value of reading becomes clear to a child after hearing a good story, so the value of chemistry becomes clear to students when they see how it can help them understand the world around them.Chemistry: The Science in Contexttells a story,  More...

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List price: $187.69
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/31/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1064
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 6.028
Language: English

Just as the value of reading becomes clear to a child after hearing a good story, so the value of chemistry becomes clear to students when they see how it can help them understand the world around them.Chemistry: The Science in Contexttells a story, beginning with the creation of the universe and proceeding through the "evolution of matter," from the formation of subatomic particles, to atomic structure, to the formation of natural and synthetic polymers. Throughout, the chemistry skills, concepts, and facts standard to the general chemistry course are introduced, but within the context of broader scientific questions and societal applications. Once students grasp the relevance of chemistry to their other science courses and to their own lives, their understanding of chemistry improves. Chemistry is truly the central sciencelet your students discover it withChemistry: The Science in Context.

Thomas R. Gilbert has a BS in chemistry from Clarkson and a PhD in analytical chemistry from MIT. After 10 years with the Research Department of the New England Aquarium in Boston, he joined the faculty of Northeastern University, where he is currently associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology. His research interests are in chemical and science education. He teaches general chemistry and science education courses and conducts professional development workshops for K-12 teachers. He has won Northeastern's Excellence in Teaching Award and Outstanding Teacher of First-Year Engineering Students Award. He is a fellow of the American Chemical Society and in 2012 was elected to the ACS Board of Directors.

Rein V. Kirss received both a BS in chemistry and a BA in history as well as an MA in chemistry from SUNY Buffalo. He received his PhD in inorganic chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where the seeds for this textbook were undoubtedly planted. After two years of postdoctoral study at the University of Rochester, he spent a year at Advanced Technology Materials, Inc., before returning to academics at Northeastern University in 1989. He is an associate professor of chemistry with an active research interest in organometallic chemistry.

Following 10 years with Richard Thomas and Baldwins Ltd. (now Corus) engaged mainly on research into sheet steel products destined for the automotive industry, a further 35 years was spent on materials technology focused on the car body. This included spells at The Pressed Steel Company, Austin-Morris, BL Technology, Rover and finally BMW UK. Experience included all aspects of material selection raging from sheet steel to aluminium and polymers together with a detailed knowlege of most processing aspects such as pressing, painting and welding. Corrosion prevention was a major feature of recent years and collaborative work with Oxford University helped optimise the use of zinc coated steels on current bodywork.

Matter, Energy, And The Origins Of The Universe
Atoms, Ions, and Molecules
Chemical Reactions And Earth's Composition
Solution Chemistry and the Hydrosphere
Thermochemistry
Properties of Gases: And the Air We Breathe
Electrons in Atoms and Periodic Properties
Chemical Bonding and Atmospheric Molecules
Molecular Geometry and Bonding Theories
Attractive Forces Between Ions and Molecules and Colligative Properties
The Chemistry of Solids
Organic Chemistry: Fuel And Materials
Thermodynamics: Spontaneous Processes, Entropy, and Free Energy
Chemical Kinetics
Chemical Equilibrium
Equilibrium in the Aqueous Phase
The Colorful Chemistry of Transition Metals
Electrochemistry And Electrical Vehicles
Biochemistry: Elements And Compounds Of Life
Nuclear Chemistry
Life and the Periodic Table

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