Adventures in Chemistry

ISBN-10: 0618376623

ISBN-13: 9780618376629

Edition: 2008

Authors: Julie T. Millard
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Description: Adventures in Chemistryengages non-science majors in learning about compelling applications such as forensics, infectious diseases, and the chemistry of art, while also introducing them to the fundamentals of chemistry through clear, concise language. Using the metaphor of a hike as its pedagogical structure, the text presents core concepts and then shows how they apply to contemporary examples. With confidence in their understanding of basic principles, students can use their new chemical knowledge to make well-informed decisions about the foods they eat, the medicines they take, and the lifestyles they pursue. Scenic Overlooksfollow each section within the fundamentals chapters (Part 1) and provide summary problems that students should master before proceeding to the next section. Trail Markersfollow each section in the applications chapters (Parts 2 and 3) and present interim summaries that help students review and retain what they have learned in that section. First Ascentessays present snapshots of scientific pioneersincluding Charles Drew, Rosalind Franklin, Lise Meitner, and Gertrude Elionthat offer first-hand perspectives on chapter-related fields and achievements. Water Breakessays expand on chapter materialexplaining such topics as the chemical processes behind glow sticks and art restorationto spark student interest and help students apply core concepts to their lives. Looking Ahead and Looking Backfeatures throughout each chapter integrate concepts and applications from different chapters.

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Book details

List price: $280.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 12/27/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 672
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.652
Language: English

Fundamental Principles of Chemistry
Matter, Atoms, and Compounds
Chemical Bonds
Chemical Reactions
Intermolecular Forces and Properties of Solutions
Energy and Chemical Reactions
Nuclear Chemistry
Introduction to Organic Chemistry
Introduction to Biochemistry
Health Applications of Chemistry
Chemistry and Food
Chemistry and the Gym
Chemistry and Medicine
Chemistry and Infectious Disease
Chemistry and the Genetic Revolution
Societal Applications of Chemistry
Chemistry and Warfare
Chemistry and the Environment
Chemistry and Crime
Chemistry and Art
Chemistry and New Materials
Appendix: Chemistry and Number Handling
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