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Chemistry in Context

© 2012
by American Chemical Society

7th Edition Active, In-Print 592 Pages Softcover
9780073375663 0073375667

Following in the tradition of the first six editions, the goal of this successful, issues-based textbook, Chemistry in Context, seventh edition, is to establish chemical principles on a need-to-know basis for non-science majors, enabling them to learn chemistry in the context of their own lives and significant issues facing science and the world. The non traditional approach of Chemistry in Context reflects today's technological issues and the chemistry principles imbedded within them. The seventh edition applies sustainability principles wherever possible. Global warming, alternate fuels, nutrition, and genetic engineering are examples of issues that are covered in Chemistry in Context.

0 Chemistry for a Sustainable Future

1 The Air We Breathe

2 Protecting the Ozone Layer

3 The Chemistry of Global Climate Change

4 Energy from Combustion

5 Water for Life

6 Neutralizing the Threat of Acid Rain

7 The Fires of Nuclear Fission

8 Energy from Electron Transfer

9 The World of Polymers and Plastics

10 Manipulating Molecules and Designing Drugs

11 Nutrition: Food for Thought

12 Genetic Engineering and the Molecules of Life

Appendixes Appendix 1: Measure for Measure - Conversion Factors and Constants Appendix 2: The Power of Exponents Appendix 3: Clearing the Logjam Appendix 4: Answers to Your Turn Questions Not Answered in the Text Appendix 5: Answers to Selected End-of-Chapter Questions

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McGraw-Hill's CONNECT: With Connect 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. End-of-chapter problems and additional problems are available to assign within the Connect program.

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Retained Features

Chemistry in Context's content is significantly updated with each edition, to reflect the most up-to-date scientific and social issues.

Chapters begin with a societal-technological issue that forms the context of the chapter. Chemical principles are then embedded within the context of that issue. Because learning begins with curiosity, not mere statement of facts, this approach teaches fundamental concepts and chemical principles required to respond to the problem on a need-to-know basis throughout the chapter.

Web-based activities found on the Connect site are integrated throughout the text noted with icons. These web-based act ivies help students develop critical thinking and analytical problem-solving skills based on real-time information.

Every chapter has a figure that "comes alive" through interactivity. This feature resides on the books Connect Site and can be assigned by the instructor.

Wide variety of embedded in-chapter question types: "Your Turn" (basic review, more traditional), "Consider This" (critical thinking), and "Skeptical Chemist" (analytical reasoning), which also includes questions that directly use the internet.

The questions are plentiful and varied. They range from simpler practice exercises focusing on traditional chemical principles to those requiring more thorough analysis and integration of applications. Some of the questions are the basis for small group work, class discussions, or individual projects.

End of chapter questions (50-60 per chapter), categorized as "Emphasizing Essentials", "Concentrating on Concepts", and "Exploring Extensions", some of which also use the internet.

The Instructor's Resource Guide is a comprehensive resource useful for those teaching Chemistry in Context for the first time, as well as for those with more experience. It is housed on the Connect site and includes answers to in-chapter and end-of-chapter questions, sample syllabi and tests.

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