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9780130872050: Chemistry

For full-year general chemistry courses taken by majors in chemistry as well as biology, pre-health, and engineering. Clear, conceptual, and connected, McMurry/Fay's successful Chemistry retains the focus on genuine understanding that has helped make chemistry clear for students through its first two editions. The authors' clean, interesting writing style talks directly to students, with a minimum of distractions. Key concepts are presented and consistently emphasized throughout the text in a visual, intuitive fashion. The well-integrated McMurry/Fay media program provides excellent classroom support and encourages independent learning. In short, McMurry/Fay is CLEAR, CONCEPTUAL, CONNECTED.

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This text fosters a conceptual understanding of chemical properties and principles. The authors present all of the information as a coherent package with clear, logical treatments of key topics and smooth transitions between sections and chapters. The periodic table and periodicity are used throughout as a unifying theme and as a framework on which to build greater understanding of chemical behavior and trends. Problem-solving is emphasized as a vehicle to a deeper understanding of principles rather than simply as an activity in formula memorization.

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Insofar as possible, distractions within the text are minimized. Each chapter is broken into numerous sections to provide frequent breathers, and each section has a consistent format. Sections generally begin with an explanation of their subject, move to an Example problem that shows how to work with the material, and end with one or more Practice Problems for the reader to work through. Each chapter ends with a brief Interlude that describes an interesting application or extension of the chapter subject.

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