A full-year course taken primarily by chemistry majors, other science majors (especially biology and pre-health), and engineering students. First introduced in 1995, McMurry/Fay's Chemistry is now recognized as one of the leading books in science education. The second edition refines the qualities that led to the text's success in the first place. "The text is a beautifully presented and well written general chemistry text. The chapter on gas laws, where the combination of narrative and illustrations leads the students to almost derive the Kinetic-Molecular theory on their own." (Mildred Hall, Clark State Community College.)
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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.From the Back Cover:
This is a beautifully presented and well-written general chemistry book. It offers a "thinking" or "conceptual" approach to problem solving in the world of chemistry. Effective, vibrant, and pedagogically sound illustrations helps to visualize chemical concepts. Computer-rendered graphics illustrate the relationship between the seen (macroscopic) and the unseen (atomic and molecular) chemical world. The illustrations establish a visual connection between the written descriptions of chemical phenomena and how the processes occur.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110137377762
Book Description Prentice Hall. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0137377762 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.3020633