Chemistry: Human Activity, Chemical Reactivity

Hardcover | March 31, 2014

byPeter Mahaffy, Roy Tasker, Bob Bucat

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Taking an evidence-first big picture approach, Chemistry: Human Activity, Chemical Reactivity encourages students to think like a chemist, develop critical understanding of what chemistry is, why it is important and how chemists arrive at their discoveries. Flipping the traditional model of presenting facts and building to applications, this text begins with contexts that are real-life and matter to students - from doping in sports, to the chemistry behind the treads of wall-climbing robots. Informed by the latest chemical education research, Chemistry: Human Activity, Chemical Reactivity presents chemistry as the exciting, developing human activity that it is, rather than a body of facts, theories, and skills handed down from the past. Along with the innovative MindTap Reader and OWLv2 learning platform, this text uses unique case studies and critically acclaimed interactive e-resources to help students learn chemistry and how it is helping to address global challenges of the 21st century.

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Taking an evidence-first big picture approach, Chemistry: Human Activity, Chemical Reactivity encourages students to think like a chemist, develop critical understanding of what chemistry is, why it is important and how chemists arrive at their discoveries. Flipping the traditional model of presenting facts and building to application...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:1312 pages, 11.13 × 8.75 × 1.88 inPublished:March 31, 2014Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176660887

ISBN - 13:9780176660888

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Human Activity, Chemical ReactivityChapter 2: Building Blocks of MaterialsChapter 3: Models of Structure to Explain PropertiesChapter 4: Carbon CompoundsChapter 5: Chemical Reaction, Chemical Equations Chapter 6: Chemistry of Water, Chemistry in WaterChapter 7: Chemical Reactions and Energy FlowsChapter 8: Modeling Atoms and Their ElectronsChapter 9: Molecular Shapes and StructuresChapter 10: Modeling Bonding in MoleculesChapter 11: States of MatterChapter 12: Solutions and Their BehaviourChapter 13: Dynamic Chemical EquilibriumChapter 14: Acid-base Equilibria in Aqueous SolutionChapter 15: Solubility, Precipitation and ComplexationChapter 16: Electron Transfer Reactions and ElectrochemistryChapter 17: Spontaneous Change: How Far?Chapter 18: Spontaneous Change: How Fast?Chapter 19: Understanding Structure, Understanding Reactivity: Alkenes, Alkynes and AromaticsChapter 20: Understanding Structure, Understanding Reactivity: Alcohols, Amines and Alkyl HalidesChapter 21: Aldehydes and Ketones, Carboxylic Acid DerivativesChapter 22: Main Group Elements and Their CompoundsChapter 23: Transition Elements and Their CompoundsChapter 24: The Chemistry of Modern MaterialsChapter 25: BiomoleculesChapter 26: Nuclear Chemistry