Chemistry: An Atoms First Approach

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2015 - 1216 pages

ISBN: 1305079248, 9781305079243

Steve and Susan Zumdahl’s texts focus on helping students build critical -thinking skills through the process of becoming independent problem-solvers. They help students learn to think like chemists so they can apply the problem solving process to all aspects of their lives. In this Second Edition o...f CHEMISTRY: AN ATOMS FIRST APPROACH, the Zumdahls use a meaningful approach that begins with the atom and proceeds through the concept of molecules, structure, and bonding, to more complex materials and their properties. Because this approach differs from what most students have experienced in high school courses, it encourages them to focus on conceptual learning early in the course, rather than relying on memorization and a plug and chug method of problem solving that even the best students can fall back on when confronted with familiar material. The atoms first organization provides an opportunity for students to use the tools of critical thinkers: to ask questions, to apply rules and models, and to evaluate outcomes.Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Publisher: Cengage Learning

Subjects:

science, chemistry

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