Introductory Chemistry: Atoms First (5e) : 9780321927118

Introductory Chemistry: Atoms First (5e)

Russo & Silver
 
Edition
 
5
ISBN
 
9780321927118
ISBN 10
 
0321927117
Published
 
02/01/2014
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
864
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$290.99
 
 
 
Description
An atoms-first approach for introductory, preparatory, basic chemistry courses

Carrying through an atoms-first approach from the first four editions, and focusing students on mastering the quantitative skills and conceptual knowledge they need to get a true understanding of chemistry, Russo and Silver’s Introductory Chemistry, Fifth Edition continues the tradition of relevance that makes it so effective. Now including MasteringChemistry®, the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment product with a demonstrated record of helping students quickly master concepts, this Fifth Edition includes new opportunities for students to practice their understanding of key concepts. MasteringChemistry provides seamless synergy with the text to create a dynamic learning program that enables students to learn both in and out of the classroom.

With Russo and Silver’s Introductory Chemistry, Fifth Edition and MasteringChemistry, you get a complete teaching and learning program that gives you and your students critical tools for ensuring a successful introduction to chemistry, including:
  • An atoms-first approach to chemistry: Through an atoms-first approach, used effectively in the previous four editions, students start learning from the building blocks of matter and progress to understanding complex chemistry concepts from a logical point of view and with a deep understanding.
  • Personalized, interactive learning for achieving proficiency of the concepts with MasteringChemistry: Self-paced tutorials guide students through the text’s most challenging topics; provide immediate, specific feedback and reinforcement; and present varied content to keep students engaged and on track.
  • An emphasis on core concepts for solving quantitative and qualitative problems: Students get a true understanding of introductory chemistry by using material that presents problem solving and comprehension as complimentary skills, rather than encouraging rote memorization.
  • Features that demonstrate how relevant chemistry concepts are in students' lives: A number of outstanding features that show chemistry as a fascinating science.

Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringChemistry does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringChemistry search for ISBN-10: 0321926951 /ISBN-13: 9780321926951. That package includes ISBN-10: 0321927117 /ISBN-13: 9780321927118 and ISBN-10: 0321933729 /ISBN-13: 9780321933720.

 

MasteringChemistry is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

 


Table of contents

1. What is Chemistry?
2. The Numerical Side of Chemistry
3. The Evolution of Atomic Theory
4. The Modern Model of the Atom
5. Chemical Bonding and Nomenclature
6. The Shape of Molecules
7. Intermolecular Forces and the Phases of Matter
8. Chemical Reactions
9. Stoichiometry and the Mole
10. Electron Transfer in Chemical Reactions
11. What If There Were No Intermolecular Forces? The Ideal Gas
12. Solutions
13. When Reactants Turn into Products
14. Chemical Equilibrium
15. Electrolytes, Acids, and Bases
16. Nuclear Chemistry
17. The Chemistry of Carbon
18. Synthetic and Biological Polymers

New to this edition
An atoms-first approach to chemistry
  • Reviewer feedback regarding coverage of advanced topics has been incorporated into the only “atoms first” introductory text available, and informs many of the enhancements to features in MasteringChemistry.
Personalized, interactive learning with MasteringChemistry
  • Dynamic Study Modules personalize the learning experience for each student.  Mastering’s new Dynamic Study Modules are a highly efficient learning application instructional method that helps students acquire, retain, and recall information faster and more effectively than ever before. Based on cognitive science research, Dynamic Study Modules personalize the learning experience for each student maximizing study time and ensuring long-term retention of the material.
  • WorkPatch problems are now interactive! Students can now access hints digitally via MasteringChemistry and the eText, giving them additional opportunities to practice their understanding of key concepts–while instructors are able to incorporate the conceptual checks into their lecture strategies.
An emphasis on core concepts for solving quantitative and qualitative problems
  • Learning Outcomes: Each end-of-chapter review section now begins with a table of learning outcomes for each section of the chapter, correlated to the end-of-chapter problems. The learning outcomes consist of goals and skills the student should learn and practice before moving on to the next chapter.
  • All-new Concept Questions at the end of each chapter give students the opportunity to reflect on the learning outcomes of the chapter and assimilate the information into their understanding of the content. Positioned before the end-of-chapter problems, these questions are also ideal for use as clicker questions.
  • All-new One More Thing feature provides opportunities to take the concepts of the chapter further, such as discussion of nonstoichiometric compounds, isotopes, buffers, and mass spectrometers. This section is designed to clearly give the instructor an option to skip it without doing damage to the flow of the material that follows and remain guilt-free when time requirements are tight. 

Features that demonstrate how relevant chemistry concepts are in students' lives

  • Chapter-opening vignettes offer fun and interesting glimpses at material that relates to the chapter content, incorporating new photos that make the material relevant to students’ lives.

Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringChemistry does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringChemistry search for ISBN-10: 0321926951 /ISBN-13: 9780321926951. That package includes ISBN-10: 0321927117 /ISBN-13: 9780321927118 and ISBN-10: 0321933729 /ISBN-13: 9780321933720.

 

MasteringChemistry is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

 

Features & benefits
An atoms-first approach to chemistry
  • NEW! Reviewer feedback regarding coverage of advanced topics has been incorporated into the only “atoms first” introductory text available, and informs many of the enhancements to features in MasteringChemistry®.
  • Students start learning from the building blocks of matter and progress to understanding complex chemistry concepts from a logical point of view and with a deep understanding.
  • Topics are organized in a way that tells a cohesive story of chemistry from the microscopic to the macroscopic as well as reflects the authors’ approach in their own classrooms.
  • Abundant atomic and molecular depictions embedded into the narrative help students visualize concepts.

Personalized, interactive learning with MasteringChemistry

  • MasteringChemistry, the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment tool, gives students instant feedback so they can quickly master the concepts of chemistry–while providing instructors with a wide range of online assessments to ensure student learning. The most widely used adaptive learning online homework and tutorial system in the world, MasteringChemistry.
    • NEW! Dynamic Study Modules personalize the learning experience for each student.  Mastering’s new Dynamic Study Modules are a highly efficient learning application instructional method that helps students acquire, retain, and recall information faster and more effectively than ever before. Based on cognitive science research, Dynamic Study Modules personalize the learning experience for each student maximizing study time and ensuring long-term retention of the material.
    •  NEW! WorkPatch problems are now interactive! Students can now access hints digitally via MasteringChemistry and the eText, giving them additional opportunities to practice their understanding of key concepts–while instructors are able to incorporate the conceptual checks into their lecture strategies.
    • Student results are quickly monitored and displayed by capturing wrong answers submitted, hints requested, and time taken at every step of every problem. 
    • Personalized coaching and feedback are provided through assignable, in-depth self-paced tutorials. 
    • The unique Chemistry Drawing Tool lets students draw a diverse range of structures.
    • Innovative teaching and learning begin quickly and easily through How-To Videos, 60-minute WebEx sessions, and assistance from Faculty Advisors.

An emphasis on core concepts for solving quantitative and qualitative problems

  • NEW! Learning Outcomes: Each end-of-chapter review section now begins with a table of learning outcomes for each section of the chapter, correlated to the end-of-chapter problems. The learning outcomes consist of goals and skills the student should learn and practice before moving on to the next chapter.
  • NEW! All-new Concept Questions allow students to reflect on the learning goals of the chapter.
  • NEW! All-new One More Thing feature provides opportunities to take the concepts of the chapter further, such as discussion of buffers, nonstoichiometric compounds, isotopes and mass spectrometers. This section is designed to clearly give the instructor an option to skip it without damaging the flow of the material that follows and remain guilt-free when time requirements are tight. 
  • Interactive WorkPatches shift students away from passive learning by practicing what they’re learning, right then, on the spot. WorkPatch exercises are meant to be a way to break the reader out of the passive reading mode and make students more interactive by encouraging them to think about what was just read before going on.
  • End-of-chapter material features hundreds of problems, including a section of problems that synthesizes material across chapters.
  • Skills-to-Know summaries explain the quantitative and problem-solving skills in each chapter, complete with worked examples.
  • Selected solutions appear at the end of the text.  A full solutions manual is also available as a supplement to the text.  
  • One Step Beyond sections ask students to give additional thought to chapter content.

Features that demonstrate how relevant
chemistry concepts are in students' lives
  • NEW! Chapter-opening vignettes offer fun and interesting glimpses at material that relates to the chapter content, incorporating new photos that make the material relevant to students’ lives.
  • Applications woven directly into the text’s conversational narrative include broad examples from areas such as nutrition and the atmosphere as well as specific relevant examples like DNA modification, and corrosion that help depict chemistry as a fascinating science.
  • Numerous atomic and molecular depictions.

Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringChemistry does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringChemistry search for ISBN-10: 0321926951 /ISBN-13: 9780321926951. That package includes ISBN-10: 0321927117 /ISBN-13: 9780321927118 and ISBN-10: 0321933729 /ISBN-13: 9780321933720.

 

MasteringChemistry is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

 

Author biography
Mike Silver is a Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Hope College. He received his B.S. in chemistry from Farleigh Dickinson University and his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Cornell University. He is also a member of the American Chemical Society and past president of the West Michigan Section and a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. He has received the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research and the Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

Steve Russo has taken an early retirement as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at Cornell University and is now teaching Chemistry part time at Ithaca College. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Professor at Indiana University. While there, he designed and implemented a state-of-the-art computer resource center for the undergraduate chemistry curriculum. He received his B.S. in chemistry from St. Francis College, and his Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry from Cornell University. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and has been a recipient of the Dupont Teaching Award, Clark Teaching Awards while at Cornell University, and an Amoco Distinguished Teaching Award from Indiana University.