ISBN13:978-0618376629 ISBN10: 0618376623 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0618730650 ISBN10: 0618730656
Summary: Adventures in Chemistry engages non-science majors in learning about compelling applications such as forensics, infectious diseases, and the chemistry of art, while also introducing them to the fundamentals of chemistry through clear, concise language. Using the metaphor of a hike as its pedagogical structure, the text presents core concepts and then shows how they apply to contemporary examples. With confidence in their understanding of basic principles, students ca
n use their new chemical knowledge to make well-informed decisions about the foods they eat, the medicines they take, and the lifestyles they pursue.
Summary: Adventures in Chemistry engages non-science majors in learning about compelling applications such as forensics, infectious diseases, and the chemistry of art, while also introducing them to the fundamentals of chemistry through clear, concise language. Using the metaphor of a hike as its pedagogical structure, the text presents core concepts and then shows how they apply to contemporary examples. With confidence in their understanding of basic principles, students can use their new chemical knowledge to make well-informed decisions about the foods they eat, the medicines they take, and the lifestyles they pursue. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:08 Cover: Hardback Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Published: 12/27/2006 International: No
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I. Fundamental Principles of Chemistry
1. Matter, Atoms and Compounds 2. Chemical Bonds 3. Chemical Reactions 4. Intermolecular Forces and Properties of Solutions 5. Energy and Chemical Reactions 6. Nuclear Chemistry 7. Introduction to Organic Chemistry 8. Introduction to Biochemistry
II. Health Applications of Chemistry
9. Chemistry and Food 10. Chemistry and the Gym 11. Chemistry and Medicine 12. Chemistry and Infectious Disease 13. Chemistry and the Genetic Revolution
III. Societal Applications of Chemistry
14. Chemistry and Warfare 15. Chemistry and the Environment 16. Chemistry and Crime 17. Chemistry and Art 18. Chemistry and New Materials Appendix: Chemistry and Number Handling
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