Summary: For full-year general chemistry courses taken by biology, premedical, science, and engineering majors. Edition/Copyright: 4TH 04
In its Fourth Edition, McMurry/Fay's Chemistry retains the focus on visualizing and thinking to achieve true understanding. This approach has been successful in making chemistry clear for students through the first three editions. The authors' clean, interesting writing style talks directly to students with a minimum of distractions. Key concepts are pres ...show moreented and consistently emphasized throughout the text in a visual, intuitive fashion. Molecular illustrations are abundant. The well-integrated McMurry/Fay media program provides excellent classroom support and encourages independent learning. The Fourth Edition of McMurry/Fay's Chemistry provides an enhanced focus on problem solving and visualization. The text moves students beyond rote quantitative problem solving, encouraging them to visualize and think about a problem before beginning to solve it.
- Content and Approach
- McMurry and Fay present chemistry without burdening students with unnecessary distractions, all via a clear, consistent presentation.
- Focuses students on learning the most important information.
- NEW--Updated throughout to reflect a comprehensive look at general chemistry and to further clarify the material for students--For example, the 4th edition includes coverage of zero-order reactions.
- Provides students with the most complete, up-to-date presentation of the material in a format they can best understand.
- Problem solving
- NEW--More Worked Examples--Provide explicit, detailed solutions showing students how to formulate a strategy for solving the exercises along with step-by-step instructions for arriving at an answer.
- Familiarizes students with the most commonly encountered types of problems.
- NEW--Revised Worked Example Format--Enhances student comprehension.
- A Strategy step sets the stage for the solution.
- The Ballpark Check, previously the Ballpark Solution, is now found at the end of Worked Examples (where appropriate) and provides an analysis of the conceptual reasonableness of students' final answers.
- NEW--Illustrated Two-Column Worked examples--Presents the mechanics of a problem and an explanation of those steps in a unique fashion. The concept is enhanced by the inclusion of a pertinent visual illustration, molecular model, or photograph.
- Provides students with a clear sense of how and why to solve a problem a certain way with an illustration to further enhance their understanding.
- NEW--Worked Key Concept Problems--Literally show students how to solve conceptual problems and come up with the picture that a chemist sees.
- Encourage students to develop a chemical understanding without relying on math skills.
- Visual Key Concept Summaries--Added after the narrative Summary at the end of each chapter.
- Helps students understand and retain key concepts.
- Understanding Key Concepts Problem Sets--Appear at the beginning of the end-of-chapter problem sets.
- Helps students assess their understanding of essential concepts.
- NEW--More General and Multi-Concept Problems in the end-of-chapter problem sets.
- Challenges students with more rigorous problems and shows chemistry as an integrated whole.
- e-Media Problems--Based on the Student Tutorials and Activities on the standard and premium Companion Websites.
- Increases students' learning opportunities by encouraging them to use interactive media to answer these exercises.
- NEW--Additional Molecular Art--Newly rendered ball-and-stick and space-filling models accompany structural formulas to make molecular geometry clear.
- Appeals to students' visual learning needs and helps them relate text descriptions to visual representations.
- NEW--Twice as many Macro-to-Micro Illustrations--Juxtaposes photos with illustrations to depict processes on the molecular level.
- Helps students understand the relationship between the seen and unseen chemical world.
- NEW--Electrostatic potential maps--Provide a striking visual representation of calculated electron distribution in molecules.
- Helps students visualize this complex concept.
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Year Published: 2004
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