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Chemistry : A World of Choices (Text Only)

Chemistry : A World of Choices (Text Only) - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0801627286

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ISBN13: 978-0801627286
ISBN10: 0801627281
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Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 1999
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Chemistry : A World of Choices (Text Only) - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0801627286

Paul B. Kelter, James D. Carr and Andrew Scott

ISBN13: 978-0801627286
ISBN10: 0801627281
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

Aimed at the non-science major, this text leads through real events in a familiar world. Each chapter moves from the macroscopic description of a familiar situation to the submicroscopic scale of the chemistry that underlies it. Once the chemistry is explained, the student is introduced to the environmental, economic, and social impact of that chemistry. Students are asked to critically examine the chemical choices available to individuals and society at large and to analyze the risks and benefits inherent in those choices.

Table of Contents

On the Need to Know

1 Origins

2 Connections

3 Bonding

4 Recycling and Chemical Mathematics

5 The Role of Energy in Chemical Reactions

6 Creating With Carbon-The Importance of Molecular Structure

7 Properties of Water

8 Acids and Bases

9 Acid Rain

10 Water Pollution

11 Behavior of Gasses

12 Air Pollution

13 The Earth As A Resource

14 The Power of the Nucleus

15 Solar Power--The Chemical Energy Alternative

16 The Chemistry of Food

17 The Basis of Life

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