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Chemistry in Focus : Molecular View of Our World, Media Update - With CD - 2nd edition

Chemistry in Focus : Molecular View of Our World, Media Update - With CD (ISBN10: 0534407889; ISBN13: 9780534407889)
ISBN13: 978-0534407889
ISBN10: 0534407889

Summary: From the opening example to the closing chapter, the Second Edition Update of CHEMISTRY IN FOCUS maintains a consistent focus on explaining the connections between the macroscopic world (what we can see) and the molecular world (what we cannot see). With multi-part images that feature photographs of everyday objects or processes and magnifications that reveal the molecules and the atoms responsible, the book's "molecular vision" art program is truly unique. more In addition, Tro develops students' appreciation for the fundamental role the molecular world plays in our daily lives and an understanding of how major scientific and technological issues affect our society. With coverage of global warming, ozone depletion, acid rain, drugs, consumer products, and even the infant field of nanotechnology, the book is always contemporary, always fascinating. This Update includes CNN Videos free with every new copy of the text and is now paperbound at the same low price.


  • NEW! CNN Media Update included free with every new copy of the text.
  • Unique coverage includes explanations of fundamental physical chemistry phenomena, such as the interaction of light with molecules to produce the colors we see around us, the relentless increase of entropy we observe in the physical world, and the societal implications of recent advances in the field of nanotechnology.
  • "Molecular Revolution" boxes describe a timely topic of modern research and include references to electronic and media resources (world wide web, InfoTrac®, CNN Videos) for further exploration.
  • NEW! Paperbound now at the same low price.
  • Thought experiments are illustrated by a two-part visual image. One part is a macroscopic view of a familiar experience. The second part shows the microscopic image as a magnification window that portrays the molecular structure or reaction so that students can make the connection between what they see and what is actually happening with the atoms and molecules.
  • A molecular focus serves as the primary theme of this edition. For example, molecular formulas are portrayed not only with structural formulas but also with space-filling drawings of the molecule.
  • The impact of chemistry on society serves as a secondary theme. In order to develop a more sophisticated understanding of the scientific, technological, and environmental issues facing people today, students are led through issues that affect them as citizens and consumers.
  • "Molecular Focus" boxes highlight a molecule relevant to the topic of that chapter. Physical properties and structure of the molecule are provided and its uses described. Featured compounds include calcium carbonate, hydrogen peroxide, ammonia, AZT, retinal, sulfur oxide, ammonium nitrate, and others.
  • "What If" boxes focus on topics with societal, political, or ethical implications. Open-ended questions for group discussion conclude each box. Topics include genetic engineering, The Manhattan Project, and government subsidiaries for the development of alternative fuels.
  • Every chapter contains four types of student exercises: Questions, Problems, Points to Ponder, and new Feature Problems and Projects. Questions are primarily qualitative to help students review key concepts from the chapter. Problems are quantitative or analytical with varying degrees of difficulty, and ask students to apply what they have learned to solve problems. Points to Ponder are open-ended, essay-type questions in which students are asked about the ethical, societal, and political implications of scientific issues. Feature Problems and Projects contain problems with graphics and short projects, often involving web-based inquiry.
  • In example problems and "Your Turn" exercises the author first solves an example in detail; then students are given a similar example called "Your Turn", providing an opportunity to practice solving the problems themselves. less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 05
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Year Published: 2005
International: No

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