Summary: This text anticipates and solves problems encountered by students learning chemistry for the first time. The authors present the basic principles of general chemistry in a concise and down-to-earth fashion so that complex material is easier to learn. Assuming students have little background in science--let alone chemistry--Daub and Seese stress analogies to explain fundamentals. A review of basic mathematics (Chapter 1) is also provided.
Begins each chapte ...show morer with a countdown that consist of five review questions from previously covered material. the countdowns tie together various chapters and allow students to review earlier material Provides a short essay at the end of each chapter called either Compound or Element that focuses on substances already familiar to students and shows how chemistry plays a role in everyday life.
Adds a new appendix called Your Calculator to provide easy-to-understand instructions on proper use of this tool.
Focuses on building problem-solving skills. in-chapter examples are paired with practice exercises to reinforce concepts immediately after they are learned
includes tasks and objectives at the beginning of each chapter that are keyed to text examples, exercises, and problems (general problems are not grouped by section and require comprehension of several topics)
provides study hints in the margins that offer tips on how to think through a solution of a problem
concludes each chapter with problems and a quiz that help students check understanding ...show less