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Principles, Patterns, and Applications was to produce a text that introduces the students to the relevance and excitement of chemistry. Topics such as thermochemistry, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry are some of the topics that I learned as a high school student at The Lodge School in Barbados in the s.
It is best to use Equation Editor to write the answers, and show the answers and equations, line by line, where dimensional analysis would be easier to understand. The text contains numerous interesting “real world” examples of applied chemistry fireworks and their composition being one of my favorite which will act as effective “hooks” to capture student interest.
Personally, chapter 8 should have been merged with chapter 2. The text is designed to serve biological and biomedical students, engineering students, general education students, health sciences students, pre-medical science students, and science majors requiring at least one year course in general chemistry The organization is appropriate. This text is written in such a manner that it would be fairly easy to customize the content to fit the particular instructors preferences.
We need to have future STEM scientists write manuscripts and textbooks that are free of grammatical errors.
Also, to increase the readability of the material, adding in colorful pictures, diagrams, tables and examples would be wonderful: While in Washington, D. Averill grew up in New England. This is a disappointing example of an online open textbook. At what temperature is the vapor pressure equal to 0. The patrifia are presented in a logical order for a typical science major oriented curriculum.
General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications
Although the text can be searched for keywords quite easily, the lack of an index or glossary would make it difficult for a student brucs use this textbook if they were not familiar enough with the genneral to be able to choose appropriate keywords to search. The text itself is clear and well written, but again, the formatting within the pdf version makes it hard to understand and follow.
It would have been wise for the authors to use Equation Editor to write mathematical equations and use ChemDraw for the structures and major equations followed by saving the files in the.
I appreciate the considerable efforts by the authors to create this text, and I wish to thank them for sharing their work with the public in this arena – thank you!
Get to Know Us. PDF and these the errors make sections of this text unusable. About the Book The overall goal of the authors with General Chemistry: The Enjoyment of Music: Chemical Thermodynamics Chapter While I did not find anything that was culturally insensitive or offensive, I also did not find much that showed human culture at all.
Write a customer review. The d-Block Elements Chapter These accuracy issues apply only due to formatting in the pdf version. If you ever decide to write a new version or if you are considering adopting this book for your own classesit would be nice to have some post information included; also, PLEASE include a table of contents in the PDF version of the textbook!!!
Explore the Home Gift Guide. Implementing updates could be a challenge given the static nature of the. All thermochemical topics and problems should have been in one chapter. Introduction to Chemistry Chapter 2: I have not found any issues.
The pdf version is very difficult to navigate, and the lack of formatting makes the text blend together and is difficult and monotonous to read. Unfortunately, because of the significant formatting issues present I will be unable to utilize this text.
General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications – Open Textbook Library
At this point, applications within the text are current and will be able to be used for quite some time figure 2. There are also formatting problems with subscripts in chemical formulas NOT appearing as subscripts, again a formatting issue. The examples given are relevant to the real world, and tie in nicely with things that the students are better able to understand. Unfortunately, at this moment in time, because of the significant formatting issues and the way the content is presented, I am unable to recommend this text to the instructors who teach at the freshman level.
This textbook is a precursor to students who will be studying organic I chemistry and those students who may have to study advanced inorganic chemistry after the freshman and sophomore years, even the former section is too short in nature. Navigation of the text was easy using my PC and I did not come across any issues of loading of images. The text lacks a table of contents, index or a glossary and the lack of these is a serious impediment to students. Comments This open textbook is disappointing.
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Eldrefge only issue would be those formatting ones that would be necessary updates for the pdf version. The text and its examples are both relevant and timeless; the averil Haber-Bosch Process for the production of ammonia is an example. The text of this textbook is clearly written and should be quite accessible to entry-level students.
The text is very consistent in its terminology and framework. There are no additional indicators or labels of section numbers or chapters except at the beginning of each chapter or section.