Calling all Chemistry 101 students: do you need some extra help? General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications has your back. This general chemistry textbook offers a comprehensive toolkit for beginners who need fresh examples to better understand the science.
When entering an introductory chemistry course, a student’s prior general chemistry knowledge may be little to none. As a result, many students may be intimidated by the science. But it doesn’t have to be this way. That’s where General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications comes in. The textbook is a great, online learning tool for Chemistry 101 students looking for that extra boost. Plus, it encompasses all of the most important topics in the science. Above all, the book offers a well of relevant examples for students to draw from.
There’s a lot to learn in a general chemistry course. So, this textbook breaks each chapter down into sections, making it easy for teachers to build lesson plans around the topics. Some general chemistry topics covered are atom structures, the periodic table, states of matter, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, periodic trends, and organic compounds, just to name a few. In addition, most chapters include an “essential skills” section and an end-of-chapter review. These exercises get students engaging with the materials and how they relate to real-world scenarios. The examples also give readers practical knowledge about what they need to know in a chemistry lab. Furthermore, the book concludes with several appendixes that students can always refer back to.
About the Authors of General Chemistry
Bruce A. Averill holds a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from MIT in 1973. Since then, he has taught general chemistry at several colleges and universities in the United States and Europe. He also worked with the U.S. State Department, first as a Jefferson Science Policy Fellow and, then, as a senior energy consultant. In addition, he has published more than 135 scientific articles and is an expert on cyber security.
Patricia Eldredge earned her Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She studied as American Chemical Society’s Science Policy Fellow in 1989. She also studied maritime engineering, materials, and oceanography in England. In 2002, she was a visiting general chemistry professor and researcher at the University of Toledo. Later, she earned a patent for her discoveries in catalytic coal liquefaction.