Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Nivaldo J. Tro  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
4
Language
English
Total pages
1320
Pub.-date
July 2016
ISBN13
9781292152387
ISBN
1292152389
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For courses in Chemistry.

 

Building 21st Century Data Analysis and Problem-Solving Skills in Modern Chemistry

The Fourth Edition of Niva Tro’s Chemistry: A Molecular Approach reinforces students’ development of 21st century skills including data interpretation and analysis, problem solving and quantitative reasoning, applying conceptual understanding to new situations and peer-to-peer collaboration.

 

Nivaldo Tro presents chemistry visually through multi-level images–macroscopic, molecular, and symbolic representations–helping students see the connections between the world they see around them (macroscopic), the atoms and molecules that compose the world (molecular), and the formulas they write down on paper (symbolic). The benefits of Dr. Tro’s problem-solving approach are reinforced through digital, Interactive Worked Examples that provide students with an office-hour type of environment and expanded coverage on the latest developments in chemistry. New Key Concept Videos explain difficult concepts while new end-of-chapter problems including Group Work questions and Data Interpretation and Analysis questions engage students in applying their understanding of chemistry. The revision has been constructed to easily incorporate material for instructors and students to engage in Before, During, and After class activities.

 

MasteringChemistry™ is not included. Students, if MasteringChemistry is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MasteringChemistry should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.


MasteringChemistry from Pearson is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging students before, during, and after class with powerful content. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class, and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources such as Learning Catalytics™.

 

 

Features

This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

 

Chemistry: A Molecular Approach uses the following features to facilitate learning:

 

  • Tro’s captivating writing style captures student attention and teaches students core concepts through accessible language.

 

  • UPDATED! Tools for active learning have been enhanced throughout the book, allowing students to dive into the material in an engaging and effective way.

 

  • Discussion of topics such as derivation of ideal gas laws from non-molecular energy, molecular orbital theory, and simplifying assumptions in equilibrium calculations ease students into major chemistry concepts.

 

A clear, student-focused text relates core chemistry topics to the real world and potential careers.

 

  • NEW! Solids and Modern Materials Chapter covers current topics in this specialized field of chemistry. An advisory board of Material Chemists consulted with Tro to provide professional insight into chapter discussions.

 

  • Tro discusses topics that make chemistry relevant to students’ lives, such as its relation to food and the environment.

 

  • Opening sections of each chapter relate the key topic to a relevant theme of real-world importance.

 

NEW! 21st century skills reinforced and developed through end-of-chapter problems.

 

  • Data Interpretation and Analysis Problems help students build skills in analyzing and interpreting data. Today’s students can access huge amounts of data all the time, but can they understand, interpret, and draw meaningful conclusions from it? A new category of questions called Data Interpretation and Analysis questions use real data from real life situations to ask students to analyze that data, providing practice in reading graphs, digesting tables, and making data-driven decisions. These are also assignable in MasteringChemistry.

 

  • Questions for Group Work encourage development of the ability to work well in groups. These questions give students the opportunity to work with their peers in small groups in or out of the classroom. The goal is to foster collaborative learning and to give students the opportunity to work together as a team to solve problems.

 

Encourage students to apply problems in relevant contexts through critical thinking rather than just memorize formulas.

 

  • NEW! Twice as many MasteringChemistry end-of-chapter questions with wrong answer specific feedback appear in each chapter of this edition compared to the previous, giving students more opportunities to exercise critical thinking and make learning gains while practicing problem solving.

 

  • Tro’s four-step approach to problem solving encourages students to think through the solution logically.

 

  • Two- and three-column example formats help students break down the steps of each problem. The left column is what a professor would say when solving a problem. The right column is what a professor would write when solving a problem.

 

  • Conceptual Connection problems encourage students to develop conceptual understanding instead of memorizing mathematical operations.

 

Images reinforce and enliven core concepts.

  • NEW! Chapter design has been modified to create a more visually appealing experience for the student.

 

  • Microscopic, molecular, and symbolic diagrams help students visualize complex information.

 

  • Multipart images help relate core concepts to the real world.

 

  • Hierarchical images walk students conceptually through certain topics.

 

Pedagogical features make learning engaging and fun.

 

  • NEW! The Before, During, and After features allow instructors to easily customize the material to match their teaching styles.

 

MasteringChemistry not included. Students, if MasteringChemistry is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MasteringChemistry should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

 

MasteringChemistry is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging students before, during, and after class with powerful content. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class, and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources such as Learning Catalytics.

 

Before Class

  • NEW! 57 Key Concept Videos combine artwork from the textbook with both 2D and 3D animations to create a dynamic on-screen viewing and learning experience. These short videos include narration and brief live action clips of author Niva Tro explaining the key concepts of each chapter.
  • NEW! 66 Dynamic Study Modules help students study effectively on their own by continuously assessing their activity and performance in real time. Here's how it works: students complete a set of questions with a unique answer format that also asks them to indicate their confidence level. Questions repeat until the student can answer them all correctly and confidently. These are available as graded assignments prior to class, and accessible on smartphones, tablets, and computers. Topics include key math skills, general chemistry skills such as nuclear chemistry, phases of matter, redox reactions, acids and bases, and organic and biochemistry skills.

 

  • NEW! 61 Interactive Worked Examples for a total of 101 make Tro’s unique problem-solving strategies engaging by bringing his award-winning teaching directly to all students using his text. These digital versions instruct students on breaking down problems using Tro’s proven “Sort, Strategize, Solve, and Check” technique.

 

  • Self-Assessment Quizzes now contain wrong-answer feedback links to the eText, and an additional 10–15 multiple-choice questions authored in the ACS-exams and MCAT style in each chapter. These improvements help students optimize the use of quizzing to improve their understanding and class performance.

 

  • NEW! Chemistry Primer is a series of tutorials focused on remediating students in preparation for their first college chemistry course.
    • Diagnostic Pre-built Assignment that helps students get up to speed at the beginning of the course
    • Covers math in the context of chemistry, basic chemical literacy, balancing chemical equations, mole theory and stoichiometry
    • Scales to students’ needs – remediation only suggested to students that perform poorly on initial assessment
    • Remediation involves Wrong-Answer Specific Feedback, Video Instruction and Step-wise Scaffolding to build up students’ abilities

 

  • NEW! Pearson eText 2.0 features include:
    • Now available on smartphones and tablets.
    • Seamlessly integrated videos and other rich media.
    • Accessible (screen-reader ready).
    • Configurable reading settings, including resizable type and night reading mode.
    • Instructor and student note taking, highlighting, bookmarking, and search.

 

During Class

  • NEW! Learning Catalyticsgenerates class discussion, guides your lecture, and promotes peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. MasteringChemistry with eText now provides Learning Catalytics—an interactive student response tool that uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more sophisticated tasks and thinking. Instructors can:
    • Pose a variety of open-ended questions that help your students develop critical thinking skills
    • Monitor responses to find out where students are struggling
    • Use real-time data to adjust your instructional strategy and try other ways of engaging your students  during class
    • Manage student interactions by automatically grouping students for discussion, teamwork, and peer-to-peer learning

 

  • NEW! Questions for Group Work allow students to collaborate on problem-solving skills covering multiple concepts.

 

After Class

  • NEW! Data Interpretation and Analysis Questions found at the end of each chapter allow students to use real data to help develop 21st century skills through problem solving.

 

  • Adaptive Follow-up Assignments are based on each student's past performance on their course work to date, including homework, tests, and quizzes. These provide additional coaching and targeted practice as needed, so students can master the material.

 

  • Tutorials feature specific wrong-answer feedback, hints, and a wide variety of educationally effective content and guide your students through the toughest topics in chemistry. The hallmark Hints and Feedback offer instruction similar to what students would experience in an office hours visit, allowing them to learn from their mistakes without being given the answer.

 

  • 30 Pause and Predict Video Quizzes bring chemistry to life with lab demonstrations illustrating key topics in general chemistry. Students are asked to predict the outcome of experiments as they watch the videos; a set of multiple-choice questions challenges students to apply the concepts from the video to related scenarios.

 

  • NEW! Interactive Simulations cover difficult chemistry concepts. Written by leading authors in simulation development, they foster student understanding of chemistry and clearly illustrate cause-and-effect relationships, such as electrolysis, kinetic molecular theory, stoichiometry, and calorimetry.

 

 

 

 


New to this Edition

ABOUT THE BOOK

 

Chemistry: A Molecular Approach uses the following features to facilitate learning:

 

Tro’s captivating writing style captures student attention and teaches students core concepts through accessible language.

 

  • UPDATED! Tools for active learning have been enhanced throughout the book, allowing students to dive into the material in an engaging and effective way.

 

A clear, student-focused text relates core chemistry topics to the real world and potential careers.

 

  • Solids and Modern Materials Chapter covers current topics in this specialized field of chemistry. An advisory board of Material Chemists consulted with Tro to provide professional insight into chapter discussions.

 

Encourage students to apply problems in relevant contexts through critical thinking rather than just memorize formulas.

 

  • Twice as many MasteringChemistry end-of-chapter questions with wrong answer specific feedback appear in each chapter of this edition compared to the previous, giving students more opportunities to exercise critical thinking and make learning gains while practicing problem solving.

 

Images reinforce and enliven core concepts.

 

  • Chapter design has been modified to create a more visually appealing experience for the student.

 

Pedagogical features make learning engaging and fun.

 

  • The Before, During, and After features allow instructors to easily customize the material to match their teaching styles.

 

MasteringChemistry not included. Students, if MasteringChemistry is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MasteringChemistry should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

 

MasteringChemistry is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging students before, during, and after class with powerful content. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class, and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources such as Learning Catalytics.

 

Before Class

 

  • 57 Key Concept Videos combine artwork from the textbook with both 2D and 3D animations to create a dynamic on-screen viewing and learning experience. These short videos include narration and brief live action clips of author Niva Tro explaining the key concepts of each chapter.

 

  • 66 Dynamic Study Modules help students study effectively on their own by continuously assessing their activity and performance in real time. Here's how it works: students complete a set of questions with a unique answer format that also asks them to indicate their confidence level. Questions repeat until the student can answer them all correctly and confidently. These are available as graded assignments prior to class, and accessible on smartphones, tablets, and computers. Topics include key math skills, general chemistry skills such as nuclear chemistry, phases of matter, redox reactions, acids and bases, and organic and biochemistry skills.

 

  • 61 Interactive Worked Examples for a total of 101 make Tro’s unique problem-solving strategies engaging by bringing his award-winning teaching directly to all students using his text. These digital versions instruct students on breaking down problems using Tro’s proven “Sort, Strategize, Solve, and Check” technique.

 

  • Chemistry Primer is a series of tutorials focused on remediating students in preparation for their first college chemistry course.
    • Diagnostic Pre-built Assignment that helps students get up to speed at the beginning of the course
    • Covers math in the context of chemistry, basic chemical literacy, balancing chemical equations, mole theory and stoichiometry
    • Scales to students’ needs – remediation only suggested to students that perform poorly on initial assessment
    • Remediation involves Wrong-Answer Specific Feedback, Video Instruction and Step-wise Scaffolding to build up students’ abilities

 

  • Pearson eText 2.0 features include:
    • Now available on smartphones and tablets.
    • Seamlessly integrated videos and other rich media.
    • Accessible (screen-reader ready).
    • Configurable reading settings, including resizable type and night reading mode.
    • Instructor and student note taking, highlighting, bookmarking, and search.

 

During Class

  • Learning Catalyticsgenerates class discussion, guides your lecture, and promotes peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. MasteringChemistry with eText now provides Learning Catalytics—an interactive student response tool that uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more sophisticated tasks and thinking. Instructors can:
    • Pose a variety of open-ended questions that help your students develop critical thinking skills
    • Monitor responses to find out where students are struggling
    • Use real-time data to adjust your instructional strategy and try other ways of engaging your students  during class
    • Manage student interactions by automatically grouping students for discussion, teamwork, and peer-to-peer learning

 

  • Questions for Group Work allow students to collaborate on problem-solving skills covering multiple concepts.

 

After Class

  • Data Interpretation and Analysis Questions found at the end of each chapter allow students to use real data to help develop 21st century skills through problem solving.

  • Interactive Simulations cover difficult chemistry concepts. Written by leading authors in simulation development, they foster student understanding of chemistry and clearly illustrate cause-and-effect relationships, such as electrolysis, kinetic molecular theory, stoichiometry, and calorimetry.

 

Table of Contents

1. Matter, Measurement, and Problem Solving

2. Atoms and Elements

3. Molecules, Compounds, and Chemical Equations

4. Chemical Quantities and Aqueous Reactions

5. Gases

6. Thermochemistry

7. The Quantum-Mechanical Model of the Atom

8. Periodic Properties of the Elements

9. Chemical Bonding I: Lewis Theory

10.  Chemical Bonding II: Molecular Shapes, Valence Bond Theory, and Molecular Orbital Theory

11.  Liquids, Solids, and Intermolecular Forces

12.  Solids and Modern Material

13.  Solutions

14.  Chemical Kinetics

15.  Chemical Equilibrium

16.  Acids and Bases

17.  Aqueous Ionic Equilibrium

18.  Free Energy and Thermodynamics

19.  Electrochemistry

20.  Radioactivity and Nuclear Chemistry

21.  Organic Chemistry

22.  Biochemistry

23.  Chemistry of the Nonmetals

24.  Metals and Metallurgy

25.  Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds