Chemistry: An Atoms First Approach

Chemistry: An Atoms First Approach

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Steve and Susan Zumdahla€™s texts focus on helping students build critical thinking skills through the process of becoming independent problem-solvers. They help students learn to think like a chemists so they can apply the problem solving process to all aspects of their lives. In CHEMISTRY: AN ATOMS FIRST APPROACH, the Zumdahls use a meaningful approach that begins with the atom and proceeds through the concept of molecules, structure, and bonding, to more complex materials and their properties. Because this approach differs from what most students have experienced in high school courses, it encourages them to focus on conceptual learning early in the course, rather than relying on memorization and a plug and chug method of problem solving that even the best students can fall back on when confronted with familiar material. The atoms first organization provides an opportunity for students to use the tools of critical thinkers: to ask questions, to apply rules and models and to evaluate outcomes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.The scalea#39;s reading cannot be determined without knowing the identity of the chemical. ... of the best indications of a useful theory is that it raises more questions for further experimentation than it originally answered. ... Dalton assumed that all atoms of the same element were identical in all their properties. ... 11. The difference between a law and a theory is the difference between what and why. Explain. 12. As part of a ... Section 1.5 describes the postulates of Daltona#39;s atomic theory.

Title:Chemistry: An Atoms First Approach
Author:Steven Zumdahl, Susan Zumdahl
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2011-01-01


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