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Basic Chemistry

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12/31/2012
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Summary

Maintaining the clear, approachable writing style characteristic of author Karen Timberlake, Basic Chemistry , Fourth Edition, adds to its suite of problem-solving tools and techniques necessary for success in chemistry. Engaging new features such as end-of-section Math Practice problems, video tutorials and Math Review Modules allow readers to practice and master quantitative skills. Popular features, including “Combining Ideas” sections and end-of-chapter questions, have also been strengthened and expanded. Modern real-world applications help students connect chemical principles to events in their world, while stories involving careers illustrate the importance of chemistry in future careers.

 

 

Author Biography

Karen Timberlake is Professor Emerita of chemistry at Los Angeles Valley College, where she taught chemistry for allied health and preparatory chemistry for 36 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Washington and her master’s degree in biochemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Professor Timberlake has been writing chemistry textbooks for 35 years. During that time, her name has become associated with the strategic use of pedagogical tools that promote student success in chemistry and the application of chemistry to real-life situations. More than one million students have learned chemistry using texts, laboratory manuals, and study guides written by Karen Timberlake. In addition to Basic Chemistry, Fourth Edition, she is also the author of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry: Structures of Life, Fourth Edition, and Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry, Eleventh Edition with the accompanying Study Guide, Selected Solutions Manual, Laboratory Manual, and Essential Laboratory Manual.

Professor Timberlake belongs to numerous science and educational organizations including the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). She was the Western Regional Winner of Excellence in College Chemistry Teaching Award given by the Chemical Manufacturers Association. In 2004, she received the McGuffey Award in Physical Sciences from the Text and Academic Authors Association for her textbook Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry, eight edition, which has demonstrated excellence over time. In 2006, she received the Textbook excellence award for the first edition of Basic Chemistry. She has participated in education grants for science teaching including the Los Angeles Collaborative for Teaching Excellence (LACTE) and a Title III grant at her college. She speaks at conferences and educational meetings on the use of student-centered teaching methods in chemistry to promote learning success of students.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Chemistry in Our Lives

Chapter 2 Measurements

Chapter 3 Matter and Energy

Chapter 4 Atoms and Elements

Chapter 5 Electronic Structure and Periodic Trends

Chapter 6 Ionic and Molecular Compounds

Chapter 7 Chemical Quantities

Chapter 8 Chemical Reactions

Chapter 9 Chemical Quantities in Reactions

Chapter 10 Properties of Solids and Liquids

Chapter 11 Gases

Chapter 12 Solutions

Chapter 13 Reaction Rates and Chemical Equilibrium

Chapter 14 Acids and Bases

Chapter 15 Oxidation and Reduction

Chapter 16 Nuclear Radiation

Chapter 17 Organic Chemistry

Chapter 18 Biochemistry

 



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