Chemistry For Changing Times

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  • Edition: 14th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/30/2014
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Chemistry for Changing Times has defined the liberal arts chemistry course and remains the most visually appealing and readable introduction to the subject. The Fourteenth Edition increases its focus on environmental and other relatable issues with revised green chemistry essays throughout and new Chemistry at Home experiments, both in the text and in MasteringChemistry. Abundant applications and examples fill each chapter and enable students of varied majors to relate to the content more readily. Updated material throughout reflects the latest scientific developments in the field demonstrating the relevance of chemistry to all students.

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Author Biography

John W. Hill

Hill received his Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas. As an organic chemist, he has published more than 50 papers, most of which have an educational bent. He has authored or coauthored several introductory-level chemistry textbooks, all of which have been published in multiple editions. He has also presented over 60 papers at national conferences, many relating to chemical education. He has received several awards for outstanding teaching and has long been active in the American Chemical Society, both locally and nationally. Now professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin—River Falls, Hill authored the first edition of Chemistry for Changing Times in 1972. Revising and updating this book has been a major focus of his life for four decades


Terry W. McCreary

McCreary received his B.S. from St. Francis University, his M.S. from the University of Georgia, and his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. He has taught chemistry at Murray State University since 1988, and was presented with the Regents Excellence in Teaching Award in 2008. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Kentucky Academy of Science and has served as technical editor for the Journal of Pyrotechnics. In his spare time, he designs, builds, and flies rockets with the Tripoli Rocketry Association; he was elected president of the association in 2010. McCreary is the author of several laboratory manuals; General Chemistry with John Hill, Ralph Petrucci, and Scott Perry; and Experimental Composite Propellant, a fundamental treatise on the preparation and properties of solid rocket propellant


Table of Contents

1 Chemistry

2 Atoms

3 Atomic Structure

4 Chemical Bonds

5 Chemical Accounting

6 Gases, Liquids, Solids . . . and Intermolecular Forces

7 Acids and Bases

8 Oxidation and Reduction

9 Organic Chemistry

10 Polymers

11 Nuclear Chemistry

12 Chemistry of Earth

13 Air

14 Water

15 Energy

16 Biochemistry

17 Food

18 Drugs

19 Fitness and Health

20 Chemistry Down on the Farm . . . and in the Garden and on the Lawn

21 Household Chemicals

22 Poisons

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