Chemistry in Context

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/8/2014
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Following in the tradition of the first seven editions, the goal of this successful, issues-based textbook, Chemistry in Context, is to establish chemical principles on a need-to-know basis for non-science majors, enabling them to learn chemistry in the context of their own lives and significant issues facing science and the world. The non-traditional approach of Chemistry in Context reflects today's technological issues and the chemistry principles within them. Global warming, alternate fuels, nutrition, and genetic engineering are examples of issues that are covered in Chemistry in Context.

Table of Contents

0 Chemistry for a Sustainable Future

1 The Air We Breathe

2 Protecting the Ozone Layer

3 The Chemistry of Global Climate Change

4 Energy from Combustion

5 Water for Life

6 Neutralizing the Threat of Acid Rain

7 The Fires of Nuclear Fission

8 Energy from Electron Transfer

9 The World of Polymers and Plastics

10 Manipulating Molecules and Designing Drugs

11 Nutrition: Food for Thought

12 Genetic Engineering and the Molecules of Life


Appendix 1: Measure for Measure - Conversion Factors and Constants

Appendix 2: The Power of Exponents

Appendix 3: Clearing the Logjam

Appendix 4: Answers to Your Turn Questions Not Answered in the Text

Appendix 5: Answers to Selected End-of-Chapter Questions

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Great textbook April 8, 2015
Easy to figure out what is in what chapter from just looking at the table of contents.
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