9780077221348

Chemistry in Context : Applying Chemistry to Society

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  • ISBN13:

    9780077221348

  • ISBN10:

    0077221346

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/11/2008
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Following in the tradition of the first five editions, the goal of this market leading textbook,Chemistry in Context, sixth edition, is to establish chemical principles on a need-to-know basis within a contextual framework of significant social, political, economic and ethical issues. The non traditional approach ofChemistry in Contextreflect today's technological issues and the chemistry principles imbedded within them. Global warming, alternate fuels, nutrition, and genetic engineering are examples of issues that are covered in CIC.

Table of Contents

Applying Chemistry to Society
The Air We Breathe
Protecting the Ozone Layer
The Chemistry of Global Warming
Energy, Chemistry, and Society
The Water We Drink
Neutralizing the Threat of Acid Rain
The Fires of Nuclear Fission
Energy from Electron Transfer
The World of Polymers and Plastics
Manipulating Molecules and Designing Drugs
Nutrition
Food for Thought
Genetic Engineering and the Molecules of Life
Appendixes
Measure for Measure
Conversion Factors and Constants
The Power of Exponents
Clearing the Logjam
Answers to Your Turn Questions Not Answered in the Text
Answers to Selected End-of-Chapter Questions
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