Synopses & Reviews
Distinguished by its superior allied health focus and integration of technology, The Eighth Edition of Seager and Slabaugh's INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY FOR TODAY meets students' needs through diverse applications, examples, boxes, interactive technology tools, and -- new to this edition -- real life case studies. The Eighth Edition dispels students' inherent fear of chemistry and instills an appreciation for the role chemistry plays in our daily lives through a rich pedagogical structure and an accessible writing style with lucid explanations. In addition, the book provides greater support in both problem-solving and critical-thinking skills--the skills necessary for student success. By demonstrating the importance of chemistry concepts to students' future careers, the authors not only help students set goals, but also help them focus on achieving them.
About the Author
Spencer L. Seager is Professor of Chemistry at Weber State University, where he served as chemistry department chairman from 1969 until 1993. He teaches general and physical chemistry at the university and is also active in projects to help improve chemistry and other science education in local elementary schools. He received his B.S. in chemistry and Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Utah. Michael R. Slabaugh is Professor of Chemistry at Weber State University, where he teaches the year-long sequence of General, Organic, and Biochemistry. He received his B.S. in chemistry from Purdue and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Iowa State University. His interest in plant alkaloids led to a year of postdoctoral study in biochemistry at Texas A and M. His current professional interests are chemistry education and community involvement in science activities, particularly the State Science and Engineering Fair in Utah.
Table of Contents
1. Matter, Measurements, and Calculations. 2. Atoms and Molecules. 3. Electronic Structure and the Periodic Law. 4. Forces Between Particles. 5. Chemical Reactions. 6. The States of Matter. 7. Solutions and Colloids. 8. Reaction Rates and Equilibrium. 9. Acids, Bases, and Salts. 10. Radioactivity and Nuclear Processes. 11. Organic Compounds: Alkanes. 12. Unsaturated Hydrocarbons. Appendix A: The International System of Measurements. Appendix B: Answers to Even-Numbered End-of-Chapter Exercises. Appendix C: Solutions to Learning Checks. Glossary. Index.