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- Paperback
- Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $36.00
- July 2012
- ISBN: 978-0-393-91286-9
- 576 pages
- Territory Rights: Worldwide

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# Calculations in Chemistry

## An Introduction

Paperback

A research-backed learning system for preparatory chemistry that systematically reinforces both the fundamental concepts and math skills that are prerequisites for success in general chemistry.

Recent research has documented that in K–12 programs over the past decade, instruction in math *computation* has been de-emphasized. *Calculations in Chemistry* addresses these gaps in student background, applying the findings of recent scientific research on cognition, fluency in applied mathematics, and reading comprehension, to prepare students for the rigor and pace of general chemistry.

## A sound learning system that focuses on overcoming students’ biggest challenge: math

*Calculations in Chemistry* combines the explicit, highly structured strategies for problem solving that National Institutes of Health studies recommend, with a learning format that engages students in “learning by doing.” Each chapter is broken down into lessons that review needed math, then apply reinforced skills and concepts to the problems and calculations of first-year chemistry.

## Paced so students can gain confidence and master the material

The first five chapters of the text cover material that is usually covered in one chapter of an introductory text. The authors take great care to help students learn and use these fundamental skills before moving on. Specific instructions are provided for each section to help students organize the data and then solve the problem. Students are provided with a manageable number of new facts and concepts, and then supplied with a variety of practice exercises that drive new knowledge into memory. Fully worked-out solutions are provided for all practice problems.

## Flexible to meet the needs of instructors and students

As a primary text in preparatory chemistry, *Calculations in Chemistry* is available as a low-cost paperback or as an ebook. To serve as a calculations supplement in preparatory or GOB courses, individual chapters can be purchased in the paperback format using the Chapter Select option. With readable lessons that shift math review to study time, *Calculations* provides instructors with more time during lecture for active learning of the concepts of chemistry. Students don’t need to work through the entire book or even an entire chapter—the authors provide explicit instructions to help students self diagnose and assess exactly what they need to do to be successful.

## Class-tested and successfully used by more than 15,000 students

Over a five-year period, versions of *Calculations in Chemistry* were made available for free online and in 2011 the site received 220,000 unique hits. Feedback from both instructors and students who used the worksheets helped to guide the authors’ expansion and revision of the material. This workbook is the result of that feedback, plus dozens of peer reviews.

- Contents

1. Scientific Notation

2. The Metric System

3. Significant Figures

4. Conversion Factors

5. Word Problems

6. Atoms, Ions, and Periodicity

7. Writing Names and Formulas

8. Grams and Moles

9. Stoichiometry

10. Solution Concentration

11. Dimensions

12. Molarity Applications

13. Ionic Equations and Precipitates

14. Acid–Base Neutralization

15. Redox Reactions

16. Ideal Gases

17. Phases and Energy

18. Bonding

19. Introduction to Equilibrium

20. Acid–Base Fundamentals

21. Weak Acids

22. Nuclear Chemistry