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21st Century Chemistry
Second EditionKimberley Waldron©2019
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Waldron 21st Century Chemistry promotes scientific literacy and helps students understand chemistry applications in everyday life. With an exceptionally clear and fresh writing style, Waldron engages non-science majors and provides a focus on environmental topics with Naturebox and Green Beat features. Recurring Themes help students remember fundamental, take-away ideas and concepts so they can apply their knowledge of chemistry as they make choices as consumers, voters and overall informed citizens.
The new second edition of 21st Century Chemistry will include:
- new content featuring fresh stories for roughly four of the Naturebox features and roughly three of the GreenBeats features.
- refreshed end-of-chapter content, including questions encouraging students to research their local environment using web resources.
- media tools focused on a few key resources that address engagement and reading support, including videos of
- current events and real-world applications, and LearningCurve reading quizzes.
- VitalSource e-Book.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Story of Chemistry: The Scientific Method: Think, Measure, Rethink
Chapter 2: Atoms: All About atoms and What’s Inside Them
Chapter 3: Everything: The Ways We Organize and Classify Matter
Chapter 4: Bonds: An Introduction to the Forces within Substances
Chapter 5: Carbon: Elemental Carbon, Organic Molecules, and Carbon Footprints
Chapter 6: Air: A Study of the Gases in Our Atmosphere
Chapter 7: Chemical Reactions: How We Keep Track of Chemical Changes
Chapter 8: Water: Why Water Is Critical for Human Beings and for the Planet
Chapter 9: Salts and Aqueous Solutions: The Nature of Salts and How They Interact with Water
Chapter 10: pH and Acid Rain: Acid Rain and Our Environment
Chapter 11: Nukes: The Fundamentals of Nuclear Chemistry
Chapter 12: Energy, Power, and Climate Change: New Ways to Generate Power and Store Energy
Chapter 13: Sustainability and Recycling: Finding Better Ways to Use (and Reuse) Our Resources
Chapter 14: Food: The Biochemistry of the Foods We Eat
Appendix A: Working with Measured Numbers: Significant Figures
Appendix B: Answers to Odd-Numbered End-of-Chapter Questions