Chemistry in Context

Chemistry in Context

7th Edition | See Newer Edition

By null American Chemical Society

  • Copyright: 2012

  • Publication Date: Jan 24 2011

  • ISBN 10: 0073375667

  • ISBN 13: 9780073375663



Following in the tradition of the first six editions, the goal of this successful, issues-based textbook, Chemistry in Context, seventh edition, is to establish chemical principles on a need-to

Following in the tradition of the first six editions, the goal of this successful, issues-based textbook, Chemistry in Context, seventh edition, 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 imbedded within them. The seventh edition applies sustainability principles wherever possible. Global warming, alternate fuels, nutrition, and genetic engineering are examples of issues that are covered in Chemistry in Context.

  • Language: English

  • Imprint: WCB/McGraw-Hill

  • Dimension: 8.6 x 10.8

  • Page Count: 592

New Features

  • 2012-Best Bet Learning Solutions: Remove chapters not covered Loose-leaf Custom with lab exercises from accompanying book-specific lab manual Text has a sustainability focus--custom with content from Taking Sides: Sustainability or Annual Editions: Sustainability
  • Connect Chemistry Plus provides students with online assignments and assessments, plus 24/7 online access to an eBook – an online edition of the text – to aid them in successfully completing their work, wherever and whenever they choose. This new ebook option offers a sustainable choice for students, which correlates directly to the overarching theme of this new edition.
  • Sustainability is meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. These principles are introduced and used repeatedly to demonstrate creative contemporary chemical approaches to minimize and prevent technological difficulties.
  • McGraw-Hill's CONNECT: With Connect Chemistry, instructors can deliver assignments, quizzes, and tests online. The problems directly from the end-of-chapter material in the textbook are presented in an auto-gradable format. The online homework system incorporates new and exciting and interactive tools. End-of-chapter problems and additional problems are available to assign within the Connect program.

    Instructors can edit existing questions and write entirely new problems; track individual student performance--by question, assignment, concept, or in relation to the class overall--with automatic grading; provide instant feedback to students; and secure storage of detailed grade reports online. Grade reports can be easily integrated with learning management systems such as WebCT and Blackboard. Single sign-on integration will be available with Blackboard.

Key Features

  • Chemistry in Context's content is significantly updated with each edition, to reflect the most up-to-date scientific and social issues.
  • Chapters begin with a societal-technological issue that forms the context of the chapter. Chemical principles are then embedded within the context of that issue. Because learning begins with curiosity, not mere statement of facts, this approach teaches fundamental concepts and chemical principles required to respond to the problem on a need-to-know basis throughout the chapter.
  • Web-based activities found on the Connect site are integrated throughout the text noted with icons. These web-based act ivies help students develop critical thinking and analytical problem-solving skills based on real-time information.
  • Every chapter has a figure that comes alive through interactivity. This feature resides on the books Connect Site and can be assigned by the instructor.
  • Wide variety of embedded in-chapter question types: Your Turn (basic review, more traditional), Consider This (critical thinking), and Skeptical Chemist (analytical reasoning), which also includes questions that directly use the internet.

    The questions are plentiful and varied. They range from simpler practice exercises focusing on traditional chemical principles to those requiring more thorough analysis and integration of applications. Some of the questions are the basis for small group work, class discussions, or individual projects.

  • End of chapter questions (50-60 per chapter), categorized as Emphasizing Essentials, Concentrating on Concepts, and Exploring Extensions, some of which also use the internet.
  • The Instructor's Resource Guide is a comprehensive resource useful for those teaching Chemistry in Context for the first time, as well as for those with more experience. It is housed on the Connect site and includes answers to in-chapter and end-of-chapter questions, sample syllabi and tests.
  • Presentation Center - Build instructional materials wherever, whenever, and however you want! Presentation Center is an online digital library containing assets such as photos, artwork, animations, PowerPoints, and other types of media that can be used to create customized lectures, visually enhanced tests and quizzes, compelling course websites, or attractive printed support materials. Access to your book, access to all books! This ever-growing resource gives instructors the power to utilize assets specific to their adopted textbook as well as content from other McGraw-Hill books in the library. Presentation Center’s dynamic search engine allows you to explore by discipline, course, textbook chapter, asset type, or keyword. Simply browse, select, and download the files you need to build engaging course materials. All assets are copyrighted by McGraw-Hill Higher Education but can be used by instructors for classroom purposes.



Chemistry in Context



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

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



About the Authors

American Chemical Society