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General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications – Open Textbook Library

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Personally, chapter 8 should have been merged with chapter 2. I did not see overlapping definitions, or exceptions to previous sections, etc.

In assigning the accuracy score I am NOT including the formatting issues. Unfortunately, at this moment in time, because of the significant formatting issues and the way the content is presented, I am unable to recommend this text to the instructors who teach at the freshman level.

One thing to note, If instructors adopting this textbook had access to the original document as a MS Word document; then required updates would be simple and straightforward; as editing the textbook in converting a.

Request your desk copy today. Also, the calculations involving percentage abundances should be rewritten. Topics such as thermochemistry, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry are some of the topics that I learned as a high school student at The Lodge School in Barbados in the s. English Choose a language for shopping. The images that are “permanently unavailable” in the online version do show up in the pdf version, but all of the equation and calculation formatting make them show up in a long string of characters, with the loss of any LaTeX or html formatting.


Map: Chemistry (Averill & Eldredge)

I deeply appreciate the time that went into creating a book like this; however, small details would benefit the reader and student of chemistry greatly. This would also be an opportunity to proactively feature chemists and other scientists from traditionally under-represented groups to serve as aspirational role models for the students using the textbook. Instead the introduction topics mesh and overlap each other, and I’d probably need a second textbook to augment this book were I to adopt it for my classes.

This textbook is a precursor to students who will be studying organic I chemistry and those students who may have to study advanced inorganic chemistry after the freshman patrricia sophomore years, even the former section is too short in nature.

Map: Chemistry (Averill & Eldredge) – Chemistry LibreTexts

While I did not find nruce that was culturally insensitive or offensive, I also did not find much that showed human culture at all. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. This book is very nicely written and easy to follow. In the preface, the authors list eight specific Among his numerous awards, Dr. This text is written in averil, a manner that it would be fairly easy to customize the content to fit the particular instructors preferences.

The text lacks a table of contents, index or a glossary and the lack of these is a teneral impediment to students. The examples given are relevant to the real world, and tie in nicely with things that the students are better able to understand. About the Contributors Authors Bruce A. The text contains numerous interesting “real world” examples of applied chemistry chemiztry and their composition being one of my favorite which will act as effective “hooks” to capture student interest.


At this point, applications within the text are current and will be able to be used for quite some time figure 2.

The only issue would be those formatting ones that would be necessary updates for the pdf version. In his European position, Dr. If in the future the problems I have highlighted in this review are corrected, I would be willing to adopt this text and I would be eager to hear my students reaction to an Open Textbook Library product.

This is the only format available directly from the University of Minnesota open textbook webpage. So, they emphasize the positive aspects of chemistry and its relationship to students’ lives, which requires bringing in applications early and often. The p-Block Elements Chapter Reviews Learn more about reviews. Contributions of this poor quality do an extreme disservice to the open textbook community by giving naysayers an example of what appears to be shoddily pieced together content.

Simply put; there are just too many errors in equation both chemical and mathematical formatting to make this text useable.

General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications

The online version has a warning in some places, i. Read more Read less. Navigation of the text was easy using my PC and I did not come across any issues of loading of images.

Averill grew up in New England.