Calculations in chemistry : an introduction
CALL NO : QD39.3.M3 D131c 2017
IMPRINT : New York : W.W. Norton, c2017
Helps students overcome the biggest barrier to their success in chemistry: math. Calculations in Chemistry uses the latest cognitive research to systematically teach beginning chemistry students the calculations they need for success in first-year chemistry. Instructors can track student progress with Smartwork5 online homework. Features;
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- Self-paced. Specific instructions are often provided to help students determine where they should start and how to stay on task. Students are given bite-size pieces of information and then asked to practice. Practice sessions are integrated into each chapter and answers are provided at the end of the chapter to facilitate progress checks.
- Focused on the basics. Chapters 1–5 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.
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