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The percentage of students actually read the book is pretty low. If this is the case, is it worthwhile to invest a few hundred dollars on the textbooks? I think this is a great textbook itself already, it is even greater given that the it's free, and can be easily accessed in a variety of ways. Thanks to Openstax for providing this great resource for students and faculties.
This text appears to cover a similar list of topics to those covered in the more expensive text I currently use in my courses. This is good for faculty looking to switch because topics are still covered and there will be a textbook section to This is good for faculty looking to switch because topics are still covered and there will be a textbook section to refer students to.
The content appears to be as accurate and error-free as possible. One of the benefits of this textbook is the annually published Errata to help users identify errors to correct for their classes.
Also, if glaring mistakes are found after the rigorous review required by Openstax, the web-based books are able to be updated, which traditional print texts cannot do as easily. There are some specific examples connecting chemistry to things that students encounter in everyday life that could be outdated quickly depending on how quickly technology continues to progress.
There are also boxes informing students how science interconnects with other scientific disciplines. These are in a lot of cutting-edge or constantly changing fields such as biochemistry and climate science, respectively. Depending on how these sciences continue to change, these examples could also quickly become outdated.
But the "basics" in the text should remain relevant for years if not decades. The book is written with as much clarity as a science textbook can have. With professional quality graphics, connections to real examples, and access to online demos for clarification, this text is above and beyond the traditional print resource. The text is cohesive and uses the same formatting throughout the chapters. This is comforting for readers who may already be daunted by the subject matter, giving the book a predictability in style.
The text is very well broken down into readable sections with great visual aids as well as links to online modules to complement or illustrate concepts. While links may be listed in a traditional printed text, having the ability to click the link right there is invaluable. Additionally, each section lists learning objectives that will be of use to students and faculty alike when it comes time for assessment.
There are typically two methods for presenting information in a General Chemistry sequence and like most popular texts, both are available here Chemistry and Chemistry: Atoms First. For the most part, Chemistry seems to follow the topics in a very similar order to the textbook I currently use in General Chemistry Tro, A Molecular Approach.
This is useful for instructors looking to make the switch because it limits the amount of curriculum rearranging they will have to undertake in well-established courses. With Openstax, there is also an option for excluding or reordering sections to fit the course needs, which is not an option with more traditional texts. One of the benefits of this text is the number of interfaces it is available on which allows for assessibility.
This review was written based on the iBooks and Online interface. Both appear to work very well and are very user-friendly, while I prefer the interface on iBooks personally. For those looking for the more traditional textbook experience, print and PDF copies are available but the iBooks and online interfaces give users an interactive experience with previously mentioned hyperlinks to online simulations and other modules.
While there is a nice gender diversity of the scientists features, racial diversity seems a bit lacking. This may be a consequence of the subject matter, but efforts to be more inclusive in future editions could be made. There is a fair representation of various countries, however.
This text appears to be an excellent text for general chemistry curricula and I look forward to adapting my classes to utilizing this low-cost option. The text covers the standard topic for 1 year 2 semester college chemistry. Chapters flow in a natural progression for learning.
Beginning with the scientific method and continuing on with traditional basic chemistry topics, stoichiometry, energy, structure, kinetics equilibrium and acid base.
Examples can be easily changed to fit modern norms.
University Chemistry, 3rd Edition by Brian B. Laird
Chapters are divided into sections with each section having introduction, theory, examples and problems to worked out by the student.
Traditional college chemistry with subject matter divided into rational chapters and sections. Extensive review, including summary and glossary, at the end of each chapter should prove to enhance learning. Chapters and sections flow in a logical fashion. Each chapter contains problems of varying difficulty , starting with simple and progressing to difficult.
The text contains examples of contributions to chemistry from young and old, male and female, historical and modern. There are abundant examples of chemistry how it applies to modern popular and classical cultures. The text to should provide for an excellent chemistry course for outdoor and environmental programs at VCC.
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The text is comprehensive with sufficient rigor to be sufficient as a stand alone for any college chemistry course. The OpenStax textbook for college-level General Chemistry provides the typical topics covered in this class. Atomic theory, stoichiometry, gas laws, electronic structure, bonding theories, equilibrium, thermodynamics, kinetics, electrochemistry, Atomic theory, stoichiometry, gas laws, electronic structure, bonding theories, equilibrium, thermodynamics, kinetics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, organic chemistry.
The topics are covered in good detail and at a level that is appropriate for beginning chemistry and biology majors. The appendices are likewise appropriate for the intended audience. Each chapter contains a useful glossary and summary of important points from the main text. The book also contains a large number of worked examples in each chapter. The end-of-chapter problems are at the appropriate level in terms of completeness and rigor.
The chemistry content is accurate. Some of the example exercises and solutions to end-of-chapter problems contain errors. The errors seem to be present in both the hard copy and online versions of the textbook. The writing style is clear and accessible.
I have used the book for two years now and I have not any students complain that they have difficulty in understanding the book. Chemical terminology is introduced, explained and used in ways that are natural and appropriate. The textbook is internally consistent in terms of the terminology and approach to understanding introductory chemistry principles.
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The modularity of the book is good. As discussed below, I typically rearrange specific sections from Chapters 3, 4, and 11 with no problems to student understanding.
The textbook follows a fairly standard organization for introductory General Chemistry. While the organization is logical and clear, there are aspects of the organization that I would do differently. The book introduces the mole concept, empirical formulas, and molarity Chap. In fact, I teach the sequence that I prefer by jumping back-and-forth between chapters 3 and 4. The students seem to be able to handle that approach without difficulty. I likewise introduce the concept of electrolytes in Chap.
The chapter on gases can be taught either after stoichiometry Chap. The textbook works for either approach. Overall, the organization is fine and I have been able to adapt it to my preferred approach to introducing the key topics.
Overall, I like this textbook very much. The quality of the entire presentation text, figures, pictures is excellent. My students appreciate that different modes available for using the book. Overall the book is fairly comprehensive and covers all the material that I teach in general chemistry. Not surprisingly, there are differences between the online version, PDF version, and hard copy version of the textbook.
Hopefully, there is an annotated list of changes as they are made to the online version so that these can be provided to students and professors with the hard copy or PDF. For example, the Born-Haber cycle in chapter 7 describes cesium fluoride in the figure and table in the online and PDF versions, but the hard copy version describes cesium fluoride in the figure and a mixture of cesium chloride and sodium chloride in the table.
In chapter 6 section 1, the first figure has errors in equating the cycles per second to hertz in the PDF and hard copy versions, but it has been fixed in the online version. Errors are easy to repair in the electronic version but will obviously remain in the used textbook market until a newer hard copy edition is printed.
However, it would be helpful if the errors were uniformly fixed in both the PDF and online versions so there are only two versions: The content presented is still relevant in my reading of the text. Any longevity issues should be relatively easy to fix in the online and PDF versions. The text was accessible and provided adequate context to help with understanding the chemical terminology.
The text used consistent terminology and provided a list of key terms and their definitions at the end of each chapter. Each chapter is broken into numbered and titled sections and titled subsections e. The book provides a fairly logical and clear flow, as it is similar in organization to other general chemistry textbooks.
One addition would be to add exact references to the sub-parts of each figure. For example, when the text describes homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures, the text correctly references the figure however it could be more specific by identifying the sub-part of the figure e. This is applicable to the downloadable PDF and hard copy of the book only. The online version provides hyperlinks in the description of both to the figure. However, this type of reference where the parts of a figure are separately referenced is rare in the text and don't detract from the structure and flow.
Navigation of the online text and PDF were problem free for me. The images and charts all seemed to be high quality in both formats. However, the one note I will make is in the lack of consistency of figure numbering in the online, PDF, and hard copy versions. If a student is using a different version of the textbook online vs. However, the figures in the online version are only numbered consecutively and the numbering starts over in each chapter section.
As a result, figure 8. It would be great if all versions of the text used the same figure numbering system. I did not notice any culturally insensitive or offensive text. In addition, more of these subsections could be included to build a group of chemists that better reflects the current cultural diversity within the field. The book is quite comprehensive. The order of these topics is appropriate and easy to follow.
The index at the end is pretty long 9 pages , which also The index at the end is pretty long 9 pages , which also indicates that this book is quite comprehensive. Most of the content are accurate in the chapters that I read through.
Many chapters start with a short introduction and a real life picture. They are up-to-date. Also, they could be easily replaced with a more up-to-date introduction as time passes by.
I really like the "Chemistry in Everyday Life" feature in this book. Almost every section has one or two "Chemistry in Everyday Life" examples to relate the chemistry with our lives. These examples make it easier to understand chemistry, especially for the readers who learn chemistry for the first time.
The language in the book is easy to follow. The chapters that read through explain the content with adequate explanation, real life, figures, tables, math examples and even videos Link to learning. Some of the examples require multiple-step calculation. Then a flow chart was given to help explain the steps, which makes it easier for students to follow the steps and understand how to solve the problem.
Hopefully, with the examples with this, students could eventually draw their own flow chart to solve multiple-step problems. Some figures are really good. For example, Figure 5. I am ready to adopt this figure for my class. This book is very consistent in terms of its framework. Each chapter has the following components. Each section has its own description and examples. I can use all the sections in the order as the book, or if it is needed, I could easily rearrange the sections to the order I need.
I don't see much reading disruption to do so. The topics are arranged in a similar order as most other Gen Chem textbooks: I noticed that "Gases" chapter is after "bonding", while most General Chemistry textbooks have "Gases" after reactions. I feel it is OK both arrangement. I don't see any issue with it. The hyperlinks worked really well for me.
I can navigate within the book without any problem. I really like the "Links to Learning" in the book. They took me to videos or simulations. If I were a student who is taking General Chemistry, I would be very happy to watch the videos to better understand the material. Also, the videos can be accessed at any time, which are good supplement to our lectures. Also, simulations allow students to try different things to explore what would happen, so they can better understand the content.
I really like this book, not only for the affordability but also for the chemistry content. If I have to give my comments, please see below.
They help students to understand the content. Also, simulations such as https: So students could learn and practice by running simulations.
I feel that the book would be more interactive. The text covers all of the basic concepts usually found in general chemistry textbooks, but also delves into advanced topics such as transition metals and coordination chemistry, organic chemistry, and nuclear chemistry.
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The inclusion of these The inclusion of these chapters allows the curious student to learn more about these topics in preparation for other courses, or for the instructor to touch upon advanced topics building upon fundamental concepts in general chemistry. The contents are up to date, and the examples given in the text are relevant to real world applications that students may encounter.
The modularity is excellent and allows the instructor to use this text as an Atoms First edition, if needed. The interface is very nice, and the printed edition is also very good. The printed edition has "Link to Learning" sections that allow you to review specific topics. Yes, the book covers all the material that is covered is the same as our current General Chemistry 1 textbook.
I believe chemistry theory on the first year level has remained somewhat consistent for the past couple of decades and I do not foresee any changes in the near future. The format of the textbook will allow for easy changes as the sections are nicely compartmentalized. This is the strength of the textbook in its ability to divide and subdivide the chemistry materials. I did not notice any insensitive or offensive remarks.
There is a couple of images that have company labels that could be changed. One addition for the textbook could be more worked out examples in chapter 3 and 4 as I believe the mole concept is one of the most vital concepts for students to understand in General Chemistry 1.
This book is as good as any printed Chemistry Textbook. It has an index that lists all and more fundamentals of chemistry: Phases, physical and chemical changes, atomic model, ions, nomenclature, Periodic Table, the mole, formulas, Phases, physical and chemical changes, atomic model, ions, nomenclature, Periodic Table, the mole, formulas, concentration, reactions and stoichiometry, Thermodynamics, Lewis dot structures, polarity, bonding, gases, Intermolecular Forces, phase diagrams, Kinetics, equilibria, acid-base chemistry, titrations, pH, electrochemistry, etc.
These are all fundamentals in General Chemistry I and II; needed to understand many phenomena and solve problems. For example: Each chapter has practice problems as the student goes through the chapter some with answers worked out stepwise, some with just answers. At the end of each chapter a review key terms list, a chapter summary and more problems for the student to work through at the end of each chapter as more practice. The book goes into at least adequate detail on all needed topics, and a few in even more detail than I personally need but more is better than not enough.
These are: As for not enough detail the absence of one thing in an equation, Ch. Also, Ch. In the book, the examples relate well to everyday life and give lots of accurate uses of chemistry and accurately worked out examples math problems.
In terms of errors, most are typographical ex. The only accuracy issue minor was on p. Lots of everyday examples cell phones, cars, brewing beer, fruit ripening chemistry, artificial sweeteners, examining molecules in exhaled breath as early disease indicators, ionic compounds and their uses CaCO3- antacid , solid rocket fuels, touch screens, lithium batteries, etc.
Some of these will be around for a long time and already have been , some will change or become outdated. But since the book is primarily on-line but students can have it printed and bound for a small fee; a nice feature for those that want a physical copy , updates are easy to implement.
Book still has a few elements in the Periodic Table missing. Nice pictorial representations of chemical processes. Shows representations of atoms combining to form new compounds. H2 two combined atoms; a molecule vs. Terminology in explaining terms is adequate, some definitions are clearer than others, but all terms are defined in plan, clear English.
And not chemistry textbook explains everything perfectly. This book is just as good as any other in terms of this and this one is free! Every chapter is consistent in that it has a small introduction with a real-life example or current issue that we are trying to solve. This is followed by the chapter being divided into sections with main topics for each section with example problems throughout some worked out step-wise, some with just the answer.
Then end of chapter list of terms to know with definitions , then the chapter summary, then many more practice problems for the student to work out. Each chapter also has real-life examples and profiles of people that contributed towards our chemical understanding or policy-making through environmental stewardship. Just like a printed text, it is split into chapters and sections within the chapters. So you can navigate to any page or section you want, much like a printed book.
It also has Figures, Tables, and little sub-sections with chemistry of every-day things and examples that break up the chapters nicely. The order is a typical order of presentation of General Chemistry textbooks note: Since the topics often build off of each other, the first few chapters tend to not be moved around much, but later chapters can be moved around a bit more.
In terms of within each chapter; again the flow is logical brief introduction, then each section with a main topic with examples and short topics on chemistry or the people behind the chemistry , then an end of chapter review, then more practice problems at the end of the chapter. The format is a bit different depending upon what device you are using, but all allow easy navigation through the book. On a tablet device, one can tap the screen and get a small representation of all the pages, just flip through them like a book, or scroll on the bar below the pages representation to go through the pages even faster with pages marked as you move the bar from left to right.
Includes links to videos and applications that help visualize concepts not possible as easily with a printed textbook. All pictures Figures, Tables, etc. Pictures used well in conjunction with everyday examples. Lots of worked examples, examples with just an answer, crossing out of units showing each step in unit analysis. This makes for a very clear and easy way to follow this concept.
Unit analysis is a very important concept, not just for chemistry, but any scientific analysis. The book is written in plain, simple to understand English whenever possible. Sometimes some special terms are unavoidable, but this is fairly rare. Also see 2 accuracy and 10 below. Also includes scientific contributions from men and women from many races and backgrounds England, Russia, Germany, India, US, etc. This book is an excellent one for its clarity, examples, video examples, worked problem examples, organization, and range of topics covered.
It is doubly excellent in that it is free online, so it saves students money and because it is online, students are much more apt to read it they have the internet constantly via their cell phones. This textbook has a thorough coverage of general chemistry, and has good coverage of subject matter I rarely am able to touch on in a general chemistry course, such as coordination compounds and the chemistry of the representative elements. The text has sufficient depth and breadth, and incorporates some historical references as well to assist in the explanation of concepts.
The book is laid out in a logical pattern, and has a useful table of contents and index, as well as multiple appendices replete with useful information. The information contained in the chapters I read thoroughly was accurate and gave excellent explanations of the topics. I did find a few errors here and there, typographical in a few figures, but you find typos in every textbook, every edition.
The actual text of the book I read appeared to be without error. Quotations were accurately referenced I checked the one by Lagrange. Most of the topics covered in general chemistry have had little change for years. There appeared to be no apparent bias in the information presented in the textbook.
I found it to be informative and fact-based. There are several instances of examples that have come from recent events around the world, as well as those that are traditionally included in chemistry textbooks.
I would find it difficult to think the textbook would fall out of date, as the material in a general chemistry class would have little variation over time.
The language used in the textbook is appropriate and adequate for explanation of chemical concepts. In fact, at times it reads more like a lecture than a textbook, which I think helps the student with more detailed information than that of other textbooks. Having the learning objectives listed for each section assists the students in understanding what they will learn and should understand. The textbook layout varies little from the textbook I currently use and could most likely be used by reordering the chapters in this text with little effort.
There is a logical grouping of information, and there is a similar presentation throughout the textbook. I saw little variation in the explanation of material between this text and others. As I mentioned above, the textbook could be used with little rearrangement in my current classes. The chapters, due to limited crossover in the text, are capable of being arranged in a different order than the current version.
I believe this book would help alleviate this issue. I used a bound copy to evaluate, but also looked at the textbook online.
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It appears nearly identical. The only difference is that in the print version, examples were numbered while those online were not. Figures have numbers in the hard-bound version while they are in-line with the text online.
One benefit of the online version is that after each section, the end-of-chapter questions are right there.
The only thing that was distracting is that the examples in the book seem to extend on to the next page, and tables stretch over two pages also.
It would make more sense to start the table at the top of a page and have it all together. I found no grammatical errors in the chapters I read thoroughly. It reads well, and is put together well. I found it to be very relevant to the times technologically, and did not see anything that would be offensive or insensitive to any particular group. I appreciate the effort of putting scientist features in the text, and would suggest incorporating more of these features with a wider variety to benefit outreach for chemistry as a whole.
Also, I had to flip through each chapter to find information on scientists, as there was no index for those features. Looking over the textbook, and considering the very low cost for students, I am seriously considering using this textbook instead our current text. Before looking at the text, I had been a bit wary due to a colleague in a different discipline who struggled with open resources that were disjointed, and had terrible figures.
After reviewing this book, I found the pictures to be clear, concise, and useful. Additionally, the text itself is well-written and organized in a logical fashion. The book is quite comprehensive and covers all the material I want it to.
Content is accurate. Does still include d-orbitals in hybridization, which has lately fallen out of favor. The book uses a consistent vocabulary and terminology. It is easy to keep track of the new words being introduced. The book seems fairly easy to break into smaller reading sections. However, compared to other chemistry texts, there are fewer subsections per chapter. This occasionally means the professor has to say "We won't cover the information on the bottom of page " rather than simply saying "We'll skip section 4.
The topics are fairly logical. Occasionally, it feels like the book makes a right-hand turn for example, ionic equations are given very sudden and swift treatment and starts covering a subject for which the background has not been fully established. I always wish chemistry texts would find a way to highlight non-white, non-male scientists, and this text is no different. There are differences in sequencing at times but I There are differences in sequencing at times but I value Openstax's explicitly presented alternative sequencing scenario.
The other two texts have significantly more detailed tables of contents, glossaries, and indexes. The minus sign in the formula pops up again in the next paragraph.
This book has "boxed feature" essays, Ted Talks, etc, that bring in current events and will need to be updated over time but this will be easy to implement. Other than that, the content is relevant and the text will not become obsolete for some time. Clarity rating: 4 The book is fairly readable but there are places where key information is somewhat buried in the text and students will have to search for the content and meaning, or instructors will need to be aware and supplement.
For example, when students study calorimetry they do a lot with q heat and yet the importance of this term, how to determine the signs, the significance of it being a path dependent function, etc, could all receive more emphasis.
Thermal equilibrium is mentioned but not stressed, and yet this is what drives all heat exchange processes.
Consistency The style and "voice" seem to be consistent throughout. Modularity rating: 4 The book would be more readable with more sub-subheadings. Students don't read books from front to back anymore and instead are looking for the small "bites" that provide them the information they are looking for.
It is a little challenging to find these short passages and if this would encourage the students to read more it would be great but I'm afraid it may be a source of frustration and cause them to give up.
I typically teach using this same chapter sequence but it looks as though the sequencing could be reorganized without much difficulty. The emphasis is on basic principles of atomic and molecular electronic structure, thermodynamics, acid-base and redox equilibria, chemical kinetics, and catalysis.
More MIT Chemistry lectures and videos. Yale Freshman Organic Chemistry - Another excellent series, this one covers the two-semester first-year course which includes organic chemistry. These are llive classroom lectures, given by Prof. Michael McBride.
His descriptions of the historical development of important concepts is unusually good, and adds to their understanding. Some of the projected slides are hard to read. Each of these contains topics ordinarily included in "general" chemistry, as well as more advanced ones that go beyond first-year college level.
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It is intended primarily for students in beginning chemistry courses. Virtual Chembook - this nicely-done site by Charles Ophardt of Elmhurst College covers a wide swath of general, organic, and environmental chemistry. The text material is interesting and well written without attempting to be encyclopedic. General Chemistry Virtual Textbook - a free collection of comprehensive, in-depth treatments of various topics, intended to supplement or replace conventional textbook treatments.
It is aimed mainly at the first-year college level, but advanced high school students will find much of it useful. Steve Lower, Simon Fraser University The Chemogenesis Webbook - this extensive, excellent and comprehensive site by Mark Leach tells how chemistry emerges from the Periodic Table and bifurcates into the rich and extraordinary science that we know and experience.
Chemistry tutorial series on YouTube and other video collections - a summary of the major collections, including the Khan Academy, and those done by various teachers, mostly at the high school level. WikiBooks on Chemistry - Many topics in general chemistry are covered here, and are worth looking at. But as in any "wiki-" type project to which anyone can contribute, the quality is variable, and the visual design is primitive. Tanner's General Chemistry - a large collection of pages on matter including quantum theory , physical chmistry, electrochemistry, and aqueous solutions.
Chemistry Web Resources - this site maintained by Ron Rinehart of Monterey Peninsula College contains a wealth of material oriented toward chemical education, all well organized in a visually-attractive way. ChemPaths: Student Resources for General Chemistry - a comprehensive collection of tutorials from the Chemical Education Digital Library KnowledgeDoor - an excellent compendium of Chemistry- and Science-related data, in many ways more comprehensive than the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, and certainly more convenient to use.The students seem to be able to handle that approach without difficulty.
Chapters 5, 6, and 7Chemical Equilibria, Ionic Equihhria in Aqueous Solutions, and Oxidation Reduetion Reactions-are the best the reviewer has seen in a general chemistry text. The format of the textbook will allow for easy changes as the sections are nicely compartmentalized. On both the ipad and my desktop and laptop, the links worked quickly and were never broken. However, I have found a few smaller pieces that I have issue with.
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