Description
For courses in introductory, preparatory, and basic chemistry. This package includes MasteringChemistry^{¢â} Engages First Time Chemistry Students Basic Chemistry introduces
students to the essential scientific and mathematical concepts of
general chemistry. With accessible language and a moderate pace, the
text is easytofollow for firsttime chemistry students, as well as
those hoping to renew their studies of the subject. In the Fifth Edition,
Bill and Karen Timberlake carefully develop core ideas while relating
them to the possibility of future careers. The book guides students
through basic chemistry problem solving with engaging visuals and a
focus on developing the math skills necessary to be successful in the
course. End of chapter questions strategically promote integration of
cumulative ideas, allowing students to develop a strong foundation for
learning chemistry and encouraging them to continue their studies in the
field. The main objective in writing this text is to make the study of
chemistry an engaging and a positive experience for students by relating
the structure and behavior of matter to real life. This new edition
introduces more problemsolving strategies, more problemsolving guides,
new features in the Sample Problems; Try It First before the Solution and Connect in
the Analyze the Problem step of the solution, a new Engage feature, new
conceptual and challenge problems, and new sets of combined problems. This package includes MasteringChemistry,
an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work
with this text to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide
range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are
encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. MasteringChemistry
should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Please be sure
you have the correct ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your
Pearson representative for more information.
Features
This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson
has worked closely with educators around the world to include content
which is especially relevant to students outside the United States. About the Book Basic Chemistry offers the following features to facilitate learning: A simple, cumulative approach to basic chemistry concepts  Accessible
language, visual aids, and a gentle pace help mixedmajor students
embrace and understand the key concepts and formulas of general
chemistry.
 A focus on developing fundamental math skills assists students in approaching problems with ease.
Deeper integration with the MasteringChemistry eText presents opportunities for learning before, during, and after class  Updated! Before: Key Math Skills introduced
in the previous edition are now connected with a dynamic study module
that teaches students to write numbers in scientific notation and
discusses dimensional analysis.
 NEW! Topics introduced in Key Math Skills include
behavior of atoms in the formation of ionic and molecular compounds,
stoichiometry, gas laws, calculating solutions or dilutions, PV=NRTtype
problems, pH concentration and calculations, and equilibrium and K.
 NEW! During: Learning Catalytics questions have been increased to include 10 per chapter.
 NEW! After: Questions relate more closely to real life, engaging students deeper into the subject matter.
 NEW! Interactive Videos now
correspond to a key concept/topic in most chapters, giving students an
opportunity to reinforce what they just learned through visual learning.
A strong emphasis on problem solving  Guides to Problem Solving (GPS) illustrate
the steps needed to solve a problem and provide a visual guide for
students to use in solving future problems. Colorcoded Guide to
Problem Solvingare provided for each problem type in the text, directing
students through the steps and strategy for each kind of problem they
will encounter.
 NEW! ¡°Try It First¡± feature precedes
the Solution section of each Sample Problem, encouraging students to
work on the problem before reading the given Solution and helping them
learn to recall new ideas.
 Analyze the Problems convert a word problem into components for problem solving. NEW! Connect features specify
information that relates the Given and Need sections in Analyze the
Problems to help students identify and connect the components within a
word problem and set up a solution strategy.
 Combining Ideas are
sets of integrated problems placed after every two or four chapters to
help students test their understanding of the concepts from previous
chapters by integrating topics.
 Answers to study check
and oddnumbered problems allow students to reference their work and
monitor their understanding of chapter topics.
 Sample Problems illustrate
workedout solutions with explanations and required calculations to
guide students through each type of problem. Study Checks associated
with each Sample Problem allow students to check their problemsolving
strategies with the Answer.
 Understanding the Concepts, at
the end of each chapter, are questions with visual representations that
build an understanding of newly learned chemical concepts.
 Challenge Questions at
the end of each chapter provide complex questions that promote critical
thinking, group work, and cooperative learning environments.
 Study Check questions within each sample problem help students review problemsolving strategy and their comprehension of the material.
 Paired Problem Sets encourage students to review the information in each chapter before moving on to new material.
Content and features engage students and actively connect crucial concepts to the real world  NEW! FollowUp Stories provide
followup to the discussion in the chapter opener and include
application questions. This narrative helps students stay engaged in the
content and, utilizing the new chemistry content, connects the key
concepts and problem solving to an overarching theme.
 By connecting chemistry to realworld and career applications, the
Fifth Edition engages students throughout each chapter. Chapter Openers
discuss careers that involve chemistry, connecting the chemistry in the
chapter with the professionals who use chemistry every day. ¡°Chemistry
Links to Health¡± features apply chemical concepts to health and medicine
such as weight loss and weight gain, alcohol abuse, blood buffers, and
kidney dialysis, and provide students with connections that illustrate
the importance of understanding chemistry in reallife situations.
 Chapter openers feature doctors, pharmacists, biochemists, and more to help students relate the subject to its many career paths.
 Special Interest Boxes relate key chemistry topics to real world health and environmental issues of interest.
Visually engaging pedagogy guides students through core concepts  Learning Goals introduce
each chapter, clearly identifying key concepts and providing a
guideline for studying. Each learning goal is repeated in the chapter
review, ensuring students identify what they have learned with the
chapter¡¯s most important topics.
 Looking Ahead Outlines clearly state the topics in each chapter, giving students a tangible guideline to what they will be learning.
 Chapter Readiness sections at
the beginning of each chapter list the Key Math Skills and Core
Chemistry Skills covered in previous chapters, providing students with
the foundation for learning new chemistry principles in the current
chapter. Each chapter ends with a summary of these Key Math Skills and Core Chemistry Skills with Example Problems for further practice.
 Concept Checks appear in each chapter to encourage students to revisit their understanding of key terms and ideas before moving forward.
 Chapter review, key terms, additional problems, and summary of reactions provide comprehensive endofchapter review that allow students to reinforce their retention of key topics.
 MicroMacroSymbolic Artwork offers
students a visual reference to chemical phenomena on the atomic level.
Accompanying questions help students focus on these illustrated
concepts.
This package includes MasteringChemistry,
an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work
with this text to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide
range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are
encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.  NEW! Chemistry Primer is
a series of tutorials focused on remediating students taking their
first college chemistry course. Topics include math in the context of
chemistry, chemical skills and literacy, as well as some basics of
balancing chemical equations, mole theory, and stoichiometry – all of
which were chosen based on extensive surveys of chemistry professors
across the country. The main body of each item in the primer offers
diagnostic questions designed to help students recognize that they need
help. If they struggle, the primer offers extensive formative help in
the hint structure via wrong answer feedback, instructional videos, and
stepwise worked examples that provide scaffolding to build up students¡¯
understanding as needed. The primer is offered as a prebuilt
assignment that is automatically generated with every general chemistry
and intro/prep chemistry course.
 Multiplechoice Reading Questions are provided for each chapter, making it easy to hold students accountable for completing assigned readings before lecture.
 NEW! Learning Catalytics^{¢â} generates
class discussion, guides your lecture, and promotes peertopeer
learning with realtime analytics. MasteringChemistry with eText now
provides Learning Catalytics–an interactive student response tool that
uses students¡¯ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more
sophisticated tasks and thinking. Instructors can:
 Pose a variety of openended questions that help your students develop critical thinking skills
 Monitor responses to find out where students are struggling
 Use realtime data to adjust your instructional strategy and try other ways of engaging your students during class
 Manage student interactions by automatically grouping students for discussion, teamwork, and peertopeer learning
 NEW! Interactive Videos now
correspond to a key concept/topic in most chapters, giving students an
opportunity to reinforce what they just learned by showing how chemistry
works in real life and introducing a bit of humor into chemical problem
solving and demonstrations. Topics include Using Conversion Factors,
Mass Calculations for Reactions, Concentration of Solutions, Balancing
Nuclear Equations, and Chemical v. Physical Change. Sample Calculations
walk students through the most challenging chemistry problems and
provide a fresh perspective on how to approach individual problems and
plan solutions. .
 Enhanced endofchapter questions with
answerspecific feedback use data gathered from all of the students
using the program, to offer wronganswer feedback that is specific to
each student. Rather than simply providing feedback of the
"right/wrong/try again" variety, Mastering guides students towards the
correct final answer without giving the answer away.
 Key Math Skills and Core Chemistry Skills Tutorials provide
assignable practice problems related to the intext feature boxes,
ensuring that students master the basic quantitative and science skills
they need to succeed in the course.
 Concept Map Quizzes use
interactive concept maps and related multiplechoice quiz questions to
help students make connections between important concepts within each
chapter.
 All tutorials, endofchapter questions, reading quizzes, and test bank questions have been tagged to learning outcomes.
 The majority of all endofchapter problems are now easily assignable within MasteringChemistry.
Math Remediation links
in selected tutorials launch algorithmically generated math exercises
that give students unlimited practice on prerequisite skills, freeing up
class and officehour time to focus on the chemistry. Exercises include
guided solutions, sample problems, and learning aids for extra help,
and offer helpful feedback when students enter incorrect answers.
New to this Edition
About the Book  Updated! Before: Key Math Skills introduced
in the previous edition are now connected with a dynamic study module
that teaches students to write numbers in scientific notation and
discusses dimensional analysis.
 Topics introduced in Key Math Skills include
behavior of atoms in the formation of ionic and molecular compounds,
stoichiometry, gas laws, calculating solutions or dilutions, PV=NRTtype
problems, pH concentration and calculations, and equilibrium and K.
 During: Learning Catalytics questions have been increased to include 10 per chapter.
 After: Questions relate more closely to real life, engaging students deeper into the subject matter.
 Interactive Videos now
correspond to a key concept/topic in most chapters, giving students an
opportunity to reinforce what they just learned through visual learning.
 NEW AND UPDATED! Chapter Openers provide timely examples and engaging, topical issues of chemistry that is part of contemporary professions.
 FollowUp Stories provide
followup to the discussion in the chapter opener and include
application questions. This narrative helps students stay engaged in the
content and, utilizing the new chemistry content, connects the key
concepts and problem solving to an overarching theme.
 Engage feature
asks students to think about the paragraph they are reading and to test
their understanding by answering the Engage question in the margin,
which is related to the topic.
 ¡°Try It First¡± feature precedes
the Solution section of each Sample Problem, encouraging students to
work on the problem before reading the given Solution and helping them
learn to recall new ideas.
 Connect feature added to Analyze the Problem boxes indicates the relationships between Given and Need.
 A new topic with questions and problems on Hess's Law was added to Chapter 9.
This package includes MasteringChemistry,
an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work
with this text to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide
range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are
encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.  Chemistry Primer is
a series of tutorials focused on remediating students taking their
first college chemistry course. Topics include math in the context of
chemistry, chemical skills and literacy, as well as some basics of
balancing chemical equations, mole theory, and stoichiometry – all of
which were chosen based on extensive surveys of chemistry professors
across the country. The main body of each item in the primer offers
diagnostic questions designed to help students recognize that they need
help. If they struggle, the primer offers extensive formative help in
the hint structure via wrong answer feedback, instructional videos, and
stepwise worked examples that provide scaffolding to build up students¡¯
understanding as needed. The primer is offered as a prebuilt
assignment that is automatically generated with every general chemistry
and intro/prep chemistry course.
 Learning Catalytics^{¢â} generates
class discussion, guides your lecture, and promotes peertopeer
learning with realtime analytics. MasteringChemistry with eText now
provides Learning Catalytics–an interactive student response tool that
uses students¡¯ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more
sophisticated tasks and thinking. Instructors can:
 Pose a variety of openended questions that help your students develop critical thinking skills
 Monitor responses to find out where students are struggling
 Use realtime data to adjust your instructional strategy and try other ways of engaging your students during class
 Manage student interactions by automatically grouping students for discussion, teamwork, and peertopeer learning
Interactive Videos now
correspond to a key concept/topic in most chapters, giving students an
opportunity to reinforce what they just learned by showing how chemistry
works in real life and introducing a bit of humor into chemical problem
solving and demonstrations. Topics include Using Conversion Factors,
Mass Calculations for Reactions, Concentration of Solutions, Balancing
Nuclear Equations, and Chemical v. Physical Change. Sample Calculations
walk students through the most challenging chemistry problems and
provide a fresh perspective on how to approach individual
