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OpenStax Chemistry 2e is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the two-semester general chemistry course. The textbook provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of chemistry and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. The book also includes a number of innovative features, including interactive exercises and real-world applications, designed to enhance student learning.

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Chemistry
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Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Klaus Theopold
Paul Flowers
Richard Langley
William R. Robinson
Date Added:
10/02/2014
Chemistry: Atoms First 2e
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Chemistry: Atoms First 2e is a peer-reviewed, openly licensed introductory textbook produced through a collaborative publishing partnership between OpenStax and the University of Connecticut and UConn Undergraduate Student Government Association.This text is an atoms-first adaptation of OpenStax Chemistry 2e. The intention of “atoms-first” involves a few basic principles: first, it introduces atomic and molecular structure much earlier than the traditional approach, and it threads these themes through subsequent chapters. This approach may be chosen as a way to delay the introduction of material such as stoichiometry that students traditionally find abstract and difficult, thereby allowing students time to acclimate their study skills to chemistry. Additionally, it gives students a basis for understanding the application of quantitative principles to the chemistry that underlies the entire course. It also aims to center the study of chemistry on the atomic foundation that many will expand upon in a later course covering organic chemistry, easing that transition when the time arrives.
The second edition has been revised to incorporate clearer, more current, and more dynamic explanations, while maintaining the same organization as the first edition. Substantial improvements have been made in the figures, illustrations, and example exercises that support the text narrative.

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Chemistry
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Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Edward J. Neth
Klaus Theopold
Paul Flowers
Richard Langley
William R. Robinson
Date Added:
02/14/2019
General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications
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The overall goal of the authors with General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications was to produce a text that introduces the students to the relevance and excitement of chemistry.Although much of first-year chemistry is taught as a service course, Bruce and Patricia feel there is no reason that the intrinsic excitement and potential of chemistry cannot be the focal point of the text and the course. So, they emphasize the positive aspects of chemistry and its relationship to studentsŐ lives, which requires bringing in applications early and often. In addition, the authors feel that many first year chemistry students have an enthusiasm for biologically and medically relevant topics, so they use an integrated approach in their text that includes explicit discussions of biological and environmental applications of chemistry.

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Chemistry
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Provider Set:
Saylor Textbooks
Author:
Bruce Averill
Patricia Eldredge
Date Added:
01/01/2011
General Chemistry with Labs (CHEM 161)
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A three-quarter general chemistry sequence primarily for science, pre-professional, and engineering students. The CHEM& 161/162/163 series introduces the basic concepts of chemistry: atomic structure and bonding, periodicity, physical measurement, quantitative relationships, chemical reactivity, oxidation and reduction, stoichiometry, ideal gas laws, aqueous solutions, colligative properties, intermolecular forces, structure of matter, equilibrium, acid/base topics, kinetics, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, qualitative analysis, d-block metals and coordination chemistry, and an introduction to organic chemistry.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl

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Chemistry
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Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Provider Set:
Open Course Library
Date Added:
10/31/2011
Introductory Chemistry
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David W. Ball of Cleveland State University brings his new survey of general chemistry text, Introductory Chemistry, to the market with a fresh theme that will be sure to hold student interest: "Chemistry is Everywhere." Introductory Chemistry is intended for a one-semester introductory or preparatory chemistry course. Throughout the chapters, David presents two features that reinforce the theme of the textbook, that chemistry is everywhere.The first is the boxed feature titled, appropriately, “Chemistry is Everywhere”. This feature takes a topic of the chapter and demonstrates how this topic shows up in everyday life. In the introductory chapter, “Chemistry is Everywhere” focuses on the personal hygiene products that students may use every morning: toothpaste, soap, shampoo among others. These products are chemicals, aren’t they? This book explores some of the chemical reactions like the ones that give students clean and healthy teeth, and shiny hair. This feature makes it clear to students that chemistry is, indeed, everywhere, and it will promote student retention in what is sometimes considered an intimidating course.The second boxed feature focuses on chemistry that students likely indulge in every day: eating and drinking. In the “Food and Drink App”, David discusses how the chemistry of the chapter applies to things that students eat and drink every day. Carbonated beverages depend on the behavior of gases, foods contain acids and bases, and everyone actually eats certain rocks. (Yikes!) Cooking, eating, drinking, metabolism – all chemical processes students are involved with all the time. These features allow students to see the things we interact with every day in a new light – as chemistry.Just like many of the one-semester chemistry books you may be used to, each section in David Ball's <="" em=""> starts with one or more Learning Objectives, which list the main points of the section. Each section ends with Key Takeaways, which are reviews of the main points of the section. Each chapter is full of examples to illustrate the key points of the materials, and each example is followed with a similar “Test Yourself” exercise to see if the student understands the concept. Each section ends with its own set of paired exercises to practice the material from that section, and each chapter ends with a section of “Additional Exercises” that are more challenging or require multiple steps or skills to answer.David took the time to treat mathematical problems in Introductory Chemistry one of two ways, either as a conversion-factor problem or as a formula problem. David believes having two basic mathematical approaches (converting and formulas) allows the text to focus on the logic of the approach and not tricks or shortcuts; which speaks to the final point about Introductory Chemistry.You'll notice that David took no shortcuts with the material in this text, his inviting writing style, concise approach, consistent presentation, and interesting pedagogy have given it some of the best peer reviews we've seen at Flat World. So, order a desk copy or dive in now to see for yourself.

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Chemistry
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Provider Set:
Saylor Textbooks
Author:
David W. Ball
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Organic Chemistry
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Organic Chemistry research involves the synthesis of organic molecules and the study of their reaction paths, interactions, and applications. Advanced interests include diverse topics such as the development of new synthetic methods for the assembly of complex organic molecules and polymeric materials, organometallic catalysis, organocatalysis, the synthesis of natural and non-natural products with unique biological and physical properties, structure and mechanistic analysis, natural product biosynthesis, theoretical chemistry and molecular modeling, diversity-oriented synthesis, and carbohydrate synthesis.

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Chemistry
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LibreTexts
Date Added:
02/25/2020
Organic Chemistry: Alcohols
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This 7-minute video lesson looks at naming alcohols. [Organic Chemistry playlist: Lesson 45 of 73].

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Chemistry
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Khan, Salman
Date Added:
02/20/2011
Organic Chemistry I
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This is the first course taken in a two sequence Organic Chemistry Course for science majors.

This course examines the behavior of hydrocarbons and their derivatives. Topics covered include alkanes, halides, alcohols, alkynes and stereochemistry.

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to perform the following: (1) Name organic compounds using both the IUPAC and Common System, (2) Determine the Stereochemistry of a compound, (3) Predict the products that will be formed from specific reactions, (4) Predict how changes in the structure of a compound can influence physical properties and reactivity, and (5) Understand the Importance of Mechanisms.

Subject:
Chemistry
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Full Course
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Author:
Dr. Connie R. Walton
Dr. Kevin Roberson
Date Added:
12/19/2019
Organic Chemistry II
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This course is designed for students majoring in a STEM area. It is the second sequence organic chemistry course.

This course examines the behavior of hydrocarbons and their derivatives. Topics covered include alcohols, alkynes, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, carboxylic acid derivatives, amines, and aromatic compounds.

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to perform the following: (1) Name organic compounds using both the IUPAC and Common System, (2) Determine the Stereochemistry of a compound, (3) Predict the major and minor products that will be formed from specific reactions, (4) Predict how modifications in chemical structure, including stereochemistry, can drastically change the physical and/or chemical behavior of compounds, and (5) Provide the mechanism for specific types of reactions.

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Chemistry
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Full Course
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Author:
Dr. Connie R. walton
Dr. Kevin Roberson
Date Added:
12/19/2019
Organic Chemistry Laboratory Techniques
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This resource was created by Lisa Nichols (chemistry faculty at Butte Community College in Northern California) as a result of an academic sabbatical leave in the Fall-2015 to Spring 2016 term. The target audience are undergraduate students in organic chemistry.

In this resource you will find theory and procedures on the main organic lab techniques (chromatography, crystallization, extraction, distillation) as well as general concepts on how to set up and heat apparatuses (see the Table of Contents tab for a more complete listing of topics).

All procedures are accompanied by step-by-step pictures, and graphics are heavily utilized throughout the resource.

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Chemistry
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Lisa Nichols
Date Added:
12/05/2019
Organic Chemistry Laboratory Techniques
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This resource was created by Lisa Nichols (chemistry faculty at Butte Community College in Northern California) as a result of an academic sabbatical leave in the Fall-2015 to Spring 2016 term. The target audience are undergraduate students in organic chemistry.

In this resource you will find theory and procedures on the main organic lab techniques (chromatography, crystallization, extraction, distillation) as well as general concepts on how to set up and heat apparatuses (see the Table of Contents tab for a more complete listing of topics).

All procedures are accompanied by step-by-step pictures, and graphics are heavily utilized throughout the resource.

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Chemistry
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Lisa Nichols
Date Added:
02/25/2020
Organic Chemistry With a Biological Emphasis Volumes I & II
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A free, open-access organic chemistry textbook (volumes I and II) in which the main focus is on relevance to biology and medicine. This is a PDF version of a wiki project called Chemwiki at the University of California, Davis. There are also supplementary materials, such as PowerPoint slides and a solutions manual available for this textbook at the Chemwiki website.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Faculty Reviewed Open Textbooks
Author:
Timothy Soderberg
Date Added:
01/06/2015
Principles of Chemistry I & II (Open Courses)
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Principles of Chemistry I & II are LibGuides-based Open Courses with original lecture notes, chapter checklists, and original videos created by Georgia Highlands College faculty. The courses supplement the OpenStax Chemistry open textbook. The courses were created using a Round Nine Textbook Transformation Grant. The courses also contain a supplementary laboratory experiments list and set of video guides.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
University System of Georgia
Provider Set:
Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
Allen Easton
Erin Kingston
Sarah Tesar
Date Added:
03/20/2018
Virtual Textbook of Organic Chemistry
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This virtual textbook allows for visualization of 3D-molecular models while teaching principles of Organic Chemistry. Before his retirement in 1999, Professor William Reusch began working on a virtual organic chemistry textbook that could be used by anyone with an interest in the subject. On this site, visitors can take advantage of his labors, and the introduction to this important subject offered on the homepage is a great place to start. After entering the main area of the site, visitors will find two columns of links that serve as the main table of contents. There are over twenty five topics covered here, and they include aromaticity, alkyl halides, alcohols, and amines. Each area contains lucid text accompanied by well-organized diagrams. Additionally, the site contains practice problems, incorporated into the text, along with links to external institutions such as the University of Wisconsin that offer additional problems. One area that shouldn't be missed is the "Chemicals and Society" area. Here visitors will find a narrative essay that addresses how the incorporation of different chemicals into air, water, and soil may affect human society over time.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Michigan State University
Author:
William Reusch
Date Added:
02/25/2020