Introductory Chemistry,
7th Edition

Mark S. Cracolice, Edward I. Peters

ISBN-13: 9780357363669
Copyright 2021 | Published
928 pages | List Price: USD $312.95

Learn the skills you need to succeed in your chemistry course with INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY: AN ACTIVE LEARNING APPROACH, 7th Edition. Known for threaded remediation of topics, this text assumes no prior knowledge of Chemistry. This proven resource will help you every step of the way as you develop the skills you need write routine chemical formulas and equations, set up and solve chemistry problems, think about fundamental chemistry on an atomic or molecular level, and visualize what happens in a chemical change. The text combined with the online resources and instant feedback in OWLv2 sets you on your way to developing a deeper understanding of chemistry concepts and solving complex problems in all aspects of your life.


1. Introduction to Chemistry and Introduction to Active Learning.
2. Matter and Energy.
3. Measurement and Chemical Calculations.
4. Introduction to Gases.
5. Atomic Theory: The Nuclear Model of the Atom.
6. Chemical Nomenclature.
7. Chemical Formula and Relationships.
8. Chemical Reactions.
9. Chemical Change.
10. Quantity Relationships in Chemical Reactions.
11. Atomic Theory: The Quantum Model of the Atom.
12. Chemical Bonding.
13. Structure and Shape.
14. The Ideal Gas Law and Its Applications.
15. Gases, Liquids, and Solids.
16. Solutions.
17. Acid-Base (Proton-Transfer) Reactions.
18. Chemical Equilibrium.
19. Oxidation-Reduction (Electron Transfer) Reactions.
20. Nuclear Chemistry.
21. Organic Chemistry.
22. Biochemistry.
Chapter Summaries
Appendix I: Chemical Calculations.
Appendix II: The SI System of Units.

  • Mark S. Cracolice

    Mark S. Cracolice is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Montana, where he teaches freshman-level chemistry courses, as well as graduate-level courses in teaching chemistry, theories of learning, and chemical education research. He directs a research group that seeks answers to questions about how students learn and is involved in conducting professional development workshops for high school, college, and university chemistry instructors.

  • Edward I. Peters

    Ed Peters received his B.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1943 in Chemical Engineering and his M.S. from Northwestern University in 1947. He had a long and varied career. He worked as an engineer for the United States Navy and was employed as a chemistry teacher for various high schools and colleges in California. He retired in 1987.

  • MODERNIZED REFERENCES and inclusive representation of scientists and their work are presented in the narrative, and discussions will expand the mentions of a more diverse range of scientists.

  • EXPANDED ACTIVE EXAMPLES: Converting Target Checks into Active Examples, these are now expanded and introduced in Chapter 2.

  • REAL WORLD UNDERSTANDING: Each chapter will now open with a brief section designed to engage the learner by having them relate the chapter topics to a real-world situation increasing real understanding.

  • MODULAR EXPERIENCE: Chapters 4 and 14 will be better connected to allow instructors who choose to teach gasses late a better modular experience.

  • ACTIVE EXAMPLES in the OWLv2 online homework system are now accompanied by problem-solving videos in the ebook and the OWLv2 Adaptive Study Plan.

  • IN-TEXT MATH HELP: "How To" features throughout now offer math help and remediation.

  • ENHANCED CONTENT IN OWLv2: The enhanced content in OWL provides intentional, targeted guidance with a wider range of answer specific feedback, point-of-use remediation, and streamlined course templates.

  • NEW! Active Examples in the OWLv2 online homework system further enhance conceptual understanding and quantitative reasoning skills and are accompanied by problem-solving videos in the ebook and the OWLv2 Adaptive Study Plan.

  • Updated Answer-Specific Feedback in OWLv2: To address common incorrect answers and provide students with more timely and relevant guidance before the teachable moment is lost, targeted feedback in OWLv2 first explains why students' answers are incorrect and then guides them toward the correct solution.

  • Hints have been added to select end-of-chapter questions in OWLv2 to help students who may not even know how to start to solve a problem.

  • Math Remediation: Students in this course can struggle with math skills, so math review exercises have been added at the question level in OWLv2 to support students when they are stuck.

  • New Laddered Assessment Sets in OWLv2: These sets combine conceptual modules with more traditional homework questions to give students a structured learning path to bolster their skills.

  • FLEXIBLE FORMAT: P/Review Cross-References Icons are Marginal explanations placed at key points throughout the text and serve as both a preview and a review of key concepts, making it easy to teach the topics in the order you prefer.

  • ACTIVE EXAMPLES: Teaching core chemical skills, these two-column examples allow students to first actively work through and complete steps in the right column, and then see the answer to each step in the left column - receiving immediate feedback about their understanding of the concept as it is being formed.

  • CHAPTER SUMMARIES: This section at the back of the book includes summaries of each chapter's goals and key concepts, as well as chapter-specific self-tests and answers for extra practice.

  • JUST-IN-TIME HELP: "How To" and "Target Check" boxes appear throughout the text, allowing students to reflect on what they have just studied and check their understanding while studying the qualitative material.

  • CONTEXTUAL SUPPORT: All chapters have one or more "Everyday Chemistry" sections that move chemistry out of the textbook and classroom and into the daily experience of students.

  • END OF CHAPTER "FAQs" anticipate students' questions about the chapter's most challenging concepts and problems. Each question includes an answer from the author, with tips for remembering key concepts or solving key problems.

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