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Foundations of College Chemistry Hardcover – November 3, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0471741534 ISBN-10: 0471741531 Edition: 12th

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 12 edition (November 3, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471741531
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471741534
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 1.1 x 10.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #286,279 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Morris Hein is professor emeritus of chemistry at Mt. San Antonio College, where he regularly taught the preparatory chemistry course and organic chemistry. he is the original author of Foundations of College Chemistry and his name has become synonymous with clarity, meticulous accuracy and a step-by-step approach that students can follow. Over the years, more than three million students have learned chemistry using a text by Morris Hein. In addition to Foundations of College chemistry, Twelfth Edition, he is co-author of Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry, Eight Edition, and Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry. He is also co-author of Foundations of chemistry in the Laboratory, Twelfth Edition, and Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry in the Laboratory, Eighth Edition.

Susan Arena earned a BS and MA in Chemistry at California State University-Fullerton. She has taught science and mathematics at all levels, including middle school, high school, community college, and university. At the University of Illinois she developed a program for increasing the retention of minorities and women in science and engineering. This program focused on using active learning and peer teaching to encourage students to excel in the sciences. She has coordinated and led workshops and programs for science teachers from elementary through college levels that encourage and support active learning and creative science teaching techniques. For several years she was director of an Institute for Chemical Education (ICE) field center in Southern California. Susan enjoys reading knitting, traveling, classic cars, and gardening in her spare time when she is not playing with her grandchildren. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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Morris Hein is professor emeritus of chemistry at Mt. San Antonio College, where he regularly taught the preparatory chemistry course and organic chemistry. He is the original author of Foundations of College Chemistry and his name has become synonymous with clarity, meticulous accuracy, and a step-by-step approach that students can follow. Over the years, more than three million students have learned chemistry using a text by Morris Hein. In addition to Foundations of College Chemistry, Eleventh Edition, he is co-author of Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry, Seventh Edition, and Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry. He is also co-author of Foundations of Chemistry in the Laboratory, Eleventh Edition, and Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry in the Laboratory, Seventh Edition.Susan Arena has taught chemistry to students at many levels including middle school, high school, community college and most recently at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She especially focuses on using active learning techniques to improve the understanding of concepts in chemistry. Susan currently authors chemistry texts and electronic media, and presents workshops for teachers in suing active learning and electronic media to teach chemistry. She collaborated with Morris Hein on the seventh edition of Foundations of College Chemistry and became a co-author on the eight edition. She is also a co-author of Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry, Seventh Edition.

Customer Reviews

Good book, cheap, and an older edition.
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Also, you will find that the figures and diagrams are not on the same page as the explanations; instead there is useless verbiage.
Poor Excellent Student
Overall I would rate it average at best, but introductory college Chemistry isn't the most engrossing text to read.
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Sally L. Ten Eyck on April 29, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Luis,
When you comment a book, your not supposed to write about your own personal problems. Your supposed to write about the book. Truthfully I dont care that you got slow shipment... you take that risk when you order from an independent seller. You didnt buy straight from Amazon or from your school, so stop complaining. Ive had many things shipped slow, but thats a risk I take to get a cheaper price. Keep your personal comments to yourself.

On a side note, this book was really easy to understand and had great exams for each type of problem! I hate Chemistry but I lucked out with a good teacher and a good book!

Good luck to all!!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Z. Green on June 20, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This is a very basic chemistry book which is only useful if you have never taken a chemistry course in your life. I bought this book to help me review for the MCAT, but it is just way too simplistic. Each chapter is really short and covers the fundamentals of chemistry. There is no real depth to any topic. I ended up ordering Brown's chemistry text instead. If you want a very easy to read and simple book then this is okay. If you are looking for a real college text or even a real AP chemistry text then look elsewhere.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Poor Excellent Student on May 17, 2009
Format: Hardcover
The book is poorly edited and designed. Meaning there are several errors both material-wise and design-wise. For example, where it says "look at fig 2.1, (four measurements)" there are actually only 3. Also, you will find that the figures and diagrams are not on the same page as the explanations; instead there is useless verbiage. There are certain grammatical errors also for the grammar police. I know it is a science book not an English language one, but, still a book at this PRICE POINT should be precise and effective in presenting the subject matter.
There is a lot of unnecessary verbiage that can make anyone loose interest. The only good thing about this book is it starts everything from the very basic level.
I bought this book because my professor did not agree on using a previous edition. I am a very poor but an excellent student and take a look at the efficiency of every dollar I spend on, if you can avoid buying this text do it.
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I was out of University since 2000 and preparing the FE exam and looking for Chemistry book which can help me to re gain the concepts. and I can say this book restore all my concepts. I definitely recommend this book to high school Senior /Fresh men college students
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By Olivia Fields on September 15, 2014
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came fast and great price !!!
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By S. Clack on August 19, 2014
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Book is wonderful!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 21, 2011
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I took this course quite some time ago with the aid of this book. I do recall having found errors in the text, but I'm pretty sure that's common of a lot of text books. Overall I would rate it average at best, but introductory college Chemistry isn't the most engrossing text to read.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E.W.A on June 6, 2012
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The book arrived in a timely manner, it was just like the seller describe brand new look with a little damage to the outside were a sticker had been removed off the front cover, got turn during transit. I never purchase used material always brought them brand new. Thank you and is looking forward into purchasing again.
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