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Inquiries in Chemistry Hardcover – 1974

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  • Hardcover: 629 pages
  • Publisher: Allyn and Bacon; metric edition edition (1974)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000LUJY1K
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Format: Hardcover
This was my primary textbook for Grade 12 Chemistry. It covers the post-ALCHEM 10 & 20 material in sufficient depth to prepare anyone for university chemistry. (ALCHEM is now called "Exploring Chemistry in Our World" by Charles Wolf, ISBN: 0920008917; ASIN: B001DYCG5E)

As you can see from the table of contents, it would suitable even today for both first & second year high school chemistry. I would have liked to see a bit more depth in some areas - acids and bases for instance. But considering this is a 1974 book its held up pretty well vis-a-vis modern books. It doesn't have glossy pages or flashy colors. It's black and white & uses a third color for emphasis as needed.

Another thing that's excellent are the 53 experiments interspersed throughout the entire book. Having completed a good number of these, I can say they're very well thought out and would complement any book not just this one.

A suitable follow-up college book to Turner/Sears would be "General Chemistry: Principles and Structure" by Brady and Humiston or "Chemistry: The Central Science" by T. Brown.

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1. Observations, Relationships, and Predictions
2. Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures - The Atomic Theory
3. Chemical Bonding - Chemical Shorthand
4. The States of Matter - Gases
5. The States of Matter - Liquids and Solids
6. Why We Believe Atoms Exist
7. Elements and Their Properties
8. Electrons and Atoms
9. Covalent Chemical Bonding
10. Bonding Forces in Liquids and Solids
11. Energy in Chemical and Physical Changes
12. Rates of Chemical Reaction
13. Equilibrium in Chemical Reactions
14. Solutions and Precipitation
15. Classifying Ionic Compounds
16. Oxidation and Reduction
17.
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