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Introduction to Chemical Principles (10th Edition) Paperback – Large Print, January 14, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0321666048 ISBN-10: 0321666046 Edition: 10th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 736 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 10 edition (January 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321666046
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321666048
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 1.1 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #432,470 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

Designed especially for students who have had little or no previous instruction in chemistry or for those who need a thorough review, these texts provide the background (and confidence) needed for a main sequence college-level general chemistry course. Introduction to Chemical Principles, 5/E covers the same material as Preparatory Chemistry, 5/E, with three additional chapters -- Reaction Rates and Chemical Equilibrium; Nuclear Chemistry; and Hydrocarbons and Hydrocarbon Derivatives. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This interesting and informative book gives readers the background (and confidence) needed for subsequent success in general chemistry. Honing selected portions for greater clarity in presentation, Stoker's book foregoes the multi-topic, “watered down” version of its counterparts by zeroing in on a smaller number of select topics, treating them extensively, and helping readers gain a solid grasp of essential, fundamental material. Develops each topic at “ground level” and continues step-by-step until the level of sophistication required for further chemistry study is attained. Topics place an emphasis on problem-solving throughout—uses dimensional analysis in problem-solving whenever possible. Features 17 vignettes on “The Human Side of Chemistry”—Brief biographies of scientists who helped develop the foundations of modern chemistry. For those who have had little or no previous instruction in chemistry, or for those who want a thorough review of chemical principles. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By S. Simon on September 15, 2007
Format: Paperback
I am a chem major and had the worst luck of having a terrible instructor and book for my introductory classes. After a few horrible attempts at teaching I asked a different professor if they had a book they recommended. I ttold them that I would be trying to do this independently from class and that as a chem major I would need get a good solid grounding in chem. The professor gave me this book saying that it had been rejected by the committee that selects the books for the intro chem classes.
Cons: there are a few mistakes in this book and when I asked the professor why it was rejected she stated it was because there were some chemistry in the book that was wrong.
Pros: I loved the book. It was very easy to read and to follow especially if going on it independently ( of course when I had questions I asked my graduate level friends and they cleared this up). Overall it was a great book it really explained it on easy terms at least well enough that when other future professors went over a topic I found I could either grasp what they were talking about much quicker than the other students around me or I had gone a little more in depth than the professor wanted to go but because I did I was able to understand it better and quicker. The book is not perfect but it is a great basic chem book. Even now 2 semesters later I got unlucky to get stuck with a really dry hard to understand professor and I am using this book to reference as I once again continue to do independent learning.
One more note: I use this book as reference book so I have never read it back to back..I have always followed the syllabus in my classes and just looked up what I needed to know, worked out the example problems, and the cumulative problems.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By K. L Sadler VINE VOICE on March 2, 2005
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It's too bad that this book isn't that badly written, though I disagree with the way the book is organized. I got asked to teach chemistry at our local community college for mainly nursing and respiratory therapists. It's their only chemistry course, and we didn't make it through two weeks of this book without finding so many errors in the questions in the back of the chapters, the quizzes, and I am finding more and more on the CD-ROM provided with this. I did not pick this book, and the department has gotten me another recommended chemistry book to replace this one, coming in next week. In the meantime, I have to double-check all the answers and do a lot of the tests and quizzes on my own with material from other sources, because the stuff for this book is so bad. This is not the fault totally of the writers, but of the publisher too, who needs to have someone capable of checking and proofreading who knows chemistry, and can sit there with a calculator and check all the answers. I cannot expose a group of students going into medical professions, who need to have a good basic grounding in chemistry, to such a badly proofed text!

Karen Sadler

Science Education

University of Pittsburgh

Commmunity College of Allegheny County
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By Miss_cela87 on January 24, 2010
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I bought this book for my intro to Chemistry and the first day that I recieved it I opened the front cover and it came untsuck to the spine of the book. Today when I was studying I opened it up again and the whole cover back cover and three pages from the book came entirely off the book. I bought it brand new and I don't think this is acceptable. I am not a Chem major so I will have no use of this book after this class and no one is going to want to buy it from me if its falling apart. I either need a new book or a refund for this poorly made crap! The book itself is not bad it easy to understand and makes clear points for a person that is not interested in Chemistry. Anyway I hope someone can please get back to me on this item before it all falls apart.

Thank you
Marcela
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By D. Nalus on August 8, 2009
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this book came a little longer than i anticipated, 3 weeks from the date i ordered it, so if you want your book fast i recommend the expediated shipping. Also, there was a problem with the packing it stuck directly to my book removing pieces of the cover, which i think is not great for the buyback. Other than that it was the cheapest priced of all textbook websites.
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By Doyle Bailey on June 17, 2014
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I was trying to prepare myself for my class in the fall, but this book is not easy to follow as I thought it would be.
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By Frances on June 3, 2014
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Needed for my Chem class in Fall 2013. It was helpful at times, but I hardly ever used it. It definitely wasn't worth the price I bought it for though...
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By christina on September 23, 2013
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description matched as it was stated: water damaged but in good condition. Thought I could sell it back back the book but not the case. Don't really care since I got it for $16.
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By Tyler Brown on April 13, 2013
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I'm not rating the book itself, but I'm rating the fact that it was reasonably priced and it came really quickly!
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