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Modern Chemistry: Student Edition 2009 Hardcover – January 1, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0030367861 ISBN-10: 0030367867 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Grade Level: 09 - 12
  • Series: Modern Chemistry
  • Hardcover: 976 pages
  • Publisher: HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON; 1 edition (January 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0030367867
  • ISBN-13: 978-0030367861
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,342 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book is alright.
Emily
Good examples, very informational, quick to the point, and shows how to do the math with clear examples.
C. Dzialo
I needed this book for my Chemistry class.
Estela

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A.Reader1 on November 5, 2010
Format: Hardcover
A more logical topic order for high school chemistry can be found in "Exploring Chemistry in Our World" by Charles Wolf.

TOC for Modern Chemistry:
1. Matter and Change
2. Measurements and Calculations
3. Atoms: The Building Blocks of Matter
4. Arrangement of Electrons in Atoms
5. The Periodic Law
6. Chemical Bonding
7. Chemical Formulas and Chemical Compounds
8. Chemical Equations and Reactions
9. Stoichiometry
10. States of Matter
11. Gases
12. Solutions
13. Ions in Aqueous Solutions and Colligative Properties
14. Acids and Bases
15. Acid-Base Titration and pH
16. Reaction Energy
17. Reaction Kinetics
18. Chemical Equilibrium
19. Oxidation-Reduction Reactions
20. Electrochemistry
21. Nuclear Chemistry
22. Organic Chemistry
23. Biological Chemistry
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By D on December 10, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I cannot in my wildest dreams imagine why they are presenting the subject matter in this order. The first 3 chapters are the typical introduction to Chemistry. Then Chapter 4 jumps into Avogadro's number and expects them to calculate moles and ratios of reactants without even introducing the concept of a chemical formula or a chemical equation. The first time they go over chemical formulas is Chapter 7, which by the way is the title of the chapter. However, Chapter 4 begins by explaining the atom in terms of energy levels, magnetic quantum numbers, and progress to periodic law builing on these concepts. Mind you they have yet to introduce the concept of a chemical formula for 2 chapters, but jump into polar covalent bonds and the periodicity of the periodic table including valence electrons, electronegativity, and atomic radii. This book does not allow you to easily switch the order you teach the chapters in due to the building on prior concepts, particularly orbital shapes and electron configurations. I will say the support materials are great if you actually want to teach chemistry the way the book does. This book makes students frustrated, and scares them away from what could be one of the best science classes they could take. I would not in any way recommend this book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By C. Dzialo on October 11, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I used this book for my Honors Chem. Class in Highschool, and it is a great book! Good examples, very informational, quick to the point, and shows how to do the math with clear examples.

I would recommend this book to anyone. I got an A in the class! With this book and a good teacher (or just the book) I am sure you will do just fine in your class!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rydia on May 19, 2014
Format: Hardcover
First, full disclaimer, I never completely follow the order or let myself by limited by resources within a single textbook. As a teacher, I was also a bit of a collector, and I always kept different copies of textbooks (by different publishers) in my classroom so that students could check out a secondary one if they wanted.

That said, I found this particular Modern Chemistry textbook to be one of the best fits in terms of how I taught (in MA, NE and CA). I know that some teachers have comments that it's odd to try to teach moles etc before teaching naming, but I've actually found great success in introducing the idea of moles/numbers/dimensional analysis before specifically going into stoichiometry, naming, etc. (Just, how many atoms in a mole of carbon, what if I had a mole of shoes, etc)

Someone else mentioned the chapter order as well, but here it is again just in case:
1. Matter and Change
2. Measurements and Calculations (this is really almost lab safety/basics and I usually combine this chapter with chapter 1)
3. Atoms: The Building Blocks of Matter
4. Arrangement of Electrons in Atoms
5. The Periodic Law
6. Chemical Bonding
7. Chemical Formulas and Chemical Compounds
8. Chemical Equations and Reactions
9. Stoichiometry
10. States of Matter (this is the one I find to be MOST out of order and I usually break it in half, introducing half VERY early on)
11. Gases
12. Solutions
13. Ions in Aqueous Solutions and Colligative Properties
14. Acids and Bases
15. Acid-Base Titration and pH
16. Reaction Energy (I find their thermo stuff to be interesting/lacking in how/what they've chosen to present and often supplement here)
17. Reaction Kinetics (very basic/intro kinetics ideas)
18.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Estela on January 16, 2014
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I needed this book for my Chemistry class. It was truly a great deal buying it through here, compared to all the different prices I saw this book on. The shipping time was as described, and it came ver well packed, protecting it from the shipping course. If you need it, don't hesitate and get it through here, it really is a great deal! (Even though I've said it twice, but because it truly IS).
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lori Taylor on August 13, 2013
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I read that there may be minor highlights, but c'mon! There are highlights all over this book. The only thing in excellent condition is the cover. This book was supposed to be in "very good" condition. I wouldn't go as far as calling it that
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By cutenina on July 4, 2014
Format: Hardcover
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By louise on August 8, 2013
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The book Modern Chemistry shipped to me exactly as described. Actually I was very surprised to see the book was in excellent condition, even better than my expectations.
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