- Series: Cambridge International IGCSE
- Paperback: 424 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (September 19, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521530938
- ISBN-13: 978-0521530934
- Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 0.8 x 10.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,704,279 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Chemistry (Cambridge International IGCSE) 2nd Edition
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The best aspect of this book is the price. At $7 for a copy, you can't go wrong.
Since this book is meant to be used for international examinations, then it seems to me that the author would have chosen his English in a more graded way-- or that he would have put the focus vocabulary at the end of the chapter. I can't describe how difficult it is getting across some of these concepts to students whose first language is not English. When there are more words than necessary, it can really make a chapter drag on for a LONG time.
For example: One of the problems says "Phenyl benzoate......" If you have students who have never had a class in Chemistry (1) and who don't speak English as a first language (2) and who have never seen a chemical structure (3), it is very clear how trying to explain what "phenyl benzoate" is can drag a class off track (yes, someone will ask when we are going over the questions in class). What would have been the problem with "Chemical A......"?
The first and last chapters could have been eliminated in their entirety (together they account for about 15% of the length of the book) and the book would not have been diminshed in any way (because, again, since this book is presumably for someone whose first language is not English, fewer words=better).
The problems at the end of each chapter are adequate, but not answered at the back of the book.