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Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition) 3rd Edition

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About the Author

Nivaldo Tro is Professor of Chemistry at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where he has been a faculty member since 1990.   He received his Ph.D. in chemistry from Stanford University, for work on developing and using optical techniques to study the adsorption and desorption of molecules to and from surfaces in ultrahigh vacuum.   He then went on to the University of California at Berkeley, where he did post-doctoral research on ultra-fast reaction dynamics in solution.  Since coming to Westmont, Professor Tro has been awarded grants from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, from Research Corporation, and from the National Science Foundation to study the dynamics of various processes occurring in thin layer films adsorbed on dielectric surfaces.   He has been honored as Westmont's outstanding teacher of the year three times and has also received the college's outstanding researcher of the year award.   Professor Tro lives in Santa Barbara with his wife, Ann, and their four children, Michael, Ali, Kyle, and Kaden.  In his leisure time, Professor Tro enjoys mountain biking, surfing, reading to his children, and being outdoors with his family.

 

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Product Details

  • Series: A Molecular Approach
  • Hardcover: 1272 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 3 edition (January 18, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321809246
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321809247
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 1.7 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #152 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have just bought this brand new 3rd edition and compared it with my 1st edition. They are almost exactly the same, even down to the page numbers. This is an old scam by textbook publishers, but usually they will at least change around the table of contents and put in new diagrams, photos and tables. Not so with this title.

And if the 1st and 3rd editions are almost exact copies, then I'm sure the 2nd edition would be fine too.

Also, do not think that you need to buy the "Custom Edition" for your school, it's just the campus bookstore's and publisher's way of keeping you off Amazon and charging you double for an already overpriced book.
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Sigh.. almost 200 dollars down the toilet. I also compared this book to my 1st edition--about to chapter 11; it was about 98 percent identical. The only things that seemed to have changed were the font sizes and the colors used in some of the pictures.. the information was the same. Yeah, like that should ever warrant spending almost 200 dollars. Don't buy this book
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If you're chemistry challenged, like me, this book is great, because it breaks everything down so it's easy to read and understand. My teacher is very hard to understand, so this book really helps me understand things.
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I love this book. Normally, I am not too good at chemistry. After reading the chapters and understanding the material written in this textbook, I am doing excellent in chemistry. I definitely recommend this book to any person who wants to learn chemistry. It explains different situations and problems sublimely.
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I am renting this book out for the summer, and would highly recommend renting it to anyone who is taking general chemistry. I review each chapter after we covert it in class, and it has really helped me the material concrete in and stick in my brain. Also, renting is a great option.
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Usually chemistry books are dry and boring, nevertheless, I asked my chemistry teacher why TRO was amazing, turns out this book was written not for the professors but to the student. So the style of the books offers more basic chemistry problems and expecting the chemistry teacher to provide more complex and challenging problems. The book is not meant to confuse or sound scholarly or pompous, it was meant to really help the student. What is really amazing about the textbook is that it is really organized, and not only expresses the concepts well but also gives examples right away neatly and clearly written out. The textbook has incredible pictures and diagrams. There was also a frustration in me that it's expensive and I believed new editions were a scheme for more money, nevertheless, turns my chemistry teacher emails errata (mistakes) to the author and later on these are included and remedied in new editions, as any textbook in the sciences will have errors. on a personal note, TRO helped me when I had a horrible Chemistry 101 teacher. Basically my teacher was late, let us out hours early before class, canceled b/c of his numerous trips, nevertheless, this book was so well written, that I was able to teach myself chemistry by just studying the textbook. Also Nevertheless, turns out however Chemistry 102, (Kinetics, Acid, Bases, Solutions,) ex. does need a teacher. Chemistry 101 was mostly math, formulas, stoichiometry, gas laws, etc. which the textbook is sufficient to self-study, nevertheless, the later concepts in chemistry are more intuitive. In summary, it's a book worth having, esp. many of the concepts in TRO will carry onto organic Chem, and the book has great VSPER pictures and other pertinent information. It's a worthy investment, if a future in the sciences and pre-med is sought after.
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This book provides excellent descriptions and example problems. I recommend that any in general chemistry seriously consider purchasing it because the book helped me attain a much better understanding of the material. In combination with reviewing lecture notes, I managed to do very well in general chemistry.
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To be frank, I am not a chemistry loving student. So I really like that this textbook helps connect the material to real-world events and usages which helps me figure out what on earth is going on in Chemistry. It does the job so there you go.
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