Julia Burdgor,Jason Overby
McGraw-Hill Education; 3rd edition (February 9; 2017)
Chemistry Atoms First 3rd edition approach provides a logical and consistent method for teaching general chemistry. This approach starts with the fundamental building block of matter; the atom; and uses it as the stepping stone to understanding more complex chemistry topics. Once mastery of the nature of atoms and electrons is achieved; the formation and properties of compounds are developed. Only after the study of matter and the atom will students have sufficient background to fully engage in topics such as equilibrium; stoichiometry; kinetics; and thermodynamics. Thus; the Atoms First approach empowers instructors to present the most complete and compelling story of general chemistry. Far from a just re-ordering of topics; this is an etextbook that will truly meet the needs of the growing atoms-first market. The 3rd edition continues to build on the innovative success of the 1st and 2nd editions. Changes to this edition include specific refinements intended to augment the student-centered pedagogical features that continue to make this book popular and effective both with college students and with their professors.