James N. Spencer, Lyman H. Rickard, George M. Bodner
Wiley; 5th edition (2010)
The only text that is built on independently researched pedagogy on how the best approach to teach General Chemistry is, the Spencer ebook is the only text that does this. The fifth edition of Chemistry: Structure and Dynamics places a premium on in-depth comprehension rather than extensive content, and it also places an emphasis on the cultivation of abilities in inquiry and deductive reasoning. In contrast to the majority of conventional general chemistry textbooks, which provide students with a comprehensive overview of the subject matter, the author team behind Spencer puts more of an emphasis on providing students with in-depth information and preparing them for further study.
Our dedication to the field of chemistry education, and more specifically the Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) Project, prompted us to rewrite the fifth edition in order to bring it into conformity with our commitment. This text is based on two fundamental ideas: first, that the concepts that are discussed are the essential building blocks for comprehending chemistry, and second, that the students ought to have the perception that the concepts are directly applicable to their interests and careers. Both of these ideas are reflected in the text. In addition, the authors present this “core” information by employing one of three models: data-driven; chemical theories and students' knowledge; and thus makes it possible for students to have a more tangible foundation on which to build their conceptual understanding.