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Conceptual Chemistry



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Conceptual Chemistry by John A. Suchocki
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A conversational and clear writing style aimed at engaging students has made John Suchocki's Conceptual Chemistry a leader in liberal arts chemistry. This engaging text presents chemistry conceptually, building a base from which the non-science major may view the world around them more perceptively by helping them visualize the behavior of atoms and molecules to understand our macroscopic environment. The dynamic media program includes a wealth of Interactive Figuresa , Videos, and Interactive Tutorials developed specifically for students taking liberal arts chemistry. Instructors also have a wide array of electronic support materials on the Instructor Resource CD-ROM set, including JPEGs of all figures from the book, PowerPoint(R) Lecture Outlines and Clicker Questions, and more.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: About Science Chapter 2: Particles of Matter Chapter 3: Elements of Chemistry Chapter 4: Subatomic Particles Chapter 5: The Atomic Nucleus Chapter 6: How Atoms Bond Chapter 7: How Molecules Mix Chapter 8: How Water Behaves Chapter 9: How Chemicals React Chapter 10: Acids and Bases in Our Environment Chapter 11: Oxidations and Reductions Charge the World Chapter 12: Organic Compounds Chapter 13: The Nutrients of Life Chapter 14: Medicinal Chemistry Chapter 15: Optimizing Food Production Chapter 16: Protecting Water and Air Resources Chapter 17: Capturing Energy

Author Biography

John Suchocki obtained his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Virginia Commonwealth University, which was followed by a two year postdoctorate in pharmacology at the Medical College of Virginia. He taught chemistry at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and then at Leeward Community College, where he received tenure and was highly active in the development of distance learning programs and student-centered learning curricula. In addition to writing Conceptual Chemistry, John is also the chemistry and astronomy coauthor of the college and high school editions of Conceptual Physical Science and Conceptual Integrated Science with physicist Paul Hewitt and others. John is currently an adjunct faculty member at Saint Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont. He also produces science education multimedia through his company, Conceptual Productions (, writes and illustrates award-winning children's books featuring hands-on science activities (, and produces music through his recording label (
Release date Australia
January 4th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
United States ed of 4th revised ed
Illustrations (chiefly col.)
Prentice Hall
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