Preparatory General Chemistry: Frameworks for Success


Edition: 2

Copyright: 2021


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Preparatory General Chemistry: Framework for Success is designed to provide college students who are not yet ready for general chemistry with the skills, content, and resources that are proven effective for achieving success in college chemistry courses. This workbook takes students step-by-step in learning effective strategies to support their journey into STEM majors. The authors are faculty members who have designed a unique preparatory chemistry course with a track record of data that supports the efficacy of targeting and preparing first year college students. The workbook style features perforated pages, assignments for each unit, and space for note-taking. Chemistry content, math review, critical thinking skills, and academic skills are emphasized throughout the text. While the text is designed to accompany a one-semester preparatory general chemistry college course, it is also well-suited for any application focused on strengthening student preparedness for general chemistry.

Introduction for Students
1: Getting Started
1.1 Introduction to the Periodic Table
1.2 Introduction to Math for Chemistry
1.3 Tips for the First Day of Class
1.4 Unit 1 Summary

2: Tools to Solve Problems in Chemistry
2.1 Scientific Notation
2.2 Review of Simple Algebra
2.3 Photo Scavenger Hunt
2.4 Metacognition and Higher Order Thinking
2.5 Unit 2 Summary

3: Learning the Language of Chemistry
3.1 Matter
3.2 Units of Measurement
3.3 Time Management
3.4 Unit 3 Summary

4: The Molecular Scale
4.1 Physical and Chemical Changes
4.2 Perceptions of Magnitude
4.3 Effective Note-Taking
4.4 Unit 4 Summary

5: The “Power” of Chemistry
5.1 Energy
5.2 Unit Conversion Review and Dimensional Analysis to Help Solve Problems
5.3 Reading a Textbook
5.4 Unit 5 Summary

6: Light Reveals the Molecular World
6.1 Electromagnetic Radiation
6.2 Graphing
6.3 Test-Taking Strategies
6.4 Pre-exam Evaluation
6.5 Post Exam Wrapper
6.6 Unit 6 Summary

7: Structure of the Atom

7.1 and 7.2 Structure of the Atom
7.3 Career Exploration Paper
7.4 Unit 7 Summary

8: The Quantum World
8.1 and 8.2 Atomic Orbitals and Quantum Numbers
8.3 Bloom’s Taxonomy and Learning
8.4 Unit 8 Summary

9: Energies of Atomic Electrons
9.1 and 9.2 Electron Configurations of Atoms and Ions
9.3 Reflection and Reassessing Your Time Management
9.4 Unit 9 Summary

10: Ionic Compounds
10.1 Nomenclature and Formulas of Ionic Compounds
10.2 Memorizing Monatomic and Polyatomic Ions
10.3 Memorization Strategies
10.4 Unit 10 Summary

11: Bridging the Molecular and the Macroscopic Scales
11.1 Moles and Molar Mass
11.2 Finding Quantities
11.3 Career Exploration Paper
11.4 Unit 11 Summary

12: Determining Chemical Formulas
12.1 Percent Composition and Empirical Formula
12.2 Finding Empirical Formulas
12.3 Finals Preparation
12.4 Unit 12 Summary

13: Balancing Chemical Equations
13.1 Chemical Equations
13.2 Formulating Chemical Equations
13.3 Academic Skills Evaluation
13.4 Unit 13 Summary

14: Introduction to Stoichiometry

14.1 Stoichiometry
14.2 and 14.3 How to Solve Stoichiometry Problems
14.4 Unit 14 Summary

15: Wrapping Up to Head into General Chemistry

15.1 Stoichiometry and Limiting Reactants
15.2 Multistep Calculations
15.3 Self-Reflection
15.4 Unit 15 Summary

Appendix 1: Unit Conversions and Abbreviations
Appendix 2: Nomenclature of Molecules
Appendix 3: Periodic Table of the Elements




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