By: Bruce Averill and Patricia Eldredge; Version: ; Published: December ; Page Count: ; Online Access Price: $; Full Color Book + Online. by Bruce A. Averill and Patricia Eldredge. I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII XIII XIV XV XVI XVII XVIII XIX XX XXI XXII XXIII XXIV ○ Homework. Chemistry: principles, patterns, and applications / Bruce Averill, Patricia Eldredge ; with contributions by C. Alton Hassell, Daniel J. Stasko Averill, Bruce.

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I appreciated the example of the existence high levels of iridium in 66 million year old sediments being major evidence for the asteroid impact that may have caused the extinction of the dinosaurs, something my students can appreciate and relate to. Aqueous Acid—Base Equilibriums Chapter If the examples or exercises in the sections and chapters were numbered with the chapter and section, that’d make it a lot easier.

To begin the discussion of chemistry rapidly, the traditional first chapter introducing units, significant figures, conversion factors, dimensional analysis, and so on, has been reorganized. Comments Teaching at a community college with a significant minority population and a large number of first generation students where the costs of a college education is a significant issue, I am always looking for ways to lower the cost of their education without compromising quality.

Implementing updates could be a challenge given the static nature of the. If in the future the problems I have highlighted in this review are corrected, I would be willing to adopt this text and I would be eager to hear my students reaction to an Open Textbook Library product. This approach emphasizes the distinctions between ionic and covalent bonding, thus enhancing the students’ chance of success in the organic chemistry course that traditionally follows general chemistry.

I was quite surprised that the beginning of the textbook did not have a table of contents in the PDF version.

This book is very nicely written and easy to follow. PDF and these the errors make sections of this text unusable. Also, all chapters have links that refer back to previous chapters but none of the links opened on my PC. See my answer to question 1. Principles, Patterns, and Applications was to produce a text that introduces the students to the relevance and excitement of chemistry. Averill grew up in New England. I suspect that all parties involved in the publication of this open textbook bear responsibility for the poor quality product they have provided.


I have not found any issues.

Map: Chemistry (Averill & Eldredge)

The terminology and voice of the textbook is consistent, although many of the formatting and technical errors can cause problems in this consistency. Eliminates the tedium of the traditional approach, which introduces mathematical operations at the outset, and thus avoids the perception eodredge chemistry is a mathematics course; Avoids the early introduction of operations such as logarithms and exponents, which are typically not edredge again for several chapters and may easily be forgotten when they are needed; and Provides a review for those students who have already had relatively sophisticated high school chemistry btuce math courses, although the sections are designed primarily for students unfamiliar with the topic.

His published work is frequently cited by other researchers, and he has been invited to give more than presentations at educational and research institutions and at national and international scientific meetings. This would be quite useful in a seminar course, or perhaps a course over a specific segment of chemistry…. This is strikingly apparent in chapter 14, Chemical Kinetics where many operators e, superscript, etc have been replaced with blank squares.

The textbook is more than adequate in terms bbruce clarity, however some of the example calculations would benefit from additional formatting as soon as possible.

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It would have been wise for the authors to use Equation Editor to write mathematical equations and use ChemDraw for averilll structures and major equations followed by saving the files in the.

This open textbook is disappointing. In addition, she has advanced offshore sailing qualifications from both the Royal Yachting Association in Britain and the American Sailing Association. Although the text can be searched for keywords quite easily, the lack of an index or glossary would make it difficult for a student to use this textbook if they were not familiar enough with the subject pafricia be able to choose appropriate keywords to search. The text and it’s examples are both relevant and timeless; the classic Haber-Bosch Process for the production of ammonia is but one example.

I think the text certainly could benefit from additional exercises, as well as perhaps adding eldrexge section of challenging exercises. The pdf version is very difficult to navigate, and the lack of formatting makes the text blend together and is difficult and monotonous to read.

General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications – Open Textbook Library

While andd overall text and content of the textbook are the same in both versions, the online version is a much better textbook than the pdf version. In his European position, Dr.


Although much eldrsdge first-year chemistry is taught as a service course, Bruce and Patricia feel there is no reason that the intrinsic excitement and potential of chemistry cannot be the focal point of the text and the course. The stated philosophy of the textbook is sound, averlll I appreciate its intent.

This text is written in such a manner that it would be fairly easy to customize the content paatricia fit the particular instructors preferences. Simply put; there are just to many errors in equation both chemical and mathematical formatting to make this text useable. This issue is more predominant in the pdf version, where fractions are not shown.

Although not super exciting, it is quite clear and consistent…. In the preface, the authors list eight specific Chemical Equilibrium Chapter This is the only format available directly from the University of Minnesota open textbook webpage.

Again, there is a difference between the online version and the pdf one. As general chemistry concepts are not changing, I find no longevity issues.

Unfortunately, at this moment in time, because of the significant formatting issues and the way ledredge content is presented, I am unable to recommend this text to particia instructors who teach at the freshman level. While in Washington, D. The text has more than adequate clarity, however some of the example calculations would benefit from additional formatting. The textbook should be reliably modular, although the errors make it difficult to use wnd any manner. Terminology and framework is consistent.

Simply put; there are just too snd errors in equation both chemical and mathematical formatting to make this text useable. The text is designed to serve science and engineering majors requiring a one year course in general chemistry and the text contains all of the required material and topics to accomplish this task. This would also be an opportunity to proactively feature chemists and other scientists from traditionally under-represented groups to serve as aspirational role models for the students using the textbook.

Reviews Learn more about reviews. All of the typical topics for a year-long general chemistry course are present, but having a table of contents the textbook would be very modular.