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Concept Development Studies in Chemistry by John S Hutchinson, Rice University is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.
About the Book
This text is intended to provide an in-depth introduction to the key ideas in chemistry. We have designed the book to show how these ideas are developed from simple to complex systems and how they relate to each other. We consider three ideas central to an understanding of chemistry: the structure of matter, the properties of matter, and the energy changes involved in the reorganization of matter; all are connected by the interactions or forces that cause matter to interact. We aim to provide compelling reasons why you will find yourself wanting to learn chemistry and to illustrate what you will be able to do with this knowledge once you have learned it.
About the Contributors
Melanie M. Cooper is a professor in the Chemistry department at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Michael W. Klymkowsky, PhD is a biology professor at University of Colorado. Over the past few decades, his interests have evolved from membrane-enveloped bacterial viruses, through acetylcholine receptor structure and synaptic assembly, to the organization and function of the cytoskeleton, specifically intermediate filaments and the role of adhesion proteins in the regulation of gene expression.
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Chemistry As a Game of Molecular Construction by Sason Shaik; Racheli Ben-Knaz Wakshiak; Usharani Dandamudi (Contribution by); Roald Hoffmann (Foreword by); Dina A. Sharon (Contribution by)Chemistry as a Game of Molecular Construction: The Bond-Click Way utilizes an innovative and engaging approach to introduce students to the basic concepts and universal aspects of chemistry, with an emphasis on molecules' beauty and their importance in our lives. * Offers a unique approach that portrays chemistry as a window into mankind's material-chemical essence * Reveals the beauty of molecules through the "click" method, a teaching methodology comprised of the process of constructing molecules from building blocks * Styles molecular construction in a way that reveals the universal aspect of chemistry * Allows students to construct molecules, from the simple hydrogen molecule all the way to complex strands of DNA, thereby showing the overarching unity of matter * Provides problems sets and solutions for each chapter