An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry
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Author: Karen C. Timberlake
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Key Topics Covered in this Package Include: Measurements, Atoms and Elements, Nuclear Radiation, Compounds and Their Bonds, Chemical Reactions and Quantities, Energy and Matter, Gases, Solutions, Acids and Bases, Introduction to Organic Chemistry, Unsaturated Hydrocarbons, Organic Compounds with Oxygen and Sulfur, Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amines, and Amides, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Amino Acids, Proteins, and Enzymes, Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis, Metabolic Pathways and Energy Production. Special Features Include: Students using MasteringChemistry tutorials make 15% fewer errors, solve problems 15% faster and perform better on exams. Immediate and specific feedback on wrong answers coach students individually. Specific feedback on common errors helps explain why a particular answer is not correct. Hints provide individualized coaching. Skip the hints you don't need and access only the ones that you need, for the most efficient path to the correct solution. 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MasteringChemistry is so easy to use, any high schooler can easily understand it. The preparations in the beginning of the program, where it teaches you how to input answers, were very informative-Student,University of California, Davis Over half of my class has test averages above 70% and that has never happened before. The students say the homework and tutorials are really helpful-Professor, Colorado State University Pueblo About Professor Karen Timberlake: Karen Timberlake, heralded professor emeritus of chemistry at Los Angeles Valley College, taught chemistry for allied health and preparatory chemistry for 36 years. She received her bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Washington and her Master's degree in biochemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles. During that time, her name has become associated with the strategic use of learning tools that promote student success in chemistry and the application of chemistry to real-life situations. More than one million students have learned chemistry using texts, laboratory manuals, and study guides written by Karen Timberlake. Professor Timberlake belongs to numerous science and educational organizations including the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). She was a Western Regional Winner of Excellence in College Chemistry Teaching Award given by the Chemical Manufacturers Association. In 2004, she received the McGuffey Award in Physical Sciences from the Text and Academic Authors Association, and in 2006, she received the Textbook Excellence Award. She also speaks frequently at conferences and educational meetings on the use of student-centered teaching methods in chemistry to promote the learning success of students. Included in this package are: -Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, & Biological Chemistry, 10th Edition (ISBN: 0136019706) -MasteringChemistry(tm) with myeBook Student Access Kit (ISBN: 0321570138) Market: For all readers interested in receiving an introduction to general, organic, and biological chemistry.