With an expanded focus on critical thinking and problem solving, the new edition of Introductory Chemistry: Concepts and Critical Thinking prepares readers for success in introductory chemistry. Unlike other introductory chemistry texts, all materials –the textbook, student solutions manual, laboratory manual, instructor’s manual and test item file – are written by the author and tightly integrated to work together most effectively. Math and problem solving are covered early in the text; Corwin builds reader confidence and ability through innovative pedagogy and technology formulated to meet the needs of today’s learners.
1 Introduction to Chemistry
1.1 Evolution of Chemistry
1.2 Modern Chemistry
CHEMISTRY CONNECTION “Worth Your Salt?”
1.3 Learning Chemistry... MORE
Charles H. Corwin has spent over 30 years teaching chemistry to over 12,000 students. He has taught general chemistry, organic chemistry, and quantitative analysis, but has focused primarily on introductory chemistry for the personal rewards it offers.
Corwin was awarded his degrees from San Jose State University, where he was a member of Tau Delta Phi honor society. Early in his career, he was awarded a National Science Foundation grant to study instructional innovations at Grand Valley State University. Currently, he is a professor of chemistry at American River College, where he was recognized as Teacher of the Year in 1994. He is also the recipient of an Alumni Teaching award from Purdue University.