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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Request your desk copy today. The addition of additional pictures, diagrams, tables, etc. He was promoted inafter which he moved to the University of Virginia, where he was promoted to Professor in He is also an expert on cyber-security.

I deeply appreciate the time that went into eldresge a book like this; however, small details would benefit the reader and student of chemistry greatly. The text contains numerous interesting “real world” examples elddedge applied chemistry fireworks and their composition being one of my favorite which will act as effective “hooks” to capture student interest.

The stated philosophy of the textbook is sound, and I appreciate its intent. This is strikingly apparent in chapter 14, Chemical Kinetics where many operators e, superscript, etc have been replaced with blank squares.

It is well organized and is laid out in the traditional approach. The online version is formatted correctly, so that mathematical equations and calculations line up appropriately and all symbols, superscripts, etc.

A chapter with covalent and ionic bonds should have presented along with Lewis dot structures. The textbook has some errors in conjunction with the formatting mentioned in question 1 from above.

General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications

She has also been awarded a patent for her work on catalytic coal liquefaction. The text lacks a table of contents, index or a glossary and the lack of these is a serious impediment to students. There are some very serious formatting issues which may have been the result of converting from a. The content appears to be accurate in its intent; however, the errors and omissions in the. Reviews Learn more about reviews. Contributions of this poor quality do an extreme disservice to the open textbook community by giving naysayers an example of what appears to be shoddily pieced together content.


Personally, chapter 8 should have been merged with chapter 2. An example is determining the empirical formula of Penicillin; the calculations are written in a linear fashion such that the average general chemistry student would be lost trying to follow the example given. 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.

The pdf version would be impossible, as there is no table of contents, and it is trial and error with a lot of scrolling to find out where you are. I would not consider using this open textbook for my classes, and furthermore, I would encourage the authors, the publisher, and the University of Minnesota to remove this content brce the web eldredye and until it can be presented in a more responsible fashion. I feel that the layout along with the nature of the book allows for any changes if a different arrangement of topics is what is desired by the curriculum.

Consider this text for your course if you are interested in In summary, a text that represents a step in the evolution of general chemistry texts toward eldredhe that reflects the increasing overlap averil chemistry and other disciplines. See my answer to question 1. Ionic versus Covalent Bonding Chapter 9: It is a great online chemistry book and I would certainly think about adopting it for our general chemistry courses in the future.

Although not super exciting, it is quite clear and consistent…. This issue stops when you scroll away from those areas.

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About the Book The overall goal of the authors with General Chemistry: Also, the text book would benefit from additional pictures and tables, anything to break up the eternal monotony of the words used in the text. This issue is more predominant in the pdf version, where fractions are not shown.

As such, we at ODU, are always looking for ways to lower the cost of their education without a compromise in quality. Terminology and framework is consistent. The only issue would be those formatting ones that would be necessary updates for the pdf version. I realize the option to make a text divisible is the prerogative of the authors, but it would be nice to have such a feature available. With the exception of the first chapter, I found the text readily divisible into smaller segments.


An update would, as always, be appreciated! The text is designed to serve biological and biomedical students, engineering students, general education students, health sciences students, pre-medical science students, and science majors requiring at least one year course in general chemistry and the text contains all of the required material and topics to accomplish this task.

Averill headed a European Union research network comprised of seven research groups from seven different European countries and a staff of approximately fifty research personnel. A more definitive chapter on mathematical concepts should have been the first chapter, inclusive of logarithms, indices, standard notation, and significant figures, and some brief statistical analysis. 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 to be able to choose appropriate keywords to search.

One case is where the patdicia configurations of Cr and Cu are not correct. The textbook needs some overhaul in some areas, especially the topic involving transition metal chemistry. At what temperature is the vapor pressure equal to 0. The format follows established progressions as set by other chemistry textbook authors….

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Eldredge relocated to Europe for several years. The image is permanently unavailable. The topics are presented in a logical order for a typical science major oriented curriculum. The last chapter involving organic chemistry was tacked on and appeared to be rushed to make a comprehensive textbook.

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Instead the introduction topics mesh and overlap each other, and I’d probably need a second textbook to augment this book were I to adopt it for my classes. I did not find any significant changes in how the material was presented or the terms used.

Department of Energy on eldrfdge catalysis and coal liquefaction. My approach to general chemistry is similar and I anc welcome a reliable textbook especially an open textbook that aligns well with my preferences.