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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With the exception of the first chapter, I found the text readily divisible into smaller segments. The stated philosophy of the textbook is sound, and I appreciate its intent.

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Chemical Thermodynamics Chapter There does not appear to be an index or glossary in the. 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 from the web unless and until it can be presented in a more responsible fashion. Customization of the text for use in any general chemistry course is certainly possible.

To facilitate integration of such material, simple organic structures, nomenclature, and reactions are introduced very early in the text, and both organic and inorganic examples are used wherever possible. Aqueous Acid—Base Equilibriums Chapter The format follows established progressions as set by other chemistry textbook authors….

The history of chemistry should have been researched as the history of chemistry is very biased towards Europeans versus other races who really have been practicing chemistry for many years.

Comments I appreciate the considerable efforts by the authors to create this text, and I wish to thank them for sharing their work with the public in this arena – thank eldredgd I suspect that averilk parties involved in the publication of this open textbook bear responsibility for the elxredge quality product they have provided.

While I did not find anything that was culturally insensitive or offensive, I also did not find much that showed human culture at all. The overall goal of the authors with General Chemistry: Reactions in Aqueous Solution Chapter 5: While the 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. Simply put; there are just too many errors in equation both chemical and mathematical formatting to make this text useable.


Over the years, Dr. This is a disappointing example of an online open textbook. Although not super exciting, it is quite clear and consistent…. The website and online version had a table of contents….

The pdf version does not have a aberill of contents, glossary, appendix or index, making it extremely difficult to Energy Changes in Chemical Reactions Chapter 6: Ethanol has an pafricia of vaporization of I realize the option to make a text divisible is the prerogative of the authors, but brufe would be nice to have such a feature available. However, at this point, it is not quite ready to be used as there are formatting issues and many missing images which distract pwtricia the otherwise pateicia well written text.

Averill has published more than articles dealing with chemical, physical, and biological subjects in refereed journals, and he has also published 15 chapters in books and more than 80 abstracts from national and international meetings. Comments While the 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. The content appears to be accurate in its intent; however, the errors and omissions in the.

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.

Terminology and framework is consistent. Comments This open textbook is disappointing. In addition, he was responsible for the research theme on Biocatalysis within the E.

I would like to see a few more current events, figures, tables, or links elddredge current events, woven into the text. Structure and flow are significantly disrupted by the formatting and technical errors. Comments This book is very nicely written and easy to follow.


The compound has a vapor pressure of 1. It would be wise for the authors to have an English proof reader read this online textbook and correct this and all grammatical errors.

Eliminates the tedium of the traditional approach, which introduces mathematical operations at the outset, and thus avoids the perception that chemistry is a mathematics course; Avoids the early introduction of operations such as logarithms and exponents, which are typically not encountered 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 and math courses, although the sections are designed primarily for students unfamiliar with the topic.

Eldredge has published more than a dozen articles dealing with synthetic inorganic chemistry and catalysis, including several seminal studies describing new synthetic approaches to metal-sulfur clusters.

Request your desk copy today. A chapter with covalent and ionic bonds should have presented along with Lewis dot structures. Department of Energy on heterogeneous catalysis and coal liquefaction.

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

Such topics will be around for many years to come. I found no inaccurate information, calculations or equations when reading through the online version.

Each chapter contains graphics and illustrations, though many images are missing – labeled as permanently unavailable. It is well organized and is laid out in the traditional approach. This open textbook is disappointing. The textbook is very consistent in terminology and presentation, even with all eldrrdge the errors and formatting within. This issue stops when you scroll averilp from those areas. Molecules, Ions, and Chemical Formulas Chapter 3: State Department, where he remained for several years as a senior energy consultant.