by Peter G Mahaffy; John C Kotz; John McMurry; R B Bucat; Roy Tasker; Paul Treichel; Gabriela C Weaver. Print book. English. Second Canadian edition. Chemistry: human activity, chemical reactivity / Peter G. Mahaffy, King's University College, [and six others] Mahaffy, 7 editions of this work 2nd edition. Find all the study resources for Chemistry: Human Activity, Chemical Reactivity by Peter Mahaffy; Roy Tasker.

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Chemistry: Human Activity, Chemical Reactivity (International Edition). â’¸ ISBN Edition 2 0 Pages. Published: by Nelson Education. Results 1 - 30 of Study Guide for Chemistry: Human Activity, Chemical Reactivity by Paul M. Treichel ISBN / ISBN Chemistry: Human Activity, Chemical Reactivity | 2nd Edition. Peter Mahaffy/Roy Tasker/Bob Bucat/John C. Kotz/Gabriela C. Weaver/Paul M. Treichel.

The case studies are not the only place that the essential importance of chemistry is discussed. Real-life context is embedded within the text, often in a way that encourages students to think about how we know what we know, and that demonstrates the scientific method effectively.

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Big issues are tackled here: climate change, alternative energy sources, feeding the world. It is right and proper that chemistry be presented in these important contexts—especially, I suspect, for many general chemistry students for whom this will be their last encounter with formal education in the subject. The authors have been very careful about explaining to students the multiple ways in which chemical information can be presented at the symbolic, observational, and molecular levels.

All too often tutors move between these levels without properly explaining to students what the ground rules are, why there are different conventions, and why they matter. This problem has been faced head-on in this book and should result in students having increased confidence in using the book and tackling chemistry.

A major failing of many general chemistry books is a dire lack of organic chemistry.

Organic chemistry is introduced here in chapter 4, and is then comprehensively dealt with in seven further chapters. Organic compounds are treated in the same way as inorganic compounds throughout the text, so that students will be just as familiar with carbon chemistry as they are with the rest of the periodic table.

So, for example, discussion of Lewis acidity or shapes of molecules is just as likely to use organic species as inorganic ones. Compared with the comprehensive treatment of carbon compounds, the rest of the periodic table is dealt with in just two dedicated chapters, one on main group chemistry and one on transition metal chemistry.

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This might seem a little stingy but probably reflects the current importance of organic chemistry. And inorganic chemistry looms large in the chapters on, for example, structure and bonding, equilibrium, solubility, and energy.

The chapter on main group chemistry focuses on charge density and polarization as underlying concepts that are used to describe trends in the properties.

The chemistry is described in terms of underlying trends before presenting essential and distinguishing features of each group. The chapter on transition metal chemistry takes a structure-and-bonding approach rather than a descriptive one and deals very effectively with complexes, crystal field theory, and magnetism as well as metallic chemistry.

So the book is very nicely rounded off with chapters on materials, biomolecules, and nuclear chemistry. There are worked examples and in-chapter questions throughout the book, and extensive end-of-chapter exercises. I particularly liked the end-of-chapter summary and conceptual questions.

These move away from closed questioning to more open-ended questions that test synoptic and conceptual understanding. As might be expected from these authors, the book is beautifully illustrated with photographs, molecular structures, and stills from animated molecular simulations.

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This book has hardback covers. Retiring after 44 years as a faculty member in , he is currently Emeritus Professor of Chemistry. During his faculty career he taught courses in general chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, and scientific ethics.

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Professor Treichel's research in organometallic and metal cluster chemistry and in mass spectrometry, aided by 75 graduate and undergraduate students, has led to more than papers in scientific journals. He may be contacted by email at.

With Peter Mahaffy's passion for helping undergraduate students and others see the intricate web that connects chemistry with so many other aspects of life, he has made innovative contributions to science education both in Canada and internationally.

After receiving his Ph. Mahaffy collaborates regularly on research with undergraduate students, in the areas of chemistry education, visualization in science, organic chemistry, and environmental chemistry. In addition, he gives numerous chemistry presentations to students and teachers at all levels, and to the general public. Elected a fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada CIC in , Mahaffy also received the CIC National Award for Chemistry Education in , given as a mark of recognition for an outstanding contribution in Canada to education at the post-secondary level in the field of chemistry or chemical engineering.

In the s his research interest was in developing students' mental models of the molecular world for a deeper understanding of chemistry concepts. The result was an integrated suite of molecular-level animations in the VisChem project.Mobile View: All it does in its current form is reinforce the idea that quantum mechanics is too hard.

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