Introduction to Chemistry and The Environment

By Baldwin King

Introduction to Chemistry and The Environment

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  • ISBN: 9781579109059
  • Pages: 156
  • Publication Date: 3/6/2002
  • Retail Price: $21.00
Web Price: $16.80
Web Price: $16.80

Introduction to Chemistry and The Environment

By Baldwin King

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  • ISBN: 9781579109059
  • Pages: 156
  • Publication Date: 3/6/2002
  • Retail Price: $21.00
Web Price: $16.80
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Introduction to Chemistry and the Environment is written primarily to satisfy the need for a suitable textbook for a one-semester course in chemistry and the environment for non-science majors. It is also suitable for persons who have no knowledge of chemistry but would like to be informed about the science behind many of the environmental issues facing the general public. The pedagogical approach is first to provide the basics of chemistry in a conceptual, non-mathematical way, using material from the environment where possible. Then these principles are used to discuss many of the major issues in air and water pollution.

The text consists of ten brief chapters. The first five chapters discuss chemical principles in a succinct but scientifically sound manner. The individual instructor is encouraged to elaborate on these topics as he or she sees fit. The next two chapters discuss the properties of gases, especially the components of air, and then issues in air pollution. The next two chapters focus on the properties of water and aqueous solutions followed by issues in water pollution. The final brief chapter is an attempt to put everything in perspective by discussing human health and the environment. Included at the end of each chapter are some suggested readings for those who would like a more detailed discussion of the topics covered. A set of discussion-type questions ends each chapter.

Writing science for nonscientists is a difficult task. However, Baldwin King has used his many years as a chemical educator to produce a text which is clear and eminently readable by non-chemists.

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