The purpose of these reading guides is to help you as you approach each chapter. We will not be covering all of the chapters or every page of the chapters that we do cover. Each student is expected to read before coming to class. These guides will also list the hand-in and study problems for each chapter.

Before beginning the chapters examine the book and the preface. This textbook has 3 Appendixes as well as a glossary and selected problem answers. If you are not familiar with the Metric System, pages 557-559 should prove helpful. Appendix B, pages 560-562, deals with exponential numbers and scientific notation. This may be needed later in the term. Appendix C, pages 563-564, is another topic for later in the term. The Glossary, pages 565-577, is a section that should prove useful as you encounter terms that are not familiar to you. I always like to check the Answers to the problems on page 579-596. The index, pages 599-609, in this textbook are fairly extensive.

The student should find the Preface informative. You should read both the parts for the instructor and the student. The sections on Content and Pedagogy on page xv are both well written. Think about the list on page xviii. I disagree with all 6 points. I hope that by the end of this term that you will also disagree with the 6 points. We need to work together to have an interesting, safe, relevant term.

Monday, September 11, 1997 and Wednesday, September 13, 2000

Read Chapter 1. Chemistry affects each of our lives as human beings. Try to list several ways that your life this week has been affected by chemistry. Note the difference between Science and Technology. The concept of risk and benefit faces us each day.

Chapter 1 Problems to hand in on Friday, September 15, 2000

p. 16-18: Problems 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10. Critical Thinking items. 4, 5, 14

Friday, September 15, 1997 and Monday, September 18, 2000

Read Chapter 2. There are many important concepts in this chapter. The box and Figures should help you to clarify some of the Concepts.

Chapter 2 Problems to hand in on Wednesday, September 20, 2000

p. 43-45: Problems 5, 6, 9, 24, 26. Critical Thinking items. 2, 10, 14

Study Problems # 1, 2, 3, 4

Note: For all problems and Critical Thinking Problems, these may either be done individually or as a group. If a group does the work, submit one copy with every member of the group signing the assignment. The work may either be done in long hand or on the computer.

More to follow. 8/3/00

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