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Chemistry: Atoms First 2e

A peer-reviewed, openly licensed introductory textbook produced through a collaborative publishing partnership between OpenStax and the University of Connecticut and UConn Undergraduate Student Government Association. This text is an atoms-first adaptation of OpenStax Chemistry 2e. The intention of “atoms-first” involves a few basic principles: first, it introduces atomic and molecular structure much earlier than the traditional approach, and it threads these themes through subsequent chapters. This approach may be chosen as a way to delay the introduction of material such as stoichiometry that students traditionally find abstract and difficult, thereby allowing students time to acclimate their study skills to chemistry. Additionally, it gives students a basis for understanding the application of quantitative principles to the chemistry that underlies the entire course. It also aims to center the study of chemistry on the atomic foundation that many will expand upon in a later course covering organic chemistry, easing that transition when the time arrives.

The second edition has been revised to incorporate clearer, more current, and more dynamic explanations, while maintaining the same organization as the first edition. Substantial improvements have been made in the figures, illustrations, and example exercises that support the text narrative. The first edition of Chemistry: Atoms First by OpenStax is available in web view here.

Subject(s)

Science

Grade Level(s)

9, 10, 11, 12

Provider

OpenStax

Platform

Yes

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Materials are Temporarily Free or Require Licensing
Alignment to Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Yes
Evident Accuracy and Quality Yes
High Production Quality Yes
Authentic Learning Yes
Materials are Student Ready Yes
Designed from the Learning Science Yes
User Account Required Yes
Dual Language Supported
Relevance Yes
Accessibility Yes
Culturally Responsive Yes
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