WEB TEXT: Clickable Chemistry

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Science  09 Dec 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5754, pp. 1593
DOI: 10.1126/science.310.5754.1593b

Cracking this virtual chemistry text might spark an interest in electro-chemistry or help readers soak up the properties of water. Retired chemistry professor Stephen Lower of Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, Canada, wrote the virtual primer in part to offer an alternative to “commercial textbooks which in my view possess far too much sameness and shallowness.” Eleven chapters cover fundamentals such as measurement, chemical equilibrium, and bonding. A new section tackles atomic structure, explaining concepts such as why electrons don't plunge into the positively charged nucleus. For students who want more, the book's tutorials dig deeper into particular topics.


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