Preface of Chemistry: Concepts and Problems: A Self-Teaching Guide 2nd Edition by Clifford C. Houk, and Richard Post
In our years of teaching the fundamental concepts of chemistry to students with widely divergent backgrounds, levels of preparation, career goals, and motivation, the most frequently asked question by those students has been: “Do you have something that I can study on my own?” Followed immediately by: “I need some other review material” or “This is the first time I have encountered this stuff, so I need to start from scratch” or “It has been three years since my high school chemistry course. I need something to refresh my memory.”
This book has been written to meet such needs. It can stand alone as a “first look” at chemistry or may be used as a supplement to any of the many excellent textbooks or methods of instruction currently in use. The material presumes no previous exposure to chemistry and requires only simple algebra.
There are no secrets. Each chapter includes an introductory statement, a list of objectives, and the main teaching section, which consists of frames of programmed material with constant practice exercises. Each chapter closes with a self-test. You can use this self-test to assess whether you have mastered the chapter well enough to continue and to identify weaknesses that require additional study.
The topics presented are usually covered early in a general introductory course. We have minimized “heavy” theoretical discussions, while emphasizing descriptive and practical concepts. There is enough theoretical explanation to provide a basis for understanding the material but not so much that you will get bogged down trying to work through the book.
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