Atoms First General Chemistry
Atoms First General Chemistry

Atoms First General Chemistry

Lead Author(s): Greg Domski

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This book helps students understand atoms, ions, and molecules conceptually before they encounter the topics of stoichiometry, kinetics, and thermodynamics.

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Key features in this textbook

Atoms First Chemistry engages students with all different learning styles, offering plentiful visuals, instructional videos and interactive simulations.
Built-in assessment questions embedded throughout chapters so students can read a little, do a little, and test themselves to see what they know!
Include a comprehensive test bank with 50+ questions per chapter.

Comparison of General Chemistry Textbooks

Consider adding Top Hat’s Atoms First General Chemistry to your upcoming course. We’ve put together a textbook comparison to make it easy for you in your upcoming evaluation.

Top Hat

Greg Domski, et.al, “Atoms First General Chemistry”, Only One Edition needed

McGraw-Hill

Julia Burdge, et.al, Chemistry: Atoms First, 2nd Edition

Nelson Education

Zumdahl, et al, Chemistry: An Atoms First Approach

Pricing

Average price of textbook across most common format

Up to 40-60% more affordable

Lifetime access on any device

$323.33

Hardcover print text only

$138.95

E-book

Always up-to-date content, constantly revised by community of professors

Content meets standard for American Government. Constantly revised and updated by a community of professors with the latest content

In-Book Interactivity

Includes embedded multi-media files and integrated software to enhance visual presentation of concepts directly in textbook

Only available with supplementary resources at additional cost

Customizable

Ability to revise, adjust and adapt content to meet needs of course and instructor

Built-in interactive assessment questions

Assessment questions with feedback embedded throughout textbook

All-in-one Platform

Access to additional questions, test banks, and slides available within one platform

Pricing

Average price of textbook across most common format

Top Hat

Greg Domski, et.al, “Atoms First General Chemistry”, Only One Edition needed

Up to 40-60% more affordable

Lifetime access on any device

McGraw-Hill

Julia Burdge, et.al, Chemistry: Atoms First, 2nd Edition

$106.20

E-book

Nelson Education

Zumdahl, et al, Chemistry: An Atoms First Approach

$65.99

E-book

Always up-to-date content, constantly revised by community of professors

Constantly revised and updated by a community of professors with the latest content

Top Hat

Greg Domski, et.al, “Atoms First General Chemistry”, Only One Edition needed

McGraw-Hill

Julia Burdge, et.al, Chemistry: Atoms First, 2nd Edition

Nelson Education

Zumdahl, et al, Chemistry: An Atoms First Approach

In-book Interactivity

Includes embedded multi-media files and integrated software to enhance visual presentation of concepts directly in textbook

Top Hat

Greg Domski, et.al, “Atoms First General Chemistry”, Only One Edition needed

McGraw-Hill

Julia Burdge, et.al, Chemistry: Atoms First, 2nd Edition


Nelson Education

Zumdahl, et al, Chemistry: An Atoms First Approach

Customizable

Ability to revise, adjust and adapt content to meet needs of course and instructor

Top Hat

Greg Domski, et.al, “Atoms First General Chemistry”, Only One Edition needed

McGraw-Hill

Julia Burdge, et.al, Chemistry: Atoms First, 2nd Edition

Nelson Education

Zumdahl, et al, Chemistry: An Atoms First Approach


All-in-one Platform

Access to additional questions, test banks, and slides available within one platform

Top Hat

Greg Domski, et.al, “Atoms First General Chemistry”, Only One Edition needed

McGraw-Hill

Julia Burdge, et.al, Chemistry: Atoms First, 2nd Edition

Nelson Education

Zumdahl, et al, Chemistry: An Atoms First Approach

About this textbook

Lead Authors

Greg Domski, Ph.DAugustana College, Illinois

Greg Domski received his M.S (2005) and Ph.D (2008) in Inorganic chemistry from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. He is currently an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Augustana College in Illinois, teaching General, Organic and Inorganic chemistry. His research interest include the development of novel binuclear donor-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene transition metal complexes for transfer hydrogenation catalysis and the development of transition metal-based olefin polymerization catalysts. Greg also works closely with his students in developing their research and presenting their findings.

Contributing Authors

Sam AlvaradoUniversity of Wisconsin – River Falls

Ginger ReddNorth Carolina A&T State University

Amanda WilmsmeyerAugustana College

Henry KurtzUniversity of Memphis

Brad WileOhio Northern University

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Hi there! Welcome to Top Hat's Atoms First General Chemistry interactive text! We hope you have a great experience with this course, and our text. To start, we would like to introduce you to some of our features so that you are comfortable with your new textbook. 

Among the things you will frequently encounter in our texts are embedded questions. Depending on your professor, these may be graded for participation or correctness. There are six types of questions we have to offer, plus discussion style questions. Let's take a look at one of each:

1) Multiple Choice: Simply click on the correct answer. If there is more than one correct answer, it will be specified in the question. 

Q1

What is the chemical symbol for sodium?

A

Li

B

Na

C

He

D

Fe


2) Word Answer: Just type in your answer into the textbox. 

Q2

What is the common name for the compound H2_2O?


3) Numeric Answer: As the name suggests, these questions require an answer that is a number. 

Q3

How many atoms are in a mol? Use "E" for scientific notation. For example, the number 2.1 x 106^6 would be written as 2.1E6


4) Matching Question: Click on an item in the left hand column, and then click on its match in the right hand column to align them. 

Q4

Match the phases of matter with their correct examples.

Premise
Response
1

Solid

A

Air

2

Liquid

B

Water

3

Gas

C

Salt crystal


5) Click on Target Question: These questions will be accompanied by a picture. You must click on the correct part of the picture. Sometimes, multiple clicks will be allowed. 

Q5

Click on the box that represents nitrogen


6) Sorting Question: Drag the options into the proper order. 

Q6

Sort the Nobel Prize winners from oldest (bottom) to most recent (top)

A

Ernest Rutherford - 1908

B

Fritz Haber -1918

C

Marie Curie - 1911


7) Fill in the Blank Question: Fill in the blanks with word or numerical answers

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Throughout the book, you will see two different types of banners, that indicate sections within each chapter to help you out, or pique your interest. They are:

The Problem Solving Strategies sections will offer you tips for solving common problems related to each chapter. Expect to find 1-5 of these per chapter. 


Within each chapter, there is at least one case study that relates the chemistry theory in the chapter to a practical scenario. We hope you find these interesting and informative!


Reference for this text:

Domski, Greg, et al. (2018). Atom First General Chemistry: A Top Hat Interactive Text. 1st ed. Toronto, Ontario: Top Hat Monocle. Available from https://tophat.com/marketplace/science-&-math/chemistry/textbooks/atoms-first-general-chemistry-greg-domski/3013

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