General Chemistry
General Chemistry

General Chemistry

Lead Author(s): FRANKLIN OW

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General Chemistry features: over 1500 interactive questions, a complete solution key, embedded videos, automatic grading, and full customizability.

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Key features in this textbook

Top Hat General 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!
Accompanying question bank totalling 100 questions for every chapter.

Comparison of General Chemistry Textbooks

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

Top Hat

Franklin Ow, General Chemistry, Only One Edition needed

Pearson

Petrucci et. al, General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications, 11th Edition

Pearson

Mcmurray & Fay, Chemistry, 8th Edition

Pearson

Nivaldo Tro, Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, 6th Edition

Pricing

Average price of textbook across most common format

Up to 40-60% more affordable

Lifetime access on any device

$301

Hardcover print text only

$301

Hardcover print text only

$301

Hardcover print text only

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

Content meets standard for Introduction to General Chemistry course, and is updated 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

Only available with supplementary resources at additional cost

Only available with supplementary resources at additional cost

Customizable

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

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

Franklin Ow, General Chemistry, Only One Edition needed

Up to 40-60% more affordable

Lifetime access on any device

Pearson

Petrucci et. al, General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications, 11th Edition

$301

Hardcover print text only

Pearson

Mcmurray & Fay, Chemistry, 8th Edition

$301

Hardcover print text only

Pearson

Nivaldo Tro, Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, 6th Edition

$301

Hardcover print text only

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

Franklin Ow, General Chemistry, Only One Edition needed

Pearson

Petrucci et. al, General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications, 11th Edition

Pearson

Mcmurray & Fay, Chemistry, 8th Edition

Pearson

Nivaldo Tro, Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, 6th Edition

In-book Interactivity

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

Top Hat

Franklin Ow, General Chemistry, Only One Edition needed

Pearson

Petrucci et. al, General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications, 11th Edition

Pearson

Mcmurray & Fay, Chemistry, 8th Edition

Pearson

Nivaldo Tro, Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, 6th Edition

Customizable

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

Top Hat

Franklin Ow, General Chemistry, Only One Edition needed

Pearson

Petrucci et. al, General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications, 11th Edition

Pearson

Mcmurray & Fay, Chemistry, 8th Edition

Pearson

Nivaldo Tro, Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, 6th Edition

All-in-one Platform

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

Top Hat

Franklin Ow, General Chemistry, Only One Edition needed

Pearson

Petrucci et. al, General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications, 11th Edition

Pearson

Mcmurray & Fay, Chemistry, 8th Edition

Pearson

Nivaldo Tro, Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, 6th Edition

About this textbook

Lead Authors

Dr. Franklin Ow, Ph.DUniversity of California, Los Angeles

Franklin Ow is currently an Associate Professor at East Los Angeles College, teaching introductory, general, and organic chemistry. He received his B.S (1997) and Ph.D (2007) from the University of California, Los Angeles. He also lectures at UCLA and Occidental College, teaching general, organic, and inorganic chemistry.

Contributing Authors

Greg DomskiAugustana College

Charles AtwoodUniversity of Utah

Lisa CapriottiThe Citadel Military College

Tsun-Mei ChangUniversity of Wisconsin

Paul CooperGeorge Mason University

Sherif MoussaVirginia Commonwealth University

Chris FellowsUniversity of New England

Carrie MillerAzusa Pacific University

James RossEast Los Angeles College

Explore this textbook

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Hi there! Welcome to Top Hat's 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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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!

We love to hear your feedback about the text! At the end of every chapter, there is a survey that you can fill out to ask questions or report difficulties. Please don't hesitate to let us know. Here's what a sample survey looks like: 

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