Required and Optional Texts
The following texts and materials are required for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 course years:
While this text is available from Cengage with access to online aids, I do not require access to the OWL supplemental materials required by the publisher. You may therefore purchase paper or electronic copies from any source providing you obtain the ninth edition.
This text is also available from VitalSource at Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity, 9/E.
A one-year rental is about $47.
Note that eBook downloads can be tricky and access to the internet may be required for refreshes should you lose your files for any reason. It is also often frustrating to have to page back and forth to look up data in the appendices when doing homework exercises. Also, you don't get permanent access to the text unless you pay a substantially higher price. However, if you anticipate traveling or situations where you must study away from home, eBook versions on your laptop or tablet are far more portable than heavy textbooks.
Please be sure to obtain a copy of the 9th (NINTH) edition. While the tenth edition is due for publication in 2019, we have elected not to adopt it at this time. The content of the ninth edition we will use is substantionally the same, and copies of the selected edition will be easier to obtain at a reasonable price, especially since you do not need OWL2 access for this course.
Please note that lab work is not optional!. In addition to textbooks, students will need to purchase sufficient equipment and chemicals to perform a minimum number of labs. See the Lab Work page for details on required chemicals and equipment.
You may order all texts through Scholars Online Bookstore.
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