Exploring Creation with Chemistry, 3rd Edition provides a rigorous foundation in chemistry in order to prepare your student for college-level studies. We recommend that students taking this course be proficient at an algebra math level. Topics include significant figures, units, classification, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, gas laws, and equilibrium.
This revised edition offers more in-depth discussions and explanations of concepts, as well as biographical sketches of Christian scientists who’ve made a difference in the field while giving the glory to God. Experiments include measuring specific heat, discovering the electrical conductivity of compounds dissolved in water, measuring the width of a molecule, exploring freezing point depression, using the ideal gas equation, recognizing the effects of catalysts, and much more. While the lab experiments in this course are designed for the home, some of them are more easily performed using specialized equipment available from Apologia.
New in the third edition:
Clearer explanation of concepts presented in Apologia's signature conversational writing style
Beautifully mastered text, vivid graphics, and colorful illustrations
Exciting side content to help your student engage with the lessons
Fascinating profiles of top scientists who openly acknowledge the glory and wonder of God in His creation
New and updated experiments and student-friendly labs*
* Chemistry kits from the second edition will still work with the new labs (mostly).
Please Note: this edition is NOT by Jay Wile, author of the 2nd edition. He has quite a few complaints about the 3rd edition, which you can read here. A number of his issues have been addressed in this errata sheet from Apologia, and were corrected in the second printing of the book.
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