“Chemistry: The Central Science” is a widely recognized textbook that has been used as a general chemistry resource for over a decade. It is authored by Theodore Brown, H. LeMay, and Bruce Bursten and is known for its accuracy, data-driven approach, and interactivity, which facilitate learning for students. The book includes comprehensive problem sets, scientific accuracy and currency, and clear explanations that promote conceptual understanding, leading to greater student success in general chemistry.
The 14th edition features enhanced interactivity and engagement through the use of Mastering Chemistry and eText 2.0. These tools provide personalized learning and seamlessly integrated videos throughout the course. The author team draws on student data to improve the clarity, effectiveness, and practicality of the text, art, and exercises.
It’s worth noting that students should only purchase the book when required by an instructor.