Integrating Chemistry: Crossing the Millennium Divide

Authors

  • Catherine E. Housecroft Department of Chemistry University of Basel BPR 1096, Mattenstrasse 24a, CH-4058 Basel, Switzerland. catherine.housecroft@unibas.ch

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.2533/chimia.2018.36

Keywords:

Chemistry textbooks, Communication, Education, General chemistry, Inorganic chemistry

Abstract

A personal account of the development of two University level chemistry books is presented. The account focuses on ways to integrate the traditional branches of chemistry into a textbook that captures the imagination of students and relates chemical principles and fundamental topics to environmental, medicinal, biological and industrial applications. The ways in which teaching methods have changed over two decades and how web-based resources can be used to improve the communication of chemical (in particular structural) concepts are highlighted.

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Published

2018-02-01

How to Cite

[1]
C. E. Housecroft, Chimia 2018, 72, 36, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2018.36.

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Scientific Articles