McGraw-Hill Education; 8th edition (May 12th; 2017)
Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change with Advanced Topics 8th edition by Martin Silberberg and Patricia Amateis has been recognized in the general chemistry market as an unparalleled classic. The revision for the 8th edition focused on continued optimization of the textbook. To aid in this process; the authors were able to use data from literally thousands of college student responses to questions in LearnSmart; the adaptive learning system that assesses student knowledge of course content. The data; such as average time spent answering each question and the percentage of college students who correctly answered the question on the1st attempt; revealed the learning objectives that most students found particularly difficult; which we addressed by revising surrounding text or adding additional learning resources such as videos and slideshows. The etextbook still contains unprecedented macroscopic-to-microscopic molecular illustrations; consistent step-by-step worked exercises in every chapter; and an extensive range of end-of-chapter problems; which provide engaging applications covering a wide variety of interests; including engineering; materials; medicine; and environmental studies. Changes have been made to the textbook and applications throughout to make them more succinct; to the artwork to make it more modern and teachable; and to the design to make it more simplistic and open.