This best seller makes chemistry exciting to students by showing them why important concepts are relevant to their lives and future careers. The writing, as always, is exceptionally friendly. Sample problems teach students how to solve chemical problems, and thousands of practice problems help students develop problem-solving techniques and critical thinking skills. This edition contains more conceptual problems than ever before.This edition has also been redesigned to accommodate new styles of learning and teaching. The enhanced supplements package now includes a Web site for students and instructors and a new student CD-ROM that is tightly correlated to the text. The book is suitable for courses that precede general chemistry and for students with no previous background in chemistry who are preparing for health-related careers in nursing, respiratory therapy, dental technology, dietetics, nuclear technology, agriculture, or teacher education.