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Contemporary Chemistry: The Physical Setting

Grades 10-12

Maximize understanding of fundamental concepts in chemistry

Theoretical aspects of chemistry are emphasized and often presented within a laboratory-based context, and applied to everyday experiences—a useful and realistic balance among the theoretical, descriptive, and practical aspects of chemistry.


  • carefully-selected, logically-organized content makes for a shortened introductory chemistry course
  • each chapter begins with a concise description of the chapter’s purpose, content, and learning objectives
  • new vocabulary is introduced in easy-to-read language
  • step-by-step solutions are followed by problem sets that enhance newly acquired skills
  • Taking a Closer Look presents additional or in-depth information for students who wish to pursue a topic in greater detail
  • end-of-chapter multiple-choice questions and constructed-response questions allow students to review and assess chapter content
  • Chemistry Challenge section consists of SAT Subject Test-type questions

Teacher Manual

Lesson plans with a grid list possible lesson titles, reading assignments, and homework assignments following the introduction. An Answer Key is provided.

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  1. Contemporary Chemistry: The Physical Setting

    Contemporary Chemistry: The Physical Setting

    Paul S. Cohen

    Student Edition Hardcover

    Serves as a basal text for a high school chemistry course. Revised to reflect New York's Physical Setting: Chemistry Core Curriculum. Learn More

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    Contemporary Chemistry: The Physical Setting

    Student Edition Online (6-year license)

    6-year license; 25 student minimum; purchase order required Learn More

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