We have continued to emphasize conceptual exercises in the end-of-chapter exer- cise materials. The Visualizing Concepts exercise category has been continued in this edition.
These exercises are designed to facilitate concept understanding through use of models, graphs, and other visual materials. They precede the regular end-of-chapter exercises and are identified in each case with the relevant chapter section number. The Integrative Exercises, which give students the opportunity to solve problems that integrate concepts from the present chapter with those of previous chapters, have been continued.
The importance of integrative problem solving is highlighted by the Sample Integrative Exercise that ends each chapter beginning with Chapter 4. In gen- eral, we have included more conceptual end-of-chapter exercises and have made sure that there is a good representation of somewhat more difficult exercises to provide a better mix in terms of topic and level of difficulty. The results from student use of MasteringChemistry have enabled us to more reliably evaluate the effectiveness of our end-of-chapter exercises and make changes accordingly.
New essays in our well-received Chemistry Put to Work and Chemistry and Life series emphasize world events, scientific discoveries, and medical breakthroughs that have occurred since publication of the eleventh edition.
We maintain our focus on the positive aspects of chemistry without neglecting the problems that can arise in an increasingly technological world.
Our goal is to help students appreciate the real-world perspective of chemistry and the ways in which chemistry affects their lives. As authors, we have, in effect, been engaged by your instructor tohelp you learn chemistry. Based on the comments of students and instructors who haveused this book in its previous editions, we believe that we have done that job well. Ofcourse, we expect the text to continue to evolve through future editions. We invite youto write to tell us what you like about the book so that we will know where we havehelped you most.
Also, we would like to learn of any shortcomings so that we mightfurther improve the book in subsequent editions.
Our addresses are given at the end ofthe Preface. Advice for Learning and Studying ChemistryLearning chemistry requires both the assimilation of many concepts and the develop-ment of analytical skills. In this text we have provided you with numerous tools to helpyou succeed in both tasks. If you are going to succeed in your chemistry course, you willhave to develop good study habits. Science courses, and chemistry in particular, makedifferent demands on your learning skills than do other types of courses.
As the course moves along, new topics will build on materialalready presented. Experienced teachers know that students who read the relevant sections of the textbefore coming to a class learn more from the class and retain greater recall.
So now you know. How important to you in this competitiveworld is a good grade in chemistry? Focus your study. The amount of information you will be expected to learn cansometimes seem overwhelming.
It is essential to recognize those concepts and skillsthat are particularly important. Pay attention to what your instructor is emphasizing. As you work through the Sample Exercises and homework assignments, try to seewhat general principles and skills they employ. A single reading of a chapter will simply not be enough for successful learning ofchapter concepts and problem-solving skills.
You will need to go over assignedmaterials more than once. They are your guides to whetheryou are learning the material. The Key Skills and Key Equations at the end of thechapter should help you focus your study. Keep good lecture notes. Your lecture notes will provide you with a clear and conciserecord of what your instructor regards as the most important material to learn. Usingyour lecture notes in conjunction with this text is the best way to determine whichmaterial to study.
Skim topics in the text before they are covered in lecture. Reviewing a topic beforelecture will make it easier for you to take good notes. Paying attention to the titles ofsections and subsections gives you a feeling for the scope of topics. Try to avoidthinking that you must learn and understand everything right away. Early resulting volume losses were recovered and the prices of all chromium chemicals have risen world wide since that time.
During the course of , operations at our plant at Castle Hayne, US, were suspended on two occasions in anticipation of hurricanes, which resulted in lost production. In January , aggregated selling prices for Elementis Chromiums products reached the highest level since December and were more than 25 per cent higher than the historic low levels experienced in November The trading outlook for Elementis Chromium is encouraging.
Fixed costs have been further lowered as a result of a manufacturing rationalisation at the Eaglescliffe, UK, plant. Global industry capacity utilisation is now estimated to be in excess of 90 per cent and it is anticipated this gure will continue to rise throughout as demand increases and further industry capacity rationalisation occurs.
In February , Elementis Chromium announced price increases of up to 20 per cent effective from 1 April We anticipate that selling prices for chromium chemicals will continue to increase as the year progresses. Bold Recent actions have included strategic acquisitions in Chromium and Specialties, a new, low cost-based Chinese manufacturing platform for Pigments, a global ERP system which will enable operational cost minimisation and a cost effective high growth innovation programme in Specialties Specialty chemicals Each of our businesses has achieved sector leadership in the performance-differentiated, high-return sector of our targeted markets Progressive Elementis has received external recognition for leadership in innovation and sustainable development Outstanding performance We have created a strong platform for growth.
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Good growth was experienced in the critical coatings and construction markets, with European sales in particular showing signicant increases. Our oileld business was however impacted by two months of hurricane-related oil rig shut downs in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Specialties Innovation Board has generated a signicant number of new technology platforms and the business is targeted with building a new product pipeline to deliver sustainable doubledigit growth. Innovation spend, despite increases, is trending towards industry averages, and the contribution of new products to sales is now growing.
Production at the ChangXing, China, plant tripled during The performance of the Sasol Servo acquisition has fully met expectations to date. Annualised synergistic benets, originally estimated at 2. These benets will be fully realisable in In sterling, operating prot before goodwill amortisation and exceptionals has decreased by 3 per cent, reecting the impact of planned increases in innovation spend and ERP implementation costs.
Volumes and turnover continued to improve at Elementis Pigments during While price increases and improved volumes had a substantial favourable impact on protability, this was reversed by rapidly escalating raw material and freight prices, and pre-start-up costs for the new Chinese plant.
Full-scale production was rapidly resumed at the plant at Easton, US, following ash ooding in September. Although the ooding affected performance in , no long term nancial or operating impact is anticipated. These activities will substantially lower the aggregate cost base for this business and provide a strong platform for further growth. Elementis Specialty Rubber has once again shown signicant growth in , with sales increasing by over 20 per cent in US Dollars for the second year in succession and all regions showing good volume increases.
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If you get stuck on an exercise, however, get help from your instructor, your teaching assistant, or another student. Throughout the text, the writing has been improved by enhancing the clarity and flow of ideas while achieving an economy of words. In January , aggregated selling prices for Elementis Chromiums products reached the highest level since December and were more than 25 per cent higher than the historic low levels experienced in November We have thereforemade sure that instructors can make common changes in teaching sequence with noloss in student comprehension. Made in the U.
Elementis Chromium successfully led a sustained recovery in global prices during , after a four year period of decline. Francis is a member of the management team and is charged with bringing operational excellence to our supply chain operations and ensuring that the full potential benets of the ERP system are realised. Global industry capacity utilisation is now estimated to be in excess of 90 per cent and it is anticipated this gure will continue to rise throughout as demand increases and further industry capacity rationalisation occurs.
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We hope this is evident in our pacing, choice ofexamples, and the kinds of study aids and motivational tools we have employed.