||Chemistry is fascinating and important subject that is challenging to teach and even more challenging to learn. Marking this complex subject accessible to students without distortion is challenge of the chemical educator, especially at the introductory level.
In this lecture I try to develop key chemical concept in the same way to show the observations first and then discuss the models that have been constructed to explain the observed behavior. I hope students will practice "thinking like a chemist" by carefully studying the observation to see if they can follow the thought process, rather than just jumping head to the equation or model that will follow.
In addition, to demonstrate the importance of chemistry in real life, I have incorporated throughout the book a number of applications and recent advances in essay form.