Introductory Chemistry: 1st Canadian NSCC edition is an adapted version of Introductory Chemistry: 1st Canadian Edition by
David W. Ball and Jessie A. Key.
The current NSCC Pressbooks Edition was last modified in January 2021.
NSCC Edition — Chapter Mapping
The NSCC edition adds instructional units with a reordering of chapters from the original open textbook.
|Unit||NSCC Unit Title||Key and Bell Chapters used||Learning Outcomes for ALP|
|1||Introduction to Chemistry||1, 2||1, 2, 5|
|2||Atoms, Molecules and Ions||3, 8||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6|
|3||Reactions and Equations||4||7, 8, 9|
|4||Stoichiometry||5||18, 19, 20, 21|
|5||Gases||6||20, 21, 23|
|6||Energy and Thermodynamics||7, 18||32, 33|
|7||Chemical Bonds||9||30, 31|
|8||Solids, Liquids and Solutions||10, 11||22, 26, 27|
|9||Acids and Bases||12||6, 14, 24, 25|
|10||Equilibrium||13, 17||8, 9|
|11||Oxidation and Reduction||14||10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17|
|12||Organic Chemistry||16||28, 29|
- Deleted Nuclear Chemistry in Unit 7.
- Renamed Unit 2 to match NSCC course outline – Unit 2 Foundations of Chemistry.
- Sections that were out of order were adjusted so the sequencing is in order and logical.
BC Campus Changes
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|1.1||September 15, 2014||Book added to the BC Open Textbook Collection.|
|1.2||September 17/15||Typos in the Conversion of Units section (pp 52-60).
Division sign missing in all examples in the PDF of text.
|1.3||May 15, 2017||Links to videos updated.
New file types added: digital .pdf and .odt files.
|The updated videos are:
|1.4||January 30, 2019||Error fixes and updated metadata.||Chapter: Hydrocarbons
Chapter: Branched Hydrocarbons
|1.5||August, 2019||Modified Textbook||
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