Thoroughly updated with the latest research and developments, Chemistry In Focus, 5E, International Edition develops students' appreciation for the molecular world and emphasizes the fundamental role it plays in their daily lives. By clearly identifying and explaining connections between the molecular world and microscopic world, the book helps students understand the major scientific, techlogical, and environmental issues affecting our society. Invative study aids and techlogical tools help students maximize their success in the course.
Nivaldo J. Tro received his BA degree from Westmont College and his PhD degree from Stanford University. He went on to a postdoctoral research position at the University of California at Berkeley. In 1990, he joined the chemistry faculty at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Professor Tro has been honored as Westmont's outstanding teacher of the year three times (1994, 2001, and 2008). He was named Westmont's outstanding researcher of the year in 1996. Professor Tro lives in the foothills of Santa Barbara with his wife, Ann, and their four children, Michael, Alicia, Kyle, and Kaden. In his leisure time, Professor Tro likes to spend time with his family in the outdoors. He enjoys running, biking, surfing, and snowboarding.