Chemistry: The Central Science 15th Edition

AP® Chemistry


Unrivaled problem sets, notable scientific accuracy and currency, and remarkable clarity have made Chemistry: The Central Science AP Edition the leading general chemistry text for more than a decade.

Trusted, innovative, and calibrated, the text increases conceptual understanding and leads to greater student success in chemistry by building on the expertise of the dynamic author team of leading researchers and award-winning teachers.

The new 15th has an updated designed to be more modular and accommodates students’ use of the text as more of a reference. The new introductory paragraph of each section has been streamlined to point out the relevance of the material to daily life and potential careers of students enrolled in chemistry. Learning Objectives have been updated to be more student friendly for ease of comprehension. The proven problem-solving strategy of Analyze, Plan, Solve, and Check is enhanced with streamlined and student-tested questions to ensure content mastery and the end-of-chapter questions have been revised and streamlined to ensure even coverage of topics and over 1000+ new self-assessment questions have been added! This new edition pairs digital innovation with insights from learning design and educational research to create an active, integrated, and easy-to-use framework.

  • Offers a correlation guide to the College Board’s AP® Chemistry Course Topic Standards.
  • Features a Student Test Prep Workbook for AP® Chemistry created specifically for the AP® Edition of Chemistry: The Central Science 15e. (Available for purchase)

Mastering® Chemistry from Pearson is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging students with powerful content. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources such as Learning Catalytics™. Students can further master concepts through homework assignments that provide hints and answer-specific feedback. The Mastering gradebook records scores for all automatically graded assignments in one place, while diagnostic tools give instructors access to rich data to assess student understanding and misconceptions.


Discipline: AP® Honors & Electives, Science

Copyright: 2023

Grade(s): 9 - AP

Delivery Method: Blended (Print & Digital)

Device: Smartphone, Tablet, Computer

Funding Sources: ESSER

Brown, LeMay et al., Chemistry: The Central Science 15th Edition, AP Edition ©2023 with Modified Mastering Chemistry with Pearson eText (up to 6 years)

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