Chemistry Textbooks Information

Be sure to first check your course syllabus or with your instructor in order to verify that you are purchasing the correct textbook and lab manual for your class.

Textbooks

The textbooks shown below are used for chemistry courses in the HCC system. Occasionally a different textbook is "piloted" in some classes, so it is always a good idea to check your instructor's course syllabus (provided on the HCC Learning Web) before purchasing your textbook.

Lab Manuals

• CHEM 1311 & 1412 have separate lab manuals published by Pearson Publishing available at HCC bookstores.

• CHEM 1105 lab manual for Intro Chem is available online at bluedoorlabs.com.

• CHEM 2423 & 2425, Organic lab manuals are provided either as a custom-published lab manual (by Bell, et. al. from HCC bookstores) or as handouts provided by your instructor. In addition, classes at different HCC locations presently may be using different experiments (suitable for their facilities) so you should verify which manual or online experiments are specified in the syllabus or by the instructor before buying.

eBooks

Electronic versions of textbooks are now available from several sources. Textbooks can be rented in electronic form from VitalSource, generally for a 180 day period. Earlier editions are available from Amazon for purchase or rent.

Online Tutorial & Homework Systems

Your textbook or eBook is usually provided with or is available optionally with online assessment and homework platforms. These are MasteringChemistry for CHEM 1305 and CHEM 1311 & 1412, and OWL2 for CHEM 2423 & 2425. These accounts are active for one to two years, and a passcode is packaged with the print version of new textbooks purchased at HCC bookstores. Check with your instructor about these supplements for your class.

Study Guides

Study guides to accompany the textbook are available at HCC bookstores and in some cases in eBook format. These are optional supplements which provide chapter summaries, practice quizzes, and worked-out solutions to the end-of-chapter problems.

Click on the Course Title in the table below to go to the publisher's website for the course textbook.

CHEM 1305: Introductory Chemistry - Concepts and Critical Thinking

 Custom Corwin 3rd Edition

Publisher: Pearson
Edition: 3rd (HCC Custom)
ISBN: 978-1-323-76370-4

by Charles H. Corwin

Customized HCC paperback edition for CHEM 1305 - Introductory Chemistry I.

Note: New custom versions of the textbook sold at HCC bookstores are packaged with a passcode for MasteringChemistry, an online practice and homework system. Be sure to check with your instructor about this useful supplement.

CHEM 1311: Chemistry, The Central Science, Volume I

Publisher: Pearson
Edition: 13th
ISBN: 9781323444535

by Brown, Lemay et al.

Customized HCC paperback edition for CHEM 1311 - General Chemistry I. NOTE: New custom versions of the textbook sold at HCC bookstores are packaged with a passcode for Mastering Chemistry, an online tutorial and homework platform. Be sure to check with your instructor about this useful supplement

CHEM 1111: General Chemistry I Laboratory Manual

Publisher: Pearson
Edition: 2nd
ISBN: 13: 9780136688051

by Houston Community College Chemistry Faculty

HCC custom Lab Manual for CHEM 1111 - General Chemistry I

CHEM 1412: Chemistry, The Central Science, Volume II

Publisher: Pearson
Edition: 13th
ISBN: 9781323444498

by Brown, Lemay et al.

Customized HCC paperback edition for CHEM 1412 - General Chemistry II. NOTE: New custom versions of the textbook sold at HCC bookstores are packaged with a passcode for Mastering Chemistry, an online tutorial and homework platform. Be sure to check with your instructor about this useful supplement

CHEM 1412: General Chemistry II Laboratory Manual

Publisher: Pearson
Edition: 2nd
ISBN: 9780136688273

by Houston Community College Chemistry Faculty

HCC custom Lab Manual for CHEM 1412 - General Chemistry II

CHEM 2423: Organic Chemistry Volume I

Publisher: Cengage Learning
Edition: Ninth
ISBN: 9781305749436

by John E. McMurry

Customized HCC paperback edition for CHEM 2423 - Organic Chemistry I. A 24-month OWL V2 passcode also comes packaged with new Volume I & II versions of the McMurry textbook sold at HCC bookstores. OWL is an online tutorial and homework system that is a very useful supplement for learning organic chemistry.

CHEM 2425: Organic Chemistry Volume II

Publisher: Cengage Learning
Edition: Ninth
ISBN: 9781305765191

by John E. McMurry

Customized HCC paperback edition for CHEM 2425 - Organic Chemistry II. A 24-month OWL V2 passcode also comes packaged with new Volume I & II versions of the McMurry textbook sold at HCC bookstores. OWL is an online tutorial and homework system that is a very useful supplement for learning organic chemistry.

CHEM 2423 & 2425: Organic Chemistry Laboratory Standard and Microscale Experiments

Publisher: Cengage Learning
Edition: 3rd
ISBN: 9781424075478

by Charles F. Bell, Jr., Allen K. Clark, Douglass F. Tabor, Oscar R. Rodig

Customized HCC lab manual for Organic Chemistry I & II.

CHEM 2423 & 2425: OWL, eBook, and eChapters Options

Publisher: Cengage Learning
Edition: Ninth

by John E. McMurry

You may purchase the textbook, individual chapters, and study guide with the Online Web Learning (OWL) tutorial and homework system in paper and electronic form, from the Cengage Brain Website. It is recommended that you first check with your instructor about the requirements for your particular course.

Note: A 24-month OWL passcode already comes packaged with new Volume I & II versions of the McMurry textbook sold at HCC bookstores.