Chemistry in the Community, 6th Edition, is a first-year high school chemistry textbook that covers concepts in the context of societal issues. Seven study units emphasize organic chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, and industrial chemistry.
Students learn concepts on a need-to-know basis, evaluate data, and make decisions based on their knowledge and observations. The lab-based course features activities that give students practice in applying their knowledge of chemistry.
The Teacher's Edition lists all materials, laboratory procedures, supplemental activities, answers to problems, objectives for each unit, and information on how ChemCom meets the National Science Education Standards. Correlations with state standards can be requested through the publisher, W.H. Freeman.