Are you a school interested in an evaluation copy? Click here

Chemistry for Accelerated Students, 3rd Edition

  • Chemistry for Accelerated Students, 3rd Edition

Chemistry for Accelerated Students, 3rd Edition


  • Chemistry for Accelerated Students is an ideal text for students who love science and aspire to a STEM-oriented college program. This book contains up-to-date chemistry information, beautiful illustrations, and lucid narrative. It also supports Novare's trademark mastery-learning paradigm.

    This accelerated text is a more intense treatment than our General Chemistry text. This text includes additional chapters on thermochemistry, chemical equilibrium, and a glimpse into organic chemistry. Ample exercises are included in each chapter giving students plenty of opportunities to develop skills. Explanations move along a little faster and go into a little more depth than the grade-level text.

    Although the mathematics involved in chemistry are generally not advanced, Chemistry for Accelerated Students is recommended for students who are concurrently enrolled in Algebra II. As with all Novare textbooks, our Textbook Philosophy guides the layout and composition of the text. Colors and images are attractive without being distracting.

    Our books are designed to be read and studied, and the presentation as well as the voice of the narrator supports that. Be sure to add the Digital Resources for Chemistry for Accelerated Students to your list to get access to quizzes & tests, the associated answer keys, scheduling information, and recommendations for conducting the course. Also, choose from our two Chemistry Experiments manuals for either school laboratory use or home-based contexts without access to standard lab fixtures.

    If you need to order the charter school version of this text, please visit this page.

    NOTE: It is highly recommended that students have a prior course in physics before using this book. It is assumed that important skills and concepts are already grasped before using this text. If you want to use this text but have not had the physics foundation, you can use The Novare Chemistry Supplement to get you up to speed. It is a 25-page primer of fundamental learning that this text takes for granted that students already know.

    Third Edition: In addition to error corrections and minor editorial revisions, the text has been updated to be consistent with the revisions to the SI unit system that went into effect in 2019.

  • Hardback

    ISBN: 9781600514869

    Pages: 537

    Dimensions: 6.5in x 9.5in

  • John D. Mays, Author

    John D. Mays

    After receiving his BS in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, John D. Mays worked for 14 years as an electrical engineering and engineering manager in the areas of electrical, control, and telecommunications systems. Drawn toward the field of education, John acquired an MEd in Secondary Education from the University of Houston in 1989, and subsequently completed 36 hours of graduate study in Physics at Texas A&M. Shortly after joining the faculty at Regents School of Austin in 1999, John began work on an MLA at St. Edward's University, which he completed in 2003. John served as Math-Science Department Chair at Regents School for nine years and as Director of the Laser Optics Lab for 10 years. He founded Novare Science & Math in 2009 and is the author of numerous science texts and teacher resources. He now works full time as Director of Science Curriculum for Classical Academic Press.

  • Our ebooks contain the same full-color illustrations and the same narrative as the textbooks. They also contain all graphs, charts, and exercises from the text.Please note: most of the softcover supplements (experiment manuals, solutions manuals, etc.) are not available in ebook format.

    Buy this ebook directly from our ebook storefront by clicking here!

    Our ebooks are hosted by EdTech Software on their website called Books can be viewed either in a web browser or in an app on your smartphone or tablet. Just download the free app called EdTech Reader and access your books.

    EdTech Reader works with PC, Mac, Android, and iPhone platforms. Chromebook users access books through the web interface.

    EdTech Reader includes a "read-aloud" feature, ability to highlight and take notes, adjust font size, and many more features.

    When used in classroom settings, teachers can add supplemental content: notes, quizzes, video links. Teachers can manage individual student content, customizing supplemental content for the class or on a per-student basis. 5-year licenses can be reissued to new students each year. 

    Choose your license:

    How does it work?

    1. Go to and purchase the book. You can read the book in your browser. That's it!
    2. If you wish, download and install the "EdTech Reader" app from your favorite app store.