By Steven S. Zumdahl, Donald J. DeCoste

This 7th version of Zumdahl/DeCoste's best-selling INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY: A starting place extends its specialize in conceptual studying and challenge fixing to supply readers with the instruments they should develop into severe thinkers and challenge solvers.

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VP 12. As part of a science project, you study traffic patterns in your city at an intersection in the middle of downtown. You set up a device that counts the cars passing through this intersection for a 24-hour period during a weekday. The graph of hourly traffic looks like this. M. M. M. Time a. At what time(s) does the highest number of cars pass through the intersection? b. At what time(s) does the lowest number of cars pass through the intersection? c. Briefly describe the trend in numbers of cars over the course of the day.

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