Basic Concepts of Chemistry / Edition 9

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An accessible, student-friendly introduction to chemistry, the newest edition of this popular text helps students tackle the basics of chemistry. It has been revised to improve the logical and flexible flow of topics and to give more of an emphasis on chemical reactions. Extensive math reviews, unique to this text, include worked-out examples and exercises with answers provided to help students review necessary topics. Easy-to-follow examples help students develop the problem-solving skills necessary for chemistry. Frequent testing reinforces these concepts and study skills. The easy-to-read writing style and important pedagogical aids are continued in this edition to help instructors and students cover the basics.
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A text for preparatory chemistry courses as well as one-semester general purpose courses. Chapters begin with references to current topics<-->such as early results from the Galileo probe to Jupiter, global warming, or the nature of lightning. Appendixes designed to alleviate math-anxiety provide discussions of mathematical concepts, as well as examples and sample problems in the areas of basic arithmetic, algebra, and scientific notation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Third edition of a standard elementary textbook for majors. Designed with flexibility; written in a conversational style. No bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470938454
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/3/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 696
  • Sales rank: 673,157
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: Introduction to the Study of Chemistry 1
Ch. 1 Measurements in Chemistry 15
Ch. 2 Matter, Changes, and Energy 45
Ch. 3 Elements, Compounds, and Their Composition 71
Ch. 4 The Periodic Table and Chemical Nomenclature 93
Ch. 5 Modern Atomic Theory 119
Ch. 6 The Chemical Bond 151
Ch. 7 Chemical Reactions 186
Ch. 8 Quantitative Relationships in Chemistry 211
Ch. 9 The Gaseous State 255
Ch. 10 The Solid and Liquid States 291
Ch. 11 Aqueous Solutions 322
Ch. 12 Acids, Bases, and Salts 354
Ch. 13 Oxidation-Reduction Reactions 388
Ch. 14 Reaction Rates and Equilibrium 420
Ch. 15 Nuclear Chemistry 458
Ch. 16 Organic Chemistry (WEB) 483
Ch. 17 Biochemistry (WEB) 515
App. A Basic Mathematics
App. B Basic Algebra
App. C Scientific Notation
App. D Graphs
App. E Calculators
App. F: Glossary
App. G: Answers to Exercises
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