Written for calculus-inclusive general chemistry courses, Chemical Principles helps students develop chemical insight by showing the connections between fundamental chemical ideas and their applications. Unlike other texts, it begins with a detailed picture of the atom then builds toward chemistry’s frontier, continually demonstrating how to solve problems, think about nature and matter, and visualize chemical concepts as working chemists do.
Flexibility in level is crucial, and is largely established through clearly labeling (separating in boxes) the calculus coverage in the text: Instructors have the option of whether to incorporate calculus in the coverage of topics.
The multimedia integration of Chemical Principles is more deeply established than any other text for this course. Through the unique eBook, the comprehensive ChemPortal, Living Graph icons that connect the text to the Web, and a complete set of animations, students can take full advantage of the wealth of resources available to them to help them learn and gain a deeper understanding.
Peter Atkins is a fellow of Lincoln College in the University of Oxford and the author of about 70 books for students and a general audience. His texts are market leaders around the globe. A frequent lecturer in the United States and throughout the world, he has held visiting professorships in France, Israel, Japan, China, and New Zealand. He was the founding chairman of the Committee on Chemistry Education of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry and was a member of IUPAC’s Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division.
Loretta L. Jones is Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of Northern Colorado. She taught general chemistry there for 16 years and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for 13 years. She earned a BS in honors chemistry from Loyola University, an MS in organic chemistry from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry as well as a D.A. in chemical education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her physical chemistry research used electron paramagnetic resonance to investigate motion in liquids. Her chemical education research focuses on helping students to understand the molecular basis of chemistry through visualization. In 2001, she chaired the Gordon Research Conference on Visualization in Science and Education. In 2006 she chaired the Chemical Education Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS). She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the coauthor of award-winning multimedia courseware. In 2012 she received the ACS Award for Achievement in Research in the Teaching and Learning of Chemistry.
Leroy E. Laverman is a senior lecturer in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Washington State University and received his Ph.D. from U.C. Santa Barbara where he worked on ligand exchange reaction mechanisms in metalloporphyrins. He has been teaching chemistry at UCSB since 2000 and continues to instruct students in general chemistry and honors level courses.
Chapter 1 THE QUANTUM WORLD Chapter 2 QUANTUM MECHANICS IN ACTION: ATOMS Chapter 3 CHEMICAL BONDS MAJOR TECHNIQUE 1 • Infrared Spectroscopy Chapter 4 MOLECULAR SHAPE AND STRUCTURE MAJOR TECHNIQUE 2 • Ultraviolet and Visible Spectroscopy Chapter 5 THE PROPERTIES OF GASES Chapter 6 LIQUIDS AND SOLIDS MAJOR TECHNIQUE 3 • X-Ray Diffraction Chapter 7 INORGANIC MATERIALS Chapter 8 THERMODYNAMICS: THE FIRST LAW Chapter 9 THERMODYNAMICS: THE SECOND AND THIRD LAWS Chapter 10 PHYSICAL EQUILIBRIA MAJOR TECHNIQUE 4 • Chromatography Chapter 11 CHEMICAL EQUILIBRIA Chapter 12 ACIDS AND BASES Chapter 13 AQUEOUS EQUILIBRIA Chapter 14 ELECTROCHEMISTRY Chapter 15 CHEMICAL KINETICS MAJOR TECHNIQUE 5 • Computation Chapter 16 THE ELEMENTS: THE MAIN-GROUP ELEMENTS Chapter 17 THE ELEMENTS: THE d-BLOCK Chapter 18 NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY Chapter 19 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I: THE HYDROCARBONS MAJOR TECHNIQUE 6 • Mass Spectrometry Chapter 20 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II: POLYMERS AND BIOLOGICAL COMPOUNDS MAJOR TECHNIQUE 7 • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance