Chemical Principles / Edition 7

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Overview

Develop the qualitative, conceptual foundation you need to think like a chemist with CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES, 7e. Designed for students with solid mathematical preparation, this best-seller offers a unique organization that emphasizes models, everyday applications of chemistry, and a thoughtful, step-by-step problem-solving approach.

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A rigorous introduction for chemistry majors who have been exposed to various aspects of the subject but have not been trained to think like a chemist. Tackles advanced topics in gases, atomic theory, thermodynamics, and other areas, but begins with the fundamentals and builds to a level required for complete understanding. Assumes a solid background in algebra but no knowledge of calculus; appends all the mathematical operations required; and uses differential and integral notations only when absolutely necessary and explains them on the spot. A battery of supplemental material is available for both students and instructors. Includes a glossary without pronunciation. No bibliography. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111580650
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Series: Textbooks Available with Cengage YouBook Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 1200
  • Sales rank: 412,529
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven S. Zumdahl is Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), U.S.A, and has received numerous awards for his Chemistry teaching including: the National Catalyst Award for Excellence in Chemical Education and the School of Chemical Sciences Teaching award.

Donald J. DeCoste is Associate Director of General Chemistry at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and has been teaching chemistry at the high school and college levels for 26 years. He earned his BS in Chemistry and PhD from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. At UIUC he has developed chemistry courses for nonscience majors, preservice secondary teachers, and preservice elementary teachers. He teaches courses in introductory chemistry and the teaching of chemistry and has received the School of Chemical Sciences Teaching Award four times. Don has led workshops for secondary teachers and graduate student teaching assistants, discussing the methods and benefits of getting students more actively involved in class. When not involved in teaching and advising, Don enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

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Table of Contents

1. Chemists and Chemistry. 2. Atoms, Molecules, and Ions. 3. Stoichiometry. 4. Types of Chemical Reactions and Solution Stoichiometry. 5. Gases. 6. Chemical Equilibrium. 7. Acids and Bases. 8. Applications of Aqueous Equilibria. 9. Energy, Enthalpy, and Thermochemistry. 10. Spontaneity, Entropy, and Free Energy. 11. Electrochemistry. 12. Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Theory. 13. Bonding: General Concepts. 14. Covalent Bonding: Orbitals. 15. Chemical Kinetics. 16. Liquids and Solids. 17. Properties of Solutions. 18. The Representative Elements. 19. Transition Metals and Coordination Chemistry. 20. The Nucleus: A Chemist's View. 21. Organic and Biochemical Molecules. Appendix 1. Mathematical Procedures. Appendix 2. Units of Measurement and Conversions Among Units. Appendix 3. Spectral Analysis. Appendix 4. Selected Thermodynamic Data. Appendix 5. Equilibrium Constants and Reduction Potentials. Glossary. Answers to Selected Exercises.

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