Although Chemical Principles is intended for students with solid mathematical preparation and prior exposure to chemistry, the author does not assume that students have a sophisticated grasp of chemical concepts.
Approximately 10 percent of the end-of-chapter problems are new, providing fresh sources of teaching material to instructors.
Approximately 20 percent of the boxed essays are new, presenting everyday applications of chemistry with an emphasis on engineering applications.
To create more effective teaching tools, more than 100 illustrations with a key focus on molecular-level illustrations have been redone. Selected important equations have also been emphasized by highlighting them in color.
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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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.
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.