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Kotz/Treichel/Weaver's Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity, Sixth Enhanced Review Edition includes unique Let's Review sections that are designed to help students prepare for multiple chapter exams. These new sections provide additional questions, including molecular and applied problems, linked to chapter goals and corresponding media resources. The Enhanced Review Edition is softbound and less expensive than the standard textbook.
John C. Kotz is an emeritus State University of New York Distinguished Teaching Professor at the College at Oneonta. Educated at Washington and Lee University, as well as Cornell University, he held National Institutes of Health postdoctoral appointments at the University of Manchester Institute for Science and Technology in England and at Indiana University. Professor Kotz has co-authored three textbooks in several editions - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL REACTIVITY, and THE CHEMICAL WORLD - along with the INTERACTIVE GENERAL CHEMISTRY CD-ROM. He also has published research on inorganic chemistry and electrochemistry. He was a Fulbright Lecturer and Research Scholar in Portugal in 1979 and a visiting professor there in 1992, as well as a visiting professor at the Institute for Chemical Education (University of Wisconsin, 1991-1992) and at Auckland University in New Zealand (1999). He also was an invited speaker at a meeting of the South African Chemical Society and at the biennial conference for secondary school chemistry teachers in New Zealand. In addition, a recent tenure as a mentor of the U.S. Chemistry Olympiad Team, Professor Kotz has received numerous honors, including a State University of New York Chancellor's Award (1979), a National Catalyst Award for Excellence in Teaching (1992), the Estee Lectureship in Chemical Education at the University of South Dakota (1998), the Visiting Scientist Award from the Western Connecticut Section of the American Chemical Society (1999), and the first annual Distinguished Education Award from the Binghamton (New York) Section of the American Chemical Society (2001).
Paul M. Treichel, received his B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1958 and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1962. After a year of postdoctoral study in London, he assumed a faculty position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He served as department chair from 1986 through 1995 and was awarded a Helfaer Professorship in 1996. He has held visiting faculty positions in South Africa (1975) and in Japan (1995). Retiring after 44 years as a faculty member in 2007, he is currently Emeritus Professor of Chemistry. During his faculty career he taught courses in general chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, and scientific ethics. Professor Treichel's research in organometallic and metal cluster chemistry and in mass spectrometry, aided by 75 graduate and undergraduate students, has led to more than 170 papers in scientific journals. He may be contacted by email at email@example.com.
Gabriela C. Weaver received her B.S. in 1989 from the California Institute of Technology and her Ph.D. in 1994 from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She served as Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado at Denver from 1994 to 2001 and as Associate Professor at Purdue University since 2001. She has been an invited speaker at over 35 national and international meetings, including the 2001 Gordon Conference on Chemical Education Research and the DVD Summit in Dublin, Ireland. She is currently Director of the Center for Authentic Science Practice in Education at Purdue University. Her work in instructional technology development and on active learning has led to numerous publications in addition to her publications on surface physical chemistry.
Part 1: THE BASIC TOOLS OF CHEMISTRY. 1. Matter and Measurement. 2. Atoms and Elements. 3. Molecules, Ions, and Their Compounds. 4. Chemical Equations and Stoichiometry. 5. Reactions in Aqueous Solution. 6. Principles of Reactivity: Energy and Chemical Reactions. Interchapter: THE CHEMISTRY OF FUELS AND ENERGY SOURCES. Part 2: THE STRUCTURE OF ATOMS AND MOLECULES. 7. Atomic Structure. 8. Atomic Electron Configurations and Chemical Periodicity. 9 Bonding and Molecular Structure: Fundamental Concepts. 10. Bonding and Molecular Structure: Orbital Hybridization and Molecular Orbitals. 11. Carbon: More than Just Another Element. Interchapter: THE CHEMISTRY OF LIFE: BIOCHEMISTRY. Part 3: STATES OF MATTER. 12. Gases and Their Properties. 13. Intermolecular Forces, Liquids, and Solids. Interchapter: THE CHEMISTRY OF MODERN MATERIALS. 14. Solutions and Their Behavior. Part 4: THE CONTROL OF CHEMICAL REACTIONS. 15. Principles of Reactivity: Chemical Kinetics. 16. Principles of Reactivity: Chemical Equilibria. 17. Principles of Reactivity: Chemistry of Acids and Bases. 18. Principles of Reactivity: Other Aspects of Aqueous Equilibria. 19. Principles of Reactivity: Entropy and Free Energy. 20. Principles of Reactivity: Electron Transfer Reactions. Interchapter: THE CHEMISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT. Part 5: THE CHEMISTRY OF THE ELEMENTS. 21. The Chemistry of the Main Group Elements. 22. The Chemistry of the Transition Elements. 23. Nuclear Chemistry. Appendices: A. Using Logarithms and the Quadratic Equation. B. Some Important Physical Concepts. C. Abbreviations and Useful Conversion Factors. D. Physical Constants. E. Naming Organic Compounds. F. Values for the Ionization Energies and Electron Affinities of the Elements. G. Vapor Pressure of Water at Various Temperatures. H. Ionization Constants for Weak Acids at 25º C. I. Ionization Constants for Weak Bases at 25º C. J. Solubility Product Constants for Some Inorganic Compounds. K. Formation Constants for Some Complex Ions in Aqueous Solution. L. Selected Thermodynamic Values. M. Standard Reduction Potentials in Aqueous Solution at 25º C. N. Answers to Exercises. O. Answers to Selected Study Questions. P. Answers to Selected The Chemistry of… Study Questions.