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CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL REACTIVITY, 7e, combines thorough instruction with powerful multimedia tools to give you a deeper understanding of general chemistry concepts. The book has a long-standing reputation for logical organization; macro to micro orientation; a superior art program; and state-of-the art media, which is expanded in the new edition. The text clearly emphasizes the visual nature of chemistry and illustrates the close interrelationship of the macroscopic, symbolic, and particulate levels of chemistry. With clear writing, seamless technology integration, and robust homework/assessment tools, CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL REACTIVITY, 7e, equips you with tools to empower the mastery, assignment, and assessment of chemical principles. The text's art program reveals these three levels in engaging detail--and is fully integrated with new key media components. The Web-based tutorial ChemistryNOW™™ generates a personalized study plan to meet your specific needs and includes Go Chemistry mini video lectures and flash cards that offer the perfect quick review for students on the go. Fully customizable OWL is a Web-based homework system that maximizes study time and offers an optional e- book. With hundreds of guided simulations, animations, video clips, and more, CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL REACTIVITY, 7e, is more completely integrated with accompanying technology than any other text on the market.
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This textbook overviews the principles of chemistry and the reactivity of the chemical elements and their compounds. Atomic and molecular structure, bonding, carbon, the gas laws, the properties of liquids, and the rates of reactions are covered. The fifth edition adds historical vignettes. The CD-ROM contains interactive simulations, tutorials, and exercises. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Textbook for introductory courses in chemistry for students interested in further study in any of the "hard" sciences presents a broad overview of the principles of chemistry and the reactivity of chemical elements and compounds. This edition (first, 1987) adds new photographs and line art, and more examples of chemistry in process, including an update on solid-state chemistry. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780030725692
  • Publisher: Holt McDougal
  • Publication date: 1/28/1991
  • Edition number: 2
  • Product dimensions: 8.45 (w) x 10.32 (h) x 1.74 (d)

Meet the Author

John R. Townsend, Associate Professor of Chemistry at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, completed his BA in Chemistry as well as the Approved Program for Teacher Certification in Chemistry at the University of Delaware. After a career teaching high school science and mathematics, he earned his MS and PhD in biophysical chemistry at Cornell University. At Cornell, he performed experiments in the origins of life field and received the DuPont Teaching Award. After teaching at Bloomsburg University, Dr. Townsend joined the faculty at West Chester University, where he coordinates the chemistry education program for prospective high school teachers and the general chemistry lecture program for science majors. His research interests lie in the fields of chemical education and biochemistry.
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Table of Contents

The Basic Tools of Chemistry
1 Matter and Measurement 8
2 Atoms and Elements 44
3 Molecules, Ions, and Their Compounds 78
4 Chemical Equations and Stoichiometry 118
5 Reactions in Aqueous Solution 146
6 Principles of Reactivity: Energy and Chemical Reactions 200
The Structure of Atoms and Molecules
7 Atomic Structure 250
8 Atomic Electron Configurations and Chemical Periodicity 286
9 Bonding and Molecular Structure: Fundamental Concepts 322
10 Bonding and Molecular Structure: Orbital Hybridization and Molecular Orbitals 378
11 Carbon: More than Just Another Element 418
States of Matter
12 Gases and Their Properties 470
13 Intermolecular Forces, Liquids, and Solids 508
14 Solutions and Their Behavior 556
The Control of Chemical Reactions
15 Principles of Reactivity: Chemical Kinetics 600
16 Principles of Reactivity: Chemical Equilibria 654
17 Principles of Reactivity: Chemistry of Acids and Bases 690
18 Principles of Reactivity: Other Aspects of Aqueous Equilibria 738
19 Principles of Reactivity: Entropy and Free Energy 788
20 Principles of Reactivity: Electron Transfer Reactions 826
The Chemistry of the Elements
21 The Chemistry of the Main Group Elements 880
22 The Chemistry of the Transition Elements 922
23 Nuclear Chemistry 960
A Some Mathematical Operations 2
B Some Important Physical Concepts 10
C Abbreviations and Useful Conversion Factors 13
D Physical Constants 17
E Naming Organic Compounds 19
F Values for the Ionization Energies and Electron Affinities of the Elements 23
G Vapor Pressure of Water at Various Temperatures 24
H Ionization Constants for Weak Acids at 25[degree]C 25
I Ionization Constants for Weak Bases at 25[degree]C 27
J Solubility Product Constants for Some Inorganic Compounds 28
K Formation Constants for Some Complex Ions in Aqueous Solution 30
L Selected Thermodynamic Values 31
M Standard Reduction Potentials in Aqueous Solution at 25[degree]C 37
N Answers to Exercises 40
O Answers to Selected Study Questions 59
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