Chemistry: Principles and Practice / Edition 3

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A text that truly embodies its name, CHEMISTRY: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE connects the chemistry students learn in the classroom (principles) with real-world uses of chemistry (practice). The authors accomplish this by starting each chapter with an application drawn from a chemical field of interest and revisiting that application throughout the chapter. The Case Studies, Practice of Chemistry essays, and Ethics in Chemistry questions reinforce the connection of chemistry topics to areas such as forensics, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and industry.

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"This textbook is superior to most textbooks on many fronts. The number one strength of the Reger/Goode/Ball textbook is its readability. I would personally place this textbook at the top of my list."

"[A]ll of the chapter openers are good and it's a great concept. It's really appealing that each opener is very different and might appeal to different student interests—interests outside of chemistry. The objectives were consistent with the text and will prove to be very helpful for students. [I] love the group activities with the ethics focus! I would use these with my students. I would seriously consider this text and recommend it to my colleagues." - Allison Dobson, Georgia Southern University.

"A huge plus for the text is the large number of examples. Students should love this about the book. Almost every single way to ask a question was presented as an example." .

"The readability of the text is its strongest feature. The text does well to represent chemistry as an experimental science. I am pleased with this approach. This text is worth choosing due to its readability alone! The information is within the grasp of even the least prepared student." .

"The strength of this text lies in the organization within the individual chapters. Each chapter that I reviewed showed a logical progression from one topic to the next. I would describe the [book] as having a nice logical organization of sequential topics, containing good examples and exercises, and that the examples are explained in a fashion to assist the student in following the logic of the problem's solution. I and the selection committee would seriously consider this textbook." .

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534420123
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/27/2009
  • Series: Available Titles OWL Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1120
  • Sales rank: 668,917
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel L. Reger is a decorated inorganic chemist from the University of South Carolina. He is Carolina Distinguished Professor. He received his B.S. in 1967 from Dickinson College and his Ph.D. in 1972 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1985 and 1994, he was a Visiting Fellow at Australian National University. In his 30+ years of teaching at South Carolina, he has received numerous University awards, including the Educational Foundation Research Award for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering in 1995; the Michael J. Mungo Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 1995 and for Graduate Teaching in 2003; the Amoco Foundation Outstanding Teaching Award in 1996; the Carolina Trustee Professorship in 2000; and the Educational Foundation Outstanding Service Award in 2008. In 2007, he was awarded the South Carolina Governor's Awards for Excellence in Scientific Research and in 2008 the American Chemical Society Outstanding South Carolina Chemist of the Year. He has published more than 190 research papers and presented more than 90 times at professional meetings.

Scott R. Goode is a distinguished analytical chemist also from the University of South Carolina. He received his B.S. in 1969 from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 1973. Scott is an equally decorated teacher, having received numerous awards like the Amoco Teaching Award in 1991, the Mungo Teaching Award in 1999, and the Ada Thomas Advising Award 2000. He twice received the Distinguished Honors Professor Award for his innovative course in General Chemistry. Scott's research interest includes Chemical Education, Forensics and Environmental Chemistry and has directed 19 Ph.D. dissertations, 6 M.S. theses and the programs of 19 M.A.T. students. His publishing achievements include more than 55 research papers and over 150 presentations at professional meetings He is highly active in the American Chemical Society and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.

David W. Ball is Professor of Chemistry at Cleveland State University. His research interests include computational chemistry of new high energy materials, matrix isolation spectroscopy, and various topics in chemical education. He has over 160 publications, equally split between research articles and educational articles, including five books currently in print. He has won recognition for the quality of his teaching, receiving several departmental and college teaching awards as well as the university's Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award in 2002. He has been a contributing editor to "Spectroscopy" magazine since 1994, where he writes "The Baseline" column on fundamental topics in spectroscopy. He is also active in professional service, serving on the Board of Trustees for the Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair and the Board of Governors of the Cleveland Technical Societies Council. He is also very active in the American Chemical Society, serving the Cleveland Section as chair twice (in 1998 and 2009) and Councilor from 2001 to the present.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Chemistry. 2. Atoms, Molecules, and Ions. 3. Equations, the Mole, and Chemical Formulas. 4. Chemical Reactions in Solution Thermochemistry. 6. The Gaseous State. 7. Electronic Structure. 8. The Periodic Table: Structure and Trends. 9. Chemical Bonds. 10. Molecular Structure and Bonding Theories. 11. Liquids and Solids. 12. Solutions. 13. Chemical Kinetics. 14. Chemical Equilibrium. 15. Solutions of Acids and Bases. 16. Reactions Between Acids and Bases. 17. Chemical Thermodynamics. 18. Electrochemistry. 19. Metals, Coordination Chemistry, and Metallurgy. 20. The Chemistry of Hydrogen, Elements in Groups 3A through 6A, and the Noble Gases. 21. Nuclear Chemistry. 22. Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry. Appendix A: Math Procedures. Appendix B: Selected Physical Constants. Appendix C: Unit Conversion Factors. Appendix D: Names of Ions. Appendix E: Properties of Water. Appendix F: Solubility Products, Acids, and Bases. Appendix G: Thermodynamic Constants for Selected Compounds. Appendix H: Standard Reduction Potentials at 25.?C Appendix I: Glossary. Appendix J: Answers to Selected Exercises.

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