Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change / Edition 6

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Overview

For five editions, the Silberberg brand has been recognized in the general chemistry market as an unparalleled classic. The sixth edition has been changed in many ways to keep pace with the evolution of student learning. The text still contains unprecedented macroscopic-to-microscopic molecular illustrations, consistent step-by-step worked exercises in every chapter, and an extensive range of end-of-chapter problems, which provide engaging applications covering a wide variety of interests, including engineering, medicine, materials, and environmental studies. Changes have been made to the text and applications throughout to make them more succinct, to the artwork to make it more teachable and modern, and to the design to make it more simplistic and open.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780077431372
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/26/2011
  • Edition number: 6
  • Sales rank: 830,064
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin S. Silberberg received his B.S. in chemistry from the City University of New York in 1966 and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Oklahoma, in 1971. He then accepted a research position at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he studied the chemical nature of neurotransmission and Parkinson's disease. In 1977, Dr. Silberberg joined the faculty of Simon's Rock College of Bard (Massachusetts), a liberal arts college known for its excellence in teaching small classes of highly motivated students. As Head of the Natural Sciences Major and Director of Premedical Studies, he taught courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and nonmajors chemistry. The close student contact afforded him insights into how students learn chemistry, where they have difficulties, and what strategies can help them succeed. In 1983, Dr. Silberberg decided to apply these insights in a broader context and established a text writing and editing company. Before writing his own text, he worked on chemistry, biochemistry, and physics texts for several major college publishers. He resides with his wife and child in Massachusetts. For relaxation, he cooks, sings, and walks in the woods.
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Table of Contents

1 Keys to the Study of Chemistry 1
2 The Components of Matter 38
3 Stoichiometry: Mole-Mass Relationships in Chemical Systems 84
4 The Major Classes of Chemical Reactions 131
5 Gases and the Kinetic-Molecular Theory 172
6 Thermochemistry: Energy Flow and Chemical Change 220
7 Quantum Theory and Atomic Structure 255
8 Electron Configuration and Chemical Periodicity 287
9 Models of Chemical Bonding 324
10 Molecular Shape and Theories of Covalent Bonding 370
11 Intermolecular Forces: Liquids, Solids, and Changes of State 412
12 The Properties of Mixtures: Solutions and Colloids 463
Interchapter: A Mid-Course Perspective on the Properties of the Elements 509
13 Periodic Patterns in the Main-Group Elements: Bonding, Structure, and Reactivity 520
14 Organic Compounds and the Atomic Properties of Carbon 585
15 Kinetics: Rates and Mechanisms of Chemical Reactions 644
16 Equilibrium: The Extent of Chemical Reactions 694
17 Acid-Base Equilibria 736
18 Ionic Equilibria in Aqueous Systems 784
19 Thermodynamics: Entropy, Free Energy, and the Direction of Chemical Reactions 837
20 Electrochemistry: Chemical Change and Electrical Work 874
21 Nuclear Reactions and Their Applications 931
22 The Transition Elements and Their Coordination Compounds 972
23 The Elements in Nature and Industry 1012
Appendix A: Common Mathematical Operations in Chemistry A-1
Appendix B: Standard Thermodynamic Values for Selected Substances at 298 K [actual symbol not reproducible] A-6
Appendix C: Answers to Selected Problems A-12
Glossary G-1
Credits C-1
Index I-1
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