Zumdahl's conceptual approach to problem-solving, early and thorough treatment of reactions, and integration of descriptive chemistry and chemical principles throughout are key elements to the success of this bestseller. By encouraging students to understand qualitative concepts before considering quantitative problems, Chemistry helps students build a solid understanding of topics and avoid common misconceptions.
The text also includes new Chemical Impact boxes that present everyday applications of chemistry, plus over 200 redesigned illustrations with greater clarity and emphasis on molecular-level illustrations.
Steve Zumdahl is the author of market-leading textbooks in introductory chemistry, general chemistry, honors-level chemistry, and high school chemistry. Recently retired from his long-time position as Director of Undergraduate Programs at the University of Illinois, he has received numerous awards for his contributions to chemical education. These include the National Catalyst Award in recognition of his contribution to chemical education, the University of Illinois Teaching Award, the UIUC Liberal Arts and Sciences Advising Award, and the School of Chemical Sciences Teaching Award (five times). He earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Wheaton College (IL), and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.
Susan A. Zumdahl earned a B.S. and M.A. in Chemistry at California State University--Fullerton. She has taught science and mathematics at all levels, including middle school, high school, community college, and university. She is past director of the Merit Program for Emerging Scholars in Chemistry at the University of Illinois. In addition, she spearheaded the development of a sophisticated web-based electronic homework system for chemistry and is co-author on several chemistry textbooks.
1. Chemical Foundations. 2. Atoms, Molecules, and Ions. 3. Stoichiometry. 4. Types of Chemical Reactions and Solution Stoichiometry. 5. Gases 6. Thermochemistry. 7. Atomic Structure and Periodicity. 8. Bonding: General Concepts. 9. Covalent Bonding: Orbitals. 10. Liquids and Solids. 11. Properties of Solutions. 12. Chemical Kinetics. 13. Chemical Equilibrium. 14. Acids and Bases. 15. Acid-Base Equilibria. 16. Solubility and Complex Ion Equilibria. 17. Spontaneity, Entropy, and Free Energy. 18. Electrochemistry. 19. The Nucleus: A Chemist's View. 20. The Representative Elements. 21. Transition Metals and Coordination Chemistry. 22. Organic and Biological Molecules. Appendix 1. Mathematical Procedures. A1.1 Exponential Notation. A1.2 Logarithms. A1.3 Graphing Functions. A1.4 Solving Quadratic Equations. A1.5 Uncertainties in Measurements. Appendix 2. The Quantitative Kinetic Molecular Model. Appendix 3. Spectral Analysis. Appendix 4. Selected Thermodynamic Data. Appendix 5. Equilibrium Constants and Reduction Potentials. A5.1 Values of Ka for Some Common Monoprotic Acids. A5.2 Stepwise Dissociation Constants for Several Common Polyprotic Acids. A5.3 Values of Kb for Some Common Weak Bases. A5.4 Ksp Values at 25_C for Common Ionic Solids. A5.5 Standard Reduction Potentials at 25_C (298K) for Many Common Half-Reactions. Appendix 6. SI Units and Conversion Factors. Glossary. Answers to Selected Exercises.