Chemistry, Study Guide: The Study of Matter and Its Changes / Edition 1

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Offers accurate, lucid and interesting explanations of basic concepts and facts of chemistry, while helping readers develop skills in analytical thinking and problem solving. Features frequent references to common chemicals and numerous photographs of reactions help to focus and inspire interest. Readers are taught to think of problem-solving skills as tools.
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An introductory college-level chemistry text requiring basic algebra but no previous chemistry. To provide a shorter textbook, the classical descriptive chemistry of the metals and nonmetals are placed in a separate supplement although the textbook does discuss complex ions of the transition elements, including structure, bonding, and nomenclature, and descriptive chemistry is integrated throughout discussions of principles. Color graphics and illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471578765
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/11/1993
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 540

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Building A Foundation 1
Ch. 2 The Structure of Matter: Atoms, Molecules, and Ions 37
Ch. 3 Stoichiometry: Quantitative Chemical Relationships 89
Ch. 4 Chemical Reactions in Solution 127
Ch. 5 Energy and Thermochemistry 189
Ch. 6 Atomic and Electronic Structure 221
Ch. 7 Chemical Bonding I 269
Ch. 8 Chemical Bonding II 309
Ch. 9 Chemical Reactions: Periodic Correlations 365
Ch. 10 Properties of Gases 399
Ch. 11 Intermolecular Attractions and the Properties of Liquids and Solids 441
Ch. 12 Solutions 493
Ch. 13 Thermodynamics 541
Ch. 14 Kinetics: The Study of Rates of Reaction 585
Ch. 15 Chemical Equilibrium - General Concepts 635
Ch. 16 Acid-Base Equilibria 679
Ch. 17 Solubility and Simultaneous Equilibria 733
Ch. 18 Electrochemistry 763
Ch. 19 Metal Complexes and Their Equilibria 811
Ch. 20 Nuclear Reactions and Their Role in Chemistry 847
Ch. 21 Organic Compounds, Polymers, and Biochemicals 889
Appendices A-1
Glossary G-1
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