Chemistry : The Central Scienceby Theodore L. Brown, Bruce E. Bursten, H. Eugene Lemay
Pub. Date: 06/01/1999
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Chemistry: The Central Science, Seventh Edition is designed to provide you with an introduction to the concepts of chemistry. The goals of this text are several: to introduce you to the fundamental science of chemistry, including chemical reactions, the composition of atoms and elements, the structure and bonding of molecules, the characteristics of different chemical… See more details below
Chemistry: The Central Science, Seventh Edition is designed to provide you with an introduction to the concepts of chemistry. The goals of this text are several: to introduce you to the fundamental science of chemistry, including chemical reactions, the composition of atoms and elements, the structure and bonding of molecules, the characteristics of different chemical substances, and the dynamic ways in which chemists are able to control the properties of matter; to give you a sense of how the world at the atomic and molecular levels relates to that of the macroscopic world in which we live; to provide you with the tools to solve chemical problems and to undertake the critical thinking necessary to make chemistry enjoyable, comprehensible, and useful to you; and to show some of the many ways in which chemistry has an impact on your everyday life. By using this text, you will see the beauty and power of chemistry and the intimate role that chemistry plays in our understanding of other areas of science and of the world around us. In other words, you will learn why chemistry is the central science.
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Table of Contents
|Chemical Applications and Essays|
|A Student's Guide to Using this Text|
|About the Authors|
|1||Introduction: Matter and Measurement||1|
|2||Atoms, Molecules, and Ions||37|
|3||Stoichiometry: Calculations with Chemical Formulas and Equations||71|
|4||Aqueous Reactions and Solution Stoichiometry||107|
|6||Electronic Structure of Atoms||183|
|7||Periodic Properties of the Elements||223|
|8||Basic Concepts of Chemical Bonding||255|
|9||Molecular Geometry and Bonding Theories||295|
|11||Intermolecular Forces, Liquids, and Solids||383|
|13||Properties of Solutions||453|
|17||Additional Aspects of Equilibria||621|
|18||Chemistry of the Environment||663|
|22||Chemistry of the Nonmetals||807|
|23||Metals and Metallurgy||869|
|24||Chemistry of Coordination Compounds||901|
|25||The Chemistry of Life: Organic and Biological Chemistry||933|
|Answers to Selected Exercises||A-1|
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Textbook was very hard to follow and understand. From a college student's perspective, this book didn't clearly identify and explain the formulas and applications that were used in class. If you are required to purchase this book for class be prepared to search for an additional book for help. I needed this class to fill a requirement for my major. Chemistry isn't my major and this book was required for a 200 level class. I have a 4.0 gpa and this book was hard to follow.
This book is hard to understand.I use it as a junior in high school, and some of the problems they give, there are no examples or explanations for. The main reason you have a textbook for class is so that you can refer back to this when you cannot understand your teacher. I think if you have this book, you will need an additional review book on he side.