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This new edition of CHEMISTRY: PRINCIPLES AND REACTIONS continues to provide students with the "core" material essential to understanding the principles of general chemistry. Appropriate for either a one- or two-semester course, CHEMISTRY: PRINCIPLES AND REACTIONS, Fourth Edition is three hundred pages shorter than most general chemistry texts and lives up to its long-standing reputation as THE student-oriented text.
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This introductory text is about 300 pages shorter than most general chemistry texts, due to elimination of material not suitable for a beginning course. Coverage progresses from matter and measurement through organic chemistry. Learning features include key concepts and equations, concept summary problems, four different types of exercises, and boxes on real-life applications and biographical sketches of pioneers in the field. Five mathematical appendices are included. Masterton has taught chemistry and chemical thermodynamics at the University of Connecticut. Hurley is lecturer and coordinator of freshman chemistry at the University of Connecticut. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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"One of the appeals of this text is the concise, clear writing. Students appreciate concise, clear writing."

"This is one of the best-written textbooks available. Very nice language, very clear explanation, good illustrations and graphics. Any reasonably well-prepared student will be prepared to do the necessary exercises after reading."

"I like the collection of real-world examples and applications of chemistry in Chemistry: Beyond the Classroom feature. It is not a simple task to select good examples for chemistry in our modern society that are both understandable by freshman and still very interesting and important. The authors did fantastic job selecting interesting stories and explaining them with the textbook material."

"I think this is a good [example] format because it demonstrates the way students should be thinking through problems. I always recommend that my students start by making a list of what they know and what they are trying to find, as is done in the worked examples. I also encourage them to check their work as is done in the End Points."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495126713
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/24/2008
  • Series: Available Titles CengageNOW Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 768
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

William L. Masterton received his PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Illinois in 1953. Two years later he began to work at the University of Connecticut, where he taught general chemistry and a graduate course in chemical thermodynamics. He has received numerous teaching awards, including an award from the Student Senate at the University of Connecticut, of which he was most proud. Dr. Masterton is co-author of the all-time best-selling general chemistry textbook CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES, which has sold well over 1.5 million copies. Dr. Masterton's field of research, solution thermodynamics, prepared him well for making maple syrup each March at the family farmhouse in New Hampshire.

Cecile Nespral Hurley received her MS at the University of California, Los Angeles. Since 1979, she has served as Lecturer and Coordinator of Freshman Chemistry at the University of Connecticut, where she directed a groundbreaking National Science Foundation-supported project on cooperative learning in general chemistry. She is one of a prestigious group of University Teaching Fellows who are selected by their fellow faculty members as models of teaching excellence and dedication. In addition, she coordinates the High School Cooperative Program in Chemistry through which superior Connecticut high school students take the university's general chemistry course at their schools. In her spare time, Professor Hurley roots for the University of Connecticut women's basketball Huskies--and roots out weeds from her country garden, which she likes to imagine rivals Monet's at Giverny.

Native of Bridgeport, Connecticut B.S. Chemistry, Fairfield University; minor in Politics M.S. and Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, University of Connecticut; Advisor: Dr. Steven L. Suib TA supervisor was Cecile Hurley Career diversion (1999-2004) from chemistry/teaching to information technology as a network engineer for and Director of Academic Computing at the University of New Haven (Connecticut). Since 2004, Lecturer, Chemistry at UConn; also the Department's webmaster and IT administrator; serves on University committees for technology planning and implementation. Lead teacher/power user for OWL (Online Web Learning) UConn Huskies M and W basketball fan!

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Table of Contents

1. Matter and Measurements. 2. Atoms, Molecules, and Ions. 3. Mass Relations in Chemistry; Stoichiometry. 4. Reactions in Aqueous Solution. 5. Gases. 6. Electronic Structure and the Periodic Table. 7. Covalent Bonding. 8. Thermochemistry. 9. Liquids and Solids. 10. Solutions. 11. Rate of Reaction. 12. Gaseous Chemical Equilibrium. 13. Acids and Bases. 14. Equilibria in Acid-Base Solutions. 15. Complex ion and Precipitation Equilibria 16. Spontaneity of Reaction 17. Electrochemistry. 18. Nuclear Reactions. 19. Complex Ions and Coordination compounds 20. Chemistry of the Metals. 21. Chemistry of the Nonmetals. 22. Organic Chemistry. 23. Organic Polymers, Natural and Synthetic.

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