Foundations of College Chemistry / Edition 14

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With a patient writing style, dynamic photos that illustrate the concepts being learned, and Chemistry in Action sections that vividly bring to life chemistry in the real world, Foundations of College Chemistry will help you fully experience the fascinating world of chemistry. Hein and Arena's engaging presentation helps to ensure your understanding of the topics, even if you have little or no background in chemistry. Plus, when you purchase this text, you'll receive four months of free access to InfoTrac College Edition, a fully searchable on-line university library that includes full articles from more than 600 periodicals, including Discover and Science World.
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Editorial Reviews

A text for a preparatory chemistry course, a one-semester general purpose course, and for a course for nonscience majors, with emphasis on problem-solving skills and real-world aspects of chemistry. Pedagogical features include color diagrams and photos, margin notes, concept boxes, and step-by-step instructions for solving problems, as well as concept reviews, key terms, questions, and ample exercises with answers, plus a glossary. This edition includes new chemistry-in-action boxes, multi-chapter reviews, and more material on using calculators. This seventh alternate edition is a shorter version of the 10th edition of the same title. Paper edition 36400-4, $61.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118133552
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/26/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 14
  • Pages: 600
  • Sales rank: 110,660
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Morris Hein is professor emeritus of chemistry at Mt. SanAntonio College, where he regularly taught the preparatorychemistry course and organic chemistry. He is the original authorof Foundations of College Chemistry and his name has becomesynonymous with clarity, meticulous accuracy, and a step-by-stepapproach that students can follow. Over the years, more than threemillion students have learned chemistry using a text by MorrisHein. In addition to Foundations of College Chemistry,Twelfth Edition, he is co-author of Introduction to General,Organic, and Biochemistry, Eighth Edition, andIntroduction to Organic and Biochemistry. He is alsoco-author of Foundations of Chemistry in the Laboratory,Twelfth Edition, and Introduction to General, Organic andBiochemistry in the Laboratory, Eighth Edition.

Susan Arena earned a BS and MA in Chemistry at CaliforniaState University-Fullerton. She has taught science and mathematicsat all levels, including middle school, high school, communitycollege, and university. At the University of Illinois shedeveloped a program for increasing the retention of minorities andwomen in science and engineering. This program focused on usingactive learning and peer teaching to encourage students to excel inthe sciences. She has coordinated and led workshops and programsfor science teachers from elementary through college levels thatencourage and support active learning and creative science teachingtechniques. For several years she was director of an Institute forChemical Education (ICE) field center in Southern California. Susanenjoys reading, knitting, traveling, classic cars, and gardening inher spare time when she is not playing with her grandchildren.

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Table of Contents

An Introduction to Chemistry     1
Standards for Measurement     7
Elements and Compounds     19
Properties of Matter     25
Early Atomic Theory and Structure     33
Nomenclature of Inorganic Compounds     39
Quantitative Composition of Compounds     45
Chemical Equations     59
Calculations from Chemical Equations     69
Modern Atomic Theory and the Periodic Table     79
Chemical Bonds: The Formation of Compounds from Atoms     87
The Gaseous State of Matter     99
Properties of Liquids     113
Solutions     123
Acids, Bases, and Salts     145
Chemical Equilibrium     155
Oxidation-Reduction     175
Nuclear Chemistry     189
Introduction to Organic Chemistry     195
Introduction to Biochemistry     213
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