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.
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 booknews.com
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Meet the Author
Morris Hein is professor emeritus of chemistry at Mt. San Antonio College, where he regularly taught the preparatory chemistry course and organic chemistry. He is the original author of Foundations of College Chemistry and his name has become synonymous with clarity, meticulous accuracy, and a step-by-step approach that students can follow. Over the years, more than three million students have learned chemistry using a text by Morris Hein. In addition to Foundations of College Chemistry, Twelfth Edition, he is co-author of Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry, Eighth Edition, and Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry. He is also co-author of Foundations of Chemistry in the Laboratory, Twelfth Edition, and Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry in the Laboratory, Eighth Edition.
Susan Arena earned a BS and MA 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. At the University of Illinois she developed a program for increasing the retention of minorities and women in science and engineering. This program focused on using active learning and peer teaching to encourage students to excel in the sciences. She has coordinated and led workshops and programs for science teachers from elementary through college levels that encourage and support active learning and creative science teaching techniques. For several years she was director of an Institute for Chemical Education (ICE) field center in Southern California. Susan enjoys reading, knitting, traveling, classic cars, and gardening in her spare time when she is not playing with her grandchildren.
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
Acids, Bases, and Salts 145
Chemical Equilibrium 155
Nuclear Chemistry 189
Introduction to Organic Chemistry 195
Introduction to Biochemistry 213