Darrell Ebbing has taught general chemistry for more than thirty years and is now retired from Wayne State University. He received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Indiana University.
Steven D. Gammon is a professor of chemistry at Western Washington University and a leader in the development of multimedia-based software for chemical education. He has contributed greatly to the increased emphasis on conceptual understanding in the text.
Part I: BASICS OF CHEMISTRY. 1. Chemistry and Measurement. 2. Atoms, Molecules, and Ions. 3. Calculations with Chemical Formulas and Equations. 4. Chemical Reactions. 5. The Gaseous State. 6. Thermochemistry. Part II: ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR STRUCTURE. 7. Quantum Theory of the Atom. 8. Electron Configurations and Periodicity. 9. Ionic and Covalent Bonding. 10. Molecular Geometry and Chemical Bonding Theory. Part III: STATES OF MATTER AND SOLUTIONS. 11. States of Matter; Liquids and Solids. 12. Solutions. Part IV: CHEMICAL REACTIONS AND EQUILIBRIUM. 13. Rates of Reaction. 14. Chemical Equilibrium. 15. Acids and Bases. 16. Acid-Base Equilibria. 17. Solubility and Complex-Ion Equilibria. 18. Thermodynamics and Equilibrium. 19. Electrochemistry. Part V: NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY AND CHEMISTRY OF THE ELEMENTS. 20. Nuclear Chemistry. 21. Chemistry of the Main-Group Elements. 22. The Transition Elements and Coordination Compounds. 23. Organic Chemistry. 24. Polymer Materials: Synthetic and Biological. APPENDIXES. Answers to Exercises. Answers to Concept Checks. Answers to Self-Assessment Questions. Answers to Selected Odd-Numbered Problems.