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The best-selling text, GENERAL CHEMISTRY by Whitten/Davis/Peck/Stanely is best summarized by "classic text, modern presentation." This simple phrase underlies its strong emphasis is on fundamental skills and concepts. As in previous editions, clearly explained problem-solving strategies continue to be the strength of this student-friendly text. This revision builds on the highly praised style and applications to everyday life that have earned this text a reputation as the voice of authority in general chemistry. Whitten always has been viewed as one of the few truly "traditional" General Chemistry texts. Examples of this are that the text covers Thermodynamics, normally a topic split into two parts and covered in two different semesters, in one chapter and begins the second half of the course. GENERAL CHEMISTRY, 7th also follows a standard narrative-example-problem format, has a solid traditional writing style, and promotes problem solving. However, the authors have added some new elements over the years to reflect changes in chemical education. These include adding in conceptual questions in the problem sets, adding features like the CHEMISTRY IN USE boxes to show how chemistry is used in daily life, and further promoting problem solving by including hints and checks for students.
1. The Foundations of Chemistry. 2. Chemical Formulas and Composition Stoichiometry. 3. Chemical Equations and Reaction Stoichiometry. 4. Some Types of Chemical Reactions. 5. The Structure of Atoms. 6. Chemical Periodicity. 7. Chemical Bonding. 8. Molecular Structure and Covalent Bonding Theories. 9. Molecular Orbitals in Chemical Bonding. 10. Reactions in Aqueous Solutions I: Acids, Bases, and Salts. 11. Reactions in Aqueous Solutions II: Calculations. 12. Gases and the Kinetic-Molecular Theory. 13. Liquids and Solids. 14. Solutions. 15. Chemical Thermodynamics. 16. Chemical Kinetics. 17. Chemical Equilibrium. 18. Ionic Equilibria I: Acids and Bases. 19. Ionic Equilibria II: Buffers and Titration Curves. 20. Ionic Equilibria III: The Solubility Product Principle. 21. Electrochemistry. 22. Metals I: Metallurgy. 23. Metals II: Properties and Reactions. 24. Some Nonmetals and Metalloids. 25. Coordination Compounds. 26. Nuclear Chemistry. 27. Organic Chemistry I: Formulas, Names, and Properties. 28. Organic Chemistry II: Shapes, Selected Reactions, and Biopolymers.
Posted August 20, 2003
I highly recommend studying chemistry, but with all due respect to Mr. Whitten et.al., I definitely cannot recommend trying to get this book from here. It was incorrectly listed as available used, and my order was subsequently cancelled. They did have the title new but refused to substitute it for me to cover their mistake. After a few days of not acting on my question, they offered me a small discount, later questioned it again, just before handing me to a supervisor that finally told me that they are now sold out and the online listing that a new book is still available for shipment is incorrect. I don't think I need to say more about their customer service, I'll let you respected review readers focus on chemistry again. 5 stars for Whitten, no stars for this bookstore.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.