INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY: A FOUNDATION combines enhanced problem-solving structure with substantial pedagogy to enable students to become strong independent problem solvers in the introductory course and beyond. Capturing student interest through early coverage of chemical reactions, accessible explanations and visualizations, and an emphasis on everyday applications, the authors explain chemical concepts by starting with the basics, using symbols or diagrams, and conclude by encouraging students to test their own understanding of the solution. This step-by-step approach has already helped hundreds of thousands of students master chemical concepts and develop problem-solving skills. The book is known for its focus on conceptual learning and for the way it motivates students by connecting chemical principles to real-life experiences in chapter-opening discussions and "Chemistry in Focus" boxes.
Steven S. Zumdahl is Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), U.S.A, and has received numerous awards for his Chemistry teaching including: the National Catalyst Award for Excellence in Chemical Education and the School of Chemical Sciences Teaching award.
Donald J. DeCoste is Associate Director of General Chemistry at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and has been teaching chemistry at the high school and college levels for 26 years. He earned his BS in Chemistry and PhD from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. At UIUC he has developed chemistry courses for nonscience majors, preservice secondary teachers, and preservice elementary teachers. He teaches courses in introductory chemistry and the teaching of chemistry and has received the School of Chemical Sciences Teaching Award four times. Don has led workshops for secondary teachers and graduate student teaching assistants, discussing the methods and benefits of getting students more actively involved in class. When not involved in teaching and advising, Don enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.
1. Chemistry: An Introduction. 2. Measurements and Calculations. 3. Matter. 4. Chemical Foundations: Elements, Atoms, and Ions. 5. Nomenclature. 6. Chemical Reactions: An Introduction. 7. Reactions in Aqueous Solutions. 8. Chemical Composition. 9. Chemical Quantities. 10. Energy. 11. Modern Atomic Theory. 12. Chemical Bonding. 13. Gases. 14. Liquids and Solids. 15. Solutions. 16. Acids and Bases. 17. Equilibrium. 18. Oxidation-Reduction Reactions and Electrochemistry. 19. Radioactivity and Nuclear Energy. 20. Organic Chemistry. 21. Biochemistry.