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Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation, Hybrid (with eBook in OWL Printed Access Card) / Edition 7

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Overview


Ideal for the instructor who plans to use OWL, this Seventh Edition of Zumdahl and DeCoste's best-selling INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY: A FOUNDATION is now offered in this unique, value-based, paperbound edition. It includes access to OWL Online Web Learning (with eBook), along with all the best-selling content of INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY (with the exception of the end-of-chapter questions, which are included in OWL), giving students a lower price than they would pay if they purchased a used book and OWL separately. Designed to make chemistry interesting, understandable, and relevant for beginning students, this hybrid edition offers an expanded focus on problem solving, including a new section that shows students how to think their way through a problem using a creative, flexible approach based on understanding of the key ideas of chemistry. In addition, in most of the text's quantitative examples, the authors model the questions students should be asking themselves while solving problems. Known for its unique focus on conceptual learning, Zumdahl/DeCoste's text motivates students by connecting chemical principles to real-life experiences in chapter-opening discussions and "Chemistry in Focus" boxes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780538757089
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/2/2010
  • Series: Cengage Learning's New Hybrid Editions! Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 1,198,133
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Steve Zumdahl is the author of market-leading textbooks in introductory chemistry, general chemistry, honors-level chemistry, and high school chemistry. Recently retired from his long-time position as Director of Undergraduate Programs at the University of Illinois, he has received numerous awards for his contributions to chemical education. These include the National Catalyst Award in recognition of his contribution to chemical education, the University of Illinois Teaching Award, the UIUC Liberal Arts and Sciences Advising Award, and the School of Chemical Sciences Teaching Award (five times). He earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Wheaton College (IL), and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.

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.

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Table of Contents


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. B21. Biochemistry. Appendix.
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