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Chang's best-selling general chemistry textbook takes a traditional approach and is often considered a student and teacher favorite. The book features a straightforward, clear writing style and proven problem-solving strategies. It continues the tradition of providing a firm foundation in chemical concepts and principles while presenting a broad range of topics in a clear, concise manner.
The tradition of Chemistry has a new addition with co-author, Kenneth Goldsby from Florida State University, adding variations to the 11th edition. The organization of the chapter order has changed with nuclear chemistry moving up in the chapter order. There is a new problem type—Interpreting, Modeling, and Estimating—fully demonstrating what a real life chemist does on a daily basis. The authors have added over 340 new problems to the book.
Chapter 1: Chemistry: The Study of ChangeChapter 2: Atoms, Molecules, and IonsChapter 3: Mass Relationships in Chemical ReactionsChapter 4: Reactions in Aqueous SolutionsChapter 5: GasesChapter 6: ThermochemistryChapter 7: Quantum Theory and the Electronic Structure of AtomsChapter 8: Periodic Relationships Among the ElementsChapter 9: Chemical Bonding I: Basic ConceptsChapter 10: Chemical Bonding II: Molecular Geometry and Hybridization of Atomic OrbitalsChapter 11: Intermolecular Forces and Liquids and SolidsChapter 12: Physical Properties of SolutionsChapter 13: Chemical KineticsChapter 14: Chemical EquilibriumChapter 15: Acids and BasesChapter 16: Acid-Base Equilibria and Solubility EquilibriaChapter 17: Entropy, Free Energy, and Equilibrium Chapter 18: ElectrochemistryChapter 19: Nuclear ChemistryChapter 20: Chemistry in the AtmosphereChapter 21: Metallurgy and the Chemistry of MetalsChapter 22: Nonmetallic Elements and Their Compounds Chapter 23: Transition Metals Chemistry and Coordination CompoundsChapter 24: Organic ChemistryChapter 25: Synthetic and Natural Organic PolymersAppendixes1 Derivation of the Names of the Elements2 Units for the Gas Constant3 Thermodynamic Data at 1 atm and 25 degrees C4 Mathematical Operations