Basic Chemistry / Edition 5 available in Hardcover
For courses in introductory, preparatory, and basic chemistry.
Engages First Time Chemistry Students
Basic Chemistry introduces students to the essential scientific and mathematical concepts of general chemistry. With accessible language and a moderate pace, the text is easy-to-follow for first-time chemistry students, as well as those hoping to renew their studies of the subject.
In the Fifth Edition, Bill and Karen Timberlake carefully develop core ideas while relating them to the possibility of future careers. The book guides students through basic chemistry problem solving with engaging visuals and a focus on developing the math skills necessary to be successful in the course. End of chapter questions strategically promote integration of cumulative ideas, allowing students to develop a strong foundation for learning chemistry and encouraging them to continue their studies in the field. The main objective in writing this text is to make the study of chemistry an engaging and a positive experience for students by relating the structure and behavior of matter to real life. This new edition introduces more problem-solving strategies, more problem-solving guides, new Analyze the Problem with Connect features, new Try It First and Engage features, conceptual and challenge problems, and new sets of combined problems.
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About the Author
Karen Timberlake is Professor Emerita of chemistry at Los Angeles Valley College, where she taught chemistry for allied health and preparatory chemistry for 36 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Washington and her master’s degree in biochemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Professor Timberlake has been writing chemistry textbooks for 35 years. During that time, her name has become associated with the strategic use of pedagogical tools that promote student success in chemistry and the application of chemistry to real-life situations. More than one million students have learned chemistry using texts, laboratory manuals, and study guides written by Karen Timberlake. In addition to Basic Chemistry, Fourth Edition, she is also the author of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry: Structures of Life, Fourth Edition, and Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry, Eleventh Edition with the accompanying Study Guide, Selected Solutions Manual, Laboratory Manual, and Essential Laboratory Manual.
Professor Timberlake belongs to numerous science and educational organizations including the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). She was the Western Regional Winner of Excellence in College Chemistry Teaching Award given by the Chemical Manufacturers Association. In 2004, she received the McGuffey Award in Physical Sciences from the Text and Academic Authors Association for her textbook Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry, eight edition, which has demonstrated excellence over time. In 2006, she received the Textbook excellence award for the first edition of Basic Chemistry. She has participated in education grants for science teaching including the Los Angeles Collaborative for Teaching Excellence (LACTE) and a Title III grant at her college. She speaks at conferences and educational meetings on the use of student-centered teaching methods in chemistry to promote learning success of students.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Chemistry in Our Lives
Chapter 2 Measurements
Chapter 3 Matter and Energy
Chapter 4 Atoms and Elements
Chapter 5 Electronic Structure and Periodic Trends
Chapter 6 Ionic and Molecular Compounds
Chapter 7 Chemical Quantities
Chapter 8 Chemical Reactions
Chapter 9 Chemical Quantities in Reactions
Chapter 10 Properties of Solids and Liquids
Chapter 11 Gases
Chapter 12 Solutions
Chapter 13 Reaction Rates and Chemical Equilibrium
Chapter 14 Acids and Bases
Chapter 15 Oxidation and Reduction
Chapter 16 Nuclear Radiation
Chapter 17 Organic Chemistry
Chapter 18 Biochemistry