Using an experimental perspective, this student-friendly textbook teaches chemistry as a process not a product, describing research being done in the 90s that relates to material in the book. Introduces chemistry in terms of major themes designed to help students build connections between the next series of subjects under consideration and previous chapters. Explicit attention is paid to the development of problem solving skills.
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Table of Contents
Partial table of contents:
THE NATURE OF SCIENCE.
The Fundamentals of Measurement.
NATURE OF THE MACROSCOPIC SCALE.
Elements and Compounds.
NATURE ON AN ATOMIC SCALE.
The Structure of the Atom.
The Covalent Bond.
DESCRIPTIVE CHEMISTRY OF THE ELEMENTS.
The Chemistry of the Nonmetals.
THE STRUCTURE OF SOLIDS AND LIQUIDS.
The Structure of Solids.
REACTIONS THAT DO NOT GO TO COMPLETION.
Gas-Phase Reactions: An Introduction to Kinetics and Equilibria.
THE FORCES THAT CONTROL A CHEMICAL REACTION.
APPLICATION OF CHEMICAL KNOWLEDGE.
Polymers: Synthetic and Natural.