Chemical Principles

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2012 - Science - 1200 pages
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This fully updated Seventh Edition of CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES provides a unique organization and a rigorous but understandable introduction to chemistry that emphasizes conceptual understanding and the importance of models. Known for helping students develop a qualitative, conceptual foundation that gets them thinking like chemists, this market-leading text is designed for students with solid mathematical preparation. The Seventh Edition features a new section on Learning to Solve Problems that discusses how to solve problems in a flexible, creative way based on understanding the fundamental ideas of chemistry and asking and answering key questions. The book is also enhanced by new visual problems, new student learning aids, new Chemical Insights boxes, and more.
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Contents

Chemists and Chemistry
1
Atoms Molecules and Ions
15
Stoichiometry
53
Types of Chemical Reactions and Solution Stoichiometry
94
Gases
148
Chemical Equilibrium
203
Acids and Bases
240
Applications of Aqueous Equilibria
292
Covalent Bonding Orbitals
663
Chemical Kinetics
717
Liquids and Solids
781
Properties of Solutions
851
The Representative Elements
891
Transition Metals and Coordination Chemistry
939
The Nucleus A Chemists View
987
Organic and Biochemical Molecules
1019

Energy Enthalpy and Thermochemistry
360
Spontaneity Entropy and Free Energy
412
Electrochemistry
473
Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Theory
523
Bonding General Concepts
595
Appendixes
A-1
Glossary
A-25
Answers to Selected Exercises
A-38
Index
A-73
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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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