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Chemistry, 15th Edition

ISBN10: 1264926766 | ISBN13: 9781264926763
By Jason Overby
© 2025

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Chemistry, 15th Edition, continues a long-standing tradition of providing a firm foundation in the concepts of chemical principles while instilling an appreciation for the important role chemistry plays in our daily lives. This text provides a balance of theory and application, while illustrating the principles with applicable examples.
• In an effort to present the material in this text to the widest range of students, the content and artwork of this edition has been reviewed and updated to improve accessibility and ensure that it reflects the diverse student audience for whom it is written. The color contrast in many figures has been adjusted for better visibility, and it is hoped that the photos in the text better represent a diverse audience.
• With the fifteenth edition of Chemistry, no longer will students be confused about which particular chemical value to employ in a calculation when using ALEKS. The data between the print text, eBook, and ALEKS are now parallel with one another. Numerous tables, figures, and problems throughout the text have been updated to mirror the data in ALEKS, thereby presenting unified chemical data.

1 Measurement and the Properties of Matter 1
2 Atoms, Ions, and Molecules 40
3 Mass Relationships in Chemical Reactions 79
4 Reactions in Aqueous Solutions 124
5 Gases 175
6 Thermochemistry 230
7 Quantum Theory and the Electronic Structure of Atoms 273
8 Periodic Relationships Among the Elements 328
9 Compounds and Bonding 370
10 Structure and Bonding Theories 418
11 Intermolecular Forces and Liquids and Solids 470
12 Physical Properties of Solutions 527
13 Chemical Kinetics 567
14 Chemical Equilibrium 629
15 Acids and Bases 672
16 Acid-Base Equilibria and Solubility Equilibria 725
17 Entropy, Gibbs Energy, and Equilibrium 777
18 Electrochemistry 815
19 Nuclear Chemistry 863
20 Chemistry in the Atmosphere 904
21 Metallurgy and the Chemistry of Metals 934
22 Nonmetallic Elements and Their Compounds 963
23 Coordination Chemistry 1001
24 Organic Chemistry 1030
25 Synthetic and Natural Organic Polymers 1062

Periodic Table 1086
Appendix 1 Units for the Gas Constant A
Appendix 2 Thermodynamic Data at 1 atm and 25°C A-2
Appendix 3 Dissociation Constants for Weak Acids and Bases at 25°C A-7
Appendix 4 Solubility Product Constants at 25°C A-8
Appendix 5 Mathematical Operations A-10
Appendix 6 Fundamental Constants, Useful Conversion Factors, and SIPrefixes A-12
Appendix 7 Color Codes for Molecular Models A-14

About the Author

Jason Overby

Jason Overby received his B.S. in chemistry and political science from the University of Tennessee at Martin, his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Vanderbilt University, and conducted postdoctoral research at Dartmouth College. Since joining the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the College of Charleston, Jason has taught courses from general chemistry to advanced inorganic chemistry, and conducts research with undergraduates. He is interested in integrating technology into the classroom, with a particular focus on adaptive learning.

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