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Chemistry: Atoms First

Chemistry: Atoms First

Grade Levels: 13
By Julia Burdge and Jason Overby
Copyright: 2015
Publication Date: January 16, 2014
MHID: 0073511188
ISBN 13: 9780073511184

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New Features

The thermochemistry/thermodynamics coverage has been redesigned with a truly logical, atoms-first approach. The 2E table of contents keeps thermochemistry in its original position at Chapter 10, maintaining the logical narrative flow of stoichiometry (Chapter 8) and solution chemistry (Chapter 9), and places thermodynamics at Chapter 14, ahead of both kinetics and equilibrium coverage. The placement of thermodynamics in Chapter 14 provides the ideal prelude to chemical equilibrium (Chapters 15-17) and Electrochemistry (Chapter 18). Chemical equilibrium is introduced as a phenomenon driven by thermodynamics. The placement of thermodynamics in chapter 14 also allows for alignment with the ACS exam, as a second-semester topic.

Intermolecular forces are introduced earlier in the second edition, in chapter 7 (rather than in chapter 12 from the 1E).

Practice Problem “C” added to the consistent problem-solving skill development. Burdge/Overby fosters a consistent problem-solving approach providing the skill set for students to master the basics of critical thinking. Each Worked Example is followed by three practice problems. Practice Problem “A” allows the student to solve the problem using the same steps in the Sample Problem above. Practice Problem “B” probes comprehension of the same concept as Practice Problem “A”, but is generally sufficiently different that it cannot be solved using the exact approach that is used in the Worked Example. Practice Problem “C” probes the student's conceptual understanding of the material.

A description of each Key Equation helps students identify and understand the purpose of each equation, including how to apply it and when it is appropriate to do so.


Key Features

Engaging real-life examples and applications. Each chapter is introduced with an engaging photo and short interesting, relevant explanation of the photo to interest the student. Applications titled "Thinking Outside the Box" are available in every chapter and contain a topic that is applicable to the chapter but not necessarily covered in the course. If the instructor wants the students to read these, there are end-of-chapter problems that can be assigned.

Outstanding pedagogy for student learning. The Section Reviews (many with visuals), Rewind and Fast Forward Buttons are meant to enhance student understanding and comprehension by reinforcing current concepts and interconnecting new concepts to others throughout the text.

Atoms First offers an exciting visual program of both unique and conventional art figures that enhance student understanding of chemical concepts. The art includes Visualizing Chemistry process pieces, macro-micro art, and three-dimensional art. The art breaks down the chemical processes from complex into simpler, more user-friendly concepts. You will find 18 Visualizing Process Piece art-spreads that emphasize the fundamental, vitally important principles of chemistry.

McGraw-Hill's CONNECT: With Connect Chemistry, instructors can deliver assignments, quizzes, and tests online. The problems directly from the end-of-chapter material in the textbook are presented in an auto-gradable format. The online homework system incorporates new and exciting and interactive tools including the market standard drawing tool - ChemDraw. Julia Burdge and Jason Overby's problem-solving methodology is carried over from the textbook into the online homework system. Over 2,200 end-of-chapter problems and additional problems are available to assign within the Connect program. Instructors can edit existing questions and write entirely new problems; track individual student performance – by question, assignment, concept, or in relation to the class overall – with automatic grading; provide instant feedback to students; and secure storage of detailed grade reports online.

Chemistry: Atoms First

Chapter 1 - Chemistry: The Science of Change

Chapter 2 - Atoms and the Periodic Table

Chapter 3 - Quantum Theory and the Electronic Structure of Atoms

Chapter 4 - Periodic Trends of the Elements

Chapter 5 - Ionic and Covalent Compounds

Chapter 6 - Representing Molecules

Chapter 7 - Molecular Geometry, Intermolecular Forces, and Bonding Theories

Chapter 8 - Chemical Reactions

Chapter 9 - Chemical Reactions in Aqueous Solutions

Chapter 10 - Energy Changes in Chemical Reactions

Chapter 11 - Gases

Chapter 12 - Liquids and Solids

Chapter 13 - Physical Properties of Solutions

Chapter 14 - Entropy and Free Energy

Chapter 15 - Chemical Equilibrium

Chapter 16 - Acids, Bases, and Salts

Chapter 17 - Acid-Base Equilibria and Solubility Equilibria

Chapter 18 - Electrochemistry

Chapter 19 - Chemical Kinetics

Chapter 20 - Nuclear Chemistry

Chapter 21 - Metallurgy and the Chemistry of Metals

Chapter 22 - Coordination Chemistry

Chapter 23 - Organic Chemistry

Chapter 24 - Modern Materials

Chapter 25 - ONLINE ONLY: Nonmetallic Elements and Their Compounds

About the Author

Julia Burdge

Dr. Julia Burdge did most of her undergraduate work at Iowa State University, completing her bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in inorganic chemistry at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She earned her Ph.D. in analytical chemistry at the University of Idaho. Her Master’s and doctoral research involved the development of chemotherapeutic analogs of cisplatin and the development of instruments and methods for measuring ultra-trace concentrations of atmospheric sulfur compounds. Over the past 20 years, she has taught introductory and advanced courses in every division of the undergraduate chemistry curriculum, as well as interdisciplinary courses. She also developed and taught a new introductory chemistry course for pre-service science teachers, and initiated and served as a mentor in a future faculty development program for graduate students and post-doctoral associates. She is currently affiliated with the University of Idaho.

Jason Overby

Jason Overby received his B.S. degree in chemistry and political science from the University of Tennessee at Martin. He then received his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Vanderbilt University (1997) studying main group and transition metal metallocenes and related compounds. Afterwards, Jason conducted postdoctoral research in transition metal organometallic chemistry at Dartmouth College. Jason began his academic career at the College of Charleston in 1999 as an assistant professor. Currently, he is an associate professor with teaching interests in general and inorganic chemistry. He is also interested in the integration of technology into the classroom, including the use of online homework. Additionally, he conducts research with undergraduates in inorganic and organic synthetic chemistry as well as computational organometallic chemistry.