General Chemistry: The Essential Concepts 13 9780073402758
General Chemistry: The Essential Concepts

General Chemistry: The Essential Concepts

Grade Levels: 13
By Raymond Chang and Kenneth Goldsby
Copyright: 2014
Publication Date: January 7, 2013
MHID: 0073402753
ISBN 13: 9780073402758

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New Features

New co-author, Kenneth Goldsby, Florida State University, joined Raymond on the seventh edition of General Chemistry. Ken’s background in inorganic chemistry has added insight into content and problems, and his extensive work with undergraduate students, both in the classroom and in the laboratory, reinforces Raymond’s long tradition of understanding and respecting the student’s view of the material as well as that of the instructor’s.

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The entire text has been revised to improve clarity and readability, hallmark characteristics of General Chemistry. New and substantial revisions to chapters and sections include:

  • Chapter 3—summary of solving stoichiometry problems based on the mole method.
  • Chapter 4—new Example 4.4 on writing molecular, ionic, and net-ionic equations addressing common misconceptions for diprotic and triprotic acids.
  • Chapter 9—Example 9.11 provides insight into drawing Lewis structures for compounds containing elements in the third period and beyond, and addresses the controversies in drawing these structures.
  • Chapter 19—discussion of the increasingly important lithium-ion battery has been updated, including a new figure highlighting the role of graphene in these systems.
  • Chapter 21—up-to-date information on the nuclear power plant accident in Fukushima, Japan, and its implications for the nuclear power industry.

  • Key Features

    Clear Examples. All of the worked examples assist students with step-by-step processes. Additional hand-worked examples show students how a scientist would work out a problem (sometimes called the back-of-the-envelope calculations.). A number of the new problems test the student’s ability to interpret graphical data and explain concepts.

    Key Equations. Located at the end-of-chapter material for the student and professor.

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    Review of Concepts. A quick review question or set of questions (sometimes with a visual) to test student understanding of the concept just presented.

    General Chemistry: The Essential Concepts

    1 Introduction

    2 Atoms, Molecules, and Ions

    3 Stoichiometry

    4 Reactions in Aqueous Solutions

    5 Gases

    6 Energy Relationships in Chemical Reactions

    7 The Electronic Structure of Atoms

    8 The Periodic Table

    9 Chemical Bonding I: The Covalent Bond

    10 Chemical Bonding II: Molecular Geometry and Hybridization of Atomic Orbitals

    11 Introduction to Organic Chemistry

    12 Intermolecular Forces and Liquids and Solids

    13 Physical Properties of Solutions

    14 Chemical Kinetics

    15 Chemical Equilibrium

    16 Acids and Bases

    17 Acid-Base Equilibria and Solubility Equilibria

    18 Thermodynamics

    19 Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry

    20 The Chemistry of Coordination Compounds

    21 Nuclear Chemistry

    22 Organic Polymers--Synthetic and Natural

    Appendix 1 Units for the Gas Constant

    Appendix 2 Selected Thermodynamic Data at 1 atm and 25 degrees Centigrade

    Appendix 3 Mathematical Operations

    Appendix 4 The Elements and the Derivation of Their Names and Symbols

    About the Author

    Raymond Chang

    Raymond Chang received his B.Sc. degree in chemistry from London University, England and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Yale University.  After doing postdoctoral research at Washington University and teaching for a year at Hunter College, he joined the chemistry at Williams College, where he has taught since 1968.  Professor Chang has written books on spectroscopy, physical chemistry, and industrial chemistry.

    Kenneth Goldsby

    Kenneth Goldsby is a professor at the University of Florida, accompanies by Raymond from seventy edition USE of Fundamentals of General Chemistry. is studies on chimicainorganica have enriched the content and exercises in the book and his intense work with the students, both in the classroom and in the laboratory, has consolidated the long experience of the professor Chang focused on understanding and respect of the students point of view both the text and the teacher himself.