Principles of General Chemistry 13 9780073402697
Principles of General Chemistry

Principles of General Chemistry

Grade Levels: 13
By Martin Silberberg
Copyright: 2013
Publication Date: January 17, 2012
MHID: 0073402699
ISBN 13: 9780073402697

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The first several chapters of the third edition help teach students how to lay out a plan to solve a problem using the Silberberg “Road Map” model. Students will learn how to think through a problem using a stepped-out road map and can easily check their work in the end-of-chapter “Brief Solutions to Follow-up Problems”.

New Design! The 3rd edition's design utilises a simpler color palette and revisits the basics: additional white space on the page, more open margins, shortened figure legends, and a more modern appeal.

With ConnectPlus 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. Martin Silberberg'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. Grade reports can be easily integrated with learning management systems such as WebCT and Blackboard.

Key Features

Molecular end-of-chapter problems, including molecular art.

Thinking Logically to Solve Problems. A four-step problem-solving approach is used to facilitate student reasoning, not memorizing, toward a solution. Plan - After a problem is stated, the steps are verbally planned to show how to move from what is known to what is unknown. Solution - Next, the plan is executed by naming each calculation step and then carrying out the math. Check - The next step is to check that the answer makes sense both chemically and mathematically. Sometimes a Comment appears about common pitfalls and alternative approaches. Practice - A Follow-up Problem that requires the same concept to solve it appears immediately after the Sample Problem, and a brief, worked-out solution is provided at the end of the chapter.

Three-Level Depictions of Chemical Scenes. Silberberg's ground-breaking art program consistently combines photographs of chemical scenes with an illustrated molecular view, and with the equation that symbolically and quantitatively describes that scenario.

“Think of It This Way” uses small snippets of text, to few sentences, that provide an analogy for a term they need to know. Some of these contain a small illustration to support the text.

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Principles of General Chemistry

1 Keys to the Study of Chemistry

2 The Components of Matter

3 Stoichiometry of Formulas and Equations

4 Three Major Classes of Chemical Reactions

5 Gases and the Kinetic-Molecular Theory

6 Thermochemistry: Energy Flow and Chemical Change

7 Quantum Theory and Atomic Structure

8 Electron Configuration and Chemical Periodicity

9 Models of Chemical Bonding

10 The Shapes of Molecules

11 Theories of Covalent Bonding

12 Intermolecular Forces: Liquids, Solids, and Phase Changes

13 The Properties of Mixtures: Solutions and Colloids

14 The Main-Group Elements: Applying Principles of Bonding and Structure

15 Organic Compounds and the Atomic Properties of Carbon

16 Kinetics: Rates and Mechanisms of Chemical Reactions

17 Equilibrium: The Extent of Chemical Reactions

18 Acid-Base Equilibria

19 Ionic Equilibria in Aqueous Systems

20 Thermodynamics: Entropy, Free Energy, and the Direction of Chemical Reactions

21 Electrochemistry: Chemical Change and Electrical Work

22 The Transition Elements and their Coordination Compounds

23 Nuclear Reactions and their Applications






About the Author

Martin Silberberg

Martin S. Silberberg received his B.S. in chemistry from the City University of New York in 1966 and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Oklahoma, in 1971.  He then accepted a research position at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he studied the chemical nature of neurotransmission and Parkinson's disease.  In 1977, Dr. Silberberg joined the faculty of Simon's Rock College of Bard (Massachusetts), a liberal arts college known for its excellence in teaching small classes of highly motivated students.  As Head of the Natural Sciences Major and Director of Premedical Studies, he taught courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and nonmajors chemistry.  The close student contact afforded him insights into how students learn chemistry, where they have difficulties, and what strategies can help them succeed.  In 1983, Dr. Silberberg decided to apply these insights in a broader context and established a text writing and editing company.  Before writing his own text, he worked on chemistry, biochemistry, and physics texts for several major college publishers.  He resides with his wife and child in Massachusetts.  For relaxation, he cooks, sings, and walks in the woods.