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Introduction to Chemical Principles


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This solid, yet value-priced paperback gives you the background and confidence you'll need to succeed in chemistry. Stoker focuses on the most important topics—omitting organic and biochemistry chapters—and teaches the problem-solving skills students in this course need. Each topic is developed at “ground level,” and continues step by step until the level of sophistication required for a further chemistry course is attained.

About the Author

Stephen Stoker of Weber State University in Ogden, UT, has taught the gamut of introductory chemistry courses, specializing in GOB, for the past 30 years. Weber State has a very large Health Professions school, and GOB is geared at students with little or no experience in chemistry (notably Allied Health and Nursing majors).

Table of Contents

NOTE: Each chapter concludes with a Summary, Key Terms, Practice Problems, and Multiple-Choice Practice Test.

Chapter 1: The Science of Chemistry

1.1 Chemistry–A Scientific Discipline

1.2 Scientific Research and Technology

1.3 The Scope of Chemistry and Chemical Technology

1.4 How Chemists Discover Things–The Scientific Method

1.5 The Limitations of the Scientific Method

1.6 The Limitations of Science

Chapter 2 Numbers from Measurements

2.1 The Importance of Measurement

2.2 Exact and Inexact Numbers

2.3 Accuracy, Precision, and Error

2.4 Uncertainty in Measurements

2.5 Significant Figures

2.6 Significant Figures and Mathematical Operations

2.7 Scientific Notation

2.8 Mathematical Operations in Scientific Notation


Chapter 3 Unit Systems and Dimensional Analysis

3.1 The Metric System of Units

3.2 Metric Units of Length

3.3 Metric Units of Mass

3.4 Metric Units of Volume

3.5 Units in Mathematical Operations

3.6 Conversion Factors

3.7 Dimensional Analysis

3.8 Density

3.9 Equivalence Conversion Factors Other Than Density

3.10 Percentage and Percent Error

3.11 Temperature Scales

Chapter 4 Basic Concepts About Matter

4.1 Chemistry–The Study of Matter

4.2 Physical States of Matter

4.3 Properties of Matter

4.4 Changes in Matter

4.5 Pure Substances and Mixtures

4.6 Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Mixtures

4.7 Elements and Compounds

4.8 Discovery and Abundance of the Elements

    THE HUMAN SIDE OF CHEMISTRY 1: Joseph Priestley (1733—1804)

4.9 Names and Chemical Symbols of the Elements

    THE HUMAN SIDE OF CHEMISTRY 2: Jöns Jakob Berzelius (1779—1848)

4.10 The Atom

    THE HUMAN SIDE OF CHEMISTRY 3: John Dalton (1766—1844)

4.11 The Molecule

4.12 Natural and Synthetic Compounds

4.13 Chemical Formulas

Chapter 5 Subatomic Particles, Isotopes, and Nuclear Chemistry

5.1 Subatomic Particles: Protons, Neutrons, and Electrons

5.2 Atomic Number and Mass Number

5.3 Isotopes

5.4 Atomic Masses

5.5 Evidence Supporting the Existence and Arrangement of Subatomic Particles

5.6 Nuclear Stability and Radioactivity

    THE HUMAN SIDE OF CHEMISTRY 4: Ernest Rutherford (1871—1937)

5.7 Half-Life: A Measure of Nuclear stability

5.8 The Nature of Natural Radioactive Emissions

5.9 Equations for Radioactive Decay

5.10 Transmutation and Bombardment Reactions

5.11 Positron Emission and Electron Capture

5.12 Neutron-to-Proton Ratio and Type of Radioactive Decay

5.13 Radioactive Decay Series

Chapter 6 Electronic Structure and Chemical Periodicity

6.1 The Periodic Law

6.2 The Periodic Table

    THE HUMAN SIDE OF CHEMISTRY 5: Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev (1834—1907)

6.3 The Energy of an Electron

    THE HUMAN SIDE OF CHEMISTRY 6: Erwin Schrödinger (1887—1961)

6.4 Electron Shells

6.5 Electron Subshells

6.6 Electron Orbitals

6.7 Electron Configurations

6.8 Orbital Diagrams

6.9 Electron Configurations and the Periodic Law

6.10 Electron Configurations and the Periodic Table

6.11 Classification Systems for the Elements

6.12 Chemical Periodicity

Chapter 7 Chemical Bonds

7.1 Types of Chemical Bonds

7.2 Valence Electrons and Lewis Symbols

    THE HUMAN SIDE OF CHEMISTRY 7: Gilbert Newton Lewis (1875—1946)

7.3 The Octet Rule

7.4 The Ionic Bond Model

7.5 The Sign and Magnitude of Ionic Charge

7.6 Lewis Structures for Ionic Compounds

7.7 Chemical Formulas for Ionic Compounds

7.8 Structure of Ionic Compounds

7.9 Polyatomic Ions

7.10 The Covalent Bond Model

7.11 Lewis Structures for Molecular Compounds

7.12 Single, Double, and Triple Covalent Bonds

7.13 Valence Electron Count and Number of Covalent Bonds Formed

7.14 Coordinate Covalent Bonds

7.15 Resonance Structures

7.16 Systematic Procedures for Drawing Lewis Structures

7.17 Molecular Geometry

7.18 Electronegativity

    THE HUMAN SIDE OF CHEMISTRY 8: Linus Carl Pauling (1901—1994)

7.19 Bond Polarity

7.20 Molecular Polarity

Chapter 8 Chemical Nomenclature

8.1 Classification of Compounds for Nomenclature Purposes

8.2 Types of Binary Ionic Compounds

8.3 Nomenclature for Binary Ionic Compounds

8.4 Nomenclature for Ionic Compounds Containing Polyatomic Ions

8.5 Nomenclature for Binary Molecular Compounds

8.6 Nomenclature for Acids

8.7 Nomenclature Rules–A Summary

Chapter 9 Chemical Calculations: The Mole Concept and Chemical Formulas

9.1 The Law of Definite Proportions

    THE HUMAN SIDE OF CHEMISTRY 9: Joseph-Louis Proust (1754—1826)

9.2 Calculation of Formula Masses

9.3 Significant Figures and Atomic Mass

9.4 Percent Composition of a Compound

9.5 The Mole: The Chemist’s Counting Unit

    THE HUMAN SIDE OF CHEMISTRY 10: Lorenzo Romano Amedeo Carlo Avogadro (1776—1856)

9.6 The Mass of a Mole

9.7 Significant Figures and Avogadro’s Number

9.8 Relationship between Atomic Mass Units and Gram Units

9.9 The Mole and Chemical Formulas

9.10 The Mole and Chemical Calculations

9.11 Purity of Samples

9.12 Empirical and Molecular Formulas

9.13 Determination of Empirical Formulas

9.14 Determination of Molecular Formulas

Chapter 10 Chemical Calculations Involving Chemical Equations

10.1 The Law of Conservation of Mass

    THE HUMAN SIDE OF CHEMISTRY 11: Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier (1743—1794)

10.2 Writing Chemical Equations

10.3 Chemical Equation Coefficients

10.4 Balancing Procedures for Chemical Equations

10.5 Special Symbols Used in Chemical Equations

10.6 Classes of Chemical Reactions

10.7 Chemical Equations and the Mole Concept

10.8 Balanced Chemical Equations and the Law of Conservation of Mass

10.9 Calculations Based on Chemical Equations–Stoichiometry

10.10 The Limiting Reactant Concept

10.11 Yields: Theoretical, Actual, and Percent

10.12 Simultaneous and Sequential Chemical Reactions

Chapter 11 States of Matter

11.1 Factors That Determine Physical State

11.2 Property Differences among Physical States

11.3 The Kinetic Molecular Theory of Matter

11.4 The Solid State

11.5 The Liquid State

11.6 The Gaseous State

11.7 A Comparison of Solids, Liquids, and Gases

11.8 Endothermic and Exothermic Changes of State

11.9 Heat Energy and Specific Heat

11.10 Temperature Changes as a Substance Is Heated

11.11 Energy and Changes of State

11.12 Heat Energy Calculations

11.13 Evaporation of Liquids

11.14 Vapor Pressure of Liquids

11.15 Boiling and Boiling Points

11.16 Intermolecular Forces in Liquids

11.17 Hydrogen Bonding and the Properties of Water

Chapter 12 Gas Laws

12.1 Properties of Some Common Gases

12.2 Gas Law Variables

12.3 Boyle’s Law: A Pressure—Volume Relationship

    THE HUMAN SIDE OF CHEMISTRY 12: Robert Boyle (1627—1691)

12.4 Charles’s Law: A Temperature—Volume Relationship

    THE HUMAN SIDE OF CHEMISTRY 13: Jacques Alexandre César Charles (1746—1823)

12.5 Gay-Lussac’s Law: A Temperature—Pressure Relationship

     THE HUMAN SIDE OF CHEMISTRY 14: Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac (1778—1850)

12.6 The Combined Gas Law

12.7 Avogadro’s Law

12.8 An Ideal Gas

12.9 The Ideal Gas Law

12.10 Modified Forms of the Ideal Gas Law Equation

12.11 Volumes of Gases in Chemical Reactions

12.12 Volumes of Gases and the Limiting Reactant Concept

12.13 Molar Volume of a Gas

12.14 Chemical Calculations Using Molar Volume

12.15 Mixtures of Gases

12.16 Dalton’s Law of Partial Pressures

Chapter 13 Solutions

13.1 Characteristics of Solutions

13.2 Solubility

13.3 Solution Formation

13.4 Solubility Rules

13.5 Solution Concentrations

13.6 Concentration: Percentage of Solute

13.7 Concentration: Parts per Million and Parts per Billion

13.8 Concentration: Molarity

13.9 Concentration: Molality

13.10 Dilution

13.11 Molarity and Chemical Equations

13.12 Calculations Involving Volume: A Summary

Chapter 14 Acids, Bases, and Salts

14.1 Arrhenius Acid—Base Theory

    THE HUMAN SIDE OF CHEMISTRY 15: Svante August Arrhenius (1859—1927)

14.2 Brønsted—Lowry Acid—Base Theory

14.3 Conjugate Acids and Bases

14.4 Mono-, Di-, and Triprotic Acids

14.5 Strengths of Acids and Bases

14.6 Salts

14.7 Reactions of Acids

14.8 Reactions of Bases

14.9 Reactions of Salts

14.10 Self-Ionization of Water

14.11 The pH Scale

14.12 Hydrolysis of Salts

14.13 Buffers

14.14 Acid—Base Titrations

Chapter 15 Chemical Equations: Net Ionic and Oxidation-Reduction

15.1 Types of Chemical Equations

15.2 Electrolytes

15.3 Ionic and Net Ionic Equations

15.4 Oxidation—Reduction Terminology

15.5 Oxidation Numbers

15.6 Redox and Nonredox Chemical Reactions

15.7 Balancing Oxidation—Reduction Equations

15.8 Oxidation Number Method for Balancing Redox Equations

15.9 Half-Reaction Method for Balancing Redox Equations

15.10 Disproportionation Reactions

15.11 Stoichiometric Calculations Involving Ions

Chapter 16 Reaction Rates and Chemical Equilibrium

16.1 Collision Theory

16.2 Endothermic and Exothermic Chemical Reactions

16.3 Factors That Influence Chemical Reaction Rates

16.4 Chemical Equilibrium

16.5 Equilibrium Mixture Stoichiometry

16.6 Equilibrium Constants

16.7 Equilibrium Position

16.8 Temperature Dependency of Equilibrium Constants

16.9 Le Châtelier’s Principle

    THE HUMAN SIDE OF CHEMISTRY 16: Henri-Louis Le Châtelier (1850—1936)

16.10 Forcing Chemical Reactions to Completion


Answer to Odd-Numbered Problems and All Self-Test Problems



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Stoker, H Stephen
Prentice Hall
Stoker, H. Stephen
Gardner, Nancy J.
Chemistry - General
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