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Foundations of College Chemistry
Synopses & Reviews
Praised for its direct, no-nonsense presentation and step-by-step problem-solving approach, Hein and Arena’s Foundations of College Chemistry has helped countless students master the skills they need to succeed. Now this best-selling text is even better, with new problems, updated content, new Chemistry in Action essays, revised real-world examples, and a revamped art program featuring new molecular art.
* Clear and logical explanations of chemical concepts
* Step-by-step approach to problem solving
* Varied levels of questions and problems
* Worked-out examples relating to the real world
More than three million readers have learned the basics of chemistry using a book by Morris Hein. The book's friendly format and writing style moves the reader slowly and patiently through the course. It is designed for those who have avoided taking chemistry in the past, and have limited mathematics background.
About the Author
Morris Hein is professor emeritus of chemistry at Mt. San Antonio College, where he regularly taught the preparatory chemistry course and organic chemistry. He is the original author of Foundations of College Chemistry and his name has become synonymous with clarity, meticulous accuracy, and a step-by-step approach that students can follow. Over the years, more than three million students have learned chemistry using a text by Morris Hein. In addition to Foundations of College Chemistry, Eleventh Edition, he is co-author of Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry, Seventh Edition, and Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry. He is also co-author of Foundations of Chemistry in the Laboratory, Eleventh Edition, and Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry in the Laboratory, Seventh Edition.
Susan Arena has taught chemistry to students at many levels including middle school, high school, community college and most recently at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She especially focuses on using active learning techniques to improve the understanding of concepts in chemistry. Susan currently authors chemistry texts and electronic media, and presents workshops for teachers in using active learning and electronic media to teach chemistry. She collaborated with Morris Hein on the seventh edition of Foundations of College Chemistry and became a co-author on the eighth edition. She is also a co-author of Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry, Seventh Edition.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. An Introduction to Chemistry.
Chapter 2. Standards for Measurement.
Chapter 3. Elements and Compounds.
Chapter 4. Properties of Matter.
Chapter 5. Early Atomic Theory and Structure.
Chapter 6. Nomenclature of Inorganic compounds.
Chapter 7. Quantitative Composition of Compounds.
Chapter 8. Chemical Equations.
Chapter 9. Calculations from Chemical Equations.
Chapter 10. Modern Atomic Theory and the Periodic Table.
Chapter 11. Chemical Bonds: The Formation of Compounds from Atoms.
Chapter 12. The Gaseous State of Matter.
Chapter 13. Properties of Liquids.
Chapter 14. Solutions.
Chapter 15. Acids, Bases, and Salts.
Chapter 16. Chemical Equilibrium.
Chapter 17. Oxidation-Reduction.
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