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Basic Concepts of Chemistry 7EDby Leo J. Malone
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In photochemical reactions, such as photosynthesis, light energy initiates a chemical reaction. In the jellyfish we have just the opposite situation. That is, light energy is produced by a chemical reaction. The production of light energy by a chemical reaction is known as chemiluminescence. If it is produced by living organisms, such as the jellyfish, it is known as bioluminescence. This text emphasizes the relevance of chemistry to the world around us. Both within the text and in the essays entitled "Making It Real" you will find discussions of how the abstract subject of chemistry relates to the reality of our everyday lives. The Making It Real essay in Chapter 13 discusses bioluminescence that was first noticed in fireflies.
Discover a fascinating, living science!
From the mysteries of dark matter to the power of lightning, few subjects are more fascinating and relate more directly to everyday life than chemistry. Now redesigned and revised to promote visualization and enhance understanding, the new Seventh Edition of Leo Malones Basic Concepts of Chemistry captures the excitement of this dynamic field, and presents it in a way that is easy to learn.
Covering all the essential topics in a student-friendly style, this best-selling preparatory chemistry text provides students with all the help they need to master basic concepts, overcome common math difficulties, and develop strong problem-solving skills.
Highlights of the Seventh Edition
Intended Audience: Anyone interested in chemistry.
* Extensive appendices help ease math anxieties and provide a quick and effective review of the mathematical concepts used in introductory chemistry.
Engineers who need to have a better understanding of chemistry will benefit from this accessible book. It places a stronger emphasis on outcomes assessment, which is the driving force for many of the new features. Each section focuses on the development and assessment of one or two specific objectives. Within each section, a specific objective is included, an anticipatory set to orient the reader, content discussion from established authors, and guided practice problems for relevant objectives. These features are followed by a set of independent practice problems. The expanded Making it Real feature showcases topics of current interest relating to the subject at hand such as chemical forensics and more medical related topics. Numerous worked examples in the text now include Analysis and Synthesis sections, which allow engineers to explore concepts in greater depth, and discuss outside relevance.
This easy-to-read introduction presents chemistry as a living, relevant science. The book encourages critical thinking and helps readers overcome the math difficulties that often prevent them from developing a full understanding of the subject.
Table of Contents
UNIT 1. THE FOUNDATIONS OF CHEMISTRY.
Prologue: Introduction to the Study of Chemistry.
Chapter 1. Measurements in Chemistry.
UNIT 2. THE COMPOSITION OF MATTER.
Chapter 2. Matter, Changes, and Energy.
Chapter 3. Elements, Compounds, and Their Composition.
Chapter 4. The Periodic Table and Chemical Nomenclature.
UNIT 3. THE STRUCTURE OF MATTER.
Chapter 5. Modern Atomic Theory.
Chapter 6. The Chemical Bond.
UNIT 4. CHEMICAL CHANGES AND THE QUANTITITES INVOLVED.
Chapter 7. Chemical Reactions.
Chapter 8. Quantitative Relationships in Chemistry.
UNIT 5. THE STATES OF PURE MATTER AND SOLUTIONS.
Chapter 9. The Gaseous State.
Chapter 10. The Solid and Liquid States.
Chapter 11. Aqueous Solutions.
UNIT 6. TYPES OF CHEMICAL REACTIONS AND HOW THEY OCCUR.
Chapter 12. Acids, Bases, and the Formation of Salts.
Chapter 13. Oxidation-Reduction Reactions.
Chapter 14. Reaction Rates and Equilibrium.
UNIT 7. SPECIAL TOPICS.
Chapter 15. Nuclear Chemistry.
Chapter 16.Organic Chemistry (WEB).
Chapter 17. Biochemistry (WEB).
Foreword to the Appendixes.
Appendix A. Basic Mathematics.
Appendix B. Basic Algebra.
Appendix C. Scientific Notation.
Appendix D. Graphs.
Appendix E. Calculators.
Appendix F. Glossary.
Appendix G. Answers to Exercises.
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