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Chemistry: Principles and Reactions


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Discover all of the fundamental topics of general chemistry in the latest edition of this brief, cost-effective, reader- oriented text. Masterton/Hurley's CHEMISTRY: PRINCIPLES AND REACTIONS, 6e, provides a clear, concise presentation based on the authors' more than 50 years of combined teaching experience. This edition takes you directly to the crux of concepts with simplicity and allows you to efficiently cover all topics found in the typical general chemistry book. New and proven concept-driven examples as well as examples that focus on molecular reasoning and understanding provide important practice. New "Chemistry: Beyond the Classroom" essays by guest authors demonstrate the relevance of the concepts you are learning and highlight some of the most up-to-date uses of chemistry. A strong, enhanced art program further assists you in visualizing chemical concepts. For the first time, this edition fully integrates OWL (Online Web-based Learning), the homework management system trusted by tens of thousands of students. Integrated end-of-chapter questions and Key Concepts correlate to OWL. An optional e-book of this edition is also available in OWL. To further assist in learning and depth of coverage, the book offers CengageNOW™, a Web-based student self- tutorial program. In addition, Go Chemistry™ learning modules developed by award-winning chemists offer mini- lectures and learning tools available for video iPods, MP3 players, and iTunes or CengageNOW™ to accommodate students like you who are on the go.

Book News Annotation:

This textbook outlines the principles that govern chemical reactions and continuously illustrates their usefulness in practical applications. The authors (University of Connecticut) cover reactions in aqueous solutions, the ideal gas law, electron arrangements, rate of reaction, acid-base solutions, and complex ions. The sixth edition replaces 30% of the in-text examples, adds four research essays, and updates molecular models. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

William L. Masterton received his PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Illinois in 1953. Two years later he began to work at the University of Connecticut, where he taught general chemistry and a graduate course in chemical thermodynamics. He has received numerous teaching awards, including an award from the Student Senate at the University of Connecticut, of which he was most proud. Dr. Masterton is co-author of the all-time best-selling general chemistry textbook CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES, which has sold well over 1.5 million copies. Dr. Masterton's field of research, solution thermodynamics, prepared him well for making maple syrup each March at the family farmhouse in New Hampshire. Cecile Nespral Hurley received her MS at the University of California, Los Angeles. Since 1979, she has served as Lecturer and Coordinator of Freshman Chemistry at the University of Connecticut, where she directed a groundbreaking National Science Foundation-supported project on cooperative learning in general chemistry. She is one of a prestigious group of University Teaching Fellows who are selected by their fellow faculty members as models of teaching excellence and dedication. In addition, she coordinates the High School Cooperative Program in Chemistry through which superior Connecticut high school students take the university's general chemistry course at their schools. In her spare time, Professor Hurley roots for the University of Connecticut women's basketball Huskies--and roots out weeds from her country garden, which she likes to imagine rivals Monet's at Giverny.

Table of Contents

1. Matter and Measurements. 2. Atoms, Molecules, and Ions. 3. Mass Relations in Chemistry; Stoichiometry. 4. Reactions in Aqueous Solution. 5. Gases. 6. Electronic Structure and the Periodic Table. 7. Covalent Bonding. 8. Thermochemistry. 9. Liquids and Solids. 10. Solutions. 11. Rate of Reaction. 12. Gaseous Chemical Equilibrium. 13. Acids and Bases. 14. Equilibria in Acid-Base Solutions. 15. Complex Ions. 16. Precipitation Equilibria. 17. Spontaneity of Reaction. 18. Electrochemistry. 19. Nuclear Reactions. 20. Chemistry of the Metals. 21. Chemistry of the Nonmetals. 22. Organic Chemistry. 23. Organic Polymers, Natural and Synthetic. Appendix 1: Units, Constants, and Reference Data. Appendix 2: Properties of the Elements. Appendix 3: Exponents and Logarithms. Appendix 4: Nomenclature of Complex Ions. Appendix 5: Molecular Orbitals. Appendix 6: Answers to Even-Numbered and Challenge Questions and Problems.

Product Details

Principles and Reactions
Cengage Learning
Masterton, William L.(William L. Masterton)
Hurley, Cecile N.
Masterton, William L.
Nerth, Edward
Chemistry - General
Publication Date:
January 2008
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
10.81x8.82x1.10 in. 3.68 lbs.

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