Synopses & Reviews
This fully updated Ninth Edition of Steven and Susan Zumdahl's CHEMISTRY brings together the solid pedagogy, easy-to-use media, and interactive exercises that today's instructors need for their general chemistry course. Rather than focusing on rote memorization, CHEMISTRY uses a thoughtful approach built on problem-solving. For the Ninth Edition, the authors have added a new emphasis on critical systematic problem solving, new critical thinking questions, and new computer-based interactive examples to help students learn how to approach and solve chemical problems--to learn to think like chemists--so that they can apply the process of problem solving to all aspects of their lives. Students are provided with the tools to become critical thinkers: to ask questions, to apply rules and develop models, and to evaluate the outcome. In addition, Steven and Susan Zumdahl crafted ChemWork, an online program included in OWL Online Web Learning to support their approach, much as an instructor would offer support during office hours. ChemWork is just one of many study aids available with CHEMISTRY that supports the hallmarks of the textbook--a strong emphasis on models, real world applications, visual learning, and independent problem solving. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.
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Conceptual learning and problem solving are fundamental to theirtreatment, say the Zumdahls, and for this edition of their chemistry textbook they start the problem solving in the first chapter, ratherthan the third, to help students as they learn to use dimensional analysis for unit conversion. Their goal is to help students learn tothink like chemists so that they can apply the process of problem solving to all aspects of their lives. Their topics include types ofchemical reactions and solution stoichiometry, atomic structure and periodicity, covalent bonding: orbitals, solubility and complex ion equilibria, and the representative elements.Annotation �2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
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Conceptual learning and problem solving are fundamental to theirtreatment, say the Zumdahls, and for this edition of their chemistry textbook they start the problem solving in the first chapter, ratherthan the third, to help students as they learn to use dimensional analysis for unit conversion. Their goal is to help students learn tothink like chemists so that they can apply the process of problem solving to all aspects of their lives. Their topics include types ofchemical reactions and solution stoichiometry, atomic structure and periodicity, covalent bonding: orbitals, solubility and complex ion equilibria, and the representative elements.Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
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Conceptual learning and problem solving are fundamental to theirtreatment, say the Zumdahls, and for this edition of their chemistry textbook they start the problem solving in the first chapter, ratherthan the third, to help students as they learn to use dimensional analysis for unit conversion. Their goal is to help students learn tothink like chemists so that they can apply the process of problem solving to all aspects of their lives. Their topics include types ofchemical reactions and solution stoichiometry, atomic structure and periodicity, covalent bonding: orbitals, solubility and complex ion equilibria, and the representative elements.Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
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Conceptual learning and problem solving are fundamental to theirtreatment, say the Zumdahls, and for this edition of their chemistry textbook they start the problem solving in the first chapter, ratherthan the third, to help students as they learn to use dimensional analysis for unit conversion. Their goal is to help students learn tothink like chemists so that they can apply the process of problem solving to all aspects of their lives. Their topics include types ofchemical reactions and solution stoichiometry, atomic structure and periodicity, covalent bonding: orbitals, solubility and complex ion equilibria, and the representative elements.Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Review
Conceptual learning and problem solving are fundamental to theirtreatment, say the Zumdahls, and for this edition of their chemistry textbook they start the problem solving in the first chapter, ratherthan the third, to help students as they learn to use dimensional analysis for unit conversion. Their goal is to help students learn tothink like chemists so that they can apply the process of problem solving to all aspects of their lives. Their topics include types ofchemical reactions and solution stoichiometry, atomic structure and periodicity, covalent bonding: orbitals, solubility and complex ion equilibria, and the representative elements.Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
About the Author
Steven S. Zumdahl earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Wheaton College (IL) and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He has been a faculty member at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Parkland College (IL), and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) where he is Professor Emeritus. He has received numerous awards including the National Catalyst Award for Excellence in Chemical Education, the University of Illinois Teaching Award, the UIUC Liberal Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching, UIUC Liberal Arts and Sciences Advising Award, and the School of Chemical Sciences Teaching award (five times). He is the author of several chemistry textbooks. In his leisure time he enjoys traveling and collecting classic cars. Susan L. Zumdahl earned a B.S. and M.A. in Chemistry at California State University-Fullerton. She has taught science and mathematics at all levels including middle school, high school, community college, and university. At the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, she developed a program for increasing the retention of minorities and women in science and engineering. This program focused on using active learning and peer teaching to encourage students to excel in the sciences. She has coordinated and led workshops and programs for science teachers from elementary through college levels. These programs encourage and support active learning and creative techniques for teaching science. For several years she was director of an Institute for Chemical Education (ICE) field center in Southern California, and she has authored several chemistry textbooks. Susan spearheaded the development of a sophisticated Web-based electronic homework system for teaching chemistry. Susan enjoys traveling, classic cars, and gardening in her spare time when she is not playing with her grandchildren.
Table of Contents
1. Chemical Foundations. 2. Atoms, Molecules, and Ions. 3. Stoichiometry. 4. Types of Chemical Reactions and Solution Stoichiometry. 5. Gases 6. Thermochemistry. 7. Atomic Structure and Periodicity. 8. Bonding: General Concepts. 9. Covalent Bonding: Orbitals. 10. Liquids and Solids. 11. Properties of Solutions. 12. Chemical Kinetics. 13. Chemical Equilibrium. 14. Acids and Bases. 15. Acid-Base Equilibria. 16. Solubility and Complex Ion Equilibria. 17. Spontaneity, Entropy, and Free Energy. 18. Electrochemistry. 19. The Nucleus: A Chemist's View. 20. The Representative Elements. 21. Transition Metals and Coordination Chemistry. 22. Organic and Biological Molecules. Appendix 1. Mathematical Procedures. A1.1 Exponential Notation. A1.2 Logarithms. A1.3 Graphing Functions. A1.4 Solving Quadratic Equations. A1.5 Uncertainties in Measurements. Appendix 2. The Quantitative Kinetic Molecular Model. Appendix 3. Spectral Analysis. Appendix 4. Selected Thermodynamic Data. Appendix 5. Equilibrium Constants and Reduction Potentials. A5.1 Values of Ka for Some Common Monoprotic Acids. A5.2 Stepwise Dissociation Constants for Several Common Polyprotic Acids. A5.3 Values of Kb for Some Common Weak Bases. A5.4 Ksp Values at 25_C for Common Ionic Solids. A5.5 Standard Reduction Potentials at 25_C (298K) for Many Common Half-Reactions. Appendix 6. SI Units and Conversion Factors. Glossary. Answers to Selected Exercises.