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The author's goal in writing this book is to deliver the depth of coverage faculty want with the accessibility and clarity that students need for success. Nivaldo J. Tro's Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, 2/e explains difficult chemical concepts in a concise and clear student-centered manner while also providing faculty with the flexibility to go more deeply into many key, often neglected, topics such as electron diffraction, molecular orbital theory, and free-energy changes under non-standard conditions. Chemistry is presented visually through multi-level images (macroscopic, molecular and symbolic representations), which helps students see the connections among the formulas (symbolic), the world around them (macroscopic), and the atoms and molecules that make up the world (molecular). Among other revisions, the Second Edition offers a crisp new design, adds more challenging problems, and significantly revises coverage of electrochemistry.
Matter, Measurement, and Problem Solving; Atoms and Elements; Molecules, Compounds, and Chemical Equations; Chemical Quantities and Aqueous Reactions; Gases; Thermochemistry; The Quantum-Mechanical Model of the Atom; Periodic Properties of the Elements; Chemical Bonding I: Lewis Theory; Chemical Bonding II: Molecular Shapes, Valence Bond Theory, and Molecular Orbital Theory; Liquids, Solids, and Intermolecular Forces; Solutions; Chemical Kinetics; Chemical Equilibrium; Acids and Bases; Aqueous Ionic Equilibrium; Free Energy and Thermodynamics; Electrochemistry; Radioactivity and Nuclear Chemistry; Organic Chemistry; Biochemistry; Chemistry of the Nonmetals; Metals and Metallurgy; Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds.
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This innovative text explains difficult concepts in a relevant, student-oriented manner. Chemistry is presented visually through multi-level images—macroscopic, molecular and symbolic representations—helping you see the connections among the formulas (symbolic), the world around you (macroscopic), and the atoms and molecules that make up the world (molecular). Among other revisions, the Second Edition offers a crisp new design, adds more challenging problems, and significantly revises coverage of electrochemistry.
About the Author
is Professor of Chemistry at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where he has been a faculty member since 1990. He received his Ph.D. in chemistry from Stanford University, for work on developing and using optical techniques to study the adsorption and desorption of molecules to and from surfaces in ultrahigh vacuum. He then went on to the University of California at Berkeley, where he did post-doctoral research on ultra-fast reaction dynamics in solution. Since coming to Westmont, Professor Tro has been awarded grants from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, from Research Corporation, and from the National Science Foundation to study the dynamics of various processes occurring in thin adlayer films adsorbed on dielectric surfaces. He has twice been honored as Westmont's outstanding teacher of the year and has also received the college's outstanding researcher of the year award. Professor Tro lives in Santa Barbara with his wife, Ann, and their four children, Michael, Ali, Kyle, and Kaden. In his leisure time, Professor Tro enjoys reading good literature to his children and being outdoors with his family.
Table of Contents
hapter 1 Matter, Measurement, and Problem Solving
Chapter 2 Atoms and Elements
Chapter 3 Molecules, Compounds, and Chemical Equations
Chapter 4 Chemical Quantities and Aqueous Reactions
Chapter 5 Gases
Chapter 6 Thermochemistry
Chapter 7 The Quantum-Mechanical Model of the Atom
Chapter 8 Periodic Properties of the Elements
Chapter 9 Chemical Bonding I: Lewis Theory
Chapter 10 Chemical Bonding II: Molecular Shapes, Valence Bond Theory, and
Molecular Orbital Theory
Chapter 11 Liquids, Solids, and Intermolecular Forces
Chapter 12 Solutions
Chapter 13 Chemical Kinetics
Chapter 14 Chemical Equilibrium
Chapter 15 Acids and Bases
Chapter 16 Aqueous Ionic Equilibrium
Chapter 17 Free Energy and Thermodynamics
Chapter 18 Electrochemistry
Chapter 19 Radioactivity and Nuclear Chemistry
Chapter 20 Organic Chemistry
Chapter 21 Biochemistry
Chapter 22 Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Chapter 23 Metals and Metallurgy
Chapter 24 Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds