Chemistry A Molecular Approach

ISBN-10: 0131000659

ISBN-13: 9780131000650

Edition: 2008

Authors: Nivaldo Jose Tro
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Description: For two-semester or three-quarter courses in General Chemistry. nbsp; The authorrsquo;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.nbsp; Nivaldo J. Trorsquo;sChemistry: A Molecular Approachexplains 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.nbsp; Chemistry is presented visually throughmulti-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).nbsp; Every aspect of this book focuses students on recognizing that the behavior of matter is based on the behavior of atoms and molecules.

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List price: $218.67
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/31/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1232
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 6.6
Language: English

Nivaldo J. Tro received his BA degree from Westmont College and his PhD degree from Stanford University. He went on to a postdoctoral research position at the University of California at Berkeley. In 1990, he joined the chemistry faculty at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Professor Tro has been honored as Westmont's outstanding teacher of the year three times (1994, 2001, and 2008). He was named Westmont's outstanding researcher of the year in 1996. Professor Tro lives in the foothills of Santa Barbara with his wife, Ann, and their four children, Michael, Alicia, Kyle, and Kaden. In his leisure time, Professor Tro likes to spend time with his family in the outdoors. He enjoys running, biking, surfing, and snowboarding.

Matter, Measurement, and Problem Solving
Atoms and Molecules
The Scientific Approach to Knowledge The Nature of Science: Thomas S. Kuhn and Scientific Revolutions
The Classification of Matter The States of Matter: Solid, Liquid and Gas Classifying Matter According to Its Composition: Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures Separating Mixtures
Physical and Chemical Changes and Physical and Chemical Properties
Energy: A Fundamental Part of Physical and Chemical Change
The Units of Measurement A Meter: A Measure of Length The Kilogram: A Measure of Mass The Second: A Measure of Time The Kelvin: A Measure of Temperature Prefix Multipliers Derived Units: Volume and Density Calculating Density Chemistry and Medicine: Bone Density
The Reliability of a Measurement Counting Significant Figures Exact Numbers Significant Figures in Calculations Precision and Accuracy Chemistry in Your Day: Integrity in Data Gathering
Solving Chemical Problems Converting From One Unit to Another General Problem-Solving Strategy Units Raised to a Power Order of Magnitude Estimations Problems Involving an Equation
Atoms and Elements
Imaging and Moving Individual Atoms
Early Ideas about the Building Blocks of Matter
Modern Atomic Theory and the Laws That Led to It The Law of Conservation of Mass The Law of Definite Proportions The Law of Multiple Proportions John Dalton and The Atomic Theory Chemistry in Your Day: Atoms and Humans
The Discovery of the Electron Cathode Rays Millikanrsquo;s Oil Drop Experiment: The Charge of the Electron
The Structure of The Atom
Subatomic Particles: Protons, Neutrons, and Electrons in Atoms Elements: Defined by Their Number of Protons Isotopes: When the Number of Neutrons Varies Ions: Losing and Gaining Electrons
Finding Patterns: The Periodic Law and the Periodic Table Ions and The Periodic Table Chemistry and Medicine: The Elements of Life
Atomic Mass: The Average Mass of an Elementrsquo;s Atoms Mass Spectrometry: Measuring the Mass of Atoms and Molecules
Molar Mass: Counting Atoms by Weighing Them The Mole: A Chemistrsquo;s ldquo;Dozenrdquo; Converting between Number of Moles and Number of Atoms Converting between Mass and Amount (Number of Moles)</
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