Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity - Hybrid

ISBN-10: 1111574987

ISBN-13: 9781111574987

Edition: 8th 2012

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List price: $157.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 2/18/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 992
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.708
Language: English

John C. Kotz is an emeritus State University of New York Distinguished Teaching Professor at the College at Oneonta. Educated at Washington and Lee University, as well as Cornell University, he held National Institutes of Health postdoctoral appointments at the University of Manchester Institute for Science and Technology in England and at Indiana University. Professor Kotz has co-authored three textbooks in several editions - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL REACTIVITY, and THE CHEMICAL WORLD - along with the INTERACTIVE GENERAL CHEMISTRY CD-ROM. He also has published research on inorganic chemistry and electrochemistry. He was a Fulbright Lecturer and Research Scholar in Portugal in 1979 and a visiting professor there in 1992, as well as a visiting professor at the Institute for Chemical Education (University of Wisconsin, 1991-1992) and at Auckland University in New Zealand (1999). He also was an invited speaker at a meeting of the South African Chemical Society and at the biennial conference for secondary school chemistry teachers in New Zealand. In addition, a recent tenure as a mentor of the U.S. Chemistry Olympiad Team, Professor Kotz has received numerous honors, including a State University of New York Chancellor's Award (1979), a National Catalyst Award for Excellence in Teaching (1992), the Estee Lectureship in Chemical Education at the University of South Dakota (1998), the Visiting Scientist Award from the Western Connecticut Section of the American Chemical Society (1999), and the first annual Distinguished Education Award from the Binghamton (New York) Section of the American Chemical Society (2001).

Paul M. Treichel, received his B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1958 and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1962. After a year of postdoctoral study in London, he assumed a faculty position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He served as department chair from 1986 through 1995 and was awarded a Helfaer Professorship in 1996. He has held visiting faculty positions in South Africa (1975) and in Japan (1995). Retiring after 44 years as a faculty member in 2007, he is currently Emeritus Professor of Chemistry. During his faculty career he taught courses in general chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, and scientific ethics. Professor Treichel's research in organometallic and metal cluster chemistry and in mass spectrometry, aided by 75 graduate and undergraduate students, has led to more than 170 papers in scientific journals. He may be contacted by email at

Concepts of Chemistry
Basic Concepts of Chemistry
Let's Review: The Tools of Quantitative Chemistry
Atoms, Molecules, and Ions
Chemical Reactions
Stoichiometry: Quantitative Information About Chemical Reactions
Principles of Chemical Reactivity: Energy and Chemical Reactions
Interchapter: The Chemistry of Fuels and Energy Sources
Atoms and Molecules
The Structure of Atoms
The Structure of Atoms and Periodic Trends
Interchapter: Milestones in the Development of Chemistry and the Modern View of Atoms and Molecules
Bonding and Molecular Structure
Bonding and Molecular Structure: Orbital Hybridization and Molecular Orbitals
Carbon: Not Just Another Element
Interchapter: The Chemistry of Life: Biochemistry
States of Matter
Gases and Their Properties
Intermolecular Forces and Liquids
The Chemistry of Solids
Solutions and Their Behavior
Interchapter: The Chemistry of Modern Materials
The Control of Chemical Reactions
Chemical Kinetics: The Rates of Chemical Reactions
Principles of Reactivity: Equilibrium
The Chemistry of Acids and Bases
Principles of Reactivity: Other Aspects of Aqueous Equilibria
Principles of Reactivity: Entropy and Free Energy
Principles of Reactivity: Electron Transfer Reactions
Interchapter: The Chemistry of the Environment
The Chemistry of the Elements
The Chemistry of the Main Group Elements
The Chemistry of the Transition Elements
Nuclear Chemistry
Using Logarithms and the Quadratic Equation
Some Important Physical Concepts
Abbreviations and Useful Conversion Factors
Physical Constants
Naming Organic Compounds
Values for the Ionization Energies and Electron Affinities of the Elements
Vapor Pressure of Water at Various Temperatures
Ionization Constants for Weak Acids at 25�C
Ionization Constants for Weak Bases at 25�C
Solubility Product Constants for Some Inorganic Compounds at 25�C
Formation Constants for Some Complex Ions in Aqueous Solution
Selected Thermodynamic Values
Standard Reduction Potentials in Aqueous Solution at 25�C
Answers to Chapter Opening Questions and Case Study Questions
Answers to Check Your Understanding Questions selected Study Questions
Answers to Review & Check Questions
Appenidx Q
Answers to Selected Study Questions
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