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General Chemistry An Integrated Approach

ISBN-10: 0131402838

ISBN-13: 9780131402836

Edition: 4th 2005

Authors: John William Hill, Terry McCreary, Scott S. Perry, Ralph H. Petrucci

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This book retains the relaxed, easy-to-read style of the previous edition to provide integrated coverage of organic and biochemistry, applications, and tools that foster problem-solving skills. More than any other, this text offers balance-in the topics presented, and in its presentation of the subject of chemistry.The authors focus on three mains areas to help readers master the core concepts of general chemistry and enhance their problem-solving skills: problem-solving support and active assessment, conceptual development, and visualization of the molecular behavior of matter.For anyone who wants a relaxed, easy-to-read book that emphasizes major topics in chemistry as well as problem-solving techniques.
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List price: $218.67
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/2/2004
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 1200
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 5.896
Language: English

Ralph H. PetrucciRalph Petrucci received his B.S. in Chemistry from Union College, Schenectady, NY, and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Following ten years of teaching, research, consulting, and directing the NSF Institutes for Secondary School Science Teachers at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, Dr. Petrucci joined the planning staff of the new California State University campus at San Bernardino in 1964. There, in addition to his faculty appointment, he served as Chairman of the Natural Sciences Division and Dean of Academic Planning before retiring from teaching.F. Geoffrey HerringGeoff Herring received his B.Sc. and his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, both from the University of London. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Chemistry of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Dr. Herring has research interests in the area of biophysical chemistry and has published over 100 papers in the area of physical chemistry and chemical physics. Recently, Dr. Herring has undertaken studies in the use of information technology and interactive engagement methods in teaching general chemistry with a view to improving student comprehension and learning. Dr. Herring has taught chemistry from undergraduate to graduate levels for 30 years and has twice been the recipient of the Killam Prize for Excellence in Teaching.Jeffry D. MaduraJeffry D. Madura received his B.A. from Thiel College and his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Purdue University. He is currently Professor and Chair in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Madura's research interests are in the area of computational chemistry and biophysical chemistry, and he has published over 70 papers in the area of physical chemistry and chemical physics. Recently, Dr. Madura has undertaken studies in the use of technology and interactive personal response systems in teaching general and physical chemistry with the goal of improving student comprehension and learning. Dr. Madura has taught chemistry from undergraduate to graduate levels for 15 years and has been the recipient of a Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.Carey BissonnetteCarey Bissonnette received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Waterloo, Ontario and his Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry from the University of Camridge. He is currently Continuing Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo. He has won awards for excellence in teaching, including the University of Waterloo's Distinguished Teacher Award in 2005. Dr. Bissonnette has made extensive use of technology in both the classroom and the laboratory in order to create an interactive environment for his students to learn and explore. For the past several years, he has been actively engaged in undergraduate curriculum development, high school liaison activities, and the coordination of the University's high school chemistry contests that are written each year by thousands of students around the world.

Chapters end with a Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Problems and Additional Problems
Chemistry: Matter and Measurement
Chemistry: Principles and Applications
Getting Started: Some Key Terms
Scientific Measurements
Precision and Accuracy in Measurements
A Problem-Solving Method
Essay Fat: Floats: Body Density and Fitness
Further Remarks on Problem Solving
Atoms, Molecules, and Ions
Laws of Chemical Combination
John Dalton and the Atomic Theory of Matter
The Divisible Atom
Atomic Masses
The Periodic Table: Elements Organized
Molecules and Molecular Compounds
Ions and Ionic Compounds
Essay: What Is a LowSodium Diet?
Acids, Bases, and Salts
Alkanes: Saturated Hydrocarbons
Types of Organic Compounds
Stoichiometry: Chemical Calculations
Molecular Masses and Formula Masses
The Mole and Avogadro's Number
More on the Mole
Mass Percent Composition from Chemical Formulas
Essay: "5-10-5" Fertilizer: What Is It? Chemical Formulas from Mass Percent Composition
Elemental Analysis: Experimental Determination of Mass Percent Composition
Writing and Balancing Chemical Equations
Stoichiometric Equivalence and Reaction Stoichiometry
Essay Stoichiometry in Biochemistry
Limiting Reactants
Yields of Chemical Reactions
Essay fields in an Organic Reaction
Solutions and Solution Stoichiometry
Essay: Green Chemistry: Atom Economy
Chemical Reactions in Aqueous Solutions
Some Electrical Properties of Aqueous Solutions
Reactions of Acids and Bases
Essay: Titrations: Variations on a Theme
Reactions that Form Precipitates
Oxidizing and Reducing Agents
Some Practical Applications of Oxidation and Reduction
Essay: Oxidation-Reduction in Bleaching and in Stain Removal
Gases: What Are They Like? An Introduction to the Kinetic-Molecular Theory
Gas Pressure
Boyle's Law: The Pressure-Volume Relationship
Essay: Boyle's Law and Breathing
Charles's Law: The Temperature-Volume Relationship
Essay Boyle's Law and Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives
Avogadro's Law: The Mole-Volume Relationship
The Combined Gas Law
The Ideal Gas Law
Gases in Reaction Stoichiometry
Essay: Connections: Balloons, The Gas Laws, and Chemistry
Mixtures of Gases: Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures
The Kinetic-Molecular Theory: Some Quantitative Aspects
Essay: Separation of Uranium Isotopes
Real Gases
Thermochemistry: Some Basic Terms
Internal Energy (U,D>), State Functions, and the First Law of Thermodynamics
Heats of Reaction and Enthalpy Change
Calorimetry: Measuring Quantities of Heat
Hess's Law of Constant Heat Summation
Standard Enthalpies of Formation
Combustion and Respiration: Fuels and Foods
Essay: Alkanes: Our Principal Fuels
Essay: The Food Calorie
Atomic Structure
The Electron: Experiments of Thomson and Millikan
Essay: Two Accidental Discoveries With Far-Reaching Consequences
Atomic Models: J. J. Thomson and Ernest Rutherford
Protons and Neutrons
Positive Ions and Mass Spectrometry
The Wave Nature of Light
Essay: Fireworks and Spectra
Photons: Energy by the Quantum
Bohr's Hydrogen Atom: A Planetary Model
Wave Mechanics: Matter as Waves
Essay Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
Quantum Numbers and Atomic Orbitals
Essay: Electron Probabilities and a Close-Up Look at Atoms
Essay: The Stillness at 0 K: Temperature, Uncertainty, and Superconductivity
Electron Configurations, Atomic Properties, and the Periodic Table. <div STYLE="margin-left: 0.2in;"