|About the book|
Designed for the two-semester general chemistry course, Chang's best-selling textbook continues to take a traditional approach and is often considered a student and teacher favorite. The book features a straightforward, clear writing style and proven problem-solving strategies. It continues the tradition of providing a firm foundation in chemical concepts and principles while presenting a broad range of topics in a clear, concise manner.
The new edition of Chemistry continues to strike a balance between theory and application by incorporating real examples and helping students visualize the three-dimensional atomic and molecular structures that are the basis of chemical activity. An integral part of the text is to develop students' problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
A hallmark of the 10th anniversary edition is the integration of many tools designed to inspire both students and instructors. The textbook is a foundation for the unparalleled, effective technology that is integrated throughout. The multimedia package for the new edition stretches students beyond the confines of the traditional textbook.
|About the author|
Raymond Chang received his B.Sc. degree in chemistry from London University, England and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Yale University. After doing postdoctoral research at Washington University and teaching for a year at Hunter College, he joined the chemistry at Williams College, where he has taught since 1968. Professor Chang has written books on spectroscopy, physical chemistry, and industrial chemistry.
|Table of contents|
1 Chemistry: The Study of Change
2 Atoms, Molecules, and Ions
3 Mass Relationships in Chemical Reactions
4 Reactions in Aqueous Solutions
7 Quantum Theory and the Electronic Structure of Atoms
8 Periodic Relationships Among the Elements
9 Chemical Bonding I: Basic Concepts
10 Chemical Bonding II: Molecular Geometry and Hybridization of Atomic Orbitals
11 Intermolecular Forces and Liquids and Solids
12 Physical Properties of Solutions
13 Chemical Kinetics
14 Chemical Equilibrium
15 Acids and Bases
16 Acid-Base Equilibria and Solubility Equilibria
17 Chemistry in the Atmosphere
18 Entropy, Free Energy, and Equilibrium
20 Metallurgy and the Chemistry of Metals
21 Nonmetallic Elements and Their Compounds
22 Transition Metal Chemistry and Coordination Compounds
23 Nuclear Chemistry
24 Organic Chemistry
25 Synthetic and Natural Organic Polymers
1 Derivation of the Names of Elements
2 Units for the Gas Constant
3 Thermodynamic Data at 1 atm and 25 degrees C
4 Mathematical Operations