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ISBN: 9780077274313 / 0077274318
Division: Higher Education
Pub Date: JAN-09

Copyright: 2010
Edition: 10
Format: Hardback

Raymond Chang


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.

Key features

  • NEW Review of Concepts--a quick review question or set of questions (sometimes with a visual) to test student understanding of the concept just presented.
  • Key Equations are again added to the end-of-chapter material for the student and professor.
  • NEW Chemistry in Action boxed essay on Boron Neutron Capture Theory in Chapter 23.
  • Conceptual end-of-chapter problems have been added to reinforce the Review of Concepts. The new end-of-chapter problems include visuals for the student to interpret for the correct answer.
  • Specific Chapter Changes:
      Expanded coverage of the common oxides in naming oxoacids in Chapter 2.
      Revised Section 3.3 on Amounts of Reactants and Products in Chapter 3.
      Revised the explanation of thermochemical equations in Chapter 6.
      Expanded coverage on effective nuclear charge in Chapter 8.
      Expanded explanation of molar heat of vaporization in Chapter 10.
      Revised the section on frequency factor in the Arrhenius Equation in Chapter 13.
      Further clarified the explanation of pH and also of percent ionization in Chapter 14.

  • An excellent textbook that is concise yet comprehensive and thorough. Chang manages to set itself apart from other textbooks by not overburdening students with unnecessary extraneous information. At the same time it is thorough and clearly describes the simplest concepts.
  • Molecular images created using the Spartan software for chemical accuracy of models. You will see the images in the line art, figure of molecular reactions and underlining an equation.
  • ARIS--our electronic homework program contains assignments directly tied to text-specific materials in Chemistry, allows you to edit questions and algorithms, import your own content, and create announcements and due dates for assignments.

  • About the author

    Raymond Chang
    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
    5 Gases
    6 Thermochemistry
    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
    19 Electrochemistry
    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



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