Chemistry (9th Revised edition)

Chemistry (9th Revised edition)

By: Steven S. Zumdahl (author), Ken Curtis (author), Susan A. Zumdahl (author), Valerie Hansen (author)Hardback

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This fully updated Ninth Edition of Steven and Susan Zumdahl's CHEMISTRY brings together the solid pedagogy, easy-to-use media, and interactive exercises that today's instructors need for their general chemistry course. Rather than focusing on rote memorization, CHEMISTRY uses a thoughtful approach built on problem-solving. For the Ninth Edition, the authors have added a new emphasis on critical systematic problem solving, new critical thinking questions, and new computer-based interactive examples to help students learn how to approach and solve chemical problems--to learn to think like chemists--so that they can apply the process of problem solving to all aspects of their lives. Students are provided with the tools to become critical thinkers: to ask questions, to apply rules and develop models, and to evaluate the outcome. In addition, Steven and Susan Zumdahl crafted ChemWork, an online program included in OWL Online Web Learning to support their approach, much as an instructor would offer support during office hours. ChemWork is just one of many study aids available with CHEMISTRY that supports the hallmarks of the textbook--a strong emphasis on models, real world applications, visual learning, and independent problem solving. Available with InfoTrac(R) Student Collections

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Steve Zumdahl is the author of market-leading textbooks in introductory chemistry, general chemistry, honors-level chemistry, and high school chemistry. Recently retired from his long-time position as Director of Undergraduate Programs at the University of Illinois, he has received numerous awards for his contributions to chemical education. These include the National Catalyst Award in recognition of his contribution to chemical education, the University of Illinois Teaching Award, the UIUC Liberal Arts and Sciences Advising Award, and the School of Chemical Sciences Teaching Award (five times). He earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Wheaton College (IL), and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. Susan A. Zumdahl earned a B.S. and M.A. in Chemistry at California State University--Fullerton. She has taught science and mathematics at all levels, including middle school, high school, community college, and university. She is past director of the Merit Program for Emerging Scholars in Chemistry at the University of Illinois. In addition, she spearheaded the development of a sophisticated web-based electronic homework system for chemistry and is co-author on several chemistry textbooks.


1. Chemical Foundations. 2. Atoms, Molecules, and Ions. 3. Stoichiometry. 4. Types of Chemical Reactions and Solution Stoichiometry. 5. Gases 6. Thermochemistry. 7. Atomic Structure and Periodicity. 8. Bonding: General Concepts. 9. Covalent Bonding: Orbitals. 10. Liquids and Solids. 11. Properties of Solutions. 12. Chemical Kinetics. 13. Chemical Equilibrium. 14. Acids and Bases. 15. Acid-Base Equilibria. 16. Solubility and Complex Ion Equilibria. 17. Spontaneity, Entropy, and Free Energy. 18. Electrochemistry. 19. The Nucleus: A Chemist's View. 20. The Representative Elements. 21. Transition Metals and Coordination Chemistry. 22. Organic and Biological Molecules. Appendix 1. Mathematical Procedures. A1.1 Exponential Notation. A1.2 Logarithms. A1.3 Graphing Functions. A1.4 Solving Quadratic Equations. A1.5 Uncertainties in Measurements. Appendix 2. The Quantitative Kinetic Molecular Model. Appendix 3. Spectral Analysis. Appendix 4. Selected Thermodynamic Data. Appendix 5. Equilibrium Constants and Reduction Potentials. A5.1 Values of Ka for Some Common Monoprotic Acids. A5.2 Stepwise Dissociation Constants for Several Common Polyprotic Acids. A5.3 Values of Kb for Some Common Weak Bases. A5.4 Ksp Values at 25 C for Common Ionic Solids. A5.5 Standard Reduction Potentials at 25 C (298K) for Many Common Half-Reactions. Appendix 6. SI Units and Conversion Factors. Glossary. Answers to Selected Exercises.

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  • publication date: 01/01/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781133611097
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1200
  • ID: 9781133611097
  • weight: 2415
  • ISBN10: 1133611095
  • edition: 9th Revised edition

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