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Chemistry: a Guided Inquiry

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John Wiley & Sons Inc

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Chemistry: A Guided Approach 6th Edition follows the underlying principles developed by years of research on how readers learn and draws on testing by those using the POGIL methodology. This text follows inquiry based learning and correspondingly emphasizes the underlying concepts and the reasoning behind the concepts.  This text offers an approach that follows modern cognitive learning principles by having readers learn how to create knowledge based on experimental data and how to test that knowledge.

Table of Contents

To the Student 1

Atomic Structure

1 The Nuclear Atom 2

2 Atomic Number and Atomic Mass 8

3 Coulombic Potential Energy 16

4 The Shell Model (I) 22

5 The Shell Model (II) 30

6 Atomic Size 40

7 Electromagnetic Radiation 44

8 Photoelectron Spectroscopy 48

9 The Shell Model (III) 56

10 Electron Configurations 60

11 Electron Configurations and the Periodic Table 64

12 Electron Spin 68

Molecular Structure

13 Lewis Structures (I) 74

14 Bond Order and Bond Strength 82

15 Lewis Structures (II) 90

16 Lewis Structures (III) 96

17 Lewis Structures (IV) 102

18 Molecular Shapes 108

19 Hybrid Orbitals 118

20 Average Valence Electron Energies 122

21 Partial Charge 126

22 Polar, Nonpolar, and Ionic Bonds 132

23 Dipole Moment 136

Solids and Liquids

24 The Ionic Bond 142

25 Metals 150

26 The Bond-Type Triangle 154

27 Intermolecular Forces 159


28 The Mole Concept 166

29 Chemical Equations 170

30 Limiting Reagent 176

31 Empirical Formula 180

32 Molarity 184


33 The Ideal Gas Law 192


34 Enthalpy of Atom Combination 196

35 Enthalpy Changes in Chemical Reactions 202


36 Rates of Chemical Reactions (I) 208

37 Equilibrium (I) 213

38 Equilibrium (II) 219

39 The Equilibrium Constant(I) 226

40 The Reaction Quotient 234

41 The Solubility Product 244

Acids and Bases

42 Acids and Bases 254

43 Acid Strength 258

44 Weak Acid/Base Dissociation 266

45 pH 274

46 Relative Acid Strength 279

47 Acid/Base Strength of Conjugate Pairs 286


48 Redox Reactions 293

49 Oxidation Numbers 296

50 The Electrochemical Cell 300

51 The Cell Voltage 306


52 Entropy (I) 310

53 Entropy (II) 316

54 Entropy Changes in Chemical Reactions 320

55 The Equilibrium Constant (II) 328

56 The Equilibrium Constant (III) 333


57 Rates of Chemical Reactions (II) 338

58 Integrated Rate Laws 348

59 Reaction Mechanisms (I) 356

60 Reaction Mechanisms (II) 361

61 Reaction Mechanisms (III) 373

62 Activation Energy 378


TABLE A.1 Values of Selected Fundamental Constants 381

TABLE A.2 Selected Conversion Factors 381

TABLE A.3 Standard-State Enthalpies, Free Energies, and Entropies of Atom Combination 382

Index 391

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