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  • Copyright: 1/11/2013
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Chemistry: A Molecular Approach,Third Editionis an innovative, pedagogically driven text that explains challenging concepts in a student-oriented manner. Nivaldo Tro creates a rigorous and accessible treatment of general chemistry in the context of relevance and the big picture. Chemistry is presented visually through multi-level images-macroscopic, molecular and symbolic representations-helping students see the connections among the formulas (symbolic), the world around them (macroscopic), and the atoms and molecules that make up the world (molecular). The hallmarks of Dr. Tro's problem-solving approach are reinforced through interactive media that provide students with an office-hour type of environment built around worked examples and expanded coverage on the latest developments in chemistry. Pioneering features allow students to sketch their ideas through new problems, and much more.

Author Biography

Nivaldo Tro is Professor of Chemistry at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where he has been a faculty member since 1990.   He received his Ph.D. in chemistry from Stanford University, for work on developing and using optical techniques to study the adsorption and desorption of molecules to and from surfaces in ultrahigh vacuum.   He then went on to the University of California at Berkeley, where he did post-doctoral research on ultra-fast reaction dynamics in solution.  Since coming to Westmont, Professor Tro has been awarded grants from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, from Research Corporation, and from the National Science Foundation to study the dynamics of various processes occurring in thin layer films adsorbed on dielectric surfaces.   He has been honored as Westmont's outstanding teacher of the year three times and has also received the college's outstanding researcher of the year award.   Professor Tro lives in Santa Barbara with his wife, Ann, and their four children, Michael, Ali, Kyle, and Kaden.  In his leisure time, Professor Tro enjoys mountain biking, surfing, reading to his children, and being outdoors with his family.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1     Matter, Measurement, and Problem Solving
Chapter 2     Atoms and Elements
Chapter 3     Molecules, Compounds, and Chemical Equations
Chapter 4     Chemical Quantities and Aqueous Reactions
Chapter 5     Gases
Chapter 6     Thermochemistry
Chapter 7     The Quantum-Mechanical Model of the Atom
Chapter 8     Periodic Properties of the Elements
Chapter 9     Chemical Bonding I: Lewis Theory
Chapter 10   Chemical Bonding II: Molecular Shapes, Valence Bond Theory, and Molecular Orbital Theory
Chapter 11     Liquids, Solids, and Intermolecular Forces
Chapter 12     Solutions
Chapter 13     Chemical Kinetics
Chapter 14     Chemical Equilibrium
Chapter 15     Acids and Bases
Chapter 16     Aqueous Ionic Equilibrium
Chapter 17     Free Energy and Thermodynamics
Chapter 18      Electrochemistry
Chapter 19     Radioactivity and Nuclear Chemistry
Chapter 20     Organic Chemistry
Chapter 21     Biochemistry
Chapter 22     Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Chapter 23     Metals and Metallurgy
Chapter 24     Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

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