General Chemistry : Atoms First

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-02-12
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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KEY BENEFIT: This is the first mainstream general chemistry text to be written with an atoms-first approach, offering the same lucid character and conceptual emphasis that readers have come to expect from these authors. Chemistry: Matter and Measurement; The Structure and Stability of Atoms; Periodicity and the Electronic Structure of Atoms; Ionic Bonds and Some Main-Group Chemistry; Covalent Bonds and Molecular Structure; Mass Relationships in Chemical Reactions; Reactions in Aqueous Solution; Thermochemistry: Chemical Energy; Gases: Their Properties and Behavior; Liquids, Solids, and Phase Changes; Solutions and Their Properties; Chemical Kinetics; Chemical Equilibrium; Aqueous Equilibria: Acids and Bases; Applications of Aqueous Equilibria; Thermodynamics: Entropy, Free Energy, and Equilibrium; Electrochemistry; Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Water; The Main- Group Elements; Transition Elements and Coordination Chemistry; Metals and Solid State Materials; Organic Chemistry. MARKET: A comprehensive reference for anyone who needs to learn more about general chemistry.

Author Biography

Educated at Harvard and Columbia, John McMurry has taught approximately 17,000 students in general and organic chemistry over a 30-year period. A Professor of Chemistry at Cornell University since 1980, Dr. McMurry previously spent 13 years on the faculty at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He has received numerous awards, including the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship (1969–71), the National Institute of Health Career Development Award (1975–80), the Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award (1986–87), and the Max Planck Research Award (1991).

Professor of Chemistry Robert C. Fay has been teaching general and inorganic chemistry at Cornell University since 1962. Known for his clear, well-organized lectures, Dr. Fay was the 1980 recipient of the Clark Distinguished Teaching Award. He has also taught as a visiting professor at Harvard University and the University of Bologna, Italy. He has been an NSF Science Faculty Fellow at the University of East Anglia and the University of Sussex, England, and a NATO/Heineman Senior Fellow at Oxford University.

Table of Contents

Brief table of contents
Chemistry: Matter and Measurement
The Structure and Stability of Atoms
Periodicity and the Electronic Structure of Atoms
Ionic Bonds and Some Main-Group Chemistry
Covalent Bonds and Molecular Structure
Mass Relationships in Chemical Reactions
Reactions in Aqueous Solution Chapter 8-Thermochemistry: Chemical Energy
Gases: Their Properties and Behavior
Liquids, Solids, and Phase Changes
Solutions and Their Properties
Chemical Kinetics
Chemical Equilibrium
Aqueous Equilibria: Acids and Bases
Applications of Aqueous Equilibria
Thermodynamics: Entropy, Free Energy, and Equilibrium
Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Water
The Main- Group Elements
Transition Elements and Coordination Chemistr?
Comprehensive Table of Contents
Chemistry: Matter and Measurement
Approaching Chemistry: Experimentation
Chemistry and the Elements
Elements and the Periodic Table
Some Chemical Properties of the Elements
Experimentation and Measurement
Mass and Its Measurement
Length and Its Measurement
Temperature and Its Measurement
Derived Units: Volume and Its Measurement
Derived Units: Density and Its Measurement
Derived Units: Energy and Its Measurement
Accuracy, Precision, and Significant Figures in Measurement
Rounding Numbers
Calculations: Converting from One Unit to Another
Interlude - Chemicals, Toxicity, and Risk
- The Structure and Stability of Atoms
Conservation of Mass and the Law of Definite Proportions
The Law of Multiple Proportions and Dalton's Atomic Theory
Atomic Structure: Electrons
Atomic Structure: Protons and Neutrons
Atomic Numbers
Atomic Masses and the Mole
Nuclear Chemistry: The Change of One Element into Another
Nuclear Stability
Interlude -The Origin of Chemical Elements
- Periodicity and the Electronic Structure of Atoms
Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum
Electromagnetic Energy and Atomic Line Spectra
Particlelike Properties of Electromagnetic Energy
Wavelike Properties of Matter
Quantum Mechanics and the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
Wave Functions and Quantum Numbers
The Shapes of Orbitals
Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Line Spectra
Electron Spin and the Pauli Exclusion Principle
Orbital Energy Levels in Multielectron Atoms
Electron Configurations of Multielectron Atoms
Some Anomalous Electron Configurations
Electron Configurations and the Periodic Table
Electron Configurations and Periodic Properties: Atomic Radii Interlude -Compact Fluorescent Lights: Saving Energy Through Atomic Line Spectra Cha
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