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Introductory Chemistry Essentials, Third Edition is designed for a one-semester, introductory or preparatory chemistry course. Students taking this course need to develop problem-solving skills-but they also must see why these skills are important to them and to their world. Introductory Chemistry extends chemistry from the laboratory to the student's world. It motivates students to learn chemistry by demonstrating how it plays out in their daily lives. Introductory Chemistry Essentials, Third Edition is intended for all readers interested in preparatory chemistry.
Nivaldo Tro is currently chair of the department 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 adlayer films adsorbed on dielectric surfaces. He has twice been honored as Westmont's outstanding teacher of the year and has also received the college's outstanding researcher of the year award.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Chemical World
Chapter 2: Measurement and Problem Solving
Chapter 3: Matter and Energy
Chapter 4: Atoms and Elements
Chapter 5: Molecules and Compounds
Chapter 6: Chemical Composition
Chapter 7: Chemical Reactions
Chapter 8: Quantities in Chemical Reactions
Chapter 9: Electrons in Atoms and the Periodic Table
Chapter 10: Chemical Bonding
Chapter 11: Gases
Chapter 12: Liquids, Solids, and Intermolecular Forces
Chapter 13: Solutions
Chapter 14: Acids and Bases
Chapter 15: Chemical Equilibrium
Chapter 16: Oxidation and Reduction
Chapter 17: Radioactivity and Nuclear Chemistry
Appendix: Mathematics Review Glossary Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises Photo credits Index