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Real success in your chemistry course depends on far more than memorizing equations.Introductory Chemistry, Fourth Editionhelps you develop a deeper understanding of chemical concepts as well as your problem-solving skills, with a reader-friendly style and stunning illustrations that have made this text a student favorite. The authorsrs" conceptual approach focuses on the concepts behind chemical equations, to help you become a more proficient problem solver. Unlike other books that emphasize rote memorization of problem-solving algorithms, this text helps you master the quantitative skills and understanding yours"ll to gain a real understanding of chemistry.
Mike Silver is a Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Hope College. He received his B.S. in chemistry from Farleigh Dickinson University and his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Cornell University. He is also a member of the American Chemical Society and past president of the West Michigan Section and a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. He has received the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research and the Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence. Currently he is involved in research dealing with novel silicone surfactants, collaborating with various chemical companies.
Steve Russo has taken an early retirement as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at Cornell University and is now teaching Chemistry part time at Ithaca College. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Professor at Indiana University. While there, he designed and implemented a state-of-the-art computer resource center for the undergraduate chemistry curriculum. He received his B.S. in chemistry from St. Francis College, and his Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry from Cornell University. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and has been a recipient of the Dupont Teaching Award, Clark Teaching Awards while at Cornell University, and an Amoco Distinguished Teaching Award from Indiana University.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What is Chemistry? Chapter 2: The Numerical Side of Chemistry Chapter 3: Water is Water (or is it?) Chapter 4: The Modern Model of the Atom Chapter 5: Chemical Bonding and Nomenclature Chapter 6: The Shape of Molecules Chapter 7: Intermolecular Forces and the Phases of Matter Chapter 8: Chemical Reactions Chapter 9: Stoichiometry and the Mole Chapter 10: The Transfer of Electrons from One Atom to Another in Chemical Reactions Chapter 11: What If There Were No Imtermolecular Forces? The Ideal Gas Chapter 12: Solutions Chapter 13: When Reactants Turn into Products Chapter 14: Chemical Equilibrium Chapter 15: Electrolytes, Acids, and Bases Chapter 16: Nuclear Chemistry Chapter 17: The Chemistry of Carbon** Chapter 18: Synthetic and Biological Polymers**