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Adapted from Nivaldo J. Tro's best-selling general chemistry text, Principles of Chemistry: A Molecular Approachfocuses exclusively on the core concepts of general chemistry without sacrificing depth or relevance. Tro's unprecedented two- and three-column problem-solving approach is used throughout to give students sufficient practice in this fundamental skill. A unique integration of macroscopic, molecular, and symbolic illustrations help students to visualize the various dimensions of chemistry; and Tro's engaging writing style captures student's attention with relevant applications. The Second Editionoffers a wealth of new and revised problems, approximately 50 new conceptual connections, a new design and revised art program throughout, and is available with MasteringChemistry®, the most advanced online tutorial and assessment program available.
Nivaldo Tro is a 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 postdoctoral research on ultrafast 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 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 surfing, mountain biking, being outdoors with his family, and reading good books to his children.
Table of Contents
1. Matter, Measurement, and Problem Solving 2. Atoms and Elements 3. Molecules, Compounds, and Chemical Equations 4. Chemical Quantities and Aqueous Reactions 5. Gases 6. Thermochemistry 7. The Quantum-Mechanical Model of the Atom 8. Periodic Properties of the Elements 9. Chemical Bonding I: Lewis Theory 10. Chemical Bonding II: Molecular Shapes, Valence Bond Theory, and Molecular Orbital Theory 11. Liquids, Solids, and Intermolecular Forces 12. Solutions 13. Chemical Kinetics 14. Chemical Equilibrium 15. Acids and Bases 16. Aqueous Ionic Equilibrium 17. Free Energy and Thermodynamics 18. Electrochemistry 19. Radioactivity and Nuclear Chemistry 20. Organic Chemistry