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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-12-31
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Make critical connections in chemistry clear and visible

McMurry/Fay/Robinson’s Chemistry , Seventh Edition, aims to help students understand the connections between topics in general chemistry and why they matter. The Seventh Edition provides a concise and streamlined narrative that blends the quantitative and visual aspects of chemistry, demonstrates the connections between topics, and illustrates the application of chemistry to their lives and careers. New content offers a better bridge between organic and biochemistry and general chemistry content, and new and improved pedagogical features make the text a true teaching tool rather than just a reference book.


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Author Biography

John McMurry, educated at Harvard and Columbia, has taught more than 20,000 students in general and

organic chemistry over a 40-year period. An emeritus Professor of Chemistry at Cornell University, 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). With the publication of this new edition, he has now authored or coauthored 34 textbooks in various fields of chemistry.

Robert C. Fay, Professor Emeritus at Cornell University, taught general and inorganic chemistry at Cornell

for 45 years beginning in 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). A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Oberlin College, Dr. Fay received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. 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


Jill Robinson received her Ph.D.  in chemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder where she developed a portable instrument for measuring nitric oxide in exhaled breath as an indicator of pulmonary inflammation. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Chemistry at Indiana University and has taught thousands of students in general, environmental, and analytical chemistry courses.  Active learning strategies such as group discussions, student response systems, and student-directed lab projects are always used in her classes to engage students and improve learning. She has developed laboratory materials for the analytical sciences digital library website and enjoys bringing cutting edge nanoscience to local schools and science museums in a program called Molecules Matter (M2).  She has received numerous awards including, the Student Choice Award from the University of Wyoming Honors College, Indiana University Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Indiana University President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching. She also serves as faculty advisor for several student organizations and as an academic mentor for student athletes.  In her free time, she likes running, reading, and spending time with her family.

Table of Contents

Ch 1: Chemical Tools: Experimentation and Measurement

Ch 2: Atoms, Molecules, and Ions

Ch 3: Mass Relationships in Chemical Reactions

Ch 4: Reactions in Aqueous Solution

Ch 5: Periodicity and the Electronic Structure of Atoms

Ch 6: Ionic Compounds: Periodic Trends and Bonding Theory

Ch 7: Covalent Bonding and Electron-Dot Structures

Ch 8: Covalent Compounds: Bonding Theories and Molecular Structure

Ch 9: Thermochemistry: Chemical Energy

Ch 10: Gases: Their Properties and Behavior

Ch 11: Liquids, Solids, and Phase Changes

Ch 12: Solutions and Their Properties

Ch 13: Chemical Kinetics

Ch 14: Chemical Equilibrium

Ch 15: Aqueous Equilibria: Acids and Bases

Ch 16: Applications of Aqueous Equilibria

Ch 17: Thermodynamics: Entropy, Free Energy, and Equilibrium

Ch 18: Electrochemistry

CH 19: Nuclear Chemistry

Ch 20 Transition Elements and Coordination Chemistry

Ch 21 Metals and Solid-State Materials

Ch 22 The Main-Group Elements

Ch 23 Organic and Biological Chemistry

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