Loose Leaf Version for Chemistry: Atoms First

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 2014-01-16
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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The atoms first approach provides a consistent and logical method for teaching general chemistry. This approach starts with the fundamental building block of matter, the atom, and uses it as the stepping stone to understanding more complex chemistry topics. Once mastery of the nature of atoms and electrons is achieved, the formation and properties of compounds are developed. Only after the study of matter and the atom will students have sufficient background to fully engage in topics such as stoichiometry, kinetics, equilibrium, and thermodynamics. Thus, the Atoms First method empowers instructors to present the most complete and compelling story of general chemistry.

Julia Burdge is renowned for setting chemistry in interesting, relevant context; and for her engaging, conversational writing style--presenting chemistry in a way students can appreciate and understand; while satisfying instructors' requirements for rigor, accuracy, and comprehensive coverage. Jason Overby teaches general chemistry using an atoms-first approach, bringing a unique perspective and years of experience to the development of this new project. Far from a simple re-ordering of topics, this is a book that will truly meet the needs of the growing atoms-first market. Together, these authors have developed a product with the same engaging writing style, modern and descriptive artwork, sound problem-solving approach and wide range of end-of-chapter problems that customers are accustomed to with the Burdge/Chemistry product. Jason Overby’s involvement with this project was crucial as he has been teaching with this approach for over four years which allowed Julia and Jason to create a product that fits the need for this growing market.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1—Chemistry: The Science of Change

Chapter 2—Atoms and the Periodic Table

Chapter 3—Quantum Theory and the Electronic Structure of Atoms

Chapter 4—Periodic Trends of the Elements

Chapter 5—Ionic and Covalent Compounds

Chapter 6— Representing Molecules

Chapter 7—Molecular Geometry, Intermolecular Forces, and Bonding Theories

Chapter 8—Chemical Reactions

Chapter 9—Chemical Reactions in Aqueous Solutions

Chapter 10—Energy Changes in Chemical Reactions

Chapter 11—Gases

Chapter 12—Liquids and Solids

Chapter 13—Physical Properties of Solutions

Chapter 14—Entropy and Free Energy

Chapter 15—Chemical Equilibrium

Chapter 16—Acids, Bases, and Salts

Chapter 17—Acid-Base Equilibria and Solubility Equilibria

Chapter 18—Electrochemistry

Chapter 19—Chemical Kinetics

Chapter 20—Nuclear Chemistry

Chapter 21—Metallurgy and the Chemistry of Metals

Chapter 22—Coordination Chemistry

Chapter 23—Organic Chemistry

Chapter 24—Modern Materials

Chapter 25—ONLINE ONLY: Nonmetallic Elements and Their Compounds

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