Student Study Guide and Selected Solutions Manual for Basic Chemistry

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-06-06
  • Publisher: Pearson

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The Study Guide and Selected Solutions Manual as written specifically to assist students using Basic Chemistry. It contains learning objectives, chapter outlines, additional problems with self-tests and answers, and answers to the odd-numbered problems in the text.

Author Biography

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Karen Timberlake is Professor Emerita of Chemistry at Los Angeles Valley College, where she taught chemistry for allied health and preparatory chemistry for 36 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Washington and her master’s degree in biochemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Professor Timberlake has been writing chemistry textbooks for more than 40 years. During that time, her name has become associated with the strategic use of pedagogical tools that promote student success in chemistry and the application of chemistry to real-life situations. More than one million students have learned chemistry using texts, laboratory manuals, and study guides written by Karen Timberlake. In addition to Basic Chemistry, sixth edition, she is also the author of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry: Structures of Life, sixth edition, with the accompanying Study Guide, and Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry, thirteenth edition, with the accompanying Study Guide and Selected Solutions Manual, Laboratory Manual, and Essential Laboratory Manual.

Professor Timberlake belongs to numerous scientific and educational organizations including the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). She has been the Western Regional Winner of Excellence in College Chemistry Teaching Award given by the Chemical Manufacturers Association. She received the McGuffey Award in Physical Sciences from the Textbook Authors Association for her textbook Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry, eighth edition. She received the “Texty” Textbook Excellence Award from the Textbook Authors Association for the first edition of Basic Chemistry. She has participated in education grants for science teaching including the Los Angeles Collaborative for Teaching Excellence (LACTE) and a Title III grant at her college. She speaks at conferences and educational meetings on the use of student-centered teaching methods in chemistry to promote the learning success of students.

Her husband, William Timberlake, who is the coauthor of this text, is Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Los Angeles Harbor College, where he taught preparatory and organic chemistry for 36 years. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University and his master’s degree in organic chemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles.

When the Professors Timberlake are not writing textbooks, they relax by playing tennis, ballroom dancing, hiking, traveling, trying new restaurants, cooking, and enjoying their grandchildren, Daniel and Emily.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Chemistry in Our Lives
    • 1.1 Chemistry and Chemicals
    • 1.2 Scientific Method: Thinking Like a Scientist
    • 1.3 Studying and Learning Chemistry
    • 1.4 Key Math Skills for Chemistry
    • 1.5 Writing Numbers in Scientific Notation
  2. Chemistry and Measurements
    • 2.1 Units of Measurement
    • 2.2 Measured Numbers and Significant Figures
    • 2.3 Significant Figures in Calculations
    • 2.4 Prefixes and Equalities
    • 2.5 Writing Conversion Factors
    • 2.6 Problem Solving Using Unit Conversion
    • 2.7 Density
  3. Matter and Energy
    • 3.1 Classification of Matter
    • 3.2 States and Properties of Matter
    • 3.3 Temperature
    • 3.4 Energy
    • 3.5 Specific Heat
    • 3.6 Energy and Nutrition
  4. Atoms and Elements
    • 4.1 Elements and Symbols
    • 4.2 The Periodic Table
    • 4.3 The Atom
    • 4.4 Atomic Number and Mass Number
    • 4.5 Isotopes and Atomic Mass
  5. Electronic Structure of Atoms and Periodic Trends
    • 5.1 Electromagnetic Radiation
    • 5.2 Atomic Spectra and Energy Levels
    • 5.3 Sublevels and Orbitals
    • 5.4 Orbital Diagrams and Electron Configurations
    • 5.5 Electron Configurations and the Periodic Table
    • 5.6 Trends in Periodic Properties
  6. Ionic and Molecular Compounds
    • 6.1 Ions: Transfer of Electrons
    • 6.2 Ionic Compounds
    • 6.3 Naming and Writing Ionic Formulas
    • 6.4 Polyatomic Ions
    • 6.5 Molecular Compounds: Sharing Electrons
  7. Chemical Quantities
    • 7.1 The Mole
    • 7.2 Molar Mass
    • 7.3 Calculations Using Molar Mass
    • 7.4 Mass Percent Composition
    • 7.5 Empirical Formulas
    • 7.6 Molecular Formulas
  8. Chemical Reactions
    • 8.1 Equations for Chemical Reactions
    • 8.2 Balancing a Chemical Equation
    • 8.3 Types of Chemical Reactions
    • 8.4 Oxidation—Reduction Reactions
  9. Chemical Quantities in Reactions
    • 9.1 Conservation of Mass
    • 9.2 Mole Relationships in Chemical Equations
    • 9.3 Mass Calculations for Chemical Reactions
    • 9.4 Limiting Reactants
    • 9.5 Percent Yield
    • 9.6 Energy in Chemical Reactions
  10. Bonding and Properties of Solids and Liquids
    • 10.1 Lewis Structures for Molecules and Polyatomic Ions
    • 10.2 Resonance Structures
    • 10.3 Shapes of Molecules and Polyatomic Ions (VSEPR Theory)
    • 10.4 Electronegativity and Bond Polarity
    • 10.5 Polarity of Molecules
    • 10.6 Intermolecular Forces Between Atoms or Molecules
    • 10.7 Changes of State
  11. Gases
    • 11.1 Properties of Gases
    • 11.2 Pressure and Volume (Boyle’s Law)
    • 11.3 Temperature and Volume (Charles’s Law)
    • 11.4 Temperature and Pressure (Gay-Lussac’s Law)
    • 11.5 The Combined Gas Law
    • 11.6 Volume and Moles (Avogadro’s Law)
    • 11.7 The Ideal Gas Law
    • 11.8 Gas Laws and Chemical Reactions
    • 11.9 Partial Pressures (Dalton’s Law)
  12. Solutions
    • 12.1 Solutions
    • 12.2 Electrolytes and Nonelectrolytes
    • 12.3 Solubility
    • 12.4 Solution Concentrations
    • 12.5 Dilution of Solutions
    • 12.6 Chemical Reactions in Solution
    • 12.7 Molality and Freezing Point Lowering/Boiling Point Elevation
    • 12.8 Properties of Solutions: Osmosis
  13. Reaction Rates and Chemical Equilibrium
    • 13.1 Rates of Reactions
    • 13.2 Chemical Equilibrium
    • 13.3 Equilibrium Constants
    • 13.4 Using Equilibrium Constants
    • 13.5 Changing Equilibrium Conditions: Le Châtelier’s Principle
  14. Acids and Bases
    • 14.1 Acids and Bases
    • 14.2 Brønsted—Lowry Acids and Bases
    • 14.3 Strengths of Acids and Bases
    • 14.4 Dissociation Constants of Weak Acids and Bases
    • 14.5 Dissociation of Water
    • 14.6 The pH Scale
    • 14.7 Reactions of Acids and Bases
    • 14.8 Acid—Base Titration
    • 14.9 Buffers
  15. Oxidation and Reduction
    • 15.1 Oxidation and Reduction
    • 15.2 Balancing Oxidation—Reduction Equations Using Half-Reactions
    • 15.3 Electrical Energy from Oxidation—Reduction Reactions
    • 15.4 Oxidation—Reduction Reactions That Require Electrical Energy
  16. Nuclear Chemistry
    • 16.1 Natural Radioactivity
    • 16.2 Nuclear Reactions
    • 16.3 Radiation Measurement
    • 16.4 Half-Life of a Radioisotope
    • 16.5 Medical Applications Using Radioactivity
    • 16.6 Nuclear Fission and Fusion
  17. Organic Chemistry
    • 17.1 Alkanes
    • 17.2 Alkenes, Alkynes, and Polymers
    • 17.3 Aromatic Compounds
    • 17.4 Alcohols and Ethers
    • 17.5 Aldehydes and Ketones
    • 17.6 Carboxylic Acids and Esters
    • 17.7 Amines and Amides
  18. Biochemistry
    • 18.1 Carbohydrates
    • 18.2 Disaccharides and Polysaccharides
    • 18.3 Lipids
    • 18.4 Amino Acids and Proteins
    • 18.5 Protein Structure
    • 18.6 Proteins as Enzymes
    • 18.7 Nucleic Acids
    • 18.8 Protein Synthesis

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