Chemistry for Engineering Students

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Cengage Learning, Dec 6, 2005 - Science - 656 pages
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This text provides engineering majors with a concise yet thorough introduction to the science of chemistry. It gives them a firm foundation in the principles of structure and bonding, the basis for many topics in various engineering fields. The authors include relevant topic coverage as well as applications and problems that are specific to engineering. Particular emphasis is given to showing the connection between molecular properties and observable physical properties, and the connections between chemistry and other subjects studied by engineering students, including mathematics and physics.
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Contents

Introduction to Chemistry
1
Atoms and Molecules
37
Molecules Moles and Chemical Equations
78
Stoichiometry
122
Gases
155
The Periodic Table and Atomic Structure
196
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
247
Molecules and Materials
295
Physical Constants
579
Electron Configurations of Atoms in the Ground State
580
Specific Heats and Heat Capacities of Some Common Substances
581
Selected Thermodynamic Data at 29815 K
582
Ionization Constants of Weak Acids at 25C
589
Ionization Constants of Weak Bases at 25C
591
Solubility Product Constants of Some Inorganic Compounds at 25C
592
Standard Reduction Potentials in Aqueous Solution at 25C
594

Energy and Chemistry
343
Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
388
Chemical Kinetics
423
Chemical Equilibrium
476
Electrochemistry
529
International Table of Atomic Weights
577
Answers to Check Your Understanding Exercises
598
Answers to OddNumbered EndofChapter Exercises
601
Glossary
623
Index
637
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About the author (2005)

Larry Brown was born in Lafayette County, Mississippi, where he lived all his life. At the age of thirty, a captain in the Oxford Fire Department, he decided to become a writer and worked toward that goal for seven years before publishing his first book, "Facing the Music", a collection of stories, in 1988. With the publication of his first novel, "Dirty Work", he quit the fire station in order to write fulltime. Between then and his untimely death in 2004, he published seven more books. His three grown children and his widow, Mary Annie Brown, live near Oxford.

Tom Holme (Ph.D, Rice University) is a chemistry professor at Iowa State University and Director of the ACS Examinations Institute. He is active in both computational chemistry and chemical education research and has been involved with the general chemistry for engineers course at both Iowa State and the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Some of his recent publications include: "Designing Chemistry Practice Exams for Enhanced Benefits: An Instrument for Comparing Performance and Mental Effort Measures," (Karen Knaus, Kristen Murphy and Thomas Holme), Journal of Chemical Education, 2009, in press; "Nanoscience Items for Standardized Exams in the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum" (Thomas Holme), in Nanoscale Science and Engineering Education: Issues, Trends and Future Directions, ed., A.E. Sweeny & S. Seal, American Scientific Publishers, Stevenson Ranch, CA, 2008; and "Assessing Problem-solving Strategies in Chemistry Using the IMMEX System" in Proceedings of the National STEM Assessment Conference, eds. D. Deeds & B. Callen, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC, 2008.

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