Basic Chemistry

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2010 - Science - 640 pages
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The Seventh Edition of Zumdahl and DeCoste's best-selling INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY: A FOUNDATION that combines enhanced problem-solving structure with substantial pedagogy to enable students to become strong independent problem solvers in the introductory course and beyond. Capturing student interest through early coverage of chemical reactions, accessible explanations and visualizations, and an emphasis on everyday applications, the authors explain chemical concepts by starting with the basics, using symbols or diagrams, and conclude by encouraging students to test their own understanding of the solution. This step-by-step approach has already helped hundreds of thousands of students master chemical concepts and develop problem-solving skills. The book is known for its focus on conceptual learning and for the way it motivates students by connecting chemical principles to real-life experiences in chapter-opening discussions and Chemistry in Focus boxes.The Seventh Edition now adds a questioning pedagogy to in-text examples to help students learn what questions they should be asking themselves while solving problems, offers a revamped art program to better serve visual learners, and includes a significant number of revised end-of-chapter questions. The book's unsurpassed teaching and learning resources include a robust technology package that now offers a choice between OWL: Online Web Learning and Enhanced WebAssign.
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Contents

Measurements and Calculations
14
Matter
56
Cumulative Review for Chapters 13
72
Chemical Foundations Elements Atoms and Ions
74
Nomenclature
114
Cumulative Review for Chapters 45
142
Chemical Reactions An Introduction
144
Reactions in Aqueous Solutions
166
Chemical Bonding
358
Cumulative Review for Chapters 1012
399
Gases
402
Liquids and Solids
446
Solutions
474
Cumulative Review for Chapters 1315
510
Acids and Bases
514
Appendix
1

Cumulative Review for Chapters 67
201
Chemical Composition
204
Chemical Quantities
248
Cumulative Review for Chapters 89
286
Energy
288
Modern Atomic Theory
322
Solutions to SelfCheck Exercises
9
Answers to EvenNumbered EndofChapter Questions and Exercises
25
Answers to EvenNumbered Cumulative Review Exercises
43
Index and Glossary
51
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Steve Zumdahl is the author of market-leading textbooks in introductory chemistry, general chemistry, honors-level chemistry, and high school chemistry. Recently retired from his long-time position as Director of Undergraduate Programs at the University of Illinois, he has received numerous awards for his contributions to chemical education. These include the National Catalyst Award in recognition of his contribution to chemical education, the University of Illinois Teaching Award, the UIUC Liberal Arts and Sciences Advising Award, and the School of Chemical Sciences Teaching Award (five times). He earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Wheaton College (IL), and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.

Donald J. DeCoste is Associate Director of General Chemistry at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and has been teaching chemistry at the high school and college levels for 26 years. He earned his BS in Chemistry and PhD from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. At UIUC he has developed chemistry courses for nonscience majors, preservice secondary teachers, and preservice elementary teachers. He teaches courses in introductory chemistry and the teaching of chemistry and has received the School of Chemical Sciences Teaching Award four times. Don has led workshops for secondary teachers and graduate student teaching assistants, discussing the methods and benefits of getting students more actively involved in class. When not involved in teaching and advising, Don enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

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