Principles of Modern Chemistry

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Cengage Learning, Apr 2, 2007 - Science - 1104 pages
PRINCIPLES OF MODERN CHEMISTRY has long been considered the standard for honors and high-level mainstream general chemistry courses. This authoritative, modern text has been significantly revised at the sentence level to make it more student-centered without compromising its rigor. Authors David W. Oxtoby and H. P. Gillis are now joined by respected researcher and professor, Alan Campion of the University of Texas-Austin, who brings his expertise on surface physics and chemistry and condensed matter spectroscopy to the sixth edition. PRINCIPLES OF MODERN CHEMISTRY has the well-earned reputation of being the most chemically and mathematically accurate and rigorous book on the market, and this edition is no exception. The new edition includes new mathematically accurate artistic representations of atomic and molecular orbitals, generated at the Texas Advanced Computing Center at UT-Austin, and a new atoms first approach with an early introduction of structure and bonding in Chapters 4-6.
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H.P. Gillis conducts experimental research in the physical chemistry of electronic materials, emphasizing phenomena at solid surfaces and interfaces. Dr. Gillis received his B.S. (Chemistry and Physics) at Louisiana State University and his Ph.D. (Chemical Physics) at The University of Chicago. After postdoctoral research at the University of California-Los Angeles and 10 years with the technical staff at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California, Dr. Gillis joined the faculty of Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Gillis moved to University of California-Los Angeles, where he currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. He has taught courses in general chemistry, physical chemistry, quantum mechanics, surface science, and materials science at UCLA and at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Alan Campion is Dow Chemical Company Professor of Chemistry and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. A member of the faculty for more than 30 years (and former Department Chairman), Professor Campion's research in surface physics and chemistry and condensed matter spectroscopy has been presented in more than 120 scientific publications and more than 100 invited lectures worldwide. He has been an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher Scholar and a Guggenheim Fellow and he was awarded the Coblentz Memorial Prize in Molecular Spectroscopy. Professor Campion developed the curriculum for the junior/senior level Physical Chemistry course, the Chemistry in Context course for non-science and engineering students, and the chemistry and biochemistry majors general chemistry course, which also serves as an honors course for the College of Natural Sciences. He has been recognized for his teaching by both students and peers with numerous, campus-wide teaching awards, including the prestigious Jean Holloway Award for Teaching Excellence in the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences (student-selected) and his induction into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers (peer-nominated).

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