Third Canadian Edition (3rd Edition)
This innovative, pedagogically driven text explains difficult concepts in a student-oriented manner. The book offers a rigorous and accessible treatment of general chemistry in the context of relevance. Chemistry is presented visually through multi-level images–macroscopic, molecular and symbolic representations–helping students see the connections among the formulas (symbolic), the world around them (macroscopic), and the atoms and molecules that make up the world (molecular). KEY TOPICS: Units of Measurement for Physical and Chemical Change; Atoms and Elements; Molecules, Compounds, and Nomenclature; Chemical Reactions and Stoichiometry; Gases; Thermochemistry; The Quantum-Mechanical Model of the Atom; Periodic Properties of the Elements; Chemical Bonding I: Lewis Theory; Chemical Bonding II: Molecular Shapes, Valence Bond Theory, and Molecular Orbital Theory; Liquids, Solids, and Intermolecular Forces; Solutions; Chemical Kinetics; Chemical Equilibrium; Acids and Bases; Aqueous Ionic Equilibrium; Gibbs Energy and Thermodynamics; Electrochemistry; Radioactivity and Nuclear Chemistry; Organic Chemistry I: Structures; Organic Chemistry II: Reactions; Biochemistry; Chemistry of the Nonmetals; Metals and Metallurgy; Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds MARKET: Appropriate for General Chemistry (2 - Semester) courses.