General Chemistry

  • AUTHORS: Darrell D. Ebbing; Steven D. Gammon
  • ISBN-13: 9781285051376 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 1168 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 10th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2013
  • ©2013     Published
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Overview

About The Product

The tenth edition of this market-leading text has been substantially revised to meet the rapidly changing instructional demands of GENERAL CHEMISTRY professors. Known for its carefully developed, thoroughly integrated, step-by-step approach to problem solving, GENERAL CHEMISTRY helps students master quantitative skills and build a lasting conceptual understanding of key chemical concepts. The tenth edition retains this hallmark approach and builds on the conceptual focus through key new features and revisions.

Features

  • Beautiful new book design that is user friendly, but also conveys the sense of excitement surrounding chemistry that the author team wants students to see!
  • Heavily revised art and photography program that helps highlight the excitement of chemistry while explaining key concepts. New talking labels have been added to the art and photos. These talk students through the figure and explain what they are seeing--what they need to know.
  • new pedagogical feature has been added to all of the examples that are woven throughout the book. The new feature in the examples is called the "Gaining Mastery Toolbox." Every tool box contains "Critical Concepts" and "Solution Essentials." Critical Concepts are concepts from the relevant chapter that the student needs to know in order to work through the example. The Solution Essential segment features a list of information needed to solve the problem presented--for example, a student may need the periodic table, Avogadro's number, etc.
  • Many new and revised end-of-chapter problems and questions including a new type of strategy problem.
  • TWO TIER questions are ones that ask a student a question and then they must choose the answer. The second tier question is where they choose why they chose that answer. Students often choose the correct answer but not the correct reason they answered it correctly, which reveals that they do not under the concept being demonstrated.
  • New end of chapter "Check List for Review" feature--this new feature is presented in an easy-to-follow tabular format that includes a summary of facts and concepts, learning objectives, Important terms, and Key Equations. This innovative presentation is organized by section.
  • Up-to-date coverage in every chapter of the latest changes in chemistry.
  • End-of-chapter problem types strengthen student's conceptual understanding: multiple-choice Self-Assessment and Review Questions, multi-step Concept Explorations, and rigorous Strategy Problems.
  • General Problem essay questions, based on the "A Chemist Looks At . . ." and "Instrumental Methods" boxed essays, allow instructors to more easily integrate interesting real-life applications into their course and promote the development of scientific writing skills.
  • Chapter-openers now include Contents and Concepts outlines as well as a three-part collage combining a macroscale photo, a molecular image, and an associated real-world application.
  • Chemical terminology/nomenclature throughout the text has been carefully updated in line with current IUPAC rules.
  • "A Chemist Looks At . . ." essays have been updated to include such contemporary topics as "Gecko Toes, Sticky but Not Tacky" and "Magic Numbers."
  • All in-chapter examples have been revised to be consistent with the authors' three-part problem-solving approach, which includes Problem Strategy, Solution, and Answer Check.
  • A wealth of end-of chapter support includes a Checklist for Review with Important Terms and Key Equations and a Summary of Facts and Concepts; Media Summary lists referring students to available media activities; Learning Objectives outlines to optimize student review and instructor preparation; as well as the Self-Assessment and Review Questions, Concept Explorations, and Strategy Problems.

About the Contributor

AUTHORS
  • Darrell D. Ebbing

    Darrell Ebbing has taught general chemistry for more than thirty years and is now retired from Wayne State University. He received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Indiana University.

  • Steven D. Gammon

    Steven D. Gammon is the Provost at the University of Maine Fort Kent. In this role he continues to be engaged in working to provide exceptional educational experiences for students in chemistry, the sciences and other disciplines.

Table of Contents

Part I: BASICS OF CHEMISTRY.
1. Chemistry and Measurement.
2. Atoms, Molecules, and Ions.
3. Calculations with Chemical Formulas and Equations.
4. Chemical Reactions.
5. The Gaseous State.
6. Thermochemistry.
Part II: ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR STRUCTURE.
7. Quantum Theory of the Atom.
8. Electron Configurations and Periodicity.
9. Ionic and Covalent Bonding.
10. Molecular Geometry and Chemical Bonding Theory.
Part III: STATES OF MATTER AND SOLUTIONS.
11. States of Matter; Liquids and Solids.
12. Solutions.
Part IV: CHEMICAL REACTIONS AND EQUILIBRIUM.
13. Rates of Reaction.
14. Chemical Equilibrium.
15. Acids and Bases.
16. Acid-Base Equilibria.
17. Solubility and Complex-Ion Equilibria.
18. Thermodynamics and Equilibrium.
19. Electrochemistry.
Part V: NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY AND CHEMISTRY OF THE ELEMENTS.
20. Nuclear Chemistry.
21. Chemistry of the Main-Group Elements.
22. The Transition Elements and Coordination Compounds.
23. Organic Chemistry.
24. Polymer Materials: Synthetic and Biological.
APPENDIXES.
Answers to Exercises.
Answers to Concept Checks.
Answers to Self-Assessment Questions.
Answers to Selected Odd-Numbered Problems.

New to this Edition

  • Beautiful new book design that is user friendly, but also conveys the sense of excitement surrounding chemistry that the author team wants students to see!
  • Heavily revised art and photography program that helps highlight the excitement of chemistry while explaining key concepts. New talking labels have been added to the art and photos. These talk students through the figure and explain what they are seeing--what they need to know.
  • A new pedagogical feature has been added to all of the examples that are woven throughout the book. The new feature in the examples is called the "Gaining Mastery Toolbox." Every tool box contains "Critical Concepts" and "Solution Essentials." Critical Concepts are concepts from the relevant chapter that the student needs to know in order to work through the example. The Solution Essential segment features a list of information needed to solve the problem presented--for example, a student may need the periodic table, Avogadro's number, etc.
  • Many new and revised end-of-chapter problems and questions including a new type of strategy problem.
  • TWO TIER questions are ones that ask a student a question and then they must choose the answer. The second tier question is where they choose why they chose that answer. Students often choose the correct answer but not the correct reason they answered it correctly, which reveals that they do not under the concept being demonstrated
  • New end of chapter "Check List for Review" feature--this new feature is presented in an easy-to-follow tabular format that includes a summary of facts and concepts, learning objectives, important terms, and key equations. This innovative presentation is organized by section.
  • Up-to-date coverage in every chapter of the latest changes in chemistry.