Chemistry: The Central Science, 14th edition

Published by Pearson (August 14, 2020) © 2018

  • Theodore E. Brown Emeritus) University of Illinois
  • H Eugene LeMay University of Nevada, Reno
  • Bruce E. Bursten Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Catherine Murphy University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Patrick Woodward The Ohio State University
  • Matthew E. Stoltzfus The Ohio State University

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ISBN-13: 9780136873891
Chemistry: The Central Science
Published 2020

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Chemistry: The Central Science approaches general chemistry with unrivaled problem sets, notable scientific accuracy and currency, and remarkable clarity. The dynamic author team builds on their expertise and experience as leading researchers and award-winning teachers to help you develop conceptual understanding and to think about the practical, real-world use of chemistry.

In the 14th Edition, the authors incorporate educational research, teacher preferences, and data from thousands of student users to enhance the text's clarity and to revise data-driven problems and questions.

  1. Introduction: Matter, Energy, and Measurement
  2. Atoms, Molecules, and Ions
  3. Chemical Reactions and Reaction Stoichiometry
  4. Reactions in Aqueous Solution
  5. Thermochemistry
  6. Electronic Structure of Atoms
  7. Periodic Properties of the Elements
  8. Basic Concepts of Chemical Bonding
  9. Molecular Geometry and Bonding Theories
  10. Gases
  11. Liquids and Intermolecular Forces
  12. Solids and Modern Materials
  13. Properties of Solutions
  14. Chemical Kinetics
  15. Chemical Equilibrium
  16. Acid-Base Equilibria
  17. Additional Aspects of Aqueous Equilibria
  18. Chemistry of the Environment
  19. Chemical Thermodynamics
  20. Electrochemistry
  21. Nuclear Chemistry
  22. Chemistry of the Nonmetals
  23. Transition Metals and Coordination Chemistry
  24. The Chemistry of Life: Organic and Biological Chemistry


  • Mathematical Operations
  • Properties of Water
  • Thermodynamic Quantities for Selected Substances at 298.15 K (25ο C)
  • Aqueous Equilibrium Constants
  • Standard Reduction Potentials at 25ο C
  • Answers to Selected Exercises
  • Answers to Give It Some Thought
  • Answers to Go Figure
  • Answer to Selected Practice Exercises

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