Introductory Chemistry: Atoms First, 5th edition

Published by Pearson (August 1, 2021) © 2015

  • Steve Russo Cornell University
  • Michael E. Silver Hope College

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ISBN-13: 9780137614806
Introductory Chemistry: Atoms First
Published 2021

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Russo and Silver's Introductory Chemistry incorporates an atoms-first approach that guides you to start learning chemistry from the building blocks of matter before you progress to understanding complex chemistry concepts. The text emphasizes quantitative skills and conceptual knowledge that will help you develop a true understanding of chemistry rather than relying on rote memorization.

The 5th Edition will engage you with new chapter-opening vignettes related to the chapter content and offers a wide range of opportunities that allow you to practice your understanding of key concepts.

  1. What is Chemistry?
  2. The Numerical Side of Chemistry
  3. The Evolution of Atomic Theory
  4. The Modern Model of the Atom
  5. Chemical Bonding and Nomenclature
  6. The Shape of Molecules
  7. Intermolecular Forces and the Phases of Matter
  8. Chemical Reactions
  9. Stoichiometry and the Mole
  10. Electron Transfer in Chemical Reactions
  11. What If There Were No Intermolecular Forces? The Ideal Gas
  12. Solutions
  13. When Reactants Turn into Products
  14. Chemical Equilibrium
  15. Electrolytes, Acids, and Bases
  16. Nuclear Chemistry
  17. The Chemistry of Carbon
  18. Synthetic and Biological Polymers

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