General Chemistry: Atoms First, 2nd edition

  • John E. McMurry, 
  • Robert C. Fay

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General Chemistry uses a building-block approach, starting with the atom and progressing through molecules and compounds to help you intuitively follow complex concepts more logically. By presenting experimental data followed by theory, the text helps you gain a deeper understanding of chemical concepts.

Published by Pearson (August 1st 2021) - Copyright © 2014

ISBN-13: 9780137557509

Subject: Chemistry

Category: General Chemistry

Table of contents

Brief Contents

  • Chapter 0 – Chemical Tools: Experimentation and Measurement
  • Chapter 1 – The Structure and Stability of Atoms
  • Chapter 2 – Periodicity and the Electronic Structure Atomic Structure
  • Chapter 3 – Atoms and Ionic Bonds
  • Chapter 4 – Atoms and Covalent Bonds
  • Chapter 5 – Covalent Bonds and Molecular Structure
  • Chapter 6 – Chemical Arithmetic: Stoichiometry
  • Chapter 7 – Reactions in Aqueous Solution
  • Chapter 8 – Thermochemistry: Chemical Energy
  • Chapter 9 – Gases: Their Properties and Behavior
  • Chapter 10 – Liquids, Solids, and Phase Changes
  • Chapter 11 – Solutions and Their Properties
  • Chapter 12 – The Rates and Mechanisms of Chemical Reactions
  • Chapter 13 – Chemical Equilibrium,: The Extent of Chemical Reactions
  • Chapter 14 – Aqueous Equilibria: Acids and Bases
  • Chapter 15 – Applications of Aqueous Equilibria
  • Chapter 16 – Thermodynamics: Entropy, Free Energy, and Equilibrium
  • Chapter 17 – Electrochemistry
  • Chapter 18 – Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Water
  • Chapter 19 – The Main-Group Elements
  • Chapter 20 – Transition Elements and Coordination Chemistry
  • Chapter 21 – Metals and Solid-State Materials
  • Chapter 22 – Nuclear Chemistry
  • Chapter 23 – Organic and Biological Chemistry

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