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Chemistry: Structure and Properties, 2nd edition

  • Nivaldo J. Tro
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Table of contents

E. Measurement, Problem Solving, and the Mole Concept

1. Atoms

2. The Quantum-Mechanical Model of the Atom

3. Periodic Properties of the Elements

4. Molecules and Compounds      

5. Chemical Bonding I: Drawing Lewis Structures and Determining Molecular Shapes

6. Chemical Bonding II: Valence Bond Theory and Molecular Orbital Theory

7. Chemical Reactions and Chemical Quantities

8. Introduction to Solutions and Aqueous Reactions

9. Thermochemistry

10. Gases

11. Liquids, Solids, Intermolecular Forces, and Phase Diagrams

12. Crystalline Solids and Modern Materials

13. Solutions

14. Chemical Kinetics

15. Chemical Equilibrium

16. Acids and Bases

17. Aqueous Ionic Equilibrium

18. Free Energy and Thermodynamics

19. Electrochemistry

20. Radioactivity and Nuclear Chemistry

21. Organic Chemistry

22. Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Appendix I: Common Mathematical Operations in Chemistry

Appendix II: Useful Data

Appendix III: Answers to Selected Exercises

Appendix IV: Answers to In-Chapter Practice Problems




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