Introductory Chemistry: Concepts and Critical Thinking, 8th edition

  • Charles H Corwin


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Integrated features, technology, and a reader-friendly voice inspire curiosity around chemistry

With a renewed focus on critical thinking, conceptual engagement, and problem solving, this 8th Edition of the popular Introductory Chemistry: Concepts and Critical Thinking has been thoroughly revised to better engage today’s readers, while equipping them with skills they need to succeed beyond introductory chemistry. Unique among introductory chemistry texts, this text and all of its supporting materials are written by sole author Chuck Corwin. His experience and passion guide readers as they build confidence through innovative pedagogy, technology, and features designed to appeal to contemporary readers. By presenting chemistry in a clear and interesting way, readers leave their first chemistry course with a positive impression and the desire to learn more.


The 8th Edition has been updated and modernized with new, relevant examples, new features, and a revised design. Continuing with Introductory Chemistry: Concepts and Critical Thinking’s reader-friendly approach, Chuck added features such as A Closer Look to provide insights and offer examples of misconceptions, Helpful Hints to provide coaching where readers struggle most, and new chapter openers tied to elements in the periodic table to show readers the connections all around them.


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Table of contents

1. Introduction to Chemistry

2. The Metric System

3. Matter and Energy

4. Models of the Atom

5. The Periodic Table

6. Language of Chemistry

7. Chemical Reactions

8. The Mole Concept

9. Chemical Equation Calculations

10. Gases

11. Liquids and Solids

12. Chemical Bonding

13. Solutions

14. Acids and Bases

15. Advanced Problem Solving

16. Chemical Equilibrium

17. Oxidation and Reduction

18. Nuclear Chemistry

19. Organic Chemistry

20. Biochemistry

Published by Pearson (April 27th 2017) - Copyright © 2018