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Principles of Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, 4th edition

  • Nivaldo J. Tro

Published by Pearson (January 11th 2019) - Copyright © 2020

4th edition

Overview

Principles of Chemistry: A Molecular Approach presents core concepts without sacrificing rigor, enabling you to make connections between chemistry and your lives or future careers. Drawing upon his classroom experience as an award-winning educator, Professor Tro extends chemistry to the student’s world by capturing student attention with examples of everyday processes and a captivating writing style. Throughout this student-friendly text, chemistry is presented visually through multi-level images that help students see the connections between the world around them (macroscopic), the atoms and molecules that compose the world (molecular), and the formulas they write down on paper (symbolic).

The 4th Edition pairs digital, pedagogical innovation with insights from learning design and educational research to create an active, integrated, and easy-to-use framework. The new edition introduces a fully integrated book and media package that streamlines course set up, actively engages students in becoming expert problem solvers, and makes it possible for professors to teach the general chemistry course easily and effectively.

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Table of contents

1.    Matter, Measurement, and Problem Solving

2.    Atoms and Elements

3.    Molecules and Compounds

4.    Chemical Reactions and Chemical Quantities

5.    Introduction to Solutions and Aqueous Reactions

6.    Gases

7.    Thermochemistry

8.    The Quantum-Mechanical Model of the Atom

9.    Periodic Properties of the Elements

10.  Chemical Bonding I: The Lewis Model

11.  Chemical Bonding II: Molecular Shapes, Valence Bond Theory, and Molecular Orbital Theory

12.  Liquids, Solids, and Intermolecular Forces

13.  Solids and Modern Materials

14.  Solutions

15.  Chemical Kinetics

16.  Chemical Equilibrium

17.  Acids and Bases

18.  Aqueous Ionic Equilibrium

19.  Free Energy and Thermodynamics

20.  Electrochemistry

21.  Radioactivity and Nuclear Chemistry

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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