Chemistry – Steven S. Zumdahl, Susan Arena Zumdahl – 8th Edition


CHEMISTRY allows the reader to learn chemistry basics quickly and easily by emphasizing a thoughtful approach built on problem solving. For the Eighth Edition, authors Steven and Susan Zumdahl have extended this approach by emphasizing problem-solving strategies within the Examples and throughout the text narrative. CHEMISTRY speaks directly to the reader about how to approach and solve –to learn to think like a chemist–so that they can apply the process of problem-solving to all aspects of their lives.

Students are provided with the tools to become critical thinkers: to ask , to apply rules and develop models, and to evaluate the outcome. In addition, Steven and Susan Zumdahl crafted ChemWork, an program included in CHEMISTRY’S package, to support their approach much as an instructor would offer support during office hours. ChemWork is just one of many study aids available with CHEMISTRY that supports the goals of the —a strong emphasis on models, real world , and visual learning.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Chemical Foundations
Chapter 2 Atoms, Molecules, and Ions
Chapter 3 Stoichiometry
Chapter 4 Types of Chemical Reactions and Solution Stoichiometry
Chapter 5 Gases
Chapter 6 Thermochemistry
Chapter 7 Atomic Structure and Periodicity
Chapter 8 Bonding: General Concepts
Chapter 9 Covalent Bonding: Orbitals
Chapter 10 Liquids and Solids
Chapter 11 Properties of Solutions
Chapter 12 Chemical Kinetics
Chapter 13 Chemical Equilibrium
Chapter 14 Acids and Bases
Chapter 15 Acid-Base Equilibria
Chapter 16 Solubility and Complex Ion Equilibria
Chapter 17 Spontaneity, Entropy, and Free Energy
Chapter 18 Electrochemistry
Chapter 19 The Nucleus: A Chemist's View
Chapter 20 The Representative Elements
Chapter 21 Transition Metals and Coordination Chemistry
Chapter 22 Organic and Biological Molecules
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Diya Qureshi
June 24, 2015 6:07 pm

A nice book used the summer before taking chemistry. Clearly explains topics and is useful to also use as a reference during the course. Recommend highly.

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