General Chemistry: The Essential Concepts – Raymond Chang – 5th Edition


The fifth edition of General continues the tradition of presenting only the material that is essential for a one-year general chemistry course. It strikes a balance between theory and application by incorporating real-world examples; helping visualize the three-dimensional atomic and molecular structures that are the basis of activity; and developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

Although the fifth edition incorporates many new features, such as macro to micro artwork, six new animations correlated to the text, and the addition of new hand-sketched worked examples, General is still 200 to 300 pages shorter and much less expensive than other two-semester textbooks. Dr. ’s concise-but-thorough approach will appeal to efficiency-minded instructors and value-conscious students.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Atoms, Molecules, and Ions
3. Stoichiometry
4. Reactions in Aqueous Solutions
5. Gases
6. Energy Relationships in Chemical Reactions
7. The Electronic Structure of Atoms
8. The Periodic Table
9. Chemical Bonding I: The Covalent Bond
10. Chemical Bonding II: Molecular Geometry and Hybridization of Atomic Orbitals
11. Introduction to Organic Chemistry
12. Intermolecular Forces and Liquids and Solids
13. Physical Properties of Solutions
14. Chemical Kinetics
15. Chemical Equilibrium
16. Acids and Bases
17. Acid-Base Equilibria and Solubility Equilibria
18. Thermodynamics
19. Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry
20. The Chemistry of Coordination Compounds
21. Nuclear Chemistry
22. Organic Polymers--Synthetic and Natural
Appendix 1. Units for the Gas Constant
Appendix 2. Selected Thermodynamic Data at 1 atm and 25 degrees Centigrade
Appendix 3. Mathematical Operations
Appendix 4. The Elements and the Derivation of Their Names and Symbols

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