The seventh edition of General Chemistry: The Essential Concepts continues the tradition of presenting the material that is essential to a one-year general chemistry course. It includes all the core topics that are necessary for a solid foundation in general chemistry without sacrificing depth, clarity, or rigor. The positive feedback from users over the years shows that there continues to be a strong need for a concise but thorough text containing all of the core concepts necessary for a solid foundation in general chemistry. General Chemistry covers the essential topics in the same depth and at the same level as much longer texts. The reduction in length in this text is achieved in large part by omitting chapters dedicated to descriptive chemistry and boxed essays describing specific applications of chemistry; however, many meaningful and relevant examples of descriptive and applied chemistry are included in the core chapters in the form of end-of-chapter problems.
New co-author, Kenneth Goldsby, Florida State University, joined Raymond on the seventh edition of General Chemistry. Ken's background in inorganic chemistry has added insight into content and problems, and his extensive work with undergraduate students, both in the classroom and in the laboratory, reinforces Raymond's long tradition of understanding and respecting the student's view of the material as well as that of the instructor's.
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The entire text has been revised to improve clarity and readability, hallmark characteristics ofGeneral Chemistry. New and substantial revisions to chapters and sections include:
Chapter 3'summary of solving stoichiometry problems based on the mole method.
Chapter 4'new Example 4.4 on writing molecular, ionic, and net-ionic equations addressing common misconceptions for diprotic and triprotic acids.
Chapter 9'Example 9.11 provides insight into drawing Lewis structures for compounds containing elements in the third period and beyond, and addresses the controversies in drawing these structures.
Chapter 19'discussion of the increasingly important lithium-ion battery has been updated, including a new figure highlighting the role of graphene in these systems.
Chapter 21'up-to-date information on the nuclear power plant accident in Fukushima, Japan, and its implications for the nuclear power industry.
Clear Examples. All of the worked examples assist students with step-by-step processes. Additional hand-worked examples show students how a scientist would work out a problem (sometimes called the back-of-the-envelope calculations.). A number of the new problems test the student's ability to interpret graphical data and explain concepts.
Key Equations. Located at the end-of-chapter material for the student and professor.
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Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Atoms, Molecules, and Ions Chapter 3: Stoichiometry Chapter 4: Reactions in Aqueous Solutions Chapter 5: Gases Chapter 6: Energy Relationships in Chemical Reactions Chapter 7: The Electronic Structure of Atoms Chapter 8: The Periodic Table Chapter 9: Chemical Bonding I: The Covalent Bond Chapter 10: Chemical Bonding II: Molecular Geometry and Hybridization of Atomic Orbitals Chapter 11: Introduction to Organic Chemistry Chapter 12: Intermolecular Forces and Liquids and Solids Chapter 13: Physical Properties of Solutions Chapter 14: Chemical Kinetics Chapter 15: Chemical Equilibrium Chapter 16: Acids and Bases Chapter 17: Acid-Base Equilibria and Solubility Equilibria Chapter 18: Thermodynamics Chapter 19: Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry Chapter 20: The Chemistry of Coordination Compounds Chapter 21: Nuclear Chemistry Chapter 22: Organic Polymers—Synthetic and Natural
Raymond Chang, Williams College Kenneth E. Goldsby, Florida State University