Designed for the two-semester general chemistry course, Chang's best-selling textbook continues to take a traditional approach and is often considered a student and teacher favorite. The book features a straightforward, clear writing style and proven problem-solving strategies. It continues the tradition of providing a firm foundation in chemical concepts and principles while presenting a broad range of topics in a clear, concise manner.
The tradition of Chemistry has a new addition with co-author, Kenneth Goldsby from Florida State University, adding variations to the 11th edition. The organization of the chapter order has changed with nuclear chemistry moving up in the chapter order. There is a new problem type'Interpreting, Modeling, and Estimating'fully demonstrating what a real life chemist does on a daily basis. The authors have added over 340 new problems to the book.
The new edition of Chemistry continues to strike a balance between theory and application by incorporating real examples and helping students visualize the three-dimensional atomic and molecular structures that are the basis of chemical activity. An integral part of the text is to develop students' problem-solving and critical thinking skills
The 11th edition continues to deliver the integration of tools designed to inspire both students and instructors. Effective technology is integrated throughout the book. The multimedia package for the new edition stretches students beyond the confines of the traditional textbook.
Review of Concepts--a quick review question or set of questions (sometimes with a visual) to test student understanding of the concept just presented. Many NEW Concepts of Review have been added to the 11th edition.
NEW Chemistry in Action boxed essay on Quantum Dots in Chapter 7, Dialysis in Chapter 12, and Pharmacokinetics in Chapter 13. The authors also updated Chemistry in Action boxed essays on White Fat Cells, Brown Fat Cells, and Cure for Obesity in Chapter 6, Buckyballs in Chapter 10, and the Shroud of Turin in Chapter 13.
NEW problem type in the end-of-chapter problems'Interpreting, Modeling, and Estimating. The problems were authored to teach the students the art of estimation based upon appropriate assumptions, finding the necessary information, and formulating a plan for solving the problem. In Chapter 1, Section 1.10 the new problem type is describe and a worked example is provided. There are also over 340 new problems in 11e.
Specific Chapter Changes:
Chapter 1'NEW Section 1.10 on Real-Word Problem Solving: Information, Assumptions, and Simplifications including Example
Chapter 3'Revised Example 3.11 on determining molecular formulas; Revised Section 3.8 on Amounts of Reactants and Products providing a general approach for solving stoichiometry problems; Revised Section 3.9 Limiting Reagents including NEW Example 3.16 showing how synthetic chemists often have to calculate the amount of reagents
Chapter 4'NEW Example 4.4 on writing molecular, ionic, and net ionic equations; Revised Example 4.10
Chapter 5'NEW reference on mass spectrometer as dominant technique for determining molar mass
Chapter 6 'NEW - change of E to U showing symbol for the change in internal energy
Chapter 7'NEW Example 7.6 on quantum mechanics
Chapter 8'NEW graphic showing electrostatic attraction between the nucleus and the valence electrons
Chapter 9'Example 9.11 has expanded explanation on formal charges
Chapter 13'NEW section on Pseudo First-Order Reactions; NEW section on Reaction Half Life
Chapter 18'NEW and expanded coverage on the lithium battery
Chapter 19'Expanded and updated coverage of radioactive decay; Expanded coverage on particle accelerator; NEW content on the Island of Stability
An excellent textbook that is concise yet comprehensive and thorough. Chang manages to set itself apart from other textbooks by not overburdening students with unnecessary extraneous information. At the same time it is thorough and clearly describes the simplest concepts.
Reorganization of the Table of Contents'nuclear chemistry has moved up in the content order and chemistry in the atmosphere has moved later.
Chapter 17: Entropy, Free Energy, and Equilibrium
Chapter 18: Electrochemistry
Chapter 19: Nuclear Chemistry
Chapter 20: Chemistry in the Atmosphere
Chapter 21: Metallurgy and the Chemistry of Metals
Chapter 22: Nonmetallic Elements and Their Compounds
Chapter 23: Transition Metals Chemistry and Coordination Compounds
Table of Contents Chapter 1: Chemistry: The Study of Change Chapter 2: Atoms, Molecules, and Ions Chapter 3: Mass Relationships in Chemical Reactions Chapter 4: Reactions in Aqueous Solutions Chapter 5: Gases Chapter 6: Thermochemistry Chapter 7: Quantum Theory and the Electronic Structure of Atoms Chapter 8: Periodic Relationships Among the Elements Chapter 9: Chemical Bonding I: Basic Concepts Chapter 10: Chemical Bonding II: Molecular Geometry and Hybridization of Atomic Orbitals Chapter 11: Intermolecular Forces and Liquids and Solids Chapter 12: Physical Properties of Solutions Chapter 13: Chemical Kinetics Chapter 14: Chemical Equilibrium Chapter 15: Acids and Bases Chapter 16: Acid-Base Equilibria and Solubility Equilibria Chapter 17: Entropy, Free Energy, and Equilibrium Chapter 18: Electrochemistry Chapter 19: Nuclear Chemistry Chapter 20: Chemistry in the Atmosphere Chapter 21: Metallurgy and the Chemistry of Metals Chapter 22: Nonmetallic Elements and Their Compounds Chapter 23: Transition Metals Chemistry and Coordination Compounds Chapter 24: Organic Chemistry Chapter 25: Synthetic and Natural Organic Polymers Appendixes 1 Derivation of the Names of the Elements 2 Units for the Gas Constant 3 Thermodynamic Data at 1 atm and 25 degrees C 4 Mathematical Operations
Raymond Chang, William College Kenneth Goldsby, Florida State University