Chang's best-selling general chemistry textbook takes 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 12th edition. The organization of the chapter order has changed with nuclear chemistry moving up in the chapter order.
The art program has been extensively revised in this edition.
Many of the laboratory apparatuses and scientific instruments were redrawn to enhance the realism of the components. Several of the drawings were updated to reflect advances in the science and applications described in the text.
Molecular structures were created using ChemDraw, the gold standard in chemical drawing software.
Over 100 new photographs were added to this edition.
Review of Concepts--a quick review question or set of questions (sometimes with a visual) to test student understanding of the concept just presented.
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.
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