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ISBN: 9780073301709 / 0073301701
Division: Higher Education
Pub Date: AUG-06
Pages: 1152

Copyright: 2007
Edition: 9
Format: Hardback

Raymond Chang


About the book

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 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.

A hallmark of the ninth edition is the integration of many tools designed to inspire both students and instructors. The textbook is a foundation for the unparalleled, effective technology that is integrated throughout. The multimedia package for the new edition stretches students beyond the confines of the traditional textbook.

Key features

  • ARIS - our electronic homework program contains assignments directly tied to text-specific materials in Chemistry, allows you to edit questions and algorithms, import your own content, and create announcements and due dates for assignments.
  • A new category of end-of-chapter problems, Special Problems, has been added. Special Problems contain more challenging problems for the students. All problems continue to be categorized into various topics and difficulty levels.
  • New Molecular Images created using the Spartan software for chemical accuracy of models. You will see the images in line art, figures of molecular reactions and underlining an equation.
  • New "Chemistry in Action" essays have been added--And All for the Want of a Button and Bacteria Power.
  • NEW Chemical Mystery on Discovery of Helium and the Rise and Fall of Coronium.
  • The chapter opening pages include a new feature titled: 'A Look Ahead', providing students with an overview of what will be coming up in the chapter. We have retained the Interactive Activity Summary showing the integration of media that can be used with Chemistry.
  • All of the worked examples have been revised to give the student more help in the step by step processes. Statement of problem, Strategy, Solution, Check.
  • Additional hand-worked examples show students what a scientist would do as he/she works out a problem (sometimes called the back-of-the-envelope calculations).
  • Revised art program now includes macroscopic to microscopic art pieces. These pieces allow students to see real life examples and to zoom in to see what is occurring chemically in a specific reaction.
  • The treatment of gas diffusion and effusion has been expanded in Section 5.7.
  • Section 13.3 now also discusses zero-order reactions in addition to first- and second-order reactions.

  • About the author

    Raymond Chang
    Raymond Chang received his B.Sc. degree in chemistry from London University, England and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Yale University. After doing postdoctoral research at Washington University and teaching for a year at Hunter College, he joined the chemistry at Williams College, where he has taught since 1968. Professor Chang has written books on spectroscopy, physical chemistry, and industrial chemistry.

    Table of contents

    1 Chemistry: The Study of Change
    2 Atoms, Molecules, and Ions
    3 Mass Relationships in Chemical Reactions
    4 Reactions in Aqueous Solutions
    5 Gases
    6 Thermochemistry
    7 Quantum Theory and the Electronic Structure of Atoms
    8 Periodic Relationships Among the Elements
    9 Chemical Bonding I: Basic Concepts
    10 Chemical Bonding II: Molecular Geometry and Hybridization of Atomic Orbitals
    11 Intermolecular Forces and Liquids and Solids
    12 Physical Properties of Solutions
    13 Chemical Kinetics
    14 Chemical Equilibrium
    15 Acids and Bases
    16 Acid-Base Equilibria and Solubility Equilibria
    17 Chemistry in the Atmosphere
    18 Entropy, Free Energy, and Equilibrium
    19 Electrochemistry
    20 Metallurgy and the Chemistry of Metals
    21 Nonmetallic Elements and Their Compounds
    22 Transition Metal Chemistry and Coordination Compounds
    23 Nuclear Chemistry
    24 Organic Chemistry
    25 Synthetic and Natural Organic Polymers
    1 Derivation of the Names of Elements
    2 Units for the Gas Constant
    3 Thermodynamic Data at 1 atm and 25 degrees C
    4 Mathematical Operations



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