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To succeed in introductory chemistry, you need to develop your problem-solving skills-but you'll also need to understand why these skills are important. Introductory Chemistry,Fourth Editionextends chemistry from the laboratory to your world, helping you learn chemistry by demonstrating how it is manifested in your daily life. Throughout, the Fourth Editionpresents a new student-friendly, step-by-step problem-solving approach that adds four steps to worked examples (Sort, Strategize, Solve, and Check). This proven text continues to foster student success beyond the classroom with MasteringChemistry®, the most advanced online tutorial and assessment program available.
Nivaldo Tro is currently chair of the department of chemistry at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where he has been a faculty member since 1990. He received his B.A degree in chemistry from Westmont College and earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from Stanford University, for work on developing and using optical techniques to study the adsorption and desorption of molecules to and from surfaces in ultrahigh vacuum. He then went on to the University of California at Berkeley, where he did post-doctoral research on ultra-fast reaction dynamics in solution. Since coming to Westmont, Professor Tro has been awarded grants from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, from Research Corporation, and from the National Science Foundation to study the dynamics of various processes occurring in thin adlayer films adsorbed on dielectric surfaces. Honored as Westmont’s outstanding teacher of the year in 1994, 2001, and 2008, he was also named the college’s outstanding researcher of the year in 1996. Professor Tro lives in Santa Barbara with his wife, Ann, and their four children, Michael, Alicia, Kyle, and Kaden. For leisure, he enjoys reading, writing, snowboarding, biking, and other outdoor activities with his family.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Chemical World Chapter 2: Measurement and Problem Solving Chapter 3: Matter and Energy Chapter 4: Atoms and Elements Chapter 5: Molecules and Compounds Chapter 6: Chemical Composition Chapter 7: Chemical Reactions Chapter 8: Quantities in Chemical Reactions Chapter 9: Electrons in Atoms and the Periodic Table Chapter 10: Chemical Bonding Chapter 11: Gases Chapter 12: Liquids, Solids, and Intermolecular Forces Chapter 13: Solutions Chapter 14: Acids and Bases Chapter 15: Chemical Equilibrium Chapter 16: Oxidation and Reduction Chapter 17: Radioactivity and Nuclear Chemistry Chapter 18: Organic Chemistry Chapter 19: Biochemistry Appendix: Mathematics Review Glossary Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises Photo credits Index