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Introductory Chemistry, 4th Edition

By Steve Russo, Michael E. Silver

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Sep 26, 2010


Real success in your chemistry course depends on far more than memorizing equations. Introductory Chemistry, Fourth Edition helps you develop a deeper understanding of chemical concepts as well as your problem-solving skills, with a reader-friendly style and stunning illustrations that have made this text a student favorite. The authors’ conceptual approach focuses on the concepts behind chemical equations, to help you become a more proficient problem solver. Unlike other books that emphasize rote memorization of problem-solving algorithms, this text helps you master the quantitative skills and understanding you’ll to gain a real understanding of chemistry.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What is Chemistry?
Chapter 2: The Numerical Side of Chemistry
Chapter 3: Water is Water (or is it?)
Chapter 4: The Modern Model of the Atom
Chapter 5: Chemical Bonding and Nomenclature
Chapter 6: The Shape of Molecules
Chapter 7: Intermolecular Forces and the Phases of Matter
Chapter 8: Chemical Reactions
Chapter 9: Stoichiometry and the Mole
Chapter 10: The Transfer of Electrons from One Atom to Another in Chemical Reactions
Chapter 11: What If There Were No Imtermolecular Forces? The Ideal Gas
Chapter 12: Solutions
Chapter 13: When Reactants Turn into Products
Chapter 14: Chemical Equilibrium
Chapter 15: Electrolytes, Acids, and Bases
Chapter 16: Nuclear Chemistry
Chapter 17: The Chemistry of Carbon**
Chapter 18: Synthetic and Biological Polymers**