The organization of the text treats chemistry as an experimental subject by beginning with observable, macroscopic chemistry and later moving to the quantum mechanical theory that provides the underpinning of modern chemistry. Features: * The text emphasises the applications of chemistry to situations in everyday life, and on organic chemistry examples where appropriate. * End-of-chapter problems test students on the boxed topics as well as on the rest of the text. * Macroscopic before Microscopic material explains the observables of chemistry before giving theoretical underpinnings. New to this edition: * Cumulative Problems require students to assimilate and apply concepts. * "Chemistry in Your Life" essays show the relevance of studying chemistry to everyday events. * New molecular art improves the three-dimensional effect.
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David W. Oxtoby became the ninth president of Pomona College on July 1, 2003. An internationally noted chemist, he previously served as dean of physical sciences at the University of Chicago. At Pomona, he holds a coterminous appointment as president and professor of chemistry. Before coming to Pomona, he was associated with the University of Chicago for nearly three decades, with brief interludes to serve as a visiting professor at such places as the University of Paris; the University of Bristol in Great Britain; and the University of Sydney in Australia. Oxtoby is a fellow of the American Physical Society and a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. After earning his bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from Harvard University, he went on to earn his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. As a research chemist, he is author or co-author of more than 165 scientific articles on such subjects as light scattering, chemical reaction dynamics and phase transitions. In addition to co-authoring Principles of Modern Chemistry and Chemistry: Science of Change, he has received fellowships from the Guggenheim, von Humboldt, Dreyfus, Sloan, Danforth and National Science foundations.About the Author:
David W. Oxtoby is a physical chemist who studies the statistical mechanics of liquids, including nucleation, phase transitions, and liquid-state reaction and relaxation. He received his B.A. (Chemistry and Physics) from Harvard University and his Ph.D. (Chemistry) from the University of California at Berkeley. After a postdoctoral position at the University of Paris, he joined the faculty at The University of Chicago, where he has taught general chemistry, thermodynamics, and statistical mechanics. He currently serves as Dean of Physical Sciences at The University of Chicago.
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Book Description Delmar Publishers, 1997. Spiral-bound. Book Condition: New. 3rd. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0030204720