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This innovative general chemistry text for undergraduates provides thorough, concept-rich treatment of the most essential chemistry subjects. New topics and ideas from modern chemistry and related fields are incorporated. Practical applications provide students with a better understanding and long-term retention of facts and principles. Features: * Introductory paragraphs give overviews of each chapter and provide practical reasons to study the material. * Numerous exercises encourage students to study actively--not just read, answers are provided in an appendix. "Questions for Review and Thought" (some illustrated with photographs or nanoscale art) at the end of each chapter include answers to bold-face numbered questions in an appendix. * Every chapter contains a Chemistry You Can Do take-home or dorm-room experiment, a Portrait of Scientist box, and a Chemistry in the News box to relate the chemistry being studied to recently breaking news. * Margin notes highlight important points and steer students around potential pitfalls. * "In Closing" sections at the end of each chapter list important points students should have mastered and link them to sections in the chapter. * Appendices include information on problem-solving, mathematical operations, units and conversion factors, physical constants, nomenclature, ionization constants for acids and bases, solubility product constants, reduction potentials, thermodynamic data, answers to problem-solving practices and exercises, and answers to selected chapter-end questions. New to this edition: * Integration of organic, biochemical, and environmental applications throughout the text. * Chapter-opening photographs and questions keyed to the Summary Problems at the end of each chapter have been added. * Computer-generated art that relates the nanoscale of atoms, molecules and ions, the macroscale of the laboratory, and the symbolic formulas and equations of chemistry has been added. * New Conceptual Exercises and Conceptual Challenge Problems, which are indicated by a symbol, have been added. Chapter-end problems have been expanded and revised, and include a new section, "Applying Concepts". Summary Problems have been added at the end of each chapter to consolidate and reinforce concepts. * A large number of Problem-Solving Examples with answers, explanations, and Problem-Solving Practice questions--structured to avoid rote problem-solving.
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