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Easy to read and accessible to all students, WORLD OF CHEMISTRY, 3E, International Edition includes excellent visuals, numerous problem-solving examples, a wide range of end-of-chapter exercises, and real world applications that truly bring the "world of chemistry" together in one unique central learning resource. Offering a rigorous but understandable introduction to chemistry, this program reflects the authors' belief that chemistry is something students must construct for themselves with the help of the teacher, the textbook, laboratory exploration, and the other materials provided with this proven textbook. To make the book easier to use, this edition has been redesigned with more white space in the side margins (less distractions and clutter) and now has a more streamlined look-and-feel.

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Donald J. DeCoste is Associate Director of General Chemistry at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and has been teaching chemistry at the high school and college levels for 26 years. He earned his BS in Chemistry and PhD from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. At UIUC he has developed chemistry courses for nonscience majors, preservice secondary teachers, and preservice elementary teachers. He teaches courses in introductory chemistry and the teaching of chemistry and has received the School of Chemical Sciences Teaching Award four times. Don has led workshops for secondary teachers and graduate student teaching assistants, discussing the methods and benefits of getting students more actively involved in class. When not involved in teaching and advising, Don enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. Steve Zumdahl is the author of market-leading textbooks in introductory chemistry, general chemistry, honors-level chemistry, and high school chemistry. Recently retired from his long-time position as Director of Undergraduate Programs at the University of Illinois, he has received numerous awards for his contributions to chemical education. These include the National Catalyst Award in recognition of his contribution to chemical education, the University of Illinois Teaching Award, the UIUC Liberal Arts and Sciences Advising Award, and the School of Chemical Sciences Teaching Award (five times). He earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Wheaton College (IL), and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. Susan A. Zumdahl earned a B.S. and M.A. in Chemistry at California State University--Fullerton. She has taught science and mathematics at all levels, including middle school, high school, community college, and university. She is past director of the Merit Program for Emerging Scholars in Chemistry at the University of Illinois. In addition, she spearheaded the development of a sophisticated web-based electronic homework system for chemistry and is co-author on several chemistry textbooks.


1. Chemistry: An Introduction. 2. Matter. 3. Chemical Foundations: Elements, Atoms, and Ions. 4. Nomenclature. 5. Measurements and Calculations. 6. Chemical Composition. 7. Chemical Reactions: An Introduction. 8. Reactions in Aqueous Solutions. 9. Chemical Quantities. 10. Energy. 11. Modern Atomic Theory. 12. Chemical Bonding. 13. Gases. 14. Liquids and Solids. 15. Solutions. 16. Acids and Bases. 17. Equilibrium. 18. Oxidation-Reduction Reactions and Electrochemistry. 19. Radioactivity and Nuclear Energy. 20. Organic Chemistry. 21. Biochemistry. Appendices. A: Math Review. B: Scientific Notation. C: Graphing. D: Naming Common Ions. E: SI Units and Conversion Factors. F: Solubility Rules. Solutions to Practice Problems. Answers to Selected End-of-Chapter Problems. Glossary. Photo/Illustration Credits. Index.

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