Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter – Neil D. Jespersen – 6th Edition


Chemistry: The Study of Matter and Its Changes, Sixth Edition will provide the necessary practice, support and individualised instruction that ensures success in the General Chemistry course. This text provides the forum for problem solving and concept mastery of chemical phenomena that leads to proficiency and success in the General Chemistry course.

This edition will continue a “molecular basis of chemistry” tradition, but in a manner that overtly and repeatedly reinforces the way properties at the molecular level are related to properties we observe at the macroscopic level.

The unique “chemical tools” approach employed in this book provides a way of thinking that helps those students develop the ability to analyse and solve both mathematical and conceptual problems. This text follows the successful three-step approach described as “ANALYSIS,” “SOLUTION” and “IS THE ANSWER REASONABLE?” This encourages the student to think about the problem before attempting to solve it, then working through the solution, and finally asking the important question “Does the answer make sense?” There are problem sets called “Bringing It Together” that contain problems which require students to bring together concepts from two or more of the preceding chapters. This reinforces learned concepts and builds concept mastery.

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  • Chapter 1: Chemistry and the Atomic/Molecular View of Matter.
    Chapter 2: Scientific Measurements.
    Chapter 3: Elements, Compounds, and the Periodic Table.
    Chapter 4: The Mole and Stoichiometry.
    Chapter 5: Molecular View of Reactions in Aqueous Solutions.
    Chapter 6: Oxidation–Reduction Reactions.
    Chapter 7: Energy and Chemical Change.
    Chapter 8: The Quantum Mechanical Atom.
    Chapter 9: The Basics of Chemical Bonding.
    Chapter 10: Theories of Bonding and Structure.
    Chapter 11: Properties of Gases.
    Chapter 12: Intermolecular Attractions and the Properties of Liquids and Solids.
    Chapter 13: Mixtures at the Molecular Level: Properties of Solutions.
    Chapter 14: Chemical Kinetics.
    Chapter 15: Chemical Equilibrium.
    Chapter 16: Acids and Bases, A Molecular Look.
    Chapter 17: Acid-Base Equilibria in Aqueous Solutions.
    Chapter 18: Solubility and Simultaneous Equilibria.
    Chapter 19: Thermodynamics.
    Chapter 20: Electrochemistry.
    Chapter 21: Nuclear Reactions and Their Role in Chemistry.
    Chapter 22: Metal Complexes.
    Chapter 23: Organic Compounds, Polymers, and Biochemicals.
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