Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change – Martin S. Silberberg – 5th Edition


With each edition, Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change by Martin Silberberg is becoming a favorite among faculty and students. Silberberg’s 5th edition contains features that make it the most comprehensive and relevant text for any student enrolled in a general chemistry course.

The text contains unprecedented macroscopic to microscopic molecular illustrations, consistent step-by-step worked exercises in every chapter, and an extensive range of end-of-chapter problems which provide engaging applications covering a wide variety of freshman interests, including engineering, medicine, materials, and environmental studies. All of these qualities make Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change the centerpiece for any General Chemistry course.

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  • 1 Keys to the Study of Chemistry
    2 The Components of Matter
    3 Stoichiometry of Formulas and Equations
    4 The Major Classes of Chemical Reactions
    5 Gases and the Kinetic-Molecular Theory
    6 Thermochemistry: Energy Flow and Chemical Change
    7 Quantum Theory and Atomic Structure
    8 Electron Configuration and Chemical Periodicity
    9 Models of Chemical Bonding
    10 The Shapes of Molecules
    11 Theories of Covalent Bonding
    12 Intermolecular Forces: Liquids, Solids, and Phase Changes
    13 The Properties of Mixtures: Solutions and Colloids
    14 Periodic Patterns in the Main-Group Elements: Bonding, Structure, and Reactivity
    15 Organic Compounds and the Atomic Properties of Carbon
    16 Kinetics: Rates and Mechanisms of Chemical Reactions
    17 Equilibrium: The Extent of Chemical Reactions
    18 Acid-Base Equilibria
    19 Ionic Equilibria in Aqueous Systems
    20 Thermodynamics: Entropy, Free Energy, and the Direction of Chemical Reactions
    21 Electrochemistry: Chemical Change and Electrical Work
    22 The Elements in Nature and Industry
    23 The Transition Elements and Their Coordination Compounds
    24 Nuclear Reactions and Their Applications

    Appendix A Common Mathematical Operations in Chemistry
    Appendix B Standard Thermodynamic Values for Selected Substances at 298 K
    Appendix C Equilibrium Constants at 298 K
    Appendix D Standard Electrode (Half-Cell) Potentials at 298 K

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