Chemistry: An Atoms First Approach – Steven Zumdahl, Susan Zumdahl – 1st Edition

Steve and Susan Zumdahl’s books focus on helping readers build critical thinking skills through the process of becoming independent problem-solvers. Their philosophy is to help readers learn to “think like a chemists” so they can apply the process of problem solving to all aspects of their lives.

In : AN ATOMS FIRST APPROACH, the Zumdahls use a meaningful approach that begins with the atom and proceeds through the concept of molecules, structure, and bonding, to more complex materials and their properties. This approach encourages readers to focus on conceptual early in the course, rather than relying on memorization and a “plug and chug” method of problem solving that even the best learners can fall back on when confronted with familiar material.

The Atoms First provides an opportunity for readers to use the tools of critical thinkers: to ask questions, to apply rules and models and to evaluate outcomes.

1. Chemical Foundations
2. Atoms, Molecules, an Ions
3. Stoichiometry
4. Types of Chemical Reactions and Stoichiometry
5. Gases
6. Thermochemistry
7. Atomic Structure and Periodicity
8. Bonding: General Concepts
9. Covalent Bonding: Orbitals
10. Liquids and Solids
11. Properties of Solutions
13. Chemical Equilibrium
14, Acids and Bases
15. Acid-Base Equilibria
16. Solubility and Complex Ion Equilibria
17. Spontaneity, Entropy, and Free Energy
18. Electrochemistry
19. The Nucleus: A Chemist’s View
20. The Representative Elements
21. Transition Metals and Coordination Chemistry
22. Organic and Biological Molecules

Appendix 1: Procedures
Appendix 2: The Quantitative Kinetic Molecular Model
Appendix 3: Spectral
Appendix 4: Selected Thermodynamic
Appendix 5: Equilibrium Constants and Reduction Potentials
Appendix 6: Units and Conversion

Title: Chemistry: An Atoms First Approach
Author: Zumdahl & Zumdahl / Steven Zumdahl/ Susan Zumdahl
Edition: 1st Edition
ISBN: 9780840065322
Type: eBook
Language: English
General Chemistry

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