The book creates a context for numerical problem solvingandhelps students master the big ideas in each chapter throughConceptChecks and Conceptual Problems, as well as ConceptExplorations andStrategy Problems that challenge students to thinkstep by step andnot rush for a numerical answer.
Focus On Conceptual Understanding. End-of-chapter problemtypesdesigned to improve students conceptual understandingincludemultiple-choice Self-Assessment and Review Questions,multi-stepConcept Explorations, rigorous Strategy Problems, andgeneralproblem essay questions, based on the books “A Chemist Looksat?”and “Instrumental Methods” boxed essays, allowing instructorstomore easily integrate interesting real-life applications intotheircourse and promote the development of scientificwritingskills.
Part II: Atomic and Molecular Structure
7. Quantum Theory of the Atom.
8. Electron Configurations and Periodicity.
9. Ionic and Covalent Bonding
10. Molecular Geometry and Chemical Bonding Theory.
Part III: States of Matter and Solutions.
11. States of Matter; Liquids and Solids
13. Rates of Reaction
14. Chemical Equilibrium.
15. Acids and Bases
16. Acid-Base Equilibria
17. Solubility and Complex-Ion Equilibria
18. Thermodynamics and Equilibrium.
20. Nuclear Chemistry
21. Chemistry of the Main-Group Elements.
22. The Transition Elements and Coordination Compounds.
23. Organic Chemistry
24. Polymer Materials: Synthetic and Biological.