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.

Table of Contents

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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