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Chemistry: A Molecular Approach / Edition 4

Chemistry: A Molecular Approach / Edition 4

by Nivaldo J. Tro
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780134112831
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 01/21/2016
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 1312
Sales rank: 230,337
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Nivaldo Tro has been teaching college Chemistry since 1990 and is currently teaching at Santa Barbara Community College. He received his Ph.D. in chemistry from Stanford University for work on developing and using optical techniques to study the adsorption and desorption of molecules to and from surfaces in ultrahigh vacuum. He then went on to the University of California at Berkeley, where he did postdoctoral research on ultrafast reaction dynamics in solution. Professor Tro has been awarded grants from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, the Research Corporation, and the National Science Foundation to study the dynamics of various processes occurring in thin adlayer films adsorbed on dielectric surfaces. Professor Tro lives in Santa Barbara with his wife, Ann, and their four children, Michael, Ali, Kyle, and Kaden. In his leisure time, Professor Tro enjoys mountain biking, surfing, and being outdoors with his family.

Table of Contents

1. Matter, Measurement, and Problem Solving

2. Atoms and Elements

3. Molecules and Compounds

4. Chemical Reactions and Chemical Quantities

5. Introduction to Solutions and Aqueous Reactions

6. Gases

7. Thermochemistry

8. The Quantum-Mechanical Model of the Atom

9. Periodic Properties of the Elements

10. Chemical Bonding I: The Lewis Model

11. Chemical Bonding II: Molecular Shapes, Valence Bond Theory, and Molecular Orbital Theory

12. Liquids, Solids, and Intermolecular Forces

13. Solids and Modern Materials

14. Solutions

15. Chemical Kinetics

16. Chemical Equilibrium

17. Acids and Bases

18. Aqueous Ionic Equilibrium

19. Free Energy and Thermodynamics

20. Electrochemistry

21. Radioactivity and Nuclear Chemistry

22. Organic Chemistry

23. Biochemistry

24. Chemistry of the Nonmetals

25. Metals and Metallurgy

26. Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Appendix I Common Mathematical Operations in Chemistry Appendix II Useful Data

Appendix III Answers to Selected Exercises

Appendix IV Answers to In-Chapter Practice Problems

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