[PDF] General Chemistry – Atoms First, 2nd Edition by McMurry and C. Fay
General Chemistry – Atoms First, 2nd Edition by McMurry and C. Fay :: Our primary purpose in writing this book has been to fashion a clear and cohesive introduction to chemistry, covering both important principles and important facts. We write to explain chemistry to students today the way we wish it had been explained to us years ago when we were students ourselves. We can’t claim that learning chemistry will always be easy, but we can promise that we have done our best in planning, writing, and illustrating this book to make the learning process as smooth as possible. Perhaps the first thing you will notice about this book is that its organization is different from that of other general chemistry textbooks. Rather than follow the typical ordering of topics, in which stoichiometry and aqueous reactions come first, this book takes what has come to be called an atoms-first approach. Instead of launching immediately into stoichiometry, we start at the logical beginning of the chemical story by discussing atoms—their history, stability, electronic structure, and consequent periodicity. This approach makes it possible to tell a cohesive story about chemistry that follows an intuitive logic in progressing from the simplest building blocks to successively more complex concepts. Once atoms have been fully described in Chapters 1 and 2, we proceed next to discuss how and why atoms bond together to make chemical compounds. Ion formation and ionic bonding come first, in Chapter 3, followed by covalent bonding and the structures of molecules in Chapters 4 and 5. This organization takes students immediately into real chemistry rather than making them first spend time with chemical arithmetic. Only then, when all the fundamental pieces are in place, are chemical reactions and stoichiometric mass relationships introduced in Chapters 6 and 7. At this point in the narrative, the ordering of topics becomes more familiar, starting with thermochemistry and chemical energy (Chapter 8), moving to bulk properties of pure substances (Chapters 9–10), and continuing with the properties of solutions (Chapter 11) and with all the topics necessary for a study of chemical transformations: kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry (Chapters 12–17). Then, in Chapters 18–21, the concepts described in earlier chapters are applied to discussing the chemistry of main-group and transition elements, metals, and modern solid-state materials. The book ends with a chapter devoted to nuclear transformations followed by a brief look at organic and biological chemistry.
General Chemistry – Atoms First, 2nd Edition by McMurry and C. Fay
[PDF] General Chemistry – Atoms First, 2nd Edition by McMurry and C. Fay Table Of Contents
Chemical Tools: Experimentation and Measurement
The Structure and Stability of Atoms
Periodicity and the Electronic Structure Atomic Structure
Atoms and Ionic Bonds
Atoms and Covalent Bonds
Covalent Bonds and Molecular Structure
Chemical Arithmetic: Stoichiometry
Reactions in Aqueous Solution
Thermochemistry: Chemical Energy
Gases: Their Properties and Behavior
Liquids, Solids, and Phase Changes
Solutions and Their Properties
The Rates and Mechanisms of Chemical Reactions
Chemical Equilibrium,: The Extent of Chemical Reactions
Aqueous Equilibria: Acids and Bases
Applications of Aqueous Equilibria
Thermodynamics: Entropy, Free Energy, and Equilibrium
Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Water
The Main-Group Elements
Transition Elements and Coordination Chemistry
Metals and Solid-State Materials
Organic and Biological Chemistry
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