Designed for the two-semester general chemistry course, Chang's best-selling textbook features a straightforward, clear writing style and proven problem-solving strategies. It continues the tradition of providing a firm foundation in chemical concepts and principles while presenting a broad range of topics in a clear, concise manner. The new edition of "Chemistry" continues to strike a balance between theory and application by incorporating real examples.
Table of Contents
1. Chemistry: The Study of Change 2. Atoms, Molecules, and Ions 3. Mass Relationships in Chemical Reactions 4. Reactions in Aqueous Solutions 5. Gases 6. Thermochemistry 7. Quantum Theory and the Electronic Structure of Atoms 8. Periodic Relationships Among the Elements 9. Chemical Bonding I: Basic Concepts 10. Chemical Bonding II: Molecular Geometry and Hybridization of Atomic Orbitals 11. Intermolecular Forces and Liquids and Solids 12. Physical Properties of Solutions 13. Chemical Kinetics 14. Chemical Equilibrium 15. Acids and Bases 16. Acid-Base Equilibria and Solubility Equilibria 17. Chemistry in the Atmosphere 18. Entropy, Free Energy, and Equilibrium 19. Electrochemistry 20. Metallurgy and the Chemistry of Metals 21. Nonmetallic Elements and Their Compounds 22. Transition Metal Chemistry and Coordination Compounds 23. Nuclear Chemistry 24. Organic Chemistry 25. Synthetic and Natural Organic Polymer
Raymond Chang received his B.Sc. degree in chemistry from London University, England and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Yale University. After doing postdoctoral research at Washington University and teaching for a year at Hunter College, he joined the chemistry at Williams College, where he has taught since 1968. Professor Chang has written books on spectroscopy, physical chemistry, and industrial chemistry.