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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity, Hybrid Edition 9th Edition

John C. Kotz, Paul M. Treichel, John R. Townsend, David Treichel

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John C. Kotz, State University of New York, Oneonta

John C. Kotz is an emeritus State University of New York Distinguished Teaching Professor at the College at Oneonta. Educated at Washington and Lee University and Cornell University, he held National Institutes of Health postdoctoral appointments at the University of Manchester Institute for Science and Technology in England and at Indiana University. Professor Kotz has co-authored three textbooks in several editions - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL REACTIVITY, and THE CHEMICAL WORLD - along with the INTERACTIVE GENERAL CHEMISTRY CD-ROM. He also has published research on inorganic chemistry and electrochemistry. He was a Fulbright Lecturer and Research Scholar in Portugal in 1979 and a visiting professor there in 1992, as well as a visiting professor at the Institute for Chemical Education (University of Wisconsin, 1991-1992), at Auckland University in New Zealand (1999), and at Northwest University in South Africa (2006). He has been an invited speaker on education at conferences in Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, and New Zealand. He was recently a mentor for the U.S. Chemistry Olympiad Team. Professor Kotz has received several honors, among them a State University of New York Chancellor's Award (1979), a National Catalyst Award for Excellence in Teaching (1992), the Estee Lectureship in Chemical Education at the University of South Dakota (1998), the Visiting Scientist Award from the Western Connecticut Section of the American Chemical Society (1999), and the first annual Distinguished Education Award from the Binghamton (New York) Section of the American Chemical Society (2001). His email address is

Paul M. Treichel, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Paul M. Treichel, received his B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1958 and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1962. After a year of postdoctoral study in London, he assumed a faculty position at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He served as department chair from 1986 through 1995, He was awarded a Helfaer Professorship in 1996 and a departmental excellence in teaching award in 2006. He has held visiting faculty positions in South Africa (1975) and in Japan (1995). Retiring after 44 years as a faculty member in 2007, he is currently Emeritus Professor of Chemistry. During his faculty career he taught courses in general chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, and scientific ethics. Professor Treichel's research in organometallic and metal cluster chemistry and in mass spectrometry, aided by 75 graduate and undergraduate students, has led to more than 170 papers in scientific journals. He may be contacted by email at

John R. Townsend, West Chester University of Pennsylvania

John R. Townsend, Professor of Chemistry at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, completed his B.A. in Chemistry as well as the Approved Program for Teacher Certification at the University of Delaware. After a career teaching high school science and mathematics, he earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in biophysical chemistry at Cornell University, where he also received the DuPont Teaching Award for his work as a teaching assistant. After teaching at Bloomsburg University as a temporary instructor for two years, he joined the faculty at West Chester University, where he has taught courses in general chemistry, biochemistry, and the history of chemistry. He coordinates the chemistry education program for prospective high school teachers and the general chemistry lecture program for science majors. He has been the university supervisor for more than 70 prospective high school chemistry teachers during their student teaching semester. His research interests are in the fields of chemical education and biochemistry. He may be contacted by email at

David Treichel, Nebraska Wesleyan University

David A. Treichel, Professor of Chemistry at Nebraska Wesleyan University, received a B.A. degree from Carleton College. He earned a M.S. and a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry at Northwestern University. After post-doctoral research at the University of Texas in Austin, he joined the faculty at Nebraska Wesleyan University. He teaches courses in general chemistry, analytical chemistry and instrumental analysis. His research interests are in the fields of electroanalytical chemistry and surface-laser spectroscopy. He may be contacted by email at
  • The five topical interchapters in previous editions have been integrated into standard chapters: Milestones in the Development of Chemistry and the Modern World View of Atoms and Molecules has been folded into Chapter 2. The Chemistry of Fuels and Energy Resources and The Chemistry of the Environment have been incorporated into an expanded new chapter on Environmental Chemistry (Chapter 20). The Chemistry of Life: Biochemistry has been expanded into a full chapter (Chapter 24). The Chemistry of Modern Materials has been incorporated into the chapter on solids (Chapter 12).
  • Chapter Goals (and Chapter Goals Revisited) have been recast into three categories that most express what students should get out of the course: 1. Understand: chapter concepts. 2. Do: Be able to carry out calculations, draw molecular structures, make chemical decisions. 3. Remember: important facts and chemical concepts.
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1. Basic Concepts of Chemistry.
Let's Review: The Tools of Quantitative Chemistry.
2. Atoms, Molecules, and Ions.
3. Chemical Reactions.
4. Stoichiometry: Quantitative Information from Chemical Reactions.
5. Principles of Chemical Reactivity: Energy and Chemical Reactions.
6. The Structure of Atoms.
7. The Structure of Atoms and Periodic Trends.
8. Covalent Bonding and Molecular Structure.
9. Bonding and Molecular Structure - Valence Bond and Molecular Orbital Theory.
Part 3: States of Matter.
10. Gases and Their Properties.
11. Intermolecular Forces and Liquids.
12. Ionic Bonding, Metals, and the Solid State.
13. Solutions and Their Behavior.
14. Chemical Kinetics - The Rates of Chemical Reactions.
15. Principles of Reactivity: Chemical Equilibria.
16. Equlibria and Acids and Bases.
17. Principles of Reactivity: Other Aspects of Aqueous Equilibria.
18. Thermodynamics - Entropy and Free Energy.
19. Principles of Reactivity: Electron Transfer Reactions.
20. Environmental Chemistry: Earth's Environment, Energy, and Sustainability.
21. The Chemistry of the Main Group Elements.
22. The Chemistry of the Transition Elements.
23. Carbon: Not Just Another Element.
24. Biochemistry.
25. Nuclear Chemistry.
Appendix A: Using Logarithms and the Quadratic Equation.
Appendix B: Some Important Physical Concepts.
Appendix C: Abbreviations and Useful Conversion Factors.
Appendix D: Physical Constants.
Appendix E: Naming Organic Compounds.
Appendix F: Values for the Ionization Energies and Electron Affinities of the Elements.
Appendix G: Vapor Pressure of Water at Various Temperatures.
Appendix H: Ionization Constants for Weak Acids at 25ºC.
Appendix I: Ionization Constants for Weak Bases at 25ºC.
Appendix J: Solubility Product Constants for Some Inorganic Compounds at 25ºC.
Appendix K: Formation Constants for Some Complex Ions in Aqueous Solution.
Appendix L: Selected Thermodynamic Values.
Appendix M: Standard Reduction Potentials in Aqueous Solution at 25ºC.
Appendix N: Answers to Chapter Opening and Case Study Questions, Check Your Understanding Questions, Review and Check Questions, and Selected Study Questions.
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Study Guide for Kotz/Treichel/Townsend’s Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity, 9th

ISBN: 9781285778600
The Study Guide contains learning tools explicitly linked to the goals introduced in each chapter, chapter overviews, and key terms with definitions. Chapter goals are emphasized by means of further commentary and study tips, worked-out examples, and direct references back to the text.

Student Solutions Manual for Kotz/Treichel/Townsend’s Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity, 9th

ISBN: 9781285778570
Offering detailed solutions to the blue-numbered end-of-chapter Study Questions answered at the end of the text, this comprehensive guide helps students achieve a deeper intuitive understanding of the material through constant reinforcement and practice, ultimately resulting in better preparation for in-class quizzes and tests. Three sample chapters are available for review on the PowerLecture Online Instructor's Resource.


Study Guide for Kotz/Treichel/Townsend’s Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity, 9th

ISBN: 9781285778600
With learning tools explicitly linked to the goals introduced in each chapter, this guide helps ensure that you are well prepared for class and exams. It includes chapter overviews, key terms with definitions, expanded commentary and study tips, worked-out examples, and direct references back to the text.

Student Solutions Manual for Kotz/Treichel/Townsend’s Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity, 9th

ISBN: 9781285778570
Improve your performance at exam time with this manual's detailed solutions to the blue-numbered end-of-chapter Study Questions found in the text. This comprehensive guide helps you develop a deeper intuitive understanding of chapter material through constant reinforcement and practice. Solutions match the problem-solving strategies used in the text.