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Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation 7th Edition

Steven S. Zumdahl, Donald J. DeCoste

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  • Previous Editions 2008, 2004, 2000
  • 816 Pages
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Overview

The Seventh Edition of Zumdahl and DeCoste's best-selling INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY: A FOUNDATION that combines enhanced problem-solving structure with substantial pedagogy to enable students to become strong independent problem solvers in the introductory course and beyond. Capturing student interest through early coverage of chemical reactions, accessible explanations and visualizations, and an emphasis on everyday applications, the authors explain chemical concepts by starting with the basics, using symbols or diagrams, and conclude by encouraging students to test their own understanding of the solution. This step-by-step approach has already helped hundreds of thousands of students master chemical concepts and develop problem-solving skills. The book is known for its focus on conceptual learning and for the way it motivates students by connecting chemical principles to real-life experiences in chapter-opening discussions and "Chemistry in Focus" boxes.The Seventh Edition now adds a "questioning" pedagogy to in-text examples to help students learn what questions they should be asking themselves while solving problems, offers a revamped art program to better serve visual learners, and includes a significant number of revised end-of-chapter questions. The book's unsurpassed teaching and learning resources include a robust technology package that now offers a choice between OWL: Online Web Learning and Enhanced WebAssign.

Steven S. Zumdahl, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Steve Zumdahl is the author of market-leading textbooks in introductory chemistry, general chemistry, honors-level chemistry, and high school chemistry. Recently retired from his long-time position as Director of Undergraduate Programs at the University of Illinois, he has received numerous awards for his contributions to chemical education. These include the National Catalyst Award in recognition of his contribution to chemical education, the University of Illinois Teaching Award, the UIUC Liberal Arts and Sciences Advising Award, and the School of Chemical Sciences Teaching Award (five times). He earned his BS in Chemistry from Wheaton College (IL), and his PhD from the University of Illinois.

Donald J. DeCoste, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Donald J. DeCoste is Associate Director of General Chemistry at the University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign, and has been teaching chemistry at the high school and college levels for over 25 years. He earned his BS in Chemistry and PhD from the University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign. At UIUC he teaches courses in introductory chemistry and the teaching of chemistry and has developed chemistry courses for non-science majors, preservice secondary teachers, and preservice elementary teachers. He has received the LAS Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the Provost’s Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, and the School of Chemical Sciences Teaching Award four times. Don has led workshops for secondary teachers and graduate student teaching assistants, discussing the methods and benefits of getting students more actively involved in class. When not involved in teaching and advising, Don enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.
  • The book's full color art program has been redrawn and reworked to make figures easier to follow and more aesthetically pleasing. In addition, labeling within the art has been reconfigured for better clarity, glassware illustrations have been updated, and the orbital art has been redesigned.
  • The text's hallmark problem-solving pedagogy is enhanced by in-text examples that suggest what questions the students should be asking as they solve problems.
  • A new section in Chapter 8 explains why it is so important to become a good problem-solver.
  • The authors have revised a significant number of the end-of-chapter questions (approximately 20%).
  • The Seventh Edition is now supported by both OWL: Online Web Learning, the number one online learning system for chemistry, and Enhanced WebAssign. Both are available with e-books.
  • Exercises and models such as worked-out examples, self-check exercises, and skill development boxes support the authors' step-by-step problem-solving method.
  • End-of-chapter material includes key terms, a summary of important facts, questions and problems arranged in matched pairs and keyed to chapter sections, additional problems that incorporate material from multiple sections, in-class discussion questions, and "Cumulative Reviews" that test concepts from preceding chapters.
  • The text builds and refreshes fundamental math skills such as scientific notation, rounding, and rearranging equations. In addition, Math Tips, indicated by icons throughout, help students as they perform calculations.
  • The book is also available in alternative versions: BASIC CHEMISTRY, which covers chemical concepts and applications through acids and bases (Chapters 1-16) and INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY, which also covers equilibrium, oxidation-reduction reactions, electrochemistry, radioactivity, and nuclear energy (Chapters 1-19).
1. CHEMISTRY: AN INTRODUCTION.
2. MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS.
3. MATTER.
4. CHEMICAL FOUNDATIONS: ELEMENTS, ATOMS, AND IONS.
5. NOMENCLATURE.
6. CHEMICAL REACTIONS: AN INTRODUCTION.
7. REACTIONS IN AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS.
8. CHEMICAL COMPOSITION.
9. CHEMICAL QUANTITIES.
10. ENERGY.
11. MODERN ATOMIC THEORY.
12. CHEMICAL BONDING.
13. GASES.
14. LIQUIDS AND SOLIDS.
15. SOLUTIONS.
16. ACIDS AND BASES.
17. EQUILIBRIUM.
18. OXIDATION-REDUCTION REACTIONS AND ELECTROCHEMISTRY.
19. RADIOACTIVITY AND NUCLEAR ENERGY.
20. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY.
B21. BIOCHEMISTRY.
APPENDIX.
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Online Instructor's Guide for Lab Manual

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Lab Manual for Zumdahl/DeCoste’s Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation, 8th

ISBN: 9781285845166
Includes 35 experiments and eight appendices that serve as useful references for students.

Study Guide for Zumdahl/DeCoste’s Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation, 8th

ISBN: 9781285845173
Contains chapter discussions, key-term definitions, and practice chapter tests to help your students master the concepts and skills of the course.

Student Solutions Manual for Zumdahl/DeCoste’s Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation, 8th

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Contains detailed solutions for the even-numbered end-of-chapter problems and cumulative review exercises.

Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation, 8th: Annotated Instructor’s Edition

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This version of the text features a wrap-around margin with extensive annotations that provide instructors and teaching assistants with teaching tips, information on integrating supplements into lectures, and answers to all problems. The IAE includes all 21 chapters of Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation, 8/e.

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Lab Manual for Zumdahl/DeCoste’s Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation, 8th

ISBN: 9781285845166
Includes 35 experiments and eight appendices that serve as useful references.

Study Guide for Zumdahl/DeCoste’s Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation, 8th

ISBN: 9781285845173
The perfect way to prepare for exams, build problem-solving skills, and get the grade you want, this Study Guide includes chapter discussions, key-term definitions, and practice chapter tests.

Student Solutions Manual for Zumdahl/DeCoste’s Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation, 8th

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Homework help! This manual contains detailed solutions for the even-numbered end-of-chapter problems and cumulative review exercises.