Higher Education

General Chemistry, 10th Edition

  • Darrell D. Ebbing Wayne State University
  • Steven D. Gammon
  • ISBN-10: 1285051378  |  ISBN-13: 9781285051376
  • 1168 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2010
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $295.00
  • Newer Edition Available

About

Overview

The tenth edition of this market-leading text has been substantially revised to meet the rapidly changing instructional demands of GENERAL CHEMISTRY professors. Known for its carefully developed, thoroughly integrated, step-by-step approach to problem solving, GENERAL CHEMISTRY helps students master quantitative skills and build a lasting conceptual understanding of key chemical concepts. The tenth edition retains this hallmark approach and builds on the conceptual focus through key new features and revisions.

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • Beautiful new book design that is user friendly, but also conveys the sense of excitement surrounding chemistry that the author team wants students to see!
  • Heavily revised art and photography program that helps highlight the excitement of chemistry while explaining key concepts. New talking labels have been added to the art and photos. These talk students through the figure and explain what they are seeing--what they need to know.
  • new pedagogical feature has been added to all of the examples that are woven throughout the book. The new feature in the examples is called the "Gaining Mastery Toolbox." Every tool box contains "Critical Concepts" and "Solution Essentials." Critical Concepts are concepts from the relevant chapter that the student needs to know in order to work through the example. The Solution Essential segment features a list of information needed to solve the problem presented--for example, a student may need the periodic table, Avogadro's number, etc.
  • Many new and revised end-of-chapter problems and questions including a new type of strategy problem.
  • TWO TIER questions are ones that ask a student a question and then they must choose the answer. The second tier question is where they choose why they chose that answer. Students often choose the correct answer but not the correct reason they answered it correctly, which reveals that they do not under the concept being demonstrated.
  • New end of chapter "Check List for Review" feature--this new feature is presented in an easy-to-follow tabular format that includes a summary of facts and concepts, learning objectives, Important terms, and Key Equations. This innovative presentation is organized by section.
  • Up-to-date coverage in every chapter of the latest changes in chemistry.
  • End-of-chapter problem types strengthen student's conceptual understanding: multiple-choice Self-Assessment and Review Questions, multi-step Concept Explorations, and rigorous Strategy Problems.
  • General Problem essay questions, based on the "A Chemist Looks At . . ." and "Instrumental Methods" boxed essays, allow instructors to more easily integrate interesting real-life applications into their course and promote the development of scientific writing skills.
  • Chapter-openers now include Contents and Concepts outlines as well as a three-part collage combining a macroscale photo, a molecular image, and an associated real-world application.
  • Chemical terminology/nomenclature throughout the text has been carefully updated in line with current IUPAC rules.
  • "A Chemist Looks At . . ." essays have been updated to include such contemporary topics as "Gecko Toes, Sticky but Not Tacky" and "Magic Numbers."
  • All in-chapter examples have been revised to be consistent with the authors' three-part problem-solving approach, which includes Problem Strategy, Solution, and Answer Check.
  • A wealth of end-of chapter support includes a Checklist for Review with Important Terms and Key Equations and a Summary of Facts and Concepts; Media Summary lists referring students to available media activities; Learning Objectives outlines to optimize student review and instructor preparation; as well as the Self-Assessment and Review Questions, Concept Explorations, and Strategy Problems.

Table of Contents

Part I: BASICS OF CHEMISTRY.
1. Chemistry and Measurement.
2. Atoms, Molecules, and Ions.
3. Calculations with Chemical Formulas and Equations.
4. Chemical Reactions.
5. The Gaseous State.
6. Thermochemistry.
Part II: ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR STRUCTURE.
7. Quantum Theory of the Atom.
8. Electron Configurations and Periodicity.
9. Ionic and Covalent Bonding.
10. Molecular Geometry and Chemical Bonding Theory.
Part III: STATES OF MATTER AND SOLUTIONS.
11. States of Matter; Liquids and Solids.
12. Solutions.
Part IV: CHEMICAL REACTIONS AND EQUILIBRIUM.
13. Rates of Reaction.
14. Chemical Equilibrium.
15. Acids and Bases.
16. Acid-Base Equilibria.
17. Solubility and Complex-Ion Equilibria.
18. Thermodynamics and Equilibrium.
19. Electrochemistry.
Part V: NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY AND CHEMISTRY OF THE ELEMENTS.
20. Nuclear Chemistry.
21. Chemistry of the Main-Group Elements.
22. The Transition Elements and Coordination Compounds.
23. Organic Chemistry.
24. Polymer Materials: Synthetic and Biological.
APPENDIXES.
Answers to Exercises.
Answers to Concept Checks.
Answers to Self-Assessment Questions.
Answers to Selected Odd-Numbered Problems.

What's New

  • Beautiful new book design that is user friendly, but also conveys the sense of excitement surrounding chemistry that the author team wants students to see!
  • Heavily revised art and photography program that helps highlight the excitement of chemistry while explaining key concepts. New talking labels have been added to the art and photos. These talk students through the figure and explain what they are seeing--what they need to know.
  • A new pedagogical feature has been added to all of the examples that are woven throughout the book. The new feature in the examples is called the "Gaining Mastery Toolbox." Every tool box contains "Critical Concepts" and "Solution Essentials." Critical Concepts are concepts from the relevant chapter that the student needs to know in order to work through the example. The Solution Essential segment features a list of information needed to solve the problem presented--for example, a student may need the periodic table, Avogadro's number, etc.
  • Many new and revised end-of-chapter problems and questions including a new type of strategy problem.
  • TWO TIER questions are ones that ask a student a question and then they must choose the answer. The second tier question is where they choose why they chose that answer. Students often choose the correct answer but not the correct reason they answered it correctly, which reveals that they do not under the concept being demonstrated
  • New end of chapter "Check List for Review" feature--this new feature is presented in an easy-to-follow tabular format that includes a summary of facts and concepts, learning objectives, important terms, and key equations. This innovative presentation is organized by section.
  • Up-to-date coverage in every chapter of the latest changes in chemistry.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Text + OWL 6-Months and Quick Prep Instant Access

ISBN-10: 1285255550  | ISBN-13: 9781285255552

List Price = $399.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $301.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • General Chemistry
    List Price = $391.95  | CengageBrain Price = $391.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $295.00
  • OWL 6-Months and Quick Prep Instant Access
    List Price = $100.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $100.00


Bundle: Text + Student Solutions Manual

ISBN-10:  1285255585  | ISBN-13:  9781285255583

List Price = $528.95  | CengageBrain Price = $528.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $397.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • General Chemistry
    List Price = $391.95  | CengageBrain Price = $391.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $295.00
  • Student Solutions Manual
    List Price = $135.95  | CengageBrain Price = $135.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $102.50


Printed Text + OWLv2 24-Months Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1285990811  | ISBN-13:  9781285990811

List Price = $411.95  | CengageBrain Price = $411.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $310.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • General Chemistry
    List Price = $391.95  | CengageBrain Price = $391.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $295.00
  • OWLv2 24-Months Instant Access
    List Price = $130.00  | CengageBrain Price = $130.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $130.00


Printed Text + OWLv2 24-Months (Spring 2013 Class Test Only) Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1418823767  | ISBN-13:  9781418823764

List Price = $406.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $306.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • General Chemistry
    List Price = $391.95  | CengageBrain Price = $391.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $295.00
  • OWLv2 24-Months (Spring 2013 Class Test Only) Instant Access
    List Price = $130.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $130.00


Bundle: Text + OWLv2, 1 term (6 Months) Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1133540449  | ISBN-13:  9781133540441

List Price = $405.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $305.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • General Chemistry
    List Price = $391.95  | CengageBrain Price = $391.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $295.00
  • OWLv2, 1 term (6 Months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $100.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $75.00


Printed Text + OWL with Quick Prep 24-Months Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1305588886  | ISBN-13:  9781305588882

List Price = $406.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $306.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • General Chemistry
    List Price = $391.95  | CengageBrain Price = $391.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $295.00
  • OWL with Quick Prep 24-Months Instant Access
    List Price = $130.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $130.00


ePack: Experiments in General Chemistry, Lab Manual, 10th + OWL with Quick Prep 24-Months Instant Access for Ebbing/Gammon's General Chemistry

ISBN-10:  1305527453  | ISBN-13:  9781305527454

List Price = $374.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $282.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • Experiments in General Chemistry, Lab Manual
    List Price = $205.95  | CengageBrain Price = $205.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $155.00
  • OWL with Quick Prep 24-Months Instant Access
    List Price = $130.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $130.00


Bundle: Text + OWL 24-Months, Student Solutions Manual eBook, and Quick Prep Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1285047427  | ISBN-13:  9781285047423

List Price = $466.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $351.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • General Chemistry
    List Price = $391.95  | CengageBrain Price = $391.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $295.00
  • OWL 24-Months, Student Solutions Manual eBook, and Quick Prep Printed Access Card
    List Price = $181.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $135.75


Bundle: Text + Study Guide

ISBN-10:  1285255577 | ISBN-13:  9781285255576

List Price = $521.95  | CengageBrain Price = $521.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $392.25

This Bundle Includes:

  • General Chemistry
    List Price = $391.95  | CengageBrain Price = $391.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $295.00
  • Study Guide
    List Price = $128.95  | CengageBrain Price = $128.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $97.25


Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Study Guide  (ISBN-10: 1111989400 | ISBN-13: 9781111989408)

This useful resource reinforces skills with activities and practice problems for each chapter. After completing the end-of-chapter exercises, students will be able to check their answers for the odd-numbered questions.

List Price = $128.95  | CengageBrain Price = $128.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $97.25

Student Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111989419 | ISBN-13: 9781111989415)

The Student Solutions Manual provides worked-out solutions to all in-chapter exercises, as well as detailed, step-by-step solutions to odd-numbered practice problems, general problems, and cumulative-skills problems, plus answers to all self-assessment and review questions. Because the Concept Explorations and Strategy Problems are intended to challenge students to think step by step and not rush for a numerical answer (or a matched pair to model an algorithmic answer on), the solutions for these are not provided in the text or Student Solutions Manual. The Student Solutions Manual has been thoroughly accuracy checked for the tenth edition.

List Price = $135.95  | CengageBrain Price = $135.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $102.50

OWLv2 24-Months Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 128576241X | ISBN-13: 9781285762418)

Created by teaching chemists, OWLv2 is a powerful online learning system for chemistry with a unique Mastery Learning approach, which allows students to practice at their own pace, receive meaningful feedback and access a variety of learning resources to help them master chemistry and achieve better grades.

List Price = $130.00  | CengageBrain Price = $130.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $130.00

OWLv2 6-Months Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285762436 | ISBN-13: 9781285762432)

List Price = $100.00  | CengageBrain Price = $100.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $100.00

LMS Integrated for OWLv2 with MindTap Reader, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305501926 | ISBN-13: 9781305501928)

MindLinks is a new service provided by Cengage to allow for deeper integration of Cengage’s digital suite, including the OWLv2 product, into an institution’s Learning Management System (LMS). The service works by using portable links that allow two-way communication between a Learning Management System and a Cengage digital product. Cengage developed MindLinks to work with all major Learning Management Systems to expand functionality. For more information on MindLinks, contact mindlinks@cengage.com.

List Price = $130.00  | CengageBrain Price = $130.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $130.00

Experiments in General Chemistry, Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111989427 | ISBN-13: 9781111989422)

Each experiment in this manual was selected to match topics in the textbook and includes an introduction, a procedure, a page of pre-lab exercises about the concepts the lab illustrates, and a report form. Some have a scenario that places the experiment in a real-world context. In addition, each experiment has a link to a set of references and helpful online resources.

List Price = $205.95  | CengageBrain Price = $205.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $155.00

Student Supplements

Study Guide  (ISBN-10: 1111989400 | ISBN-13: 9781111989408)

The perfect way to prepare for exams, build problem-solving skills, and get the grade you want! This useful resource reinforces skills with activities and practice problems for each chapter. After completing the end-of-chapter exercises, you can check your answers for the odd-numbered questions.

List Price = $128.95  | CengageBrain Price = $128.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $97.25

Student Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111989419 | ISBN-13: 9781111989415)

The Student Solutions Manual provides worked-out solutions to all in-chapter exercises, as well as detailed, step-by-step solutions to odd-numbered practice problems, general problems, and cumulative-skills problems, plus answers to all self-assessment and review questions. Because the Concept Explorations and Strategy Problems are intended to challenge students to think step by step and not rush for a numerical answer (or a matched pair to model an algorithmic answer on), the solutions for these are not provided in the text or Student Solutions Manual. The Student Solutions Manual has been thoroughly accuracy checked for the tenth edition.

List Price = $135.95  | CengageBrain Price = $135.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $102.50

Blackboard MindLink for CourseMate, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285371313 | ISBN-13: 9781285371313)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in your chemistry course in one place. Read your eBook, take notes, review flashcards, view videos, and take practice quizzes—all online with MindLink for CourseMate on Blackboard.

List Price = $313.00  | CengageBrain Price = $313.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $313.00

LMS Integrated for CourseMate 18-Months Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285370198 | ISBN-13: 9781285370194)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in your chemistry course in one place. Read your eBook, take notes, review flashcards, view videos, and take practice quizzes—all online with MindLink for CourseMate.

List Price = $313.00  | CengageBrain Price = $313.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $313.00

OWLv2 24-Months Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 128576241X | ISBN-13: 9781285762418)

Your ticket to better chemistry grades OWLv2 is a proven system to help you succeed. Its Mastery Learning approach allows you to practice at your own pace, receive meaningful feedback and use learning resources to help you achieve better grades. Know what’s important OWLv2 concentrates on what’s most important—understanding chemistry concepts—and its technology lets you work the way that’s best for you Discover the relevance of your lessons Interactive simulations, visualizations, and tutorials integrated smoothly into your lessons. The more you learn, the better prepared you are to solve problems and analyze information – which helps you succeed in exams and in the workplace. Master the content Problems that challenge you to think about the concepts, and a platform that lets you practice what you’ve learned. OWLv2 moves you up the levels from memorization to mastery in a supportive learning environment. Student Testimonial: “I dropped the class first semester due to poor performance on quizzes. There was no OWL offered. This semester I currently have an A and I greatly attest this to OWL.” 1st-Year Student General Chemistry I, University of Dayton CTA: Ask your instructor about OWLv2 for this course. Visit us online: www.cengage.com/OWLv2

List Price = $130.00  | CengageBrain Price = $130.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $130.00

OWLv2 6-Months Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285762436 | ISBN-13: 9781285762432)

OWL (Online Web Learning) for GENERAL CHEMISTRY, 10th Edition, contains step-by-step tutorials, interactive simulations, and homework questions with instant question-specific feedback to help you every step of the way as you master tough chemistry concepts and skills. OWL encourages you to learn at your own pace, ensuring that you’ve mastered each concept before you move on. OWL includes an iPad-compatible digital textbook, enhanced with rich multimedia learning tools and available 24/7 in OWL.

List Price = $100.00  | CengageBrain Price = $100.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $100.00

LMS Integrated for OWLv2 with MindTap Reader, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305501926 | ISBN-13: 9781305501928)

MindLinks provide an elegant environment to complete your coursework by leveraging the power of your campus LMS to place coursework, class-administration and the gradebook all in one easily accessible spot and all through a single-sign-on environment to your LMS. Log on once, and access your LMS and Cengage resources in one place.

List Price = $130.00  | CengageBrain Price = $130.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $130.00

Experiments in General Chemistry, Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111989427 | ISBN-13: 9781111989422)

Each experiment in this manual was selected to match topics in your textbook and includes an introduction, a procedure, a page of pre-lab exercises about the concepts the lab illustrates, and a report form. Some have a scenario that places the experiment in a real-world context. In addition, each experiment has a link to a set of references and helpful online resources.

List Price = $205.95  | CengageBrain Price = $205.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $155.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Darrell D. Ebbing

Darrell Ebbing has taught general chemistry for more than thirty years and is now retired from Wayne State University. He received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Indiana University.

Steven D. Gammon

Steven D. Gammon is a professor of chemistry at Western Washington University and a leader in the development of multimedia-based software for chemical education. He has contributed greatly to the increased emphasis on conceptual understanding in the text.