Higher Education

Chemistry: Principles and Reactions, 7th Edition

  • William L. Masterton University of Connecticut, Emeritus
  • Cecile N. Hurley University of Connecticut
  • Edward Neth University of Connecticut
  • ISBN-10: 1111427100  |  ISBN-13: 9781111427108
  • 800 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2006, 2004
  • © 2012 | Published
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Overview

Masterton/Hurley/Neth's CHEMISTRY: PRINCIPLES AND REACTIONS, 7e, takes students directly to the crux of chemistry's fundamental concepts and allows you to efficiently cover all topics found in the typical general chemistry book. Based on the authors' extensive teaching experience, this updated edition includes new concept-driven, rigorous examples, updated examples that focus on molecular reasoning and understanding, and "Chemistry: Beyond the Classroom" essays that demonstrate the relevance of the concepts and highlight some of the most up-to-date uses of chemistry. A strong, enhanced art program assists students in visualizing chemical concepts. Integrated end-of-chapter questions and Key Concepts correlate to OWL Online Learning, the #1 online homework and tutorial system for chemistry. OWL also includes an interactive eBook for the 7th edition of the textbook and an optional ebook for the Student Study Guide.

Features and Benefits

  • CONNECTION TO FINE ARTS: This edition connects the hard science of chemistry to the humanities and fine arts through chapter openers and literary quotations that enhance each chapter's content.
  • LATEST WORK FROM SPECIALISTS: Guest authors and leaders in specialized fields profile the latest research in "Chemistry: Beyond the Classroom" boxes. Students see the relevance of concepts in some of the most current work in chemistry, including photochromic and thermochromic materials, coloration biological organisms, molecular structure of rubbery materials, and fuel cells.
  • STRONG COVERAGE OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY: Students leave your course well equipped with organic chemistry skills through coverage of nomenclature and a greater number of functional groups, as well as coverage of types of organic reactions and material on proteins and carbohydrates.
  • MOLECULAR MODEL ART PROGRAM: Effective models visually reinforce students' conceptual understanding. Revised nanoscale views of atoms, molecules, and ions use molecular modeling software and an exacting three-dimensional style to offer effective visual learning tools throughout the text.
  • ABUNDANT IN-TEXT EXAMPLES: More than 115 in-text Graded Examples challenge students to solve more difficult material as they proceed through each step of the example. Additional Conceptual Examples lead students through conceptualizing the chemistry principles just discussed before solving the example and encourage higher-order thinking at critical points within the chapter's narrative.
  • SUMMARY PROBLEMS: This popular feature connects all concepts covered in the chapter, providing students with important overview and context for learning. Multi-step Summary Problems summarize each chapter, covering all or almost all of the chapter's key concepts.
  • "CHEMISTRY: THE HUMAN SIDE" BOXES: These boxes include short biographies of some of the pioneers of chemistry, ranging from Antoine Lavoisier (1748-1794) to Glenn Seaborg (1912-1999). These engaging sketches captivate students' attention as they emphasize the personalities as well as the accomplishments of these individuals.
  • MARGINAL NOTES: Short margin notes sprinkled throughout the text draw attention to important points and highlight current research in chemistry. Chapter Highlights at the end of each chapter briefly review the chapter's material. Key Concepts introduce each chapter and are indexed to corresponding examples and end-of-chapter problems.
  • GO CHEMISTRY: Go Chemistry: Mini video lectures are ideal for helping on-the-go students review essential chemistry topics. Mini video lectures include animations and problems for a quick summary of key concepts. Selected videos have e-flashcards that briefly introduce a key concept and then test students' understanding of the basics. Keyed to topics in the text, Go Chemistry plays on iTunes, video iPods/iPhones, other personal video players, and QuickTime. OWL includes five videos. Students can purchase Go Chemistry as a 27-video set or as individual videos.

Table of Contents

1. Matter and Measurements.
2. Atoms, Molecules, and Ions.
3. Mass Relations in Chemistry; Stoichiometry.
4. Reactions in Aqueous Solution.
5. Gases.
6. Electronic Structure and the Periodic Table.
7. Covalent Bonding.
8. Thermochemistry.
9. Liquids and Solids.
10. Solutions.
11. Rate of Reaction.
12. Gaseous Chemical Equilibrium.
13. Acids and Bases.
14. Equilibria in Acid-Base Solutions.
15. Complex ion and Precipitation Equilibria
16. Spontaneity of Reaction
17. Electrochemistry.
18. Nuclear Reactions.
19. Complex Ions and Coordination compounds
20. Chemistry of the Metals.
21. Chemistry of the Nonmetals.
22. Organic Chemistry.
23. Organic Polymers, Natural and Synthetic.

What's New

  • REORGANIZATION: The authors have reorganized Chapters 13, 15, and 19 to create a better flow from single to multiple equilibria. In addition, Chapters 2-5 have been reorganized to enhance student understanding and mirror the way this material is presented in the classroom.
  • NEW CHAPTER 15: This new chapter covers complex ion and precipitation equilibria to enhance the book's coverage.
  • NEW END-OF-CHAPTER PROBLEMS/QUESTIONS: Approximately 25% of the book's end- of-chapter problems and questions are new.
  • REVISED VISUALS FOR BETTER CLARITY: Ensure your students' understanding of concepts as this edition moves relevant text from captions to talking labels within the art for a clearer presentation of visual images. Contemporary photographs, modern molecular models, and new concept flow charts help further clarify key concepts.
  • NEW AND INNOVATIVE EXAMPLE FORMAT--ONE/TWO COLUMN COMBO: Revised examples provide rigorous practice and opportunities to apply concepts. Each Example begins with a problem statement followed by three problem-solving steps: 1) Analysis (two columns), 2) Strategy (one column), and 3) Solution (two column). This innovative new worked Example format presentation is clear, consistent, and easy to follow. Each example concludes with an End Point, which provides additional insight into the problem.
  • REVISED GRADED AND CONCEPTUAL EXAMPLES: Revised in-text Graded Examples now show the gradual increase in difficulty as problems progress from Step "a" to Step "c." The Graded Examples simulate the presentation of problems on a test. Additional Conceptual Examples lead students through conceptualizing the chemistry principles just discussed and demonstrate how to refine thinking skills at critical points in the chapter.

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111571414 | ISBN-13: 9781111571412)

This useful resource includes lecture outlines and lists of demonstrations for each chapter, as well as worked-out solutions for ALL of the text's end-of-chapter problems. Electronic files of the Instructor's Manual can be found on the PowerLecture CD-ROM.

PowerLecture with JoinIn™ Student Response System and ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 1111571511 | ISBN-13: 9781111571511)

PowerLecture is a digital presentation tool that contains prepared lecture slides and a valuable library of resources such as art, photos, and tables from the text that faculty can use to create personalized lecture presentations. Also included is the complete Instructor’s Manual, ExamView digital test bank, samples of various printed supplements; JoinIn Student Response (clicker) questions tailored to this text, as well as simulations, animations, and mini movies to supplement your lectures. PowerLecture for Seventh Edition also includes a collection of worksheets, written by text author Cecile N. Hurley, (approximately three per chapter) that provide useful tools for students’ collaborative work. Designed to stimulate group activity and discussion, questions on each worksheet are conceptual and quantitatively oriented.

Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1111574278 | ISBN-13: 9781111574277)

Essential Algebra for Chemistry Students  (ISBN-10: 0495013277 | ISBN-13: 9780495013273)

Available for packaging with any CENGAGE textbook, this short book is intended for students who lack confidence and/or competency in the essential mathematics skills necessary to survive in general chemistry. Each chapter focuses on a specific type of skill and has worked-out examples to show how these skills translate to chemical problem solving. This book is also available for students to purchase separately at www.CENGAGEbrain.com.

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Survival Guide for General Chemistry with Math Review  (ISBN-10: 0495387517 | ISBN-13: 9780495387510)

Available for packaging with any CENGAGE textbook, this survival guide focuses on helping students practice for exams by showing them how to solve difficult problems by dissecting them into manageable chunks. The guide includes three levels of proficiency questions – A, B, and minimal – to quickly build student confidence as they master the knowledge needed to succeed in the course. This book is also available for students to purchase separately at www.CENGAGEbrain.com.

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Guided Explorations in General Chemistry  (ISBN-10: 1439049653 | ISBN-13: 9781439049655)

This student workbook is designed to support Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) with activities that promote a student-focused active classroom. It is an excellent accompaniment to CHEMISTRY: THE MOLECULAR SCIENCE or any other general chemistry text.

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Go Chemistry® for General Chemistry  (ISBN-10: 0495382280 | ISBN-13: 9780495382287)

Students can purchase instant access to the version of Go Chemistry®, a set of 27 essential videos that students can download and play on iPads, iPhones, iPods, or portable video players--ideal for the student on the go! Developed by award-winning chemists, these electronic tools are designed to help students quickly review essential chemistry topics. Mini video lectures include animations and problems for a quick summary of key concepts. Selected Go Chemistry videos have e-flashcards that briefly introduce a key concept and then test student understanding of the basics with a series of questions. Go Chemistry also plays on the desktop in QuickTime, iTunes, and Windows Media Player. To purchase videos (as a set or individually) or to download two demo videos, students can enter ISBN 0495382280 at www.cengagebrain.com.

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Instructor's Edition  (ISBN-10: 1111572186 | ISBN-13: 9781111572181)

Student Supplements

Study Guide and Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1111570590 | ISBN-13: 9781111570590)

Improve your success in the course with this helpful Study Guide and Workbook. This valuable resource contains additional worked examples and problem-solving techniques to help you understand the principles of general chemistry. Each chapter is outlined with fill-in-the blank activities, exercises, and self-tests.

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Student Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111570604 | ISBN-13: 9781111570606)

Improve your performance at exam time with this manual's complete solutions to all the end-of-chapter Questions and Problems answered in Appendix 6, including the Challenge Problems. The author includes references to textbook sections and tables to help guide use the problem-solving techniques employed by authors.

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Essential Algebra for Chemistry Students  (ISBN-10: 0495013277 | ISBN-13: 9780495013273)

Available for packaging with any CENGAGE textbook or available separately for a minimal cost at CENGAGEbrain.com, this short book is intended for students who lack confidence and/or competency in the essential mathematics skills necessary to survive in general chemistry. Each chapter focuses on a specific type of skill and has worked-out examples to show how these skills translate to chemical problem solving.

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Survival Guide for General Chemistry with Math Review  (ISBN-10: 0495387517 | ISBN-13: 9780495387510)

Available for packaging with any CENGAGE textbook or available separately for a minimal cost at CENGAGEbrain.com, this survival guide focuses on helping you practice for exams by showing you how to solve difficult problems by dissecting them into manageable chunks. The guide includes three levels of proficiency questions – A, B, and minimal – to quickly build your confidence as you master the knowledge needed to succeed in the course.

List Price = $59.95  | CengageBrain Price = $59.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $45.00

Guided Explorations in General Chemistry  (ISBN-10: 1439049653 | ISBN-13: 9781439049655)

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Go Chemistry® for General Chemistry  (ISBN-10: 0495382280 | ISBN-13: 9780495382287)

Pressed for time? Miss a lecture? Need more review? Go Chemistry for General Chemistry is a set of 27 downloadable mini video lectures, available for purchase at www.cengagebrain.com. Developed by award-winning chemists, Go Chemistry helps you quickly review essential topics--whenever and wherever you want! Each video contains animations and problems that you can view on your laptop or download to your portable video player (like iPad, Phone, or iPod) for convenient self-study and exam review. Selected Go Chemistry® videos have e-flashcards that briefly introduce a key concept and then test your understanding of the basics with a series of questions. To purchase these videos (as a set or individually) or to download two demo videos, enter ISBN 0495382280 at www.cengagebrain.com.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

William L. Masterton

William L. Masterton received his PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Illinois in 1953. Two years later he began to work at the University of Connecticut, where he taught general chemistry and a graduate course in chemical thermodynamics. He has received numerous teaching awards, including an award from the Student Senate at the University of Connecticut, of which he was most proud. Dr. Masterton is co-author of the all-time best-selling general chemistry textbook CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES, which has sold well over 1.5 million copies. Dr. Masterton's field of research, solution thermodynamics, prepared him well for making maple syrup each March at the family farmhouse in New Hampshire.

Cecile N. Hurley

Cecile Nespral Hurley received her MS at the University of California, Los Angeles. Since 1979, she has served as Lecturer and Coordinator of Freshman Chemistry at the University of Connecticut, where she directed a groundbreaking National Science Foundation-supported project on cooperative learning in general chemistry. She is one of a prestigious group of University Teaching Fellows who are selected by their fellow faculty members as models of teaching excellence and dedication. In addition, she coordinates the High School Cooperative Program in Chemistry through which superior Connecticut high school students take the university's general chemistry course at their schools. In her spare time, Professor Hurley roots for the University of Connecticut women's basketball Huskies--and roots out weeds from her country garden, which she likes to imagine rivals Monet's at Giverny.

Edward Neth

Native of Bridgeport, Connecticut B.S. Chemistry, Fairfield University; minor in Politics M.S. and Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, University of Connecticut; Advisor: Dr. Steven L. Suib TA supervisor was Cecile Hurley Career diversion (1999-2004) from chemistry/teaching to information technology as a network engineer for Priceline.com and Director of Academic Computing at the University of New Haven (Connecticut). Since 2004, Lecturer, Chemistry at UConn; also the Department's webmaster and IT administrator; serves on University committees for technology planning and implementation. Lead teacher/power user for OWL (Online Web Learning) UConn Huskies M and W basketball fan!