Higher Education

Chemical Principles, 7th Edition

  • Steven S. Zumdahl University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Donald J. DeCoste University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • ISBN-10: 1111580650  |  ISBN-13: 9781111580650
  • 1200 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009
  • © 2013 | Published
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Overview

This fully updated Seventh Edition of CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES provides a unique organization and a rigorous but understandable introduction to chemistry that emphasizes conceptual understanding and the importance of models. Known for helping students develop a qualitative, conceptual foundation that gets them thinking like chemists, this market-leading text is designed for students with solid mathematical preparation. The Seventh Edition features a new section on "Learning to Solve Problems" that discusses how to solve problems in a flexible, creative way based on understanding the fundamental ideas of chemistry and asking and answering key questions. The book is also enhanced by new visual problems, new student learning aids, new Chemical Insights boxes, and more.

Features and Benefits

  • Unique Organization: The authors cover equilibria and acid-base chemistry early and delay coverage of atomic theory and bonding until the second half of the text. The text includes sections on Exact Treatment of Buffered Solutions (Chapter 8), Adiabatic Processes (Chapter 10), and Molecular, Rotational, Vibrational, Electronic, and Nuclear Magnetic Spectroscopy (Chapter 14). These sections provide more depth at a slightly more rigorous level, consistent with the book's overall focus.
  • Wide Range of End-of-Chapter Questions. The Seventh Edition includes Discussion Questions, Exercises, integrative Challenge Problems, and comprehensive Marathon Problems.
  • Chemistry Explorer Boxes. These boxes profile chemistry professors who currently are pioneering research in their fields and introduce students to today's role models in chemical research. Topics include "The Structures of Nucleic Acids," "Studying the Chemistry of Earth's Atmosphere," "The Role of Metals in Biological Systems," "Ultrafast X-ray Spectroscopy," and many others.
  • Mathematical Support. All mathematical operations required for the text are conveniently described in an Appendix or are illustrated in worked-out examples. Knowledge of calculus is not required, and differential and integral notations, used only where absolutely necessary, are accompanied by explanations.
  • Online ChemWork Exercises: ChemWork assignments developed by Steven and Susan Zumdahl coach students through the process of becoming independent problem solvers. Available online within OWL and Enhanced WebAssign, ChemWork exercises provide students with challenging problems with hints for practicing concepts from the chapter.

Table of Contents

1. Chemists and Chemistry.
2. Atoms, Molecules, and Ions.
3. Stoichiometry.
4. Types of Chemical Reactions and Solution Stoichiometry.
5. Gases.
6. Chemical Equilibrium.
7. Acids and Bases.
8. Applications of Aqueous Equilibria.
9. Energy, Enthalpy, and Thermochemistry.
10. Spontaneity, Entropy, and Free Energy.
11. Electrochemistry.
12. Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Theory.
13. Bonding: General Concepts.
14. Covalent Bonding: Orbitals.
15. Chemical Kinetics.
16. Liquids and Solids.
17. Properties of Solutions.
18. The Representative Elements.
19. Transition Metals and Coordination Chemistry.
20. The Nucleus: A Chemist's View.
21. Organic and Biochemical Molecules.
Appendix 1. Mathematical Procedures.
Appendix 2. Units of Measurement and Conversions Among Units.
Appendix 3. Spectral Analysis.
Appendix 4. Selected Thermodynamic Data.
Appendix 5. Equilibrium Constants and Reduction Potentials.
Glossary.
Answers to Selected Exercises.

What's New

  • New Co-author: Don DeCoste, brings his wealth of teaching experience to this exceptional Seventh Edition
  • New "Learning to Solve Problems" Section: A new Section 3.4 emphasizes the importance of conceptual problem solving by showing students how to think their way through a problem. This section discusses how to solve problems in a flexible, creative way based on understanding the fundamental ideas of chemistry and asking and answering key questions. Students will learn that this "big picture approach" produces more long term, meaningful learning rather than simply memorizing specific steps that are easily forgotten.
  • New Chemical Insights Boxes: Many new and revised Chemical Insights boxes cover such up-to-date topics as geoengineering, laser cooling, graphene, and nanogenerators.
  • New and Revised Problems: Many of the book's end-of-chapter questions and problems have been revised and more than 50 new visual problems have been added.
  • New In-text Learning Aids. A list of Key Terms has been added at the end of each chapter along with an Outline that reviews each chapter. In addition, many of the book's figures have been revised to better serve visual learners.
  • New Cengage YouBook in OWL: An interactive and customizable electronic version of the text--the Cengage YouBook -- features a text edit tool that allows you to modify the textbook narrative as needed. With YouBook, you can quickly re-order entire sections and chapters or hide any content you don't teach to create an eBook that perfectly matches your syllabus. You can further customize the YouBook by publishing web links. Additional media assets may include animated figures, video clips, and more.
  • New Interactive Examples in OWL: Highlighted with an OWL icon in the text, Interactive Examples (key examples from the text transformed into interactive tutorial problems) are now assignable in the OWL program.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Steven S. Zumdahl

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 B.S. in Chemistry from Wheaton College (IL), and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.

Donald J. DeCoste

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 26 years. He earned his BS in Chemistry and PhD from the University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign. At UIUC he has developed chemistry courses for nonscience majors, preservice secondary teachers, and preservice elementary teachers. He teaches courses in introductory chemistry and the teaching of chemistry and has received 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.