Higher Education

Introductory Chemistry, 8th Edition

  • Steven S. Zumdahl University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Donald J. DeCoste University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • ISBN-10: 1285452828  |  ISBN-13: 9781285452821
  • 704 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $197.25

About

Overview

The Eighth Edition of Zumdahl and DeCoste's best-selling INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY 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 Eighth 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.

Features and Benefits

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  • 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.
  • Almost all of the in-text examples are now " Interactive Examples" and available online. These computer-based examples throughout the text require students to think through the Example step-by-step rather than simply scan the written Example in the text as many students do.
  • New "Critical Thinking" boxes have been added at point-of-use throughout the text to emphasize the importance of conceptual learning. These are particularly useful for generating class discussion.
  • In Section 8.4 "Learning to Solve Problems" is written specifically to help students better understand how to think their way through a problem.
  • In Chapter 9, the treatment of stoichiometry has been enhanced by the addition of a new section on limiting reactants, which emphasizes calculating the amounts of products that can be obtained from each reactant. Students are taught how to select a limiting reactant both by comparing the amounts of reactants present and by calculating the amounts of products that can be formed by complete consumption of each reactant.
  • The authors have revised a significant number of the end-of-chapter questions (over 10%) while adding a new section for ChemWork problems, which are also available online.
  • The Eighth 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 are arranged in matched pairs and keyed to chapter sections, additional problems that incorporate material from multiple sections, in-class discussion questions, new ChemWork problems, 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 textbook was given a thorough review and reworded in some places to enhance the content. Many margin notes were subsumed into the core text in this process. All key terms were checked and updated as needed.
  • 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).

Table of Contents

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.

What's New

  • The book's full color art program has been modified and updated as needed to better serve visual learners. In addition, the art has been reconfigured for better clarity, glassware illustrations have been updated, and the orbital art has been redesigned all according to a new art and style program. Many new photos have been updated to give the textbook more relevance while also providing a contemporary look.

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Are you ready for your Lab course? Get a better grade in your lab course by working pre-lab assignments in OWLv2, the #1 online homework and tutorial system for chemistry, available for purchase at www.CENGAGEbrain.com. LabSkills includes step-by-step videos to introduce you to lab techniques, equipment and safety skills needed to successfully complete labs; interactive modules to give you an opportunity to interact with lab equipment prior to lab, so you are familiar with equipment setup and ready to go when you get to lab; safety training and information to ensure that you are prepared to safely complete labs; and quizzes to assess your understanding and retention of key concepts, so you can see where they need further study. To learn more, visit www.CENGAGE.com/owlv2 or talk to your instructor.

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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.