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Chemistry: Principles and Practice 3rd Edition

Daniel L. Reger | Scott R. Goode | David W. Ball

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A text that truly embodies its name, CHEMISTRY: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE connects the chemistry students learn in the classroom (principles) with real-world uses of chemistry (practice). The authors accomplish this by starting each chapter with an application drawn from a chemical field of interest and revisiting that application throughout the chapter. The Case Studies, Practice of Chemistry essays, and Ethics in Chemistry questions reinforce the connection of chemistry topics to areas such as forensics, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and industry.

Daniel L. Reger, University of South Carolina

Daniel L. Reger is a decorated inorganic chemist from the University of South Carolina. He is Carolina Distinguished Professor. He received his B.S. in 1967 from Dickinson College and his Ph.D. in 1972 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1985 and 1994, he was a Visiting Fellow at Australian National University. In his 30+ years of teaching at South Carolina, he has received numerous University awards, including the Educational Foundation Research Award for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering in 1995; the Michael J. Mungo Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 1995 and for Graduate Teaching in 2003; the Amoco Foundation Outstanding Teaching Award in 1996; the Carolina Trustee Professorship in 2000; and the Educational Foundation Outstanding Service Award in 2008. In 2007, he was awarded the South Carolina Governor's Awards for Excellence in Scientific Research and in 2008 the American Chemical Society Outstanding South Carolina Chemist of the Year. He has published more than 190 research papers and presented more than 90 times at professional meetings.

Scott R. Goode, University of South Carolina

Scott R. Goode is a distinguished analytical chemist also from the University of South Carolina. He received his B.S. in 1969 from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 1973. Scott is an equally decorated teacher, having received numerous awards like the Amoco Teaching Award in 1991, the Mungo Teaching Award in 1999, and the Ada Thomas Advising Award 2000. He twice received the Distinguished Honors Professor Award for his innovative course in General Chemistry. Scott's research interest includes Chemical Education, Forensics and Environmental Chemistry and has directed 19 Ph.D. dissertations, 6 M.S. theses and the programs of 19 M.A.T. students. His publishing achievements include more than 55 research papers and over 150 presentations at professional meetings He is highly active in the American Chemical Society and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.

David W. Ball, Cleveland State University

David W. Ball is Professor of Chemistry at Cleveland State University. His research interests include computational chemistry of new high energy materials, matrix isolation spectroscopy, and various topics in chemical education. He has over 160 publications, equally split between research articles and educational articles, including five books currently in print. He has won recognition for the quality of his teaching, receiving several departmental and college teaching awards as well as the university's Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award in 2002. He has been a contributing editor to "Spectroscopy" magazine since 1994, where he writes "The Baseline" column on fundamental topics in spectroscopy. He is also active in professional service, serving on the Board of Trustees for the Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair and the Board of Governors of the Cleveland Technical Societies Council. He is also very active in the American Chemical Society, serving the Cleveland Section as chair twice (in 1998 and 2009) and Councilor from 2001 to the present.

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Chemistry: Principles and Practice


1. Introduction to Chemistry.
2. Atoms, Molecules, and Ions.
3. Equations, the Mole, and Chemical Formulas.
4. Chemical Reactions in Solution Thermochemistry.
6. The Gaseous State.
7. Electronic Structure.
8. The Periodic Table: Structure and Trends.
9. Chemical Bonds.
10. Molecular Structure and Bonding Theories.
11. Liquids and Solids.
12. Solutions.
13. Chemical Kinetics.
14. Chemical Equilibrium.
15. Solutions of Acids and Bases.
16. Reactions Between Acids and Bases.
17. Chemical Thermodynamics.
18. Electrochemistry.
19. Metals, Coordination Chemistry, and Metallurgy.
20. The Chemistry of Hydrogen, Elements in Groups 3A through 6A, and the Noble Gases.
21. Nuclear Chemistry.
22. Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry.
Appendix A: Math Procedures.
Appendix B: Selected Physical Constants.
Appendix C: Unit Conversion Factors.
Appendix D: Names of Ions.
Appendix E: Properties of Water.
Appendix F: Solubility Products, Acids, and Bases.
Appendix G: Thermodynamic Constants for Selected Compounds.
Appendix H: Standard Reduction Potentials at 25.C
Appendix I: Glossary.
Appendix J: Answers to Selected Exercises.

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By Christopher Dockery and John Cody of Kennesaw State University. This manual contains answers and detailed solutions to all even-numbered end-of-chapter exercises in the text. The Instructor's Manual may be used effectively in conjunction with the Student Solutions Manual to achieve maximum flexibility for planning homework assignments. Access the Instructor's Manual from the Faculty Companion Website at

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By James Collins of East Carolina University. The printed Test Bank contains chapter specific questions to help gauge student's understanding of the material. Instructors can customize tests using the Test Bank files on the PowerLecture CD.

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Authored by Simon Bott of the University of Houston, Calhoun, the Study Guide helps students to organize the material and practice applying the concepts of the core text.

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Study Guide

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