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Chemistry: The Molecular Science, Hybrid Edition 5th Edition

John W. Moore | Conrad L. Stanitski

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In CHEMISTRY: THE MOLECULAR SCIENCE, the authors -- both winners of the ACS Pimentel Award in Chemical Education -- use everyday applications that reveal chemistry as a subject that is relevant to engineering, biology, and environmental science. A revised, annotated art program emphasizes the three concept levels in a pedagogically sound approach to understanding molecules, concepts, and equations. Online lessons in OWL -- the #1 online learning system for chemistry accompany many end-of-chapter questions.

John W. Moore, University of Wisconsin, Madison

John W. Moore received an A.B. magna cum laude from Franklin and Marshall College and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. He held a National Science Foundation (NSF) postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Copenhagen and taught at Indiana University and Eastern Michigan University before joining the faculty of the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1989. At the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Moore is W.T. Lippincott Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Institute for Chemical Education. He was Editor of the Journal of Chemical Education (JCE) from 1996 to 2009. Among his many awards are the American Chemical Society (ACS) George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education and the James Flack Norris Award for Excellence in Teaching Chemistry. He is a Fellow of the ACS and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In 2003 he won the Benjamin Smith Reynolds Award at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in recognition of his excellence in teaching chemistry to engineering students. Dr. Moore is a major developer of online chemistry learning materials having collected and developed both video and tutorial materials available through the NSF-sponsored ChemEd DL.

Conrad L. Stanitski, Franklin and Marshall College

Conrad L. Stanitski is currently a Visiting Scholar at Franklin and Marshall College and is Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of Central Arkansas. He received his B.S. in Science Education from Bloomsburg State College, M.A. in Chemical Education from the University of Northern Iowa, and Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Connecticut. He has co-authored chemistry textbooks for science majors, allied health science students, non-science majors, and high school chemistry students. Among Dr. Stanitski's many awards are the American Chemical Society (ACS) George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education, the CMA CATALYST National Award for Excellence in Chemistry Teaching, the Gustav Ohaus–National Science Teachers Association Award for Creative Innovations in College Science Teaching, the Thomas R. Branch Award for Teaching Excellence and the Samuel Nelson Gray Distinguished Professor Award from Randolph-Macon College, and the 2002 Western Connecticut ACS Section Visiting Scientist Award. He was Chair of the American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Education (2001) and has been an elected Councilor for that division. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). An instrumental and vocal performer, he also enjoys jogging, tennis, and reading.

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  • Instructive art reinforces conceptual understanding by presenting the three levels: macroscale, nanoscale, and symbolic. Extended use of in-figure captions reduces the need for running text, helps shorten the book, and helps students learn better.
  • Thorough, careful explanations of the important concepts and skills needed to apply chemistry to many different fields; important points are bulleted and in boldface type for quick review.
  • FOCUS ON PROBLEM SOLVING. An overall emphasis on the four-step problem-solving process (Analyze, Plan, Execute, and Check Result) provides students with a strategy that moves them away from merely memorizing algorithmic solutions to conceptual understanding.
  • EMPHASIS ON THREE CONCEPTUAL LEVELS OF CHEMISTRY. The authors emphasize the Macroscopic (laboratory or real-world phenomena), Nanoscale (particles: atoms, molecules, and ions), and Symbolic (chemical formulas and equations) conceptual levels of chemistry throughout the text.
  • ESTIMATION BOXES. Many chapters include boxes that pose a problem for which a rough calculation suffices. These boxes help students learn various means of approximation and further develop "reasonableness of answer" skills that are useful for calculator-less exams such as the MCAT.
  • A WEALTH OF EXAMPLES, PRACTICE PROBLEMS, AND EXERCISES. Designed to stimulate active thinking, encourage student participation, and refine understanding of concepts the book includes more examples, practice problems and exercises than are found in most similar textbooks.
  • Summary Problem at the end of each chapter shows relationships among many concepts from each chapter.
  • Integrates organic chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, materials chemistry, and other areas that are important for society and where many jobs will be available.

Chemistry: The Molecular Science, Hybrid Edition


1. The Nature of Chemistry.
2. Chemical Compounds.
3. Chemical Reactions.
4. Energy and Reactions.
5. Electron Configurations and the Periodic Table.
6. Covalent Bonding.
7. Molecular Structures.
8. Properties of Gases.
9. Liquids, Solids, and Materials.
10. Fuels, Organic Chemicals, and Polymers.
11. Chemical Kinetics: Rates of Reactions
12. Chemical Equilibrium.
13. The Chemistry of Solutes and Solutions.
14. Acids and Bases.
15. Additional Aqueous Equilibria.
16. Thermodynamics: Directionality of Chemical Reactions.
17. Electrochemistry and Its Applications.
18. Nuclear Chemistry.
19. The Chemistry of the Main Group Elements.
20. Chemistry of Selected Transition Elements and Coordination Compounds.
Appendix A: Problem Solving and Mathematical Operations.
Appendix B: Units, Equivalences, and Conversion Factors.
Appendix C: Physical Constants and Sources of Data.
Appendix D: Ground-State Electron Configurations of Atoms.
Appendix E: Naming Simple Organic Compounds.
Appendix F: Ionization Constants for Weak Acids at 25 °C,
Appendix G: Ionization Constants for Weak Bases at 25°C
Appendix H: Solubility Product Constants for Some Inorganic Compounds at 25°C.
Appendix I : Standard Reduction. Potentials in Aqueous Solution at 25°C.
Appendix J: Selected Thermodynamic Values.
Appendix K: Answers to Problem-Solving Practice Problems.
Appendix L: Answers to Exercises.
Appendix M: Answers to Selected Questions for Review and Thought.

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Study Guide

ISBN: 9781285778662
Study Guide for Moore/Stanitski/Jurs' Chemistry: The Molecular Science, 5th Edition INSTRUCTOR DESCRIPTION: Contains learning tools such as brief notes on chapter sections with examples, review of key terms, and practice tests. Answers are provided.

Student Solutions Manual

ISBN: 9781285778655
Contains fully worked-out solutions to end-of chapter questions that are numbered in blue and answered in the back of the text. Solutions match the problem- solving strategies used in the main text.

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