Chemistry in Quantitative Language: Fundamentals of General Chemistry Calculations

Hardcover | February 16, 2009

byChristopher Oriakhi

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Problem-solving is one of the most challenging aspects students encounter in general chemistry courses leading to frustration and failure. Consequently, many students become less motivated to take additional chemistry courses after their first year. This book deals with calculations in generalchemistry and its primary goal is to prevent frustration by providing students with innovative, intuitive, and systematic strategies to problem-solving in chemistry. The material addresses this issue by providing several sample problems with carefully explained step-by-step solutions for eachconcept. Key concepts, basic theories, and equations are provided and worked examples are selected to reflect possible ways problems could be presented to students.

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Problem-solving is one of the most challenging aspects students encounter in general chemistry courses leading to frustration and failure. Consequently, many students become less motivated to take additional chemistry courses after their first year. This book deals with calculations in generalchemistry and its primary goal is to preven...

Dr. Chris Oriakhi is a chartered chemist and a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has taught and practiced chemistry at the high school and college level for almost 30 years. He is currently a senior member of the technical staff at Hewlett-Packard Company practicing industrial chemistry.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:February 16, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195367995

ISBN - 13:9780195367997

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Table of Contents

1. Essential Mathematics2. Systems of Measurements3. Atomic Structure and Isotope4. Formula and Molecular Mass5. The Mole Concept and Avogadro's Number6. Formulas of Compounds and Percent Composition7. Chemical Formula and Nomenclature8. Chemical Equations9. Stoichiometry10. The Structure of the Atom11. Gas Laws12. Liquid and Solids13. Solution Chemistry14. Volumetric Analysis15. Ideal Solutions and Colligative Properties16. Chemical Kinetics17. Chemical Equilibrium18. Ionic Equilibra and pH19. Solubility and Complex-Ion Equilibra20. Thermochemistry21. Chemical Thermodynamics22. Oxidation and Reduction Reactions23. Fundamentals of Electrochemistry24. Radioactivity and Nuclear Reactions