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Chemistry : atoms first 2e


  • Contributor: OpenStax College; BC Open Textbook Project; BCcampus

    "The intention of “atoms-first” involves a few basic principles: first, it introduces atomic and molecular structure much earlier than the traditional approach, and it threads these themes through subsequent chapters. This approach may be chosen as a way to delay the introduction of material such as stoichiometry that students traditionally find abstract and difficult, thereby allowing students time to acclimate their study skills to chemistry. Additionally, it gives students a basis for understanding the application of quantitative principles to the chemistry that underlies the entire course. It also aims to center the study of chemistry on the atomic foundation that many will expand upon in a later course covering organic chemistry, easing that transition when the time arrives. The second edition has been revised to incorporate clearer, more current, and more dynamic explanations, while maintaining the same organization as the first edition. Substantial improvements have been made in the figures, illustrations, and example exercises that support the text narrative"--BCcampus website.

    • Essential Ideas
    • Atoms, Molecules, and Ions
    • Electronic Structure and Periodic Properties of Elements
    • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Geometry
    • Advanced Theories of Bonding
    • Composition of Substances and Solutions
    • Stoichiometry of Chemical Reactions
    • Gases
    • Thermochemistry
    • Liquids and Solids
    • Solutions and Colloids
    • Thermodynamics
    • Fundamental Equilibrium Concepts
    • Acid-Base Equilibria
    • Equilibria of Other Reaction Classes
    • Electrochemistry
    • Kinetics
    • Representative Metals, Metalloids, and Nonmetals
    • Transition Metals and Coordination Chemistry
    • Nuclear Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry.
    Subject(s): Chemistry
    Original Publisher: Houston, Texas, [Victoria], OpenStax, Rice University, BCcampus, BC Open Textbook Project
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781947172630
    Collection(s)/Series: BC Open Textbooks