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Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation, 7th Edition

  • Steven S. Zumdahl
  • Donald J. DeCoste
  • ISBN-10: 1439049408
  • ISBN-13: 9781439049402
  • 816 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2004, 2000
  • COPYRIGHT: 2011 Published
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About the Product

The Seventh Edition of Zumdahl and DeCoste's best-selling INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY: A FOUNDATION 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 Seventh 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. The book's unsurpassed teaching and learning resources include a robust technology package that now offers a choice between OWL: Online Web Learning and Enhanced WebAssign.

Features

  • 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 arranged in matched pairs and keyed to chapter sections, additional problems that incorporate material from multiple sections, in-class discussion questions, 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 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).

About the Author

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.

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.
20. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY.
B21. BIOCHEMISTRY.
APPENDIX.

New to this edition

  • The book's full color art program has been redrawn and reworked to make figures easier to follow and more aesthetically pleasing. In addition, labeling within the art has been reconfigured for better clarity, glassware illustrations have been updated, and the orbital art has been redesigned.
  • 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.
  • A new section in Chapter 8 explains why it is so important to become a good problem-solver.
  • The authors have revised a significant number of the end-of-chapter questions (approximately 20%).
  • The Seventh 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.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation (High School Edition)  (ISBN-10: 0538740523 | ISBN-13: 9780538740524)

The Seventh Edition of Zumdahl and DeCoste's best-selling INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY: A FOUNDATION 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 Seventh 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. The book's unsurpassed teaching and learning resources include a robust technology package that now offers a choice between OWL: Online Web Learning and Enhanced WebAssign.

Introductory Chemistry  (ISBN-10: 0538736380 | ISBN-13: 9780538736381)

The Seventh Edition of Zumdahl and DeCoste's best-selling INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY: A FOUNDATION 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 Seventh 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. The book's unsurpassed teaching and learning resources include a robust technology package that now offers a choice between OWL: Online Web Learning and Enhanced WebAssign.

Teacher's Complete Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 0538736488 | ISBN-13: 9780538736480)
Overhead Transparencies (A&E Only)  (ISBN-10: 053873647X | ISBN-13: 9780538736473)

Includes nearly 100 full-color acetates of selected illustrations from the text.

PowerLecture with ExamView® and JoinIn™ Student Response System  (ISBN-10: 0538736437 | ISBN-13: 9780538736435)

This dual-platform CD/DVD-ROM package is an all-in-one digital library and presentation tool with JoinIn classroom response system software and clicker questions, Instructor's Guide, Instructor's Guide for Introductory Chemistry in the Laboratory, and Complete Solutions Manual. The ExamView computerized test bank includes 1600 test questions with an additional 500 algorithmic questions. Text-specific PowerPoint® lecture slides cover all key points from the text—and you can enhance them with your own materials or with additional interactive video and animations. Image Libraries (PowerPoint and JPEG formats) including digital files for text art, photographs, and numbered tables allow you to print transparencies or create your own PowerPoint lectures. The CD also includes sample digital files from the Student Solutions Manual and Study Guide, as well as the Chemistry Multimedia Library DVD-ROM, which contains animations, simulations, and movies for all chemistry subjects, organized by topic for lecture presentations.

Online Instructor's Guide for Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 0538736461 | ISBN-13: 9780538736466)

Includes general notes about each experiment, estimated completion times, materials required, and answers to both pre-and post-laboratory questions. Annotations in the main text IAE indicate when the labs from this manual are relevant to chapter content. Electronic files are also available on the PowerLecture CD and Instructor Companion website.

Essential Algebra for Chemistry Students  (ISBN-10: 0495013277 | ISBN-13: 9780495013273)

Available for packaging with any CENGAGE textbook, this short book is intended for students who lack confidence and/or competency in the essential mathematics skills necessary to survive in general chemistry. Each chapter focuses on a specific type of skill and has worked-out examples to show how these skills translate to chemical problem solving. This book is also available for students to purchase separately at www.CENGAGEbrain.com.

Annotated Instructor's Edition  (ISBN-10: 0538736356 | ISBN-13: 9780538736350)

This version of the text features a wrap-around margin with extensive annotations that provide instructors and teaching assistants with teaching tips, information on integrating supplements into lectures, and answers to all problems. The IAE includes all 21 chapters of Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation, 7/e.

Introduction to Chemistry: A Foundation, International Edition  (ISBN-10: 0538735430 | ISBN-13: 9780538735438)

The Seventh Edition of Zumdahl and DeCoste's best-selling INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY: A FOUNDATION, International Edition 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 Seventh 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. The book's unsurpassed teaching and learning resources include a robust technology package that now offers OWL: Online Web Learning.

Student Supplements

Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation (High School Edition)  (ISBN-10: 0538740523 | ISBN-13: 9780538740524)

The Seventh Edition of Zumdahl and DeCoste's best-selling INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY: A FOUNDATION 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 Seventh 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. The book's unsurpassed teaching and learning resources include a robust technology package that now offers a choice between OWL: Online Web Learning and Enhanced WebAssign.

Basic Chemistry  (ISBN-10: 0538736372 | ISBN-13: 9780538736374)
Introductory Chemistry  (ISBN-10: 0538736399 | ISBN-13: 9780538736398)
Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation, Hybrid  (ISBN-10: 0538757086 | ISBN-13: 9780538757089)

Master chemistry using this value-based, paperback edition of Zumdahl and DeCoste's best-selling INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY: A FOUNDATION, Seventh Edition, which includes access to OWL: Online Web Learning with a built-in e-Book. This new format means you can buy this complete package at a lower price than even a used book and OWL purchased separately. And with this hybrid edition, you'll improve the problem-solving and critical thinking skills you need for success in your introductory chemistry course and beyond. The book's in-text examples help you learn what questions you should be asking yourself when solving problems, while the authors' proven, step-by-step approach and striking full color art program help you master chemical concepts. Chapter-opening discussions and "Chemistry in Focus" boxes describe everyday applications of chemistry to help you connect abstract chemical principles to your everyday experiences.

OWL 6 months Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0538737409 | ISBN-13: 9780538737401)

This OWL access code allows you to purchase OWL: Online Web Learning system and built-in e-book on www.ichapters.com. Already used successfully by hundreds of thousands of students, OWL lets you work on chemistry problems as long as you need and provides you with instantaneous feedback to help you master each chemical concept and skill. OWL offers you virtually everything you need to master chemistry and improve your grade, including tutors, simulations, and animations.

OWL (24 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1133230342 | ISBN-13: 9781133230342)

OWL gives you the resources you need to practice chemistry at your own pace and has already helped hundreds of thousands of students visualize chemical concepts, improve their problem-solving skills, and earn better grades.

Student Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 0538736410 | ISBN-13: 9780538736411)

Homework help! This manual contains detailed solutions for the even-numbered end-of-chapter problems and cumulative review exercises.

Study Guide  (ISBN-10: 0538736402 | ISBN-13: 9780538736404)

The perfect way to prepare for exams, build problem-solving skills, and get the grade you want, this Study Guide includes chapter discussions, key-term definitions, and practice chapter tests.

Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 0538736429 | ISBN-13: 9780538736428)

Includes 35 experiments and eight appendices that serve as useful references.

Essential Algebra for Chemistry Students  (ISBN-10: 0495013277 | ISBN-13: 9780495013273)

Available for packaging with any CENGAGE textbook or available separately for a minimal cost at CENGAGEbrain.com, this short book is intended for students who lack confidence and/or competency in the essential mathematics skills necessary to survive in general chemistry. Each chapter focuses on a specific type of skill and has worked-out examples to show how these skills translate to chemical problem solving.