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General Chemistry, 11th Edition

  • Darrell D. Ebbing
  • Steven D. Gammon
  • ISBN-10: 1305580346
  • ISBN-13: 9781305580343
  • 1152 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2013, 2010
  • COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published
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Overview

About the Product

The eleventh edition was carefully reviewed with an eye toward strengthening the content available in OWLv2, end-of-chapter questions, and updating the presentation. Nomenclature changes and the adoption of IUPAC periodic table conventions are highlights of the narrative revisions, along with changes to the discussion of d orbitals. In-text examples have been reformatted to facilitate learning, and the accompanying Interactive Examples in OWLv2 have been redesigned to better parallel the problem-solving approach in the narrative. New Capstone Problems have been added to a number of chapters.

Features

  • The essay series “A Chemist Looks At…” includes many contemporary topics, such as “The Discovery of New Elements” and “Lithium-Ion Batteries.” The essays on “Instrumental Methods” describe modern methods in chemistry, such as NMR and mass spectrometry. Both series of essays have accompanying end-of-chapter problems to help integrate the essays into the course.

  • A major feature of the text is the problem-solving program set forth in each Example Problem. The “Gaining Mastery Toolbox” lays out the critical concept involved in the problem, as well as the essential ideas required in its solution. After the problem statement, the example describes the problem strategy, followed by the solution and answer check (reminding the student of a vital step in problem-solving: reviewing the result for reasonableness). Interactive versions of examples are assignable in OWLv2.

  • In each chapter, “A Checklist for Review” is laid out to provide a variety of review help to students with different ways of learning. This checklist includes a summary of facts and concepts given in the chapter, a list of learning objectives and important terms, and a list of key equations described in the text.

  • A wide variety of end-of-chapter problem types are available to meet the demands of today’s varied students. This includes “Conceptual Problems” to help the student understand the basic concepts. In addition to a wealth of basic problem sets, there are also “Strategy Problems” to challenge students and “Capstone Problems” that combine skills from earlier chapters.

About the Author

Darrell D. Ebbing

Darrell Ebbing has taught general chemistry for more than thirty years and is now retired from Wayne State University. He received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Indiana University.

Steven D. Gammon

Steven D. Gammon is the Provost at the University of Maine Fort Kent. In this role he continues to be engaged in working to provide exceptional educational experiences for students in chemistry, the sciences and other disciplines.

Table of Contents

1. Chemistry and Measurement.
2. Atoms, Molecules, and Ions.
3. Calculations with Chemical Formulas and Equations.
4. Chemical Reactions.
5. The Gaseous State.
6. Thermochemistry.
7. Quantum Theory of the Atom.
8. Electron Configurations and Periodicity.
9. Ionic and Covalent Bonding.
10. Molecular Geometry and Chemical Bonding Theory.
11. States of Matter; Liquids and Solids.
12. Solutions.
13. Rates of Reaction.
14. Chemical Equilibrium.
15. Acids and Bases.
16. Acid-Base Equilibria.
17. Solubility and Complex-Ion Equilibria.
18. Thermodynamics and Equilibrium.
19. Electrochemistry.
20. Nuclear Chemistry.
21. Chemistry of the Main-Group Elements.
22. The Transition Elements and Coordination Compounds.
23. Organic Chemistry.
24. Polymer Materials: Synthetic and Biological.
APPENDIXES.
Answers to Exercises.
Answers to Concept Checks.
Answers to Selected Odd-Numbered Problems.

New to this edition

  • Each of the Example Problems have been formatted to provide a clearer path for student learning and the parallel OWLv2 Interactive Examples have been reimagined to better match the problem-solving approach and tools in the book.
  • New Capstone Problems have been added to a number of chapters.
  • Throughout the text, the authors adopted the terms “atomic weight”, “molecular weight”, and “formula weight” in place of corresponding terms “atomic mass”, “molecular mass”, and “formula mass”.
  • Throughout the text, the authors adopted IUPAC periodic table conventions.
  • Essays have been added, updated, and revised to reflect current understanding of a variety of relevant topics. Several “A Chemist Looks At” essays, including “Carbon Dioxide Gas and the Greenhouse Effect,” “Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR),” “Acid Rain,” “Limestone Caves,” and “Superconductivity”, were updated. New essays on “The Discovery of New Elements” and “Lithium-Ion Batteries” were added.
  • The discussion of electrostatic potential maps and the application of formal charge were improved.
  • New material was added explaining the modern view of bonding in central atoms having more than eight valence electrons.

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

Instructor's Web Site  (ISBN-10: 1305672836 | ISBN-13: 9781305672833)

Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via www.cengage.com/login. Access and download PowerPoint presentations, images, an instructor’s manual, videos, and more.

Lab Manual Experiments in General Chemistry  (ISBN-10: 1305944984 | ISBN-13: 9781305944985)

Each experiment in this manual was selected to match topics in the textbook and includes an introduction, a procedure, a page of pre-lab exercises about the concepts the lab illustrates, and a report form. Some have a scenario that places the experiment in a real-world context and there are experiments designed for inquiry learning with limited guidance. For this edition, minor updates have been made to the lab manual to address some safety concerns. A new reminder was added to the safety section of the preface reminding readers to consult manufacturer’s data sheets. Experiment 5A was removed completely due to the use of mercury. Experiment 5B includes a new safety reminder in the experiment procedures cautioning students to use no more than one gram of potassium chlorate. Experiment 22A has been removed completely due to concern about the skin contact hazards.

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305673980 | ISBN-13: 9781305673984)

Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero is a flexible, online system that allows you to: author, edit, and manage test bank content from multiple Cengage Learning solutions create multiple test versions in an instant deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom or wherever you want.

Student Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 1305673476 | ISBN-13: 9781305673472)

This manual contains answers and detailed solutions to all the in-chapter Exercises, Concept Checks, and Self-Assessment and Review Questions, plus step-by-step solutions to selected odd-numbered end-of-chapter problems.

Study Guide  (ISBN-10: 1305672860 | ISBN-13: 9781305672864)

This guide reinforces the students’ understanding of the major concepts, learning objectives, and key terms presented in the text, as well as further develops students’ problem–solving skills. Each chapter features both a diagnostic pre-test and post-test, additional practice problems and their worked-out solutions, and cumulative unit exams.

OWLv2, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 130567393X | ISBN-13: 9781305673939)

Students can use this ISBN at www.CENGAGEbrain.com to purchase instant access to OWLv2, the most trusted online learning solution for chemistry with the MindTap Reader version of General Chemistry 11e. Mastering a skill takes practice, but a good coach makes that practice meaningful. Unlike other online homework systems that just drill, OWLv2’s Mastery Learning activities allow students to work at their own pace until they understand each concept and skill. Each time a student tries a problem, OWLv2 changes the chemicals, values, and sometimes even the wording of the question to ensure students are learning the concepts and not cheating the system. With detailed, instant feedback, multiple attempts, and interactive learning resources, students get the help they need without fear of losing points . Now with improved student and instructor tools and greater functionality, OWLv2 is more robust than ever. Learning chemistry takes a lot of practice, but mastering it takes OWLv2. Visit www.CENGAGE.com/owlv2 to learn more.

OWLv2, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1305674057 | ISBN-13: 9781305674059)

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OWLv2, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305673905 | ISBN-13: 9781305673908)

Students can use this ISBN at www.CENGAGEbrain.com to purchase instant access to OWLv2, the most trusted online learning solution for chemistry with the MindTap Reader version of General Chemistry 11e. Mastering a skill takes practice, but a good coach makes that practice meaningful. Unlike other online homework systems that just drill, OWLv2’s Mastery Learning activities allow students to work at their own pace until they understand each concept and skill. Each time a student tries a problem, OWLv2 changes the chemicals, values, and sometimes even the wording of the question to ensure students are learning the concepts and not cheating the system. With detailed, instant feedback, multiple attempts, and interactive learning resources, students get the help they need without fear of losing points. Now with improved student and instructor tools and greater functionality, OWLv2 is more robust than ever. Learning chemistry takes a lot of practice, but mastering it takes OWLv2. Visit www.CENGAGE.com/owlv2 to learn more.

OWLv2, 4 terms (24 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1305673891 | ISBN-13: 9781305673892)

Mastering a skill takes practice, but a good coach makes that practice meaningful. Unlike other online homework systems that just drill, OWLv2’s Mastery Learning activities allow students to work at their own pace until they understand each concept and skill. Each time a student tries a problem, OWLv2 changes the chemicals, values, and sometimes even the wording of the question to ensure students are learning the concepts and not cheating the system. With detailed, instant feedback, multiple attempts and interactive learning resources, students get the help they need without fear of losing points. Now with improved student and instructor tools and greater functionality, OWLv2 is more robust than ever. Learning chemistry takes a lot of practice, but mastering it takes OWLv2. Visit www.CENGAGE.com/owlv2 to learn more.

OWLv2 with Student Solutions Manual, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305864905 | ISBN-13: 9781305864900)

Students can use this ISBN at www.CENGAGEbrain.com to purchase instant access to OWLv2, the most trusted online learning solution for chemistry with the MindTap Reader version of General Chemistry 11e. Mastering a skill takes practice, but a good coach makes that practice meaningful. Unlike other online homework systems that just drill, OWLv2’s Mastery Learning activities allow students to work at their own pace until they understand each concept and skill. Each time a student tries a problem, OWLv2 changes the chemicals, values, and sometimes even the wording of the question to ensure students are learning the concepts and not cheating the system. With detailed, instant feedback, multiple attempts, and interactive learning resources, students get the help they need without fear of losing points. Now with improved student and instructor tools and greater functionality, OWLv2 is more robust than ever. Visit www.CENGAGE.com/owlv2 to learn more.

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Student Solutions Manual, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 130588678X | ISBN-13: 9781305886780)

With the eBook version of the Student Solutions Manual, your students can prepare for exams and succeed in their chemistry course! This comprehensive manual contains answers and detailed solutions to all the in-chapter Exercises, Concept Checks, and Self-Assessment and Review Questions, as well as step-by-step solutions to selected odd-numbered end-of-chapter problems.

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.

Student Supplements

Lab Manual Experiments in General Chemistry  (ISBN-10: 1305944984 | ISBN-13: 9781305944985)

Each experiment in this manual was selected to match topics in your textbook and includes an introduction, a procedure, a page of pre-lab exercises about the concepts the lab illustrates, and a report form. Some have a scenario that places the experiment in a real-world context. For this edition, minor updates have been made to the lab manual to address some safety concerns.

Student Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 1305673476 | ISBN-13: 9781305673472)

This manual contains answers and detailed solutions to all the in-chapter Exercises, Concept Checks, and Self-Assessment and Review Questions, plus step-by-step solutions to selected odd-numbered end-of-chapter problems.

Study Guide  (ISBN-10: 1305672860 | ISBN-13: 9781305672864)

The perfect way to prepare for exams, build problem-solving skills, and get the grade you want! This guide reinforces your understanding of major concepts, learning objectives, and key terms presented in your text, and further develops your problem–solving skills. Each chapter features both a diagnostic pre-test and post-test, additional practice problems and their worked-out solutions, and cumulative unit exams.

OWLv2, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 130567393X | ISBN-13: 9781305673939)

If your instructor requires OWLv2 for this course, you can use this ISBN to purchase instant access with the MindTap Reader version of General Chemistry 11e at www.CENGAGEbrain.com. Mastering a skill takes practice, but a good coach makes that practice meaningful. Unlike other online homework systems that just drill, OWLv2’s Mastery Learning activities allow you to work at your own pace until you understand each concept and skill. Each time you try a problem, OWLv2 changes the chemicals, values, and sometimes even the wording of the question to ensure you are learning the concepts and not just doing homework. With detailed, instant feedback, multiple attempts, and interactive learning resources, you get the help you need without fear of losing points. Now with improved answer entry and input tools, OWLv2 is more robust than ever. Learning chemistry takes a lot of practice, but mastering it takes OWLv2. To learn more, visit www.CENGAGE.com/owlv2 or talk to your instructor.

OWLv2, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1305674057 | ISBN-13: 9781305674059)

Mastering a skill takes practice, but a good coach makes that practice meaningful. Unlike other online homework systems that just drill, OWLv2’s Mastery Learning activities allow you to work at your own pace until you understand each concept and skill. Each time you try a problem, OWLv2 changes the chemicals, values, and sometimes even the wording of the question to ensure you are learning the concepts and not just doing homework. With detailed, instant feedback, multiple attempts, and interactive learning resources, you get the help you need without fear of losing points. Now with improved answer entry and input tools, OWLv2 is more robust than ever. Learning chemistry takes a lot of practice, but mastering it takes OWLv2. To learn more, visit www.CENGAGE.com/owlv2 or talk to your instructor.

OWLv2, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305673905 | ISBN-13: 9781305673908)

If your instructor requires OWLv2 for this course, you can use this ISBN to purchase instant access with the MindTap Reader e-book version of General Chemistry 11e at www.CENGAGEbrain.com. Mastering a skill takes practice, but a good coach makes that practice meaningful. Unlike other online homework systems that just drill, OWLv2’s Mastery Learning activities allow you to work at your own pace until you understand each concept and skill. Each time you try a problem, OWLv2 changes the chemicals, values, and sometimes even the wording of the question to ensure you are learning the concepts and not just doing homework. With detailed, instant feedback, multiple attempts, and interactive learning resources, you get the help you need without fear of losing points. Now with improved answer entry and input tools, OWLv2 is more robust than ever. Learning chemistry takes a lot of practice, but mastering it takes OWLv2. To learn more, visit www.CENGAGE.com/owlv2 or talk to your instructor.

OWLv2, 4 terms (24 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1305673891 | ISBN-13: 9781305673892)

Mastering a skill takes practice, but a good coach makes that practice meaningful. Unlike other online homework systems that just drill, OWLv2’s Mastery Learning activities allow you to work at your own pace until you understand each concept and skill. Each time you try a problem, OWLv2 changes the chemicals, values, and sometimes even the wording of the question to ensure you are learning the concepts and not just doing homework. With detailed, instant feedback, multiple attempts, and interactive learning resources, you get the help you need when you need it. Now with improved answer entry and input tools, OWLv2 is more robust than ever. Learning chemistry takes a lot of practice, but mastering it takes OWLv2. To learn more, visit www.CENGAGE.com/owlv2 or talk to your instructor.

OWLv2 with Student Solutions Manual, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305864905 | ISBN-13: 9781305864900)

If your instructor requires OWLv2 for this course, you can use this ISBN to purchase instant access with the MindTap Reader version of General Chemistry 11e at www.CENGAGEbrain.com. Mastering a skill takes practice, but a good coach makes that practice meaningful. Unlike other online homework systems that just drill, OWLv2’s Mastery Learning activities allow you to work at your own pace until you understand each concept and skill. Each time you try a problem, OWLv2 changes the chemicals, values, and sometimes even the wording of the question to ensure you are learning the concepts and not just doing homework. With detailed, instant feedback, multiple attempts, and interactive learning resources, you get the help you need without fear of losing points. Now with improved answer entry and input tools, OWLv2 is more robust than ever. Learning chemistry takes a lot of practice, but mastering it takes OWLv2. To learn more, visit www.CENGAGE.com/owlv2 or talk to your instructor.

OWLv2 with Student Solutions Manual eBook, 4 terms (24 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1305864891 | ISBN-13: 9781305864894)

Mastering a skill takes practice, but a good coach makes that practice meaningful. Unlike other online homework systems that just drill, OWLv2’s Mastery Learning activities allow you to work at your own pace until you understand each concept and skill. Each time you try a problem, OWLv2 changes the chemicals, values, and sometimes even the wording of the question to ensure you are learning the concepts and not just doing homework. With detailed, instant feedback, multiple attempts, and interactive learning resources, you get the help you need without fear of losing points. Now with improved answer entry and input tools, OWLv2 is more robust than ever. Learning chemistry takes a lot of practice, but mastering it takes OWLv2. To learn more, visit www.CENGAGE.com/owlv2 or talk to your instructor.

Student Solutions Manual, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 130588678X | ISBN-13: 9781305886780)

Prepare for exams and succeed in your chemistry course with this comprehensive solutions manual! This eBook version of the Student Solutions Manual contains answers and detailed solutions to all the in-chapter Exercises, Concept Checks, and Self-Assessment and Review Questions, as well as step-by-step solutions to selected odd-numbered end-of-chapter problems.

Survival Guide for General Chemistry with Math Review and Proficiency Questions: How to Get an A  (ISBN-10: 1305629566 | ISBN-13: 9781305629561)

This survival guide is designed to help you solve problems you are likely to encounter in your General Chemistry course. Understand the thought process needed to tackle some of these problems by dissecting them into manageable chunks. Build the confidence you need to master your course with three levels of proficiency questions: A, B, and minimal. Available for packaging with any CENGAGE textbook or available separately for a minimal cost at CENGAGEbrain.com.

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.