CTE Chemistry: Principles and Reactions with CB VitalSource eBook 8th Edition
William L. Masterton | Cecile N. Hurley
ISBN-13: 9789814716611 | ISBN-10: 9814716618
© 2015 | Published |  528  Pages

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Discover all of the fundamental topics of general chemistry with this brief, reader-oriented book. CHEMISTRY: PRINCIPLES AND REACTIONS, 8e, provides a clear, concise presentation based on the authors’ more than 50 years of combined teaching experience. The book includes graded and concept-driven examples as well as examples that focus on molecular reasoning and understanding, as well as "Chemistry: Beyond the Classroom" essays that demonstrate the relevance of the concepts and highlight some of the most up-to-date uses of chemistry. A strong, enhanced art program helps readers visualize chemical concepts. Integrated end-of-chapter questions and Key Concepts correlate to OWLv2, the #1 online homework and tutorial system for chemistry.



  • 1. Matter and Measurements.
    2. Atoms, Molecules, and Ions.
    3. Mass Relations in Chemistry; Stoichiometry.
    4. Reactions in Aqueous Solution.
    5. Gases.
    6. Electronic Structure and the Periodic Table.
    7. Covalent Bonding.
    8. Thermochemistry.
    9. Liquids and Solids.
    10. Solutions.
    11. Rate of Reaction.
    12. Gaseous Chemical Equilibrium.
    13. Acids and Bases.
    14. Equilibria in Acid-Base Solutions.
    15. Complex ion and Precipitation Equilibria.
    16. Spontaneity of Reaction.
    17. Electrochemistry.
    18. Nuclear Reactions.
    19. Complex Ions and Coordination Compounds.
    20. Chemistry of the Metals.
    21. Chemistry of the Nonmetals.
    22. Organic Chemistry.
    23. Organic Polymers, Natural and Synthetic.
    Appendix 1. Units, Constants, and Reference Data.
    Appendix 2. Properties of the Elements.
    Appendix 3. Exponents and Logarithms.
    Appendix 4. Molecular Orbitals.
    Appendix 5. Answers to Even-Numbered and Challenge Questions and Problems.
    Index/Glossary

    • CONNECTION TO FINE ARTS: The text connects the hard science of chemistry to the humanities and fine arts through chapter openers and literary quotations that enhance each chapter’s content.
    • LATEST WORK FROM SPECIALISTS: Guest authors and leaders in specialized fields profile the latest research in "Chemistry: Beyond the Classroom" boxes. Students see the relevance of concepts in some of the most current work in chemistry, including coloration of biological organisms, molecular structure of rubbery materials, and fuel cells.
    • STRONG COVERAGE OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY: Students leave your course well equipped with organic chemistry skills through the book’s coverage of nomenclature and a greater number of functional groups, as well as coverage of types of organic reactions and material on proteins and carbohydrates.
    • MOLECULAR MODEL ART PROGRAM: Effective models visually reinforce students’ conceptual understanding. Revised nanoscale views of atoms, molecules, and ions use molecular modeling software and an exacting three-dimensional style to offer effective visual learning tools throughout the text.
    • ABUNDANT IN-TEXT EXAMPLES: More than 115 in-text Graded Examples challenge students to solve more difficult material as they proceed through each step of the example. To encourage higher-order thinking at critical points within the chapter’s narrative, additional Conceptual Examples lead students through conceptualizing the chemistry principles just discussed before solving the example.
    • NEW AND INNOVATIVE EXAMPLE FORMAT: Clear, consistent, and easy to follow, the new Example format includes analysis, strategy, and solution sections after each individual part of the Example. Each example ends with an End Point, which provides additional insight into the problem.
    • NEW "TALKING LABELS": This edition moves relevant text from captions to talking labels within the art for a clearer presentation of visual images. Contemporary photographs, modern molecular models, and new concept flowcharts help further clarify key concepts.
    • MORE FLOWCHARTS: Owing to the enthusiastic response to them in the last edition, more flowcharts have been added and existing ones revised to help students visualize a pathway to follow for various topics.
    • BALANCING REDOX EQUATIONS MOVED TO CHAPTER 17: In response to instructor and reviewer feedback, the discussion of balancing redox equations has been moved from Chapter 4 to Chapter 17 and redox reactions are treated in Chapter 4 only as far as stoichiometric calculations are involved (balanced equations are provided for these reactions).
    • 25% NEW AND REVISED PROBLEMS: To keep the end-of-chapter questions fresh, approximately 25% of the problems are either new or revised.
    • NEW AND REVISED SUMMARY PROBLEMS: Almost all of the summary problems have either been revised or are completely new to this edition.
    • NEW CHAPTER-OPENING ARTWORK: Almost all of the fine art used in the chapter-opening images to illustrate chemical principles and applications is new.
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  • William L. Masterton received his PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Illinois in 1953. Two years later he began to work at the University of Connecticut, where he taught general chemistry and a graduate course in chemical thermodynamics. He has received numerous teaching awards, including an award from the Student Senate at the University of Connecticut, of which he was most proud. Dr. Masterton is co-author of the all-time best-selling general chemistry textbook CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES, which has sold well over 1.5 million copies. Dr. Masterton's field of research, solution thermodynamics, prepared him well for making maple syrup each March at the family farmhouse in New Hampshire.

    Cecile Nespral Hurley received her MS at the University of California, Los Angeles. Since 1979, she has served as Lecturer and Coordinator of Freshman Chemistry at the University of Connecticut, where she directed a groundbreaking National Science Foundation-supported project on cooperative learning in general chemistry. She is one of a prestigious group of University Teaching Fellows who are selected by their fellow faculty members as models of teaching excellence and dedication. In addition, she coordinates the High School Cooperative Program in Chemistry through which superior Connecticut high school students take the university's general chemistry course at their schools. In her spare time, Professor Hurley roots for the University of Connecticut women's basketball Huskies--and roots out weeds from her country garden, which she likes to imagine rivals Monet's at Giverny.