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Chemical Principles

Chemical Principles
Author: Steven S. Zumdahl
ISBN 13: 9780618946907
ISBN 10: 61894690
Edition: 6th
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 2007-12-03
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 1200
List Price: $378.95

Known for helping students develop the qualitative, conceptual foundation that gets them thinking like chemists, this market-leading text is designed for students with solid mathematical preparation and prior exposure to chemistry. The unique organization of the text supports this qualitative-to-quantitative approach. A strong emphasis on models and everyday applications of chemistry combines with a thoughtful, step-by-step problem solving approach to build conceptual understanding.


A rigorous introduction for chemistry majors who have been exposed to various aspects of the subject but have not been trained to think like a chemist. Tackles advanced topics in gases, atomic theory, thermodynamics, and other areas, but begins with the fundamentals and builds to a level required for complete understanding. Assumes a solid background in algebra but no knowledge of calculus; appends all the mathematical operations required; and uses differential and integral notations only when absolutely necessary and explains them on the spot. A battery of supplemental material is available for both students and instructors. Includes a glossary without pronunciation. No bibliography. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.