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David W. Ball, Cleveland State University in Ohio

Jessie A. Key, Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo

Copyright Year: 2014

ISBN 13: 9781774200032

Publisher: BCcampus

Language: English

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Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. What is Chemistry
  • Chapter 2. Measurements
  • Chapter 3. Atoms, Molecules, and Ions
  • Chapter 4. Chemical Reactions and Equations
  • Chapter 5. Stoichiometry and the Mole
  • Chapter 6. Gases
  • Chapter 7. Energy and Chemistry
  • Chapter 8. Electronic Structure
  • Chapter 9. Chemical Bonds
  • Chapter 10. Solids and Liquids
  • Chapter 11. Solutions
  • Chapter 12. Acids and Bases
  • Chapter 13. Chemical Equilibrium
  • Chapter 14. Oxidation and Reduction
  • Chapter 15. Nuclear Chemistry
  • Chapter 16. Organic Chemistry
  • Chapter 17. Kinetics
  • Chapter 18. Chemical Thermodynamics

About the Book

The goal of this textbook is not to make you an expert. True expertise in any field is a years-long endeavor. Here I will survey some of the basic topics of chemistry. This survey should give you enough knowledge to appreciate the impact of chemistry in everyday life and, if necessary, prepare you for additional instruction in chemistry.

About the Contributors


Dr. Ball is a professor of chemistry at Cleveland State University in Ohio. He earned his PhD from Rice University in Houston, Texas. His specialty is physical chemistry, which he teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels. About 50 percent of his teaching is in general chemistry: chemistry for nonscience majors, GOB, and general chemistry for science and engineering majors. In addition to this text, he is the author of a math review book for general chemistry students, a physical chemistry textbook with accompanying student and instructor solutions manuals, and two books on spectroscopy (published by SPIE Press). He is coauthor of a general chemistry textbook (with Dan Reger and Scott Goode), whose third edition was published in January 2009. His publication list has over 180 items, roughly evenly distributed between research papers and articles of educational interest.

Dr. Jessie Key is a professor of chemistry at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, British Columbia. He received his Ph.D from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, and his B.Sc (Hons.) from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia. Jessie’s main area of research expertise is chemical biology; with a focus on fluorophore synthesis, cellular labelling and bioassays. He currently teaches general chemistry and organic chemistry at Vancouver Island University, and does research on the use of technology in chemical education.