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General Chemistry, 4th Edition by Donald A McQuarrie :: The last edition of McQuarrie and Rock came out in 1991. Over the years it has been gratifying to be told by so many people how much they regretted not  seeing a fourth edition. It is a great pleasure to have the opportunity to present this new edition, especially with the new perspective of having been away from it for almost twenty years.
Unlike many subsequent textbook editions, we have made a number of significant changes. Perhaps the most significant of these is that we are using the “atoms first” approach, which has made such inroads into the general chemistry curriculum since the third edition. After an introductory chapter on “Chemistry and the Scientific Method,” we go on to discuss elements, compounds, and chemical nomenclature along with a brief introduction to atoms, molecules, and the nuclear model of the atom. In Chapter 3 we emphasize the periodic properties of the elements by way of a few selected chemical reactions of the various groups of elements. Having introduced the periodic table, probably the most important topic in general chemistry, we then have six chapters where we use the quantum theory to present the underlying explanation of the periodic properties of the elements. The first of these six chapters, Chapter 4, discusses atomic spectra and the concept of the quantization of energy levels. Then in Chapter 5 we discuss multielectron atoms and show the connection between the electron configurations of multielectron atoms and chemical periodicity. Chapter 6 discusses ionic bonds, the simplest type of bonding. After a rather thorough discussion of Lewis formulas in Chapter 7, we go on to use Lewis formulas to predict molecular geometries using VSEPR theory in Chapter 8. This introduces the students to a great variety of molecules and compounds and gives more practice writing Lewis formulas. In Chapter 9, the last of the six consecutive chapters on quantum theory and atomic and molecular structure, we present a fairly detailed introduction to covalent bonding, using simple molecular orbital theory for diatomic molecules and hybrid orbitals to describe the bonding in polyatomic molecules.

General Chemistry, 4th Edition by Donald A McQuarrie

Title: General Chemistry, 4th Edition
Editor: Donald A McQuarrie
Edition: 4th
Publisher: University Science Books
Length: 1141 pages
Size: 22.5 MB
Language: English

General Chemistry, 4th Edition by Donald A McQuarrie free pdf book

Book Description:

This new fourth edition of General Chemistry takes an atoms-first approach from beginning to end. In the tradition of McQuarrie’s many previous works, it promises to be another ground-breaking text. This superb new textbook combines the clear writing and wonderful problems that have made McQuarrie famous among chemistry professors and students worldwide. Presented in an elegant design with all-new illustrations, it is available in a soft-cover edition to offer professors a fresh choice at an outstanding value.

Student supplements include an online series of descriptive chemistry Interchapters, a Students Solutions Manual, and an optional state-of-the-art Online Homework program. For adopting professors, an Instructor’s Manual and a CD of the art are also available.


“McQuarrie is a genius.”
Harry Gray, Caltech

“Atoms First seems to be the flavor of the year in chemistry textbooks, but many of them seem to be little more than rearrangement of the chapters. It takes a master like McQuarrie to go back to the drawing board and create a logical development from smallest to largest that makes sense to students.”
Hal Harris, University of Missouri-St Louis

“McQuarrie’s book is extremely well-written, the order of topics is logical, and it does a great job with both introductory material and more advanced concepts. Students of all skill levels will be able to learn from this book.”
Mark Kearley, Florida State University

Table of contents :

Chemistry and the scientific method
Atoms and molecules
The periodic table and chemical periodicity
Early quantum theory
Quantum theory and atomic structure
Ionic bonds and compounds
Lewis formulas
Prediction of molecular geometries
Covalent bonding
Chemical reactivity
Chemical calculations
Chemical calculations for solutions
Properties of gases
Liquids and solids
Colligative properties of solutions
Chemical kinetics: rate laws
Chemical kinetics: mechanisms
Chemical equilibrium
The properties of acids and bases
Buffers and the titration of acids and bases
Solubility and precipitation reactions
Chemical thermodynamics
Oxidation-reduction reactions
The chemistry of the transition metals.

General chemistry

Author(s): McQuarrie, Donald Allan; Gallogly, Ethan B.; Rock, Peter A

Publisher: University Science Books, Year: 2011

ISBN: 9781891389733


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