General Chemistry for Engineers, Preliminary Edition

General Chemistry for Engineers, Preliminary Edition

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This text is specifically designed for one-semester general chemistry courses for mechanical, civil, electrical, and other engineers.Conforming to the latest ABET2000 standards, this book was developed at one of the largest engineering schools in the United States. It offers a core chemistry curriculum that covers topics of importance to engineers in one semester and is rich in engineering applications.This is a one-color preliminary edition available at a reduced price for class-testing. This version has been revised based on two years of class testing at two universities.show more

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  • Paperback | 663 pages
  • 210 x 272 x 38mm | 1,519.53g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • Preliminary
  • 0130325147
  • 9780130325143

Table of contents

(NOTE: Most chapters begin with an Introduction and each chapter concludes with Questions and Problems.)1. Atoms, Elements, and Measurements. Chemistry and Its Evolution as a Science. The Chemical Elements. The Periodic Table. Atoms, Isotopes, and Substances, and Their Properties. Units and Properties for Chemistry.2. Nuclides, Molecules, and Ions. Nuclear Reactions and Radioactivity. Rate Processes: Radioactive Decay. Mass-Energy Relationships. Molecules. Monatomic Ions. Polyatomic Ions.3. Chemical Reactions and Stoichiometry. Chemical Reactions. Balancing Chemical Equations. Stoichiometry. Stoichiometry and Chemical Reactions. Excess and Limiting Reactants and Reaction Yield. Solution Stoichiometry and Molarity.4. Gases. Historical Background and Uses of Gases. Gas Pressure. The Gas Laws. The Ideal Gas Law. Vapor Pressure, Relative Humidity, and Dew Point. The Work of Expanding Gases. The Kinetic-Molecular Theory of Gases. Real Gases and the van der Waal's Equation.5. Atomic Spectra and Quantum Mechanics. Electromagnetic Radiation and Spectra. The Hydrogen Spectrum and Energy Quantization. Electron Theories of Atomic Behavior. Quantum Mechanical Results for the Hydrogen Atom. Hydrogen's Energy Level Diagram. Electron Configurations and the Periodic Table.6. Chemical Bonding. The Properties of Chemical Bonds. Static Electron Models for Chemical Bonding. Quantum Mechanics and Molecules. Molecular Geometry and VSEPR. Molecular Geometry and Quantum Mechanics.7. Chemical Energy and the First Law of Thermodynamics. Energy in Fuels and Foods. Work and Heat. The First Law of Thermodynamics. Enthalpy. Standard Enthalpies of Formation. Bond Energies.8. The Second Law of Thermodynamics and Chemical Equilibrium. The Second Law of Thermodynamics. Third Law of Thermodynamics. Spontaneity and Chemical Reactions. Free Energy and the Spontaneity of Chemical Reactions. Equilibrium Constants.9. Gas and Solution Equilibrium. The Approach to Equilibrium. Factors That Affect Chemical Equilibrium. The Water Autoionization Equilibrium and pH. Weak Acid Equilibrium. Solubility and Precipitation Equilibrium.10. Liquids and Their Mixtures. The Properties of Pure Liquids. Liquid-Vapor Equilibrium. Distillation, Ideal Liquid Mixtures, and Raoult's Law. Practical Liquid Mixtures.11. Solids. Types of Solids. Natural, Semi-Synthetic, and Synthetic Polymers. Silicates. Synthetic Organic Polymers. Additives for Plastics. Biopolymers.12. Phase Diagrams and Solutions. Characteristics of Phases and Limiting Laws. Solutions Revisited. Colligative Properties.13. The Periodic Table and Redox Chemistry. Metals. Oxidation and Reduction. The Descriptive and Redox Chemistry of the Nonmetals.14. Electrochemistry. The History of Electrochemistry. Electrolysis Reactions. Stoichiometry and Electrochemistry-Faraday's Laws. Cell Potential. Thermodynamics and Electrochemistry. Devices to Produce Electric Current. Corrosion-An Electrochemical Phenomenon.15. Rate Processes. Kinetics and Chain Reactions. Rate Laws. The Iodine Clock Reaction. The Arrhenius Equation. Activation Energy. Polymerization Catalysts.Appendix A: Units. Appendix B: Uncertainty. Appendix C: Selected Thermodynamic Properties. Appendix D: Table of Selected Nuclides/Isotopes. Appendix E: Electron Configurations of the Elements. Appendix F: Chemical Business. Appendix G: Crystallography and Chemical Structure. Appendix H: Some Periodic Tables. Appendix I: Material Safety Data Sheet for Magnesium Phosphide.show more