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Basic Chemistry, 5th Edition,9780134138046

Basic Chemistry, 5th Edition

Edition: 5th
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 1/4/2016
Publisher(s): PEARSO
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For courses in introductory, preparatory, and basic chemistry.


Engages First Time Chemistry Students

Basic Chemistry introduces students to the essential scientific and mathematical concepts of general chemistry. With accessible language and a moderate pace, the text is easy-to-follow for first-time chemistry students, as well as those hoping to renew their studies of the subject.


In the Fifth Edition, Bill and Karen Timberlake carefully develop core ideas while relating them to the possibility of future careers. The book guides students through basic chemistry problem solving with engaging visuals and a focus on developing the math skills necessary to be successful in the course. End of chapter questions strategically promote integration of cumulative ideas, allowing students to develop a strong foundation for learning chemistry and encouraging them to continue their studies in the field. The main objective in writing this text is to make the study of chemistry an engaging and a positive experience for students by relating the structure and behavior of matter to real life. This new edition introduces more problem-solving strategies, more problem-solving guides, new Analyze the Problem with Connect features, new Try It First and Engage features, conceptual and challenge problems, and new sets of combined problems.


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Author Biography

Karen Timberlake is a professor emeritus at Los Angeles Valley College and is a well-known and successful author. She taught GOB chemistry at LAVC and preparatory chemistry for several years at UCLA.  She is the author of Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry, 12e and General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry: Structures of Life, 5e.


Bill Timberlake is also a professor emeritus at Los Angeles Harbor College where he taught preparatory and organic chemistry for 36 years.


Karen Timberlake and Bill Timberlake are known for their accessible writing style, based on carefully paced and simple development of chemical ideas, suited to the background of preparatory students.

Table of Contents

1. Chemistry in Our Lives

2. Chemistry and Measurements

3. Matter and Energy

4. Atoms and Elements

5. Electronic Structure of Atoms and Periodic Trends

6. Ionic and Molecular Compounds

7. Chemical Quantities

8. Chemical Reactions

9. Chemical Quantities in Reactions

10. Bonding and Properties of Solids and Liquids

11. Gases

12. Solutions

13. Reaction Rates and Chemical Equilibrium

14. Acids and Bases

15. Oxidation and Reduction

16. Nuclear Chemistry

17. Organic Chemistry

18. Biochemistry

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