General Chemistry


With over 4,500 interactive questions, embedded videos and full customizability, this comprehensive, interactive textbook title is designed to help students build the critical thinking skills needed to succeed in chemistry. Written in a conversational tone and featuring problem-solving videos that work through the content step-by-step, this text empowers students to improve their overall understanding of chemistry instead of just memorizing abstract content. The textbook also emphasizes connections between course concepts and everyday life, helping students think practically to improve their mastery of the content.

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Table of Contents for General Chemistry

  • Module 1: The Basics of Chemistry
  • Module 2: Matter at the Atomic Level
  • Module 3: Molecules, Compounds, and Their Composition
  • Module 4: Chemical Reactions and Stoichiometry
  • Module 5: Thermochemistry
  • Module 6: Early Experiments in Quantum Theory
  • Module 7: Quantum Theory, Atomic Structure, and Periodicity
  • Module 8: Representing Valence Electrons: Lewis Structures of Atoms, Ions, and Molecules
  • Module 9: Theories of Chemical Structure and Bonding
  • Module 10: Gases—The Simplest State of Matter
  • Module 11: Liquids, Solids, and Intermolecular Forces
  • Module 12: Solutions
  • Module 13: Chemical Kinetics
  • Module 14: Chemical Equilibrium

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  • Embedded problems help students stay engaged by identifying common mistakes as they make them
  • Step-by-step problem solving videos engage students and give them more opportunities to practice and sharpen their knowledge
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