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A high-caliber reference on the study of matter and its properties, the book Chemistry: The Central Science is a must read for students taking up general courses on the subject. Authored by Theodore Brown, H Eugene Le May, Bruce Bursten, Catherine Murphy, and the newest addition to the team, Patrick Woodward, it is now on its 12th edition. The content...
A high-caliber reference on the study of matter and its properties, the book Chemistry: The Central Science is a must read for students taking up general courses on the subject. Authored by Theodore Brown, H Eugene Le May, Bruce Bursten, Catherine Murphy, and the newest addition to the team, Patrick Woodward, it is now on its 12th edition. The content underwent a drastic revision; outdated and irrelevant data were removed, illustrations were modernized, and the text was updated to meet the latest learning standards. The authors put student comprehension foremost while maintaining scientific authority and consistency. The book also emphasizes the variety of subjects where chemistry can be applied, even devoting full chapters to applications. Chemistry: The Central Science (12th Edition) ISBN 9780321696724 is divided into 24 chapters, with sections specializing in basic concepts like the measurement of matter, basic structures of matter, stoichiometry, chemical and molecular bonding, solids, liquids, and gasses, and solutions. There are chapters on chemical kinetics and equilibrium, acids and bases, as well as metals, and nonmetals. The last chapters are dedicated to nuclear chemistry, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and biological and organic chemistry. The book has an amazing author pool, starting with Theodore L. Brown, a professor at the University of Illinois and founding director of the reputed Arnold and Mabel Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. Brown received his PhD in chemistry from Michigan State University. H. Eugene Lemay Jr. has chemistry degree from the Pacific Lutheran University, and a doctorate degree from the University of Illinois (Urbana). He has over 35 years of teaching under his belt, and has received countless recognitions and awards for his excellence in the field. Bruce E. Bursten received his doctorate degree in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, and is now a distinguished professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Catherine J. Murphy boasts degrees in chemistry and biochemistry from the University of Illinois (Urbana), and a doctorate degree in chemistry from The University of Wisconsin. Patrick M. Woodward also boasts reputable credentials, with degrees in engineering and chemistry from the Idaho State University, and a doctorate degree in chemistry from the Oregon State University.
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