# Basic Chemistry, Global Edition (5e)

##### Description

*For courses in introductory, preparatory, and basic chemistry.*

** 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 **5th 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 behaviour of matter to real life.

This new edition introduces more problem-solving strategies, more problem-solving guides, new features in the Sample Problems; *Try It First *before the Solution and *Connect* in the Analyse the Problem step of the solution, a new Engage feature, new conceptual and challenge problems, and new sets of combined problems.

##### 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

##### New to this edition

**About the Book**

**Updated! Before: Key Math Skills**introduced in the previous edition are now connected with a dynamic study module that teaches students to write numbers in scientific notation and discusses dimensional analysis.**Topics introduced in Key Math Skills**include behavior of atoms in the formation of ionic and molecular compounds, stoichiometry, gas laws, calculating solutions or dilutions, PV=NRT-type problems, pH concentration and calculations, and equilibrium and K.

**During: Learning Catalytics**questions have been increased to include 10 per chapter.**After: Questions**relate more closely to real life, engaging students deeper into the subject matter.**Interactive****Videos**now correspond to a key concept/topic in most chapters, giving students an opportunity to reinforce what they just learned through visual learning.**NEW AND UPDATED! Chapter Openers**provide timely examples and engaging, topical issues of chemistry that is part of contemporary professions.**Follow-Up Stories**provide follow-up to the discussion in the chapter opener and include application questions. This narrative helps students stay engaged in the content and, utilizing the new chemistry content, connects the key concepts and problem solving to an overarching theme.**Engage**feature asks students to think about the paragraph they are reading and to test their understanding by answering the Engage question in the margin, which is related to the topic.**“Try It First” feature**precedes the Solution section of each Sample Problem, encouraging students to work on the problem before reading the given Solution and helping them learn to recall new ideas.**Connect**feature added to**Analyze the Problem boxes**indicates the relationships between Given and Need.**A new topic with questions and problems on Hess's Law**was added to Chapter 9.

**MasteringChemistry not included. **Students, if MasteringChemistry is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MasteringChemistry should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

**Chemistry Primer**is a series of tutorials focused on remediating students taking their first college chemistry course. Topics include math in the context of chemistry, chemical skills and literacy, as well as some basics of balancing chemical equations, mole theory, and stoichiometry – all of which were chosen based on extensive surveys of chemistry professors across the country. The main body of each item in the primer offers diagnostic questions designed to help students recognize that they need help. If they struggle, the primer offers extensive formative help in the hint structure via wrong answer feedback, instructional videos, and step-wise worked examples that provide scaffolding to build up students’ understanding as needed. The primer is offered as a pre-built assignment that is automatically generated with every general chemistry and intro/prep chemistry course.**66 Dynamic Study Modules**help students study effectively on their own by continuously assessing their activity and performance in real time. Here's how it works: students complete a set of questions with a unique answer format that also asks them to indicate their confidence level. Questions repeat until the student can answer them all correctly and confidently. Once completed, Dynamic Study Modules explain the concept using materials from the text. These are available as graded assignments prior to class, and accessible on smartphones, tablets, and computers.**Learning Catalytics**generates class discussion, guides your lecture, and promotes peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. MasteringChemistry with eText now provides Learning Catalytics–an interactive student response tool that uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more sophisticated tasks and thinking. Instructors can:^{™}- Pose a variety of open-ended questions that help your students develop critical thinking skills
- Monitor responses to find out where students are struggling
- Use real-time data to adjust your instructional strategy and try other ways of engaging your students during class
- Manage student interactions by automatically grouping students for discussion, teamwork, and peer-to-peer learning

**Interactive Videos**now correspond to a key concept/topic in most chapters, giving students an opportunity to reinforce what they just learned by showing how chemistry works in real life and introducing a bit of humor into chemical problem solving and demonstrations. Topics include Using Conversion Factors, Mass Calculations for Reactions, Concentration of Solutions, Balancing Nuclear Equations, and Chemical v. Physical Change. Sample Calculations walk students through the most challenging chemistry problems and provide a fresh perspective on how to approach individual problems and plan solutions. .

##### Features & benefits

**A simple, cumulative approach to basic chemistry concepts**

- Accessible language, visual aids, and a gentle pace help mixed-major students embrace and understand the key concepts and formulas of general chemistry.
- A focus on developing fundamental math skills assists students in approaching problems with ease.

**Deeper integration with the MasteringChemistry eText presents opportunities for learning before, during, and after class**

**Updated! Before: Key Math Skills**introduced in the previous edition are now connected with a dynamic study module that teaches students to write numbers in scientific notation and discusses dimensional analysis.**NEW!****Topics introduced in Key Math Skills**include behavior of atoms in the formation of ionic and molecular compounds, stoichiometry, gas laws, calculating solutions or dilutions, PV=NRT-type problems, pH concentration and calculations, and equilibrium and K.

**NEW! During: Learning Catalytics**questions have been increased to include 10 per chapter.**NEW! After: Questions**relate more closely to real life, engaging students deeper into the subject matter.**NEW!****Interactive****Videos**now correspond to a key concept/topic in most chapters, giving students an opportunity to reinforce what they just learned through visual learning.

**A strong emphasis on problem solving**

**Guides to Problem Solving (GPS)**illustrate the steps needed to solve a problem and provide a visual guide for students to use in solving future problems. Color-coded Guide to Problem Solving are provided for each problem type in the text, directing students through the steps and strategy for each kind of problem they will encounter.**NEW! “Try It First” feature**precedes the Solution section of each Sample Problem, encouraging students to work on the problem before reading the given Solution and helping them learn to recall new ideas.**Analyse the Problems**convert a word problem into components for problem solving.**NEW! Connect features**specify information that relates the Given and Need sections in Analyse the Problems to help students identify and connect the components within a word problem and set up a solution strategy.**Combining Ideas**are sets of integrated problems placed after every two or four chapters to help students test their understanding of the concepts from previous chapters by integrating topics.**Answers**to study check and odd-numbered problems allow students to reference their work and monitor their understanding of chapter topics.**Sample Problems**illustrate worked-out solutions with explanations and required calculations to guide students through each type of problem. Study Checks associated with each Sample Problem allow students to check their problem-solving strategies with the Answer.**Understanding the Concepts,**at the end of each chapter, are questions with visual representations that build an understanding of newly learned chemical concepts.**Challenge Questions**at the end of each chapter provide complex questions that promote critical thinking, group work, and cooperative learning environments.**Study Check**questions within each sample problem help students review problem-solving strategy and their comprehension of the material.**Paired Problem Sets**encourage students to review the information in each chapter before moving on to new material.

**Content and features engage students and actively connect crucial concepts to the real world **

**NEW! Follow-Up Stories**provide follow-up to the discussion in the chapter opener and include application questions. This narrative helps students stay engaged in the content and, utilizing the new chemistry content, connects the key concepts and problem solving to an overarching theme.**By connecting chemistry to real-world and career applications,**the 5th Edition engages students throughout each chapter. Chapter Openers discuss careers that involve chemistry, connecting the chemistry in the chapter with the professionals who use chemistry every day. “Chemistry Links to Health” features apply chemical concepts to health and medicine such as weight loss and weight gain, alcohol abuse, blood buffers, and kidney dialysis, and provide students with connections that illustrate the importance of understanding chemistry in real-life situations.**Chapter openers**feature doctors, pharmacists, biochemists, and more to help students relate the subject to its many career paths.**Special Interest Boxes**relate key chemistry topics to real world health and environmental issues of interest.

**Visually engaging pedagogy guides students through core concepts**

**Learning Goals**introduce each chapter, clearly identifying key concepts and providing a guideline for studying. Each learning goal is repeated in the chapter review, ensuring students identify what they have learned with the chapter’s most important topics.**Looking Ahead Outlines**clearly state the topics in each chapter, giving students a tangible guideline to what they will be learning.**Chapter Readiness sections**at the beginning of each chapter list the Key Math Skills and Core Chemistry Skills covered in previous chapters, providing students with the foundation for learning new chemistry principles in the current chapter. Each chapter ends with a summary of these**Key Math Skills**and**Core Chemistry Skills**with Example Problems for further practice.**Concept Checks**appear in each chapter to encourage students to revisit their understanding of key terms and ideas before moving forward.**Chapter review, key terms, additional problems, and summary of reactions**provide comprehensive end-of-chapter review that allow students to reinforce their retention of key topics.**Micro-Macro-Symbolic Artwork**offers students a visual reference to chemical phenomena on the atomic level. Accompanying questions help students focus on these illustrated concepts.