This fully updated 8th Edition of CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES by Steven S. Zumdahl and Donald J. DeCoste provides a unique organization and a rigorous but understandable introduction to chemistry that emphasizes the importance of models and conceptual understanding. Known for helping college students develop a qualitative, conceptual foundation that gets them thinking like chemists, this market-leading etextbook is designed for students with solid mathematical preparation. The 8th Edition features a new section on “Solving a Complex Problem” that discusses and illustrates how to solve problems in a creative, flexible way based on understanding the fundamental ideas of chemistry and asking and answering key questions. The book is also enhanced by an increase of problem solving techniques in the solutions to the Examples, new “Chemical Insights”, new student learning aids, and “Chemistry Explorers” boxes, and more.
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About the Author
Dr. Steve Zumdahl is the author of market-leading books in high school chemistry, general chemistry, introductory chemistry, and honors-level chemistry. Recently retired from his long-time position as Director of Undergraduate Programs at the University of Illinois, he has received numerous awards for his contributions to chemical education. These include the University of Illinois Teaching Award, the National Catalyst Award in recognition of his contribution to chemical education, the UIUC Liberal Arts and Sciences Advising Award, and the School of Chemical Sciences Teaching Award (5 times). He earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Wheaton College (IL), and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.