Chemistry: The Central Science

Chemistry: The Central Science Author(s): Theodore E. Brown, H. Eugene LeMay, Bruce E. Bursten, Catherine Murphy, Patrick Woodward, Matthew E. Stoltzfus

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Key differences between 14th and 13th editions

  • Time lapse between current and previous publications: 3 years (2017 vs 2014).
  • Chemistry: The Central Science textbook was first published in 1977.
  • A list of significant changes in the content:
  • Chapter 1: new section 1.4 explaining the nature of heat and energy.
  • Chapter 5:
    • Section 5.1 is now focused on chemical energy and the relationship between electrostatic potential energy and chemical bonds.
    • New section 5.8 covering bond enthalpy (also known as bond energy).
  • Chapter 7: discussion on electron affinity trends.
  • Chapter 8: has expanded discussion about the strengths and lengths of covalent bonds.
  • Chapter 9: discussion on using VSEPR tool to predict shapes of molecules.
  • New How To features offer guidance for solving specific types of problems.
  • The Fourteenth Ed. includes 50 Interactive Sample Exercises explaining the problem solving process using the Analyze/Plan/Solve/Check method.
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Chemistry: The Central Science
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eBook ISBN: 9780134554587
Published by: Pearson, January 11, 2017
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Chemistry: The Central Science
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ISBN-10: 0321910419
ISBN-13: 9780321910417
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12th Edition of
Chemistry: The Central Science
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ISBN-10: 0321696727
ISBN-13: 9780321696724
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