Introductory Chemistry Essentials

Introductory Chemistry Essentials Author(s): Nivaldo J. Tro

Difference between 5th and 4th editions
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Key differences between 5th and 4th editions

  • Time lapse between current and previous publications: 3 years (2014 vs 2011).
  • Tro's Introductory Chemistry textbook was first published in 2002.
  • The Fifth edition presents more than 20 new Conceptual Checkpoints.
  • List of main content changes in the Fifth Edition:
  • Information on atomic masses has been updated to reflect recent changes made by The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry that introduce more uncertainty in atomic masses. The periodic table has been revised to reflect the recommended atomic masses for 'unspecified samples', including using the value of 32.06 amu for Sulfur (S) and 6.94 amu for Lithium (Li).
  • Chapter 5:
    • New article "Polyatomic Ions in Chemical Formulas"
    • Writing formulas for ionic compounds containing only monoatomic ions and polyatomic ioins
  • Chapter 12:
    • Discussion on Ion-Dipole Force
  • Chapter 14:
    • Former section 14.11 "Acid Rain" has been removed
5th Edition of
Introductory Chemistry Essentials
Hardcover, 744 pages
ISBN-10: 032191905X
ISBN-13: 9780321919052
Published by: Prentice Hall, January 16, 2014
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Hardcover, 744 pages
ISBN-10: 0321918738
ISBN-13: 9780321918734
Published by: Prentice Hall, January 17, 2014
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Books a la Carte Edition
Loose Leaf, 744 pages
ISBN-10: 0133984648
ISBN-13: 9780133984644
Published by: Prentice Hall, June 23, 2014
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4th Edition of
Introductory Chemistry Essentials
Hardcover, 736 pages
ISBN-10: 0321725999
ISBN-13: 9780321725998
Published by: Prentice Hall, January 15, 2011
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Plus MasteringChemistry with eText
Hardcover, 752 pages
ISBN-10: 032176580X
ISBN-13: 9780321765802
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3rd Edition of
Introductory Chemistry Essentials
Hardcover, 744 pages
ISBN-10: 0136019919
ISBN-13: 9780136019916
Published by: Prentice Hall, January 20, 2008
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Value Package (MasteringChemistry with myeBook Student Access Kit)
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ISBN-10: 0321562798
ISBN-13: 9780321562791
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