The material includes Dalton’s Theory of Atomic Matter and explorations of chemical reactions stoichiometry, and thermochemistry. Students will also learn about gases, quantum mechanics, electron spin, valence electrons, and the principles of molecular orbital theory.
General Chemistry motivates students to embrace chemistry by teaching them the many chemical reactions carried out in their own bodies. It shows links between physics and biology that explain the many processes of life. The book is suitable for introductory chemistry courses for both science majors and non-majors.