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Chemistry Books for College & University Students’ Textbooks

Below is a list of some great books and educational material regarding this subject. We have added a search box to an online US bookstore, if you need further information on these products. You can also copy/ paste the name of the author into the search box opposite.

Chemistry Books for College1. Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry (8th Edition) by Karen C. Timberlake, Hardcover: 658 pages, Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
This best-selling text makes chemistry exciting by showing why important concepts are relevant to the lives and future careers of readers. The new design, digital images, photos, Career Focus features, and macro-to-micro art enhance the new edition while it retains the many features that have made this book so successful. Each section contains sample problems that develop readers’ critical-thinking skills. This edition also contains more conceptual problems than ever before and has been redesigned to accommodate new styles of learning and teaching with a wide variety of pedagogical tools. Health and environmental notes throughout the book highlight topics that are relevant to readers’ lives and are ideal for classroom discussion. Explore Your World activities in each chapter make chemistry exciting, relevant, and non-threatening. This book is ideally suited for the allied health student, or anyone interested in general, organic, or biological chemistry.

2. Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (with CD-ROM) by John C. Kotz, Paul M. Treichel, Hardcover: 1184 pages, Publisher: Brooks Cole
Now thoroughly revised and enhanced, the fifth edition of this best-selling text will bring students to a new level of understanding and appreciation for chemistry’s vital role in their lives. By emphasizing the close interrelationship of the macroscopic, symbolic, and particulate levels of chemistry, Kotz and Treichel provide an important organizing principle that carries throughout the book. The text’s significantly revised art program reveals these three levels in engaging detail.

3. Essential Algebra for Chemistry Students by David W. Ball, Paul M. Treichel, Gabriela C. Weaver, Paperback: 192 pages, Publisher: Brooks Cole
This textbook focuses on the algebra skills needed to survive in general chemistry, with worked examples showing how these skills translate into successful chemical problem solving. It’s an ideal tool for students who lack the confidence or competency in the essential algebra skills required for general chemistry. This new second edition includes references to OWL, our web-based tutorial program, offering students access to online algebra skills exercises.

4. Chemistry: Principles and Reactions by William L. Masterton, Cecile N. Hurley, Hardcover: 756 pages, Publisher: Brooks Cole
Appropriate for either a one- or two-semester course, this Fifth Edition is three hundred pages shorter than most general chemistry texts and lives up to its long-standing reputation as THE student-oriented text. Though This textbook is shorter in length than most other General Chemistry books, it is not lower in level and with the addition of the large volume of content provided by the revolutionary General Chemistry Interactive 3.0 CD-ROM that is included with every copy, it has a depth and breadth rivaling much longer books.

5. The Principles of Chemical Equilibrium : With Applications in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering by K. G. Denbigh, Paperback: 516 pages, Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This is the fourth edition of an established textbook of chemical thermodynamics used by university and technical college students in their final years of a chemistry and chemical engineering degree course. The text covers the same ground as previous editions, presenting the general theory of chemical equilibrium, including its statistical development, and illustrating its many applications in the laboratory and industry. This edition has been extensively revised in the light of recent contributions to the literature. Many new references have been added; the re-writing of certain passages, especially of those concerning the statistical interpretation of entropy and the present understanding of order-disorder transitions, also reflects changes of emphasis.