Chemical Principles, 8/e (Asia Edition)(Paperback)

Steven S. Zumdahl , Donald J. DeCoste




This fully updated Eighth Edition of CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES provides a unique organization and a rigorous but understandable introduction to chemistry that emphasizes conceptual understanding and the importance of models. Known for helping students develop a qualitative, conceptual foundation that gets them thinking like chemists, this market-leading text is designed for students with solid mathematical preparation. The Eighth Edition features a new section on "Solving a Complex Problem" that discusses and illustrates how to solve problems in a flexible, creative 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 student learning aids, new ‘Chemical Insights” and “Chemistry Explorers” boxes, and more.


•Mathematical Support. All mathematical operations required for the text are conveniently described in an Appendix or are illustrated in worked-out examples. Knowledge of calculus is not required, and differential and integral notations, used only where absolutely necessary, are accompanied by explanations.
•In-text and Online ChemWork Exercises: ChemWork assignments developed by Steven and Susan Zumdahl coach students through the process of becoming independent problem solvers. Available online within OWLv2, ChemWork exercises provide students with challenging problems and hints for practicing concepts from the chapter.
•Unique Organization: The authors cover equilibria and acid-base chemistry early and delay coverage of atomic theory and bonding until the second half of the text. The text includes sections on Exact Treatment of Buffered Solutions (Chapter 8), Adiabatic Processes (Chapter 10), and Molecular, Rotational, Vibrational, Electronic, and Nuclear Magnetic Spectroscopy (Chapter 14). These sections provide more depth at a slightly more rigorous level, consistent with the book’s overall focus.
•Section 3.4 "Learning to Solve Problems" emphasizes the importance of conceptual problem solving by showing students how to think their way through a problem. This section discusses how to solve problems in a flexible, creative way based on understanding the fundamental ideas of chemistry and asking and answering key questions. Students will learn that this "big picture approach" produces more long term, meaningful learning rather than simply memorizing specific steps that are easily forgotten.
•Chemical Insights Boxes. These boxes showcase various applications and topics and their relationship to the field of chemistry.
•Chemistry Explorer Boxes. These boxes profile chemistry professors who currently are pioneering research in their fields and introduce students to today’s role models in chemical research.





- 數學支持。本書所需的所有數學運算都方便地在附錄中描述,或在解題示例中進行演示。不需要微積分知識,只在絕對必要的地方使用微分和積分符號,並附有解釋。
- 教材內和線上的ChemWork練習:由Steven和Susan Zumdahl開發的ChemWork練習指導學生成為獨立的問題解決者。在OWLv2線上提供的ChemWork練習為學生提供具有挑戰性的問題和練習章節中的概念的提示。
- 獨特的組織架構:作者早期涵蓋平衡和酸鹼化學,延遲對原子理論和鍵結的介紹,直到教材的後半部分。本書還包括關於緩衝溶液的精確處理(第8章),绝热过程(第10章)以及分子、旋转、振动、电子和核磁共振光谱学(第14章)的部分。這些部分在稍微更嚴謹的水平上提供更深入的內容,與本書的整體重點一致。
- 第3.4節「學習解決問題」強調概念性問題解決的重要性,向學生展示如何通過思考解決問題。本節討論如何基於對化學基本概念的理解提出和回答關鍵問題以靈活、創造性的方式解決問題。學生將學習到這種「大局觀方法」產生更長期、有意義的學習,而不僅僅是記憶容易遺忘的具體步驟。
- 化學見解框。這些框展示了各種應用和主題及其與化學領域的關係。
- 化學探索框。這些框介紹了當今在化學研究領域中開創性研究的化學教授,並向學生介紹當今的化學研究榜樣。


1. Chemists and Chemistry.
2. Atoms, Molecules, and Ions.
3. Stoichiometry.
4. Types of Chemical Reactions and Solution Stoichiometry.
5. Gases.
6. Chemical Equilibrium.
7. Acids and Bases.
8. Applications of Aqueous Equilibria.
9. Energy, Enthalpy, and Thermochemistry.
10. Spontaneity, Entropy, and Free Energy.
11. Electrochemistry.
12. Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Theory.
13. Bonding: General Concepts.
14. Covalent Bonding: Orbitals.
15. Chemical Kinetics.
16. Liquids and Solids.
17. Properties of Solutions.
18. The Representative Elements.
19. Transition Metals and Coordination Chemistry.
20. The Nucleus: A Chemist’s View.
21. Organic and Biochemical Molecules.
Appendix 1. Mathematical Procedures.
Appendix 2. Units of Measurement and Conversions Among Units.
Appendix 3. Spectral Analysis.
Appendix 4. Selected Thermodynamic Data.
Appendix 5. Equilibrium Constants and Reduction Potentials.
Appendix 6. Deriving the Integrated Rate Laws.
Answers to Selected Exercises.


1. 化學家和化學。
2. 原子、分子和離子。
3. 化學計量學。
4. 化學反應類型和溶液計量學。
5. 氣體。
6. 化學平衡。
7. 酸和鹼。
8. 水溶液平衡的應用。
9. 能量、焓和熱化學。
10. 自發性、熵和自由能。
11. 電化學。
12. 量子力學和原子理論。
13. 鍵結:一般概念。
14. 共價鍵結:軌域。
15. 化學動力學。
16. 液體和固體。
17. 溶液的性質。
18. 代表性元素。
19. 過渡金屬和配位化學。
20. 原子核:化學家的觀點。
21. 有機和生化分子。
附錄1. 數學程序。
附錄2. 測量單位和單位之間的換算。
附錄3. 光譜分析。
附錄4. 選擇性熱力學數據。
附錄5. 平衡常數和還原電位。
附錄6. 推導積分速率定律。