Foundations of College Chemistry, 14th Edition

ISBN: 9781118133552

Learning the fundamentals of chemistry can be a difficult task to undertake for health professionals. For over 35 years, Foundations of College Chemistry, 14th Edition has helped them master the chemistry skills they need to succeed. It provides them with clear and logical explanations of chemical concepts and problem solving. They will learn how to apply concepts with the help of worked out examples. In addition, Chemistry in Action features and conceptual questions checks brings together the understanding of chemistry and relates chemistry to things health professionals experience on a regular basis.


  • Each section is supported by a worked example and practice problem. Sections have been re-written to support a more structured and uniform presentation of the concepts.
  • Learning Objectives for each section.
  • End of Chapter Questions – a 20% increase – new questions and revised questions written with a focus on addressing conceptual understanding – using applications and visual indicators (Art) – to help students visualize what is being asked.
Morris Hein
Mount San Antonio College

Susan Arena
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

1. An Introduction to Chemistry
2. Standards for Measurement
3. Elements and Compounds
4. Properties of Matter
5. Early Atomic Theory and Structure
6. Nomenclature of Inorganic Compounds
7. Quantitative Composition of Compounds
8. Chemical Equations
9. Calculations from Chemical Equations
10. Modern Atomic Theory and the Periodic Table
11. Chemical Bonds: The Formation of Compounds from Atoms
12. The Gaseous State of Matter
13. Liquids
14. Solutions
15. Acids, Bases, and Salts
16. Chemical Equilibrium
17. Oxidation–Reduction
18. Nuclear Chemistry
19. Introduction to Organic Chemistry
20. Introduction to Biochemistry
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