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Chemistry, Third Edition John C. Bailar, Jr.. Therald Moeller. Jacob Kleinberg, Cyrus 0. Guss, Mary E. CasteC lion. and Clvde Me&. Harcourl Brace JoYork, NY, 1989. xv 1075 vanovich: N ~ W pp. Figs. and tables. 21.7 X 28.4 cm.



The third edition oi this commendable text has retainedmany of the characteristics of the previous edition (J. Chem. Educ. 1985. 62, A166). I t utilizes the same basic outline of topics, except as noted below, page organization, and two-color printing. I t also includes a verv eood elossarv and index. Afcer allowance f o ~ a s l i g ~ tdiifprenr ly print area is made, the text seems to have heen reduced by about 6.54. Notahly, the solved, representative examples interspersed throughout the text have been retained, although the specific examples employed are different in many cases, and the number of questions and problems at the end of the chapters has heen greatly increased. Illustrative of this is the fact that chapters 2-4, which contained 98 end-af-chapter problems in the older edition, now incorporate 172. Answers to add-numbered problems are given in an appendix. The problems are graded according t o difficulty. The authors consider the topics of the first 15 chapters to be those commonly covered in afirst semester. with chanters l a 2 4 forming the core of the seconi semester. Chapters 2 6 3 3 cover the chemistry uf the elements, organic chemistry, polymers, and biochemistry. Accordingly, it is reeommended that each instructor select those topics most appropriate far the particular course. The reviewer's experience suggests that many will want to include topics from chauters 16 and 17 in the first semester. per6apsin place of nuclear chemistry, which is presented in chapter 12.


Several important changes need special note. All chapters, with the exception of chapter 1, have been rewritten and several have been slightly reorganized. Some topics from chapter 6 dealing with chemical reactions and stoiehiometry have been included as a new chapter 5, prior to the treatment of the gaseous state. The material on chemical e~uilibrium,acids/hases, and ionslionic equilibrium, previously contained in chapters 19-21, has been significantly altered and is now presented in 4 new chapters, 1922, that include a description of complex ions and ionic solids. A major revision of the later chapters, 25-33, has heen done, such that the treatment of what is considered to be descriptive chemistry has heen augmented. The numher of special topics, given in both editions as "Chemical A4dt.s." has the heen reduced from 76 to 45. book now contains 32 unnumbered pages of very attractive color photographs illustrating a wide variety of topics in 140 photos. Also included is a useful color illustration of the basic layers of various crystal f o m s with two bound pages of transparent overlays such that as the overlays are successively positioned the student can see the building up of the different types of unit cells. Finallv. >.it should be noted that the ulacement of answers to problems in nn appendix. rather than along with the problems as was done in the previuus edition, enabler the student tu solve them before seeing the answers. In the reviewer's opinion, the changes made have significantly increased the utility of the book as a teaching tool. Instructors who used the urevious edition will be pleased and others will want to consider this text for adoption.

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Carl D. Slater Namern Kenhlcky University Highland Heights. KY 41076

Chemistry with lnorganlc Qualitative Analysis, Thlrd Edltlon TheraldMoeller. John C. Bailar, Jr.. Jacob Kieinberg, Cyrus 0. Guss, Mary E. CasteC lion, and Clyde Metz. Harcourl Brace Jcvanovich: New York. NY, 1989. xv 1052 pp. Figs. and tables. 21.7 X 28.4 cm.


Although this text is puhlished as a third edition, from a practical standpoint, instructors who used the second edition will consider the third as a new hook. I t is now identical through the first 33 chapters tothe companion volume titled Chemistry, 3rd ed... bv, Bailar. Moeller. Kleinbere. -. Guss. Castellion, a n d ' ~ e t (re; z preceding review): The second editions of thede texts were different in all rerpects. In the version including qualitative analysis, anions were treated in chapter 22, which dealt with nonmetals. Analysis of cations was presented in a later chapter. In the third edition, two chapters, 34 and 35, dealing with qualitative analysis are auuended to the Bailar hook. The first of these chanters is a comurehensive review of ~~~~-~ chemical principles that trenw mulriple and successive chemical equilibria, arrd-haae equilibria, common ion effects, buffer solutions, amphoterism, redoa equilihria, eomplexation equilibria, the solubility product constant, selective precipitation, and the dissolution of solids. The chapter is cancluded by 51 questions and problems. A last chapter of 40 pages gives the analysis schemes. I t covers such topics as flowcharts, properties of anions, preliminary and speeifictests for the anions, cation analysis, and schemes for Groups I-V. This chapter concludes with 42 questions, many of whieh are paper unknowns. These chapters are thorough, well-organized, and well-written.. Despite the rather extensive changes, this text continues as an excellent option for those



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John C. Ballor, Jr., TheraldMoeller, Jacob Klelnberg, Cyrus 0. G u s , Mary E. Castillion, and Clyde Metz, Chemistry, Third Edition Ralph H. Petrucci, General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications, Fifth Edition Ian S. Butler and John Harrod, Inorganic Chemistry. Principles and Applications Marc J. Lefevre, complier. Shirley A. Conibear, reviser, Flrst Aid Manual for Arthur Kornberg, For t h e Love of Enzymes: The Oddyssey of a Biochemist Titles of interest Monographs New Volumes in Continuing Series


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