Introductory Chemistry, 7th Edition © 2024

Introductory Chemistry, published by Pearson, brings the author’s award-winning instruction to a course that shows students how chemistry impacts their daily lives. The text has been updated for more active engagement and better understanding of chemistry’s concepts.

  • New Self-Assessment Quizzes
  • New Predict This! Feature
  • Additional End-of-Chapter Questions
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Hallmark Features Support Student Learning

  • Worked Examples
    2- & 3-column worked examples break down problem-solving steps. The 1st column outlines the procedure for reaching a solution and the reasoning behind each step. The 2nd and 3rd columns show how to implement the steps with examples.
  • Solution Map
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  • For More Practice
    For More Practice in each worked Example directs students to opportunities to practice skills from the Example.
  • Multipart Images
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  • Molecular-Level Views
    Molecular-level views reveal connections between everyday processes and the activities of atoms and molecules.

Testing Student Knowledge

  • Predict This! Feature
    Predict This! asks students to guess the outcome of a topic they are about to read.Afterwards, a Predict Follow-Up confirms whether their prediction was correct or not and why.
  • Self-Assessment Quizzes
    Self-Assessment Quizzes help students check their understanding of the material in the chapter and better prepare for exams. Quizzes are located at the end of each chapter.
  • End-of-Chapter Questions
    End-of-Chapter questions have been added throughout the book, and numerous End-of-Chapter questions have been revised. Many new End-of-Chapter questions involve the interpretation of graphs and data.

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More About Introductory Chemistry

  • Nivaldo J. Tro Author Bio

    Nivaldo Tro is currently chair of the department of chemistry at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where he has been a faculty member since 1990. He received his B.A degree in chemistry from Westmont College and earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from Stanford University, for work on developing and using optical techniques to study the adsorption and desorption of molecules to and from surfaces in ultrahigh vacuum.

    He then went on to the University of California at Berkeley, where he did post-doctoral research on ultra-fast reaction dynamics in solution. Since coming to Westmont, Professor Tro has been awarded grants from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, from Research Corporation, and from the National Science Foundation to study the dynamics of various processes occurring in thin adlayer films adsorbed on dielectric surfaces.

    Honored as Westmont’s outstanding teacher of the year in 1994, 2001, and 2008, he was also named the college’s outstanding researcher of the year in 1996. Professor Tro lives in Santa Barbara with his wife, Ann, and their four children, Michael, Alicia, Kyle, and Kaden. For leisure, he enjoys reading, writing, snowboarding, biking, and other outdoor activities with his family.

  • Table of Contents

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    • Chapter 1 Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    • Chapter 2 Using Essential Tools
    • Chapter 3 Essential File Management Tools
    • Chapter 4 Working with Text Files
    • Chapter 5 Connecting to Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    • Chapter 6 User and Group Management
    • Chapter 7 Permissions Management
    • Chapter 8 Configuring Networking

    Part II: Operating Running Systems

    • Chapter 9 Managing Software
    • Chapter 10 Managing Processes
    • Chapter 11 Working with Systemd
    • Chapter 12 Scheduling Tasks
    • Chapter 13 Configuring Logging
    • Chapter 14 Managing Storage
    • Chapter 15 Managing Advanced Storage

    Part III: Performing Advanced System Administration Tasks

    • Chapter 16 Basic Kernel Management
    • Chapter 17 Managing and Understanding the Boot Procedure
    • Chapter 18 Essential Troubleshooting Skills
    • Chapter 19 An Introduction to Automation with Bash Shell Scripting

    Part IV: Managing Network Services

    • Chapter 20 Configuring SSH
    • Chapter 21 Managing Apache HTTP Services
    • Chapter 22 Managing SELinux
    • Chapter 23 Configuring a Firewall
    • Chapter 24 Accessing Network Storage
    • Chapter 25 Configuring Time Services
    • Chapter 26 Managing Containers
    • Chapter 27 Performing Automated Installations
    • Chapter 28 Final Preparation
    • Chapter 29 Theoretical Pre-Assessment Exam


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