Donald A. McQuarrie
University of California, Davis
Peter A. Rock
University of California, Davis
Ethan B. Gallogly
Santa Monica College
ATOMS FIRST ALL
ANOTHER GROUND-BREAKING TEXT BY MCQUARRIE
looking for a no-nonsense yet comprehensive and pedagogically balanced general
chemistry textbook need look no further than General Chemistry, 4th edition
by McQuarrie, Rock, and Gallogly."
of Chemical Education
is a genius."
-Harry Gray, Caltech
"The many worked
examples help students understand challenging calculations. The problems
are terrific: many good problems at a range of levels. My students
appreciate the price and appear to be understanding things better this
"My students absolutely love this text. It's not encyclopedic, but a readable text. We covered 16 chapters in the first semester and they understand the material. Now we have the time to cover special topics."
Chapman, Barnard College
Squire, West Virginia University
“Atoms First seems to
be the flavor of the year in chemistry textbooks, but many of them seem to be
little more than rearrangement of the chapters. It takes a master like
McQuarrie to go back to the drawing board and create a logical development from
smallest to largest that makes sense to students."
-Hal Harris, University of Missouri-St Louis
"This book leaves
us wondering why we have waited so long to teach chemistry as a story, rather
than as an illogical sequence of concepts."
Waldron, Regis University
have long appreciated McQuarrie’s writing style and straightforward approach
in his classic Physical Chemistry text, I naturally jumped at the chance
to use his General Chemistry text in my classes. The new book does
not disappoint; McQuarrie’s elegant, yet step-by-step manner permeates the
-Tom Kuntzleman, Spring Arbor
book is extremely well-written, the order of topics is logical, and it does a great
job with both introductory material and more advanced concepts. Students
of all skill levels will be able to learn from this book."
Kearley, Florida State University
"Just as McQuarrie led intimidated seniors through
the depths of physical chemistry, he now guides freshmen through the snares of
general chemistry in this brilliantly written text."
-J. W. Barr, Freed Hardeman University
"A good resource
for a first course in chemistry. Summing up: Recommended!"
absolutely love this book."
Northeastern State University
This Fourth Edition of
McQuarrie's classic text offers a thorough revision and a quantum-leap forward
from the previous edition. Taking an atoms first approach, it promises
to be another ground-breaking text in the tradition of McQuarrie's many
previous works. This outstanding new text, available in a soft cover
edition, offers professors a fresh choice and outstanding value.
Guaranteed retail price for three years: $98.50.
No new edition for five years.
An authentic atoms
first approach -- not just a rearrangement of chapters.
An elegant, extremely readable and student friendly
soft-cover book, assuming only algebra.
Nearly one third of the book is comprised of problems and
worked out examples of the kind that make McQuarrie's books beloved by
faculty and students alike.
color illustrations, including micro to macro images to enhance
understanding, and molecular views of reactions.
chemistry is broken up into a series of short, brilliant
all online, that can be covered readily or assigned as
Revised to incorporate SI
units and IUPAC conventions throughout.
customized Online Homework, using the most advanced online
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Ancillaries include a
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Arguably Donald McQuarrie's greatest contribution to
About the Authors
name is synonymous with excellence in chemical education. As
the author of landmark chemistry books and textbooks, from his classic
text on Statistical Mechanics to his quantum-first tour de force
on Physical Chemistry, McQuarrie's best selling textbooks are highly
acclaimed by the chemistry community. McQuarrie received his PhD from the
University of Oregon, and is Professor Emeritus from the Department of Chemistry
at the University of California, Davis.
Ethan Gallogly, right, has
joined McQuarrie as co-author on this new edition. He earned his BS from the University of Connecticut and his PhD from the
University of California, Davis. Following
completion of his doctoral studies, Gallogly, who is bilingual, worked as a foreign expert in Mainland China. Afterward, he accepted a position at the University of
California at Berkeley as a Chemistry Lecturer and Laboratory Coordinator for
three years before joining the faculty of Santa Monica College in 1999.
Most recently, Gallogly has been awarded a sabbatical to research fuel cell
technology at Sichuan University.
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