"Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications" represents the next step in general chemistry texts, with an emphasis on contemporary applications and an intuitive problem-solving approach that helps readers discover the exciting potential of chemical science. The book features modern applications, early integration of examples from organic and biochemistry, and a strong approach to problem solving that moves away from rote memorization to a thorough understanding of key concepts and recognition of important patterns. The worked examples throughout each chapter show readers how to develop strategies and thought processes that will enable them to solve problems both quantitatively and conceptually. Fundamental Concepts, Introduction to Chemistry, Molecules, Ions, and Compounds, Chemical Reactions, Reactions in Solution, Energy Changes in Chemical Reactions, Atomic and Molecular Structure, The Structure of the Atom, The Periodic Table and Periodic Trends, Structure and Bonding Part I: Ionic vs. Covalent Bonding, Structure and Bonding Part II: Localized vs. Delocalized Models, The States of Matter, Gases, Liquids, Solids, Solutions, Kinetics and Equilibria, Chemical Kinetics, Chemical Equilibrium, Aqueous Acid-Base Equilibria, Solubility Equilibria, Chemical Thermodynamics, Electrochemistry, Nuclear Chemistry, Chemistry of the Elements, General Trends and the "s"-Block Elements, The "p"-Block Elements, The "d"- and "f"-Block Elements, Organic Compounds. For all readers interested in a general chemistry text with an emphasis on contemporary applications and an intuitive problem-solving approach.Averill, Bruce A. is the author of 'Chemistry Principles, Patterns, And Applications', published 2006 under ISBN 9780805338034 and ISBN 0805338039.