Michael A. Janusa, Glenn V. Lo

ISBN-13: 9781935987208

# pages: 240

Publish Date: may 2011

Suggested Retail: $74.95


Chemistry:  The Core Concepts (Part II) should serve the needs of a college level General Chemistry II course. By splitting the material for General Chemistry I and II into two books, we have cut the cost of the textbook down to a manageable cost to the student, especially those students who do not need to enroll in General Chemistry II. These students will only need to purchase the first book, which is a fraction of the cost of a traditional Chemistry textbook.

Most chemistry texts are too long and contain many topics that most professors do not cover because in their opinion the topics are too detailed for college freshman or they don’t have the time in the course to address the topic. This textbook is an attempt to provide a “nuts and bolts” concept driven approach that is learner-friendly for students. Detailed examples are immediately provided to illustrate and/or apply each new concept. “Test yourself ” questions at the end of each chapter provide additional reinforcement with detail answers provided at the indicated web address for each chapter. Additional questions can be assigned with the companion website ( for computer-graded homework. The companion website,, is a web-based homework delivery and collection system, as well as a test bank authoring system and test generator. The automation afforded by i-Assign reduces a teacher’s workload while providing the following benefits.

1. By setting periodic deadlines for graded homework, teachers are able to encourage students to study on a regular basis and focus on a manageable amount of material.

2. Teachers can set up practice homework to give students more opportunity for mastery.

3. Homework and test individualization minimizes cheating.

4. Teachers can add their own questions.

5. Multiple versions of a test, which can be printed or delivered online, can be easily generated.


Table of Contents

Chapter 27: Redox Reactions 

Chapter 28: Solutions

Chapter 29: Thermochemistry

Chapter 30: Chemical Kinetics

Chapter 31: Chemical Equilibrium 

Chapter 32: Acids and Bases 

Chapter 33: Acid-Base Equilibria

Chapter 34: Solubility Equilibria

Chapter 35: Chemical Thermodynamics

Chapter 36: Electrochemistry

Chapter 37: Nuclear Chemistry

Special Notes

Available May 2011

About the Author(s): Michael A. Janusa

Dr. Michael A. Janusa received his B.S. from Louisiana Tech University in 1985 and a Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in 1993. He taught chemistry at Nicholls State University for ten years before accepting the position of Professor and Chair of the Chemistry Department at Stephen F. Austin State University in 2003. Dr. Janusa teaches General Chemistry, Inorganic, Analytical, and Environmental Chemistry. Known for his clear, well organized lectures, Dr. Janusa has received several awards for excellence in teaching. His research interest focuses on the environmental science area. He holds a U.S. patent in complexing heavy metals with bagasse (sugar cane by-product).

Dr. Glenn V. Lo is a Professor of Chemistry and Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. He has a B.S. in Chemistry (cum laude) from the University of the Philippines (1982), and a Ph.D. (Physical Chem­istry) from Kansas State University (1989). He did postdoctoral work at the Universite’ Joseph Fourier in France. His graduate work involved laser-induced fluorescence studies and spectral simulations. More recent research projects involved semiclassical dynamics simulations.  

Dr. Lo’s main interest is in improving science education. He has published in the Journal of Chemical Education and the Chemical Educator. In 1999, he co-developed an online homework system used by thousands of high school and college chemistry students worldwide. An improved version of the system is currently accessible at  Dr. Lo’s recent projects include a professional development program for high school physical science teachers (sponsored by the Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program) and the development of video assessment library for Chemistry ( He is the director for the Region I tournament of the Louisiana science olympiad (http://, which serves New Orleans and surrounding parishes (counties).

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