Basic Chemistry gives readers the problem-solving tools and techniques they need to be successful in chemistry. The book's unique Guide to Problem-Solving strategy provides a visual, step-by-step plan that helps readers solve a wide variety of chemical problems. Abundant sample problems and practice problems throughout the chapter allow readers to practice and master quantitative skills. With two best-selling books under her belt, Timberlake emphasizes problem solving and engages readers with a clear writing style. Students learn about the importance of chemistry in their future careers through interviews with chemists, engineers, doctors, and others in the chapter openers. Chemistry in Our Lives, Measurements, Atoms and Elements, Modern Atomic Theory and Periodic Properties, Ions and Ionic Compounds, Covalent Compounds, Chemical Quantities, Chemical Reactions, Energy and States of Matter, Gases, Solutions, Equilibrium, Acids and Bases, Oxidation and Reduction Reactions, Nuclear Radiation, Introduction to Organic Chemistry, Biological Chemistry For all readers interested in learning the basics of chemistry.