General Chemistry

Fourth Edition

Donald A. McQuarrie
University of California, Davis

Peter A. Rock
University of California, Davis

Ethan B. Gallogly
Santa Monica College



"McQuarrie is a genius."
--Harry Gray, Caltech

ďAtoms 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

"McQuarrie's 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."
--Mark Kearley, Florida 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.

Key Features

  About the Authors

Donald McQuarrie's 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, 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. 

ISBN 978-1-891389-60-3, ©2010, 1022 pages, soft cover, color illustrations throughout.
List Price US$98.50
Publisher's Discount Price US$83.72



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Note to the Instructor


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