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The 36 Science Textbooks That Have Deleted "disorder" From Their Description of the Nature of Entropy

(As advocated in the publications of Dr. Frank L. Lambert, Professor Emeritus, Chemistry, Occidental College.)

All relate entropy, S, to the spreading or dispersal of energy in a process – often as simply the motional energy of atoms or molecules in a greater space, always as related to the original energy of such particles becoming more dispersed in a greater number of micro states - S = k ln W.)

ISBN data have been omitted because of the large number of different formats in texts in recent years. (All are available from Amazon.com.)

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General chemistry texts for majors

1. (The following text is especially important re the treatment of entropy because of its ACS source.) The American Chemical Society Project by seven authors, Chemistry in Context, 7th ed., McGraw-Hill, New York, N.Y. 10020

2. Brady, J. E,  Senese, F., .Chemistry: Matter and Its Changes, 5th ed., John Wiley, Indianapolis, IN.  2009.

3. Burdge, J. Chemistry, 2nd ed. , McGraw-Hill, Hightstown, NJ. 2011.

4. Burdge, J.; Overby, J. Chemistry: Atoms First,1st Ed., McGraw-Hill, Hightstown, NJ 2012.

(Both Burdge texts have unique two-page illustrations of the increased number of micro states due to a change in volume, temperature, molecular complexity, molar mass, phase, and chemical reaction.)

5. Chang, R. Chemistry, 10th ed., McGraw-Hill, Hightstown, NJ. 2010.

6. Chang, R.; Goldsby, K. Chemistry, 11th ed., McGraw-Hill, Hightstown, NJ. 2010.

7. Chang, R.; Overby, J. General Chemistry: The Essential Concepts, 6th ed., McGraw-Hill, Highstown, NJ. 2011.

8. Ebbing, D.; Gammon, S. D. General Chemistry, 9th ed., Brooks/Cole - Cengage, Belmont, CA. 2011.

9. Ebbing, D.; Gammon S. D.; Ragsdale, R. O. Essentials of General Chemistry, 2nd ed., Brooks/Cole - Cengage, Belmont, CA. 2006.

10. Gilbert, T. R.; Kirss, R. V.;Foster, N.; and Davies, G.  Chemistry: The Science in Context,  3rd ed., W. W. Norton. New York, NY. 2010.

11. Hill, J. W.; Petrucci, R. H.; McCreary, T. W.; Perry, S. W. General Chemistry, 4th ed., Pearson/Prentice Hall, Lebanon, IN. 2005.

12. Jesperson, N. D., Brady, J. E., Hyslop, A. Chemistry: Matter and Its Changes, 6th ed., John Wiley, Indianapolis, IN. 2012.

13. Kotz, J. C.; Treichel, P. M.; Townsend, J.; Weaver, G. Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity, 8th ed., Brooks/Cole/Cengage, Belmont, CA. 2012.

14. Moore, J. W.; Stanitski, C. L.; Jurs, P. J. Chemistry: The Molecular Science, 4th ed., Brooks Cole/Cengage, Belmont, CA.  2011.

15. Moore, J. W.; Stanitski, C. L.; Jurs, P. J. Principles of Chemistry: The Molecular Science, 1st ed. John Wiley, Indianapolis, IN. 2010.

16. Olmsted, J. A.; Williams, G. M. Chemistry, 4th ed., John Wiley, Indianapolis, IN. 2006.

17. Olmsted, J. A.; Williams. G. M.; Burk, R. C. Chemistry, John Wiley, Toronto, Ontario M9B 6H8, Canada. 2010.

18. Oxtoby, D. W.; Gillis, H. P.; Campion P. Principles of Modern Chemistry, 7th ed., Brooks Cole/Cengage, Belmont, CA. 2012.

19. Petrucci, R. H.; Harwood, W. S., Herring, G. General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications, 10th ed., Pearson/Prentice Hall, Lebanon, IN. 2011.

20. Silberberg, M. Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change, 6th ed., McGraw-Hill, Hightstown, NJ. 2012.

21. Silberberg, M. Principles of General Chemistry, 2nd ed., McGraw-Hill, Hightstown, NJ. 2010.

22. Tro, N. J. Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, 2nd ed., Pearson/Prentice Hall, Lebanon, IN. 2011.

23. Tro, N. J. Principles of Chemistry, Pearson/Prentice Hall, Lebanon, IN. 2010.


General chemistry texts for non-majors

24. Hill, J. W., Kolb, D. K.; McCreary, T. W.;  Chemistry for Changing Times, 12th ed., Pearson/Prentice Hall, Lebanon, IN. 2010.

25. Suchocki, J. Conceptual Chemistry: Understanding Our World of Atoms and Molecules,  4th ed., Pearson/Benjamin Cummings, San Francisco, CA. 2011.

26. Tro, N., J. Chemistry in Focus: A Molecular View of Our World, 5th ed, Cengage, 2013.

27. Tro, Nivaldo Introductory Chemistry 4th ed., Pearson/Prentice Hal, Lebanon, IN. 2012.


Physical chemistry texts

28. Atkins, P.; de Paula, J. Physical Chemistry 9th ed., W. H. Freeman, New York, NY. 2010.

29. Atkins, P.; de Paula, J. Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences, 1st ed., W. H. Freeman, New York, NY. 2005.

30. Chang, R.; Thoman, Jr., Physical Chemistry for the Chemical Sciences, University Science Books 2014.

31. Levine, I. N.,  Physical Chemistry, 6th ed., McGraw-Hill, New York, N.Y. 10020 . 2009.  (Note p. 101, with ref. to entropysite.oxy.edu.)


Organic chemistry texts

32. Vollhardt, P. C. ; Schore, N. E.,  Organic Chemistry, 6th ed., W.H. Freeman, New York, NY. 10010. 2011.


Thermodynamics texts

33. Thermodynamics and Chemistry, 2012, a 535 page high-level text online in PDF format at http://www2.chem.umd.edu/thermobook/ by Professor Emeritus Howard Devoe, of the University of Maryland.  (p. 131: "This description of entropy as "disorder" is highly misleading..."  p. 132: "This [correct] interpretation of entropy increase has been described ...as the dispersal of energy [ref. to http://entropysite.oxy.edu/entropy_is_simple/index.html]

34. Yousef Haseli, Thermodynamic Optimization of Power Plants, Eindhoven University Press, Eindhoven, Netherlands. 2011.


Biology texts

35. Starr. C.,Taggart, T., Evers, C; Starr, L., Biology, The Unity & Diversity of Life, Brooks Cole/Cengage, Belmont, CA. 94002.  2013.

36. Olsen, Bruce D., Understanding Biology through Evolution , 4th ed., Lulu Press, Inc., Raleigh, N. C. 2009.


Although hardly to be classified as textbooks for collegiate courses, there is a series of 300 little books that are 5 x 8 inches in size with only 101 pages, selling a total of a million copies a year, under the general title of "Teach Yourself", "101 Key Ideas". That with the title of "Chemistry", written by Andrew Scott, has a simple–and yet correct - one page presentation of entropy!