Ideal for the instructor who plans to use OWL, this Seventh Edition of Zumdahl and DeCoste's best-selling INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY: A FOUNDATION is now offered in this unique, value-based, paperbound edition. It includes access to OWL Online Web Learning (with eBook), along with all the best-selling content of INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY (with the exception of the end-of-chapter questions, which are included in OWL), giving students a lower price than they would pay if they purchased a used book and OWL separately. Designed to make chemistry interesting, understandable, and relevant for beginning students, this hybrid edition offers an expanded focus on problem solving, including a new section that shows students how to think their way through a problem using a creative, flexible approach based on understanding of the key ideas of chemistry. In addition, in most of the text's quantitative examples, the authors model the questions students should be asking themselves while solving problems. Known for its unique focus on conceptual learning, Zumdahl/DeCoste's text motivates students by connecting chemical principles to real-life experiences in chapter-opening discussions and "Chemistry in Focus" boxes.