Chemistry For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, May 26, 2016 - Science - 384 pages
Chemistry For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293460) was previously published as Chemistry For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781118007303). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.

See how chemistry works in everything from soaps to medicines to petroleum

We're all natural born chemists. Every time we cook, clean, take a shower, drive a car, use a solvent (such as nail polish remover), or perform any of the countless everyday activities that involve complex chemical reactions we're doing chemistry! So why do so many of us desperately resist learning chemistry when we're young?

Now there's a fun, easy way to learn basic chemistry. Whether you're studying chemistry in school and you're looking for a little help making sense of what's being taught in class, or you're just into learning new things, Chemistry For Dummies gets you rolling with all the basics of matter and energy, atoms and molecules, acids and bases, and much more!

  • Tracks a typical chemistry course, giving you step-by-step lessons you can easily grasp
  • Packed with basic chemistry principles and time-saving tips from chemistry professors
  • Real-world examples provide everyday context for complicated topics

Full of modern, relevant examples and updated to mirror current teaching methods and classroom protocols, Chemistry For Dummies puts you on the fast-track to mastering the basics of chemistry.


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Table of Contents
Contemplating Chemical
Deciphering the Difference between
Knowing How to Handle Significant Figures
Classifying Pure Substances and Mixtures
Something Smaller Than
Configuring Electrons Bed Check
Opposites Do Attract Ionic
Naming Ionic Compounds
What Do Molecules Really Look
Comprehending the Valence Bond Theory
Tackling Periodic Trends
Understanding Types of Intermolecular
Cough Cough Hack Hack
Examining the Ins and Outs

Examining Isotopes and Ions
Grasping Different Gas Laws
Applying Gas Laws to Stoichiometry
Chemical Cooking Chemical
Identifying Different Types of Reactions
Balancing Chemical Reactions
Mixing Matter Up Solutions
Where Did I Put That Electron?
Figuring Out When Radioactive Decay
The Hope
Ten Serendipitous Discoveries
Ten Or So Great Chemistry
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John T. Moore, EdD, is regents professor of Chemistry at Stephen F. Austin State University, where he is also the director of the Teaching Excellence Center. He is the coauthor of Biochemistry For Dummies and Organic Chemistry II For Dummies.

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