Chemistry For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, May 12, 2011 - Science - 384 pages
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Chemistry For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781118007303) is now being published as Chemistry For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293460). While this version features an older Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the new release and should not be considered a different 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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Contents

Introduction
1
The Basic Concepts of Chemistry
3
Contemplating Chemical Calculations
21
Matter and Energy
37
Something Smaller Than an Atom? Atomic Structure
53
The Periodic Table But No Chairs
75
Balloons Tires and Scuba Tanks
87
A Cornucopia of Chemical Concepts
107
Sharing Nicely Covalent Bonding
215
What Do Molecules Really Look Like? Molecular
235
Tackling Periodic Trends
247
Examining the Link between Intermolecular
255
Examining the Ins and Outs of Water Pollution
279
Nuclear Chemistry Itll Blow Your Mind
293
The Part of Tens
313
Ten Serendipitous Discoveries in Chemistry
315

The Mole Can You Dig It?
125
Mixing Matter Up Solutions
137
Thermochemistry Hot Stuff
155
Uncovering Enthalpies and Phase Transitions
167
Sour and Bitter Acids and Bases
169
Blessed Be the Bonds That Tie
187
Opposites Do Attract Ionic Bonding
199
Ten Or So Great Chemistry Nerds
319
Ten Terrific Tips for Passing Chem I
323
The Top Ten Industrial Chemicals
329
Glossary
335
Index
349
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About the author (2011)

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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