Chemistry For Dummies

Chemistry For Dummies

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See how chemistry works in everything from soaps to medicines topetroleum We're all natural born chemists. Every time we cook, clean, takea shower, drive a car, use a solvent (such as nail polish remover),or perform any of the countless everyday activities that involvecomplex chemical reactions we're doing chemistry! So why do so manyof us desperately resist learning chemistry when we're young? Now there's a fun, easy way to learn basic chemistry. Whetheryou're studying chemistry in school and you're looking for a littlehelp making sense of what's being taught in class, or you're justinto learning new things, Chemistry For Dummies gets yourolling with all the basics of matter and energy, atoms andmolecules, acids and bases, and much more! * Tracks a typical chemistry course, giving you step-by-steplessons you can easily grasp * Packed with basic chemistry principles and time-saving tipsfrom chemistry professors * Real-world examples provide everyday context for complicatedtopics Full of modern, relevant examples and updated to mirror currentteaching methods and classroom protocols, Chemistry ForDummies puts you on the fast-track to mastering the basics ofchemistry.

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 188 x 232 x 21mm | 519.99g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New YorkUnited States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • ill
  • 1118007301
  • 9781118007303
  • 12,003

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A matter-of-fact guide to mastering the basics of chemistry Now there's a fun, easy way to master the basics of chemistry. If you're confounded by compounds and want a little help making sense of what's being taught in your chemistry course, "Chemistry For Dummies" gets you rolling with all the basics of matter and energy, atoms and molecules, acids and bases, and much more! Chemistry 101 -- get an easy-to-follow intro on the foundations of chemistry, understand where it fits in among the other sciences, and grasp the chemical world around you First there was Atom -- delve into the microscopic world of atoms and get the lowdown on how they consist of protons, neutrons, and electrons It's a gas -- discover the wonderful world of gases and comprehend Boyle's law, Charles's law, Gay-Lussac's law, the combined gas law, and more Get a reaction -- find out everything you need to know about chemical reactions, from the many types you may encounter to the skills you need to balance them The bonds that tie -- follow a plain-English explanation of quantum theory and eye an explanation on ionic bonding (and their real-life applications) Open the book and find: Helpful tips for solving problems in high school and college chemistry How to use the periodic table like a pro Guidance on using the mole method Calculations you need to know Environmental pollutants, and what chemistry can do to fix them Basics of thermochemistry Lots of illustrations and figures How chemistry works in everything from soaps to medicine to petroleum Learn to: Grasp basic chemistry principles Make sense of matter and energy, atoms and molecules, and acids and bases Tackle problems you may face in your Chem I course

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About John T. Moore

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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