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    DescriptionSee 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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    Title
    Chemistry For Dummies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John T. Moore
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 520 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781118007303
    ISBN 10: 1118007301
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.9T
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: PN
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    DC22: 540
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26500
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 05
    B&T Approval Code: A54010000
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 540
    BISAC V2.8: SCI013000
    LC classification: QD31.3 .M66 2011
    Thema V1.0: PN
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    ill
    Publisher
    John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Imprint name
    John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Publication date
    06 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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 .
    Back cover copy
    A matter-of-fact guide to mastering the basics of chemistryNow 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 youFirst there was Atom -- delve into the microscopic world of atoms and get the lowdown on how they consist of protons, neutrons, and electronsIt'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 moreGet 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 themThe 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 chemistryHow to use the periodic table like a proGuidance on using the mole methodCalculations you need to knowEnvironmental pollutants, and what chemistry can do to fix themBasics of thermochemistryLots of illustrations and figuresHow chemistry works in everything from soaps to medicine to petroleumLearn to: Grasp basic chemistry principlesMake sense of matter and energy, atoms and molecules, and acids and basesTackle problems you may face in your Chem I course
    Table of contents
    Introduction. Part I: The Basic Concepts of Chemistry. Chapter 1: What Is Chemistry, and Why Do I Need to Know Some?. Chapter 2: Contemplating Chemical Calculations. Chapter 3: Matter and Energy. Chapter 4: Something Smaller Than an Atom? Atomic Structure. Chapter 5: The Periodic Table (But No Chairs). Chapter 6: Balloons, Tires, and Scuba Tanks: The Wonderful World of Gases. Part II: A Cornucopia of Chemical Concepts. Chapter 7: Chemical Cooking: Chemical Reactions. Chapter 8: The Mole: Can You Dig It? Chapter 9: Mixing Matter Up: Solutions. Chapter 10: Thermochemistry: Hot Stuff. Chapter 11: Sour and Bitter: Acids and Bases. Part III: Blessed Be the Bonds That Tie. Chapter 12: Where Did I Put That Electron? Quantum Theory. Chapter 13: Opposites Do Attract: Ionic Bonding. Chapter 14: Sharing Nicely: Covalent Bonding. Chapter 15: What Do Molecules Really Look Like? Molecular Geometry and Hybridization. Chapter 16: Tackling Periodic Trends. Chapter 17: Examining the Link between Intermolecular Forces and Condensed States. Part IV: Environmental Chemistry: Benefits and Problems. Chapter 18: Cough! Cough! Hack! Hack! Air Pollution. Chapter 19: Examining the Ins and Outs of Water Pollution. Chapter 20: Nuclear Chemistry: It'll Blow Your Mind. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 21: Ten Serendipitous Discoveries in Chemistry. Chapter 22: Ten (Or So) Great Chemistry Nerds. Chapter 23: Ten Terrifi c Tips for Passing Chem I. Chapter 24: The Top Ten Industrial Chemicals. Glossary. Index.