Chemistry II For Dummies

Chemistry II For Dummies

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By (author) John T. Moore

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 189mm x 235mm x 25mm | 585g
  • Publication date: 3 July 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118164903
  • ISBN 13: 9781118164907
  • Sales rank: 154,140

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The tools you need to ace your Chemisty II courseCollege success for virtually all science, computing, engineering, and premedical majors depends in part on passing chemistry. The skills learned in chemistry courses are applicable to a number of fields, and chemistry courses are essential to students who are studying to become nurses, doctors, pharmacists, clinical technicians, engineers, and many more among the fastest-growing professions. But if you're like a lot of students who are confused by chemistry, it can seem like a daunting task to tackle the subject. That's where Chemistry II For Dummies can help!Here, you'll get plain-English, easy-to-understand explanations of everything you'll encounter in your Chemistry II class. Whether chemistry is your chosen area of study, a degree requirement, or an elective, you'll get the skills and confidence to score high and enhance your understanding of this often-intimidating subject. So what are you waiting for? * Presents straightforward information on complex concepts * Tracks to a typical Chemistry II course * Serves as an excellent supplement to classroom learning * Helps you understand difficult subject matter with confidence and easePacked with approachable information and plenty of practice opportunities, Chemistry II For Dummies is just what you need to make the grade.

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John T. Moore, EdD, is regents professor of chemistry at Stephen F. Austin State University, where he teaches chemistry and is codirector of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Research Center. He is the author of Biochemistry For Dummies and Chemistry For Dummies, 2nd Edition.

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The tools you need to ace your Chemistry II courseConfounded by chemistry? Now there's a fun, easy way to master the often-intimidating subjects you'll encounter in your Chemistry II class. Packed with approachable information and plenty of practice opportunities, Chemistry II For Dummies gets you rolling with everything you need to make the grade.Jog your memory -- get a review of Chemistry I topics that are critical for your progression through Chemistry II, from atomic structure and the periodic table to bonding and gas lawsKeep your balance -- discover how to apply the concepts of equilibriums from homogeneous equilibrium systems (solubility) to complex ion equilibriumIt's electric -- dive into the world of electrochemistry and find out how to balance redox reactionsIt's alive -- grasp how biology and chemistry go together in the field of biochemistryIt's nuclear -- discover the ins and outs of nuclear chemistry, including the lowdown on radioactivity, fission, and fusion, and how to calculate half-livesOpen the book and find: Math for the (chemistry) massesThe mole concept and stoichiometrySolutions and intermolecular forcesThe lowdown on gases and gas lawsThe 4-1-1 on kinetics and equilibriumA glimpse into the world of organic chemistryThe chemistry you encounter in your homeTop tips for passing Chemistry IIMust-know formulasLearn to: Grasp difficult chemistry conceptsSupplement classroom learning with confidenceTackle problems you may face in your Chem II course

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: A Basic Review of Chemistry I 7 Chapter 1: I Passed Chem I, But What About Chem II? 9 Chapter 2: Math for the (Chemistry) Masses 15 Chapter 3: Atomic Structure, the Periodic Table, and Bonding 27 Chapter 4: Digging up the Mole Concept and Stoichiometry 47 Chapter 5: Grasping Solutions and Intermolecular Forces 61 Chapter 6: Not Full of Hot Air: Gases and Gas Laws 81 Part II: Diving Into Kinetics and Equilibrium 97 Chapter 7: The Lowdown on Kinetics: Tortoise or the Hare? 99 Chapter 8: All Present in the Same State: Homogeneous Equilibrium 125 Chapter 9: Neutralizing Effects: Acid-Base Equilibrium 145 Chapter 10: Taking On Solubility and Complex Ion Equilibrium 179 Part III: A Plethora of Chemistry II Concepts 189 Chapter 11: Getting Hot with Thermodynamics 191 Chapter 12: Causing Electrons to Flow: Electrochemistry 207 Chapter 13: Going the Carbon Route: Organic Chemistry 231 Chapter 14: Pondering Polymers 247 Chapter 15: Bringing Biology into the Lab: Biochemistry 261 Part IV: Describing Descriptive Chemistry 277 Chapter 16: Examining the Ins and Outs of Petroleum 279 Chapter 17: Feeling the Power of Nuclear Chemistry 289 Chapter 18: Chemistry in the Home 309 Part V: The Part of Tens 327 Chapter 19: Ten Terrific Tips for Passing Chem II 329 Chapter 20: Ten Must-Know Formulas for Chem II 333 Chapter 21: Ten Great Chemistry Careers 339 Index 345