Chemistry Essentials For Dummies

Chemistry Essentials For Dummies

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Whether studying chemistry as part of a degree requirement or as part of a core curriculum, students will find Chemistry Essentials For Dummies to be an invaluable quick reference guide to the fundamentals of this often challenging course. Chemistry Essentials For Dummies contains content focused on key topics only, with discrete explanations of critical concepts taught in a typical two-semester high school chemistry class or a college level Chemistry I course, from bonds and reactions to acids, bases, and the mole. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical chemistry concepts as they help high school students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back into the classroom who just need to a refresher of the core concepts. The Essentials For Dummies Series Dummies is proud to present our new series, The Essentials For Dummies. Now students who are prepping for exams, preparing to study new material, or who just need a refresher can have a concise, easy-to-understand review guide that covers an entire course by concentrating solely on the most important concepts.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 145 x 214 x 10mm | 226g
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0470618361
  • 9780470618363
  • 8,417

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Just the critical concepts and information you need to ace Chemistry

From bonds and reactions to acids, bases, and the mole, Chemistry Essentials For Dummies focuses on the essential information and concepts students encounter in a first semester college or high school chemistry class. This handy guide is perfect for cramming, homework help, or as a reference for parents helping kids study for exams.



What's the matter? -- Get to the heart of matter and energy, from states of matter and their changes to kinetic and potential energy



Get a reaction -- Discover the ins and outs of chemical reactions, how they occur, and how they can be balanced



Bring it to the table -- Understand how elements are arranged in the periodic table and get a handle on metals, nonmetals, and metalloids



Dig the mole -- Learn about "the mole" and find out how to count by weighing, apply Avogadro's number, and work with moles and chemical reactions



Open the book and find:



How to measure matter



The nuts and bolts of atomic structure



An overview of the periodic table of elements



Examples of chemical reactions



Plain-English explanations of ionic and covalent bonds



Properties of acids and bases



The laws that gases obey



How to use electron-dot formulas



Learn to:



Exactly what you need to know about matter and energy



The basics of chemical bonds



How to balance chemical reactions
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Table of contents

Introduction 1 Chapter 1: Matter and Energy: Exploring the Stuff of Chemistry 5 Chapter 2: What's In an Atom? 17 Chapter 3: The Periodic Table 35 Chapter 4: Nuclear Chemistry 43 Chapter 5: Ionic Bonding 55 Chapter 6: Covalent Bonding 69 Chapter 7: Chemical Reactions 87 Chapter 8: Electrochemistry: Using Electrons 111 Chapter 9: Measuring Substances with the Mole 125 Chapter 10: A Salute to Solutions 135 Chapter 11: Acids and Bases 145 Chapter 12: Clearing the Air on Gases 159 Chapter 13: Ten Serendipitous Discoveries in Chemistry 171 Index 175
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About John T. Moore

John T. Moore , EdD, is Regents Professor of Chemistry at Stephen F. Austin State University. He is the author of Chemistry For Dummies and coauthor of Biochemistry For Dummies .
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