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Chemistry Essentials For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-64451-5
192 pages
April 2010
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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.

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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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Author Information

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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