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Chemistry II For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-23946-9
384 pages
June 2012
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The tools you need to ace your Chemisty II course

College 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 ease

Packed 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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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

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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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