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Author: Peter Mikulecky; Christopher R Hren
Publisher: Hoboken NJ : John Wiley, ©2015.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Hundreds of practice problems to help you conquer chemistry. Are you confounded by chemistry? Subject by subject, problem by problem, Chemistry Workbook For Dummies lends a helping hand so you can make sense of this often-intimidating subject. Packed with hundreds of practice problems that cover the gamut of everything you'll encounter in your introductory chemistry course, this hands-on guide will have you working  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Mikulecky; Christopher R Hren
ISBN: 1118940040 9781118940044
OCLC Number: 880199423
Notes: Previous edition: 2008.
Includes index.
Description: viii, 302 pages : bill. ; 28 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Getting cozy with numbers, atoms, and elements --
1. Noting numbers scientifically --
Using exponential and scientific notation to report measurements --
Multiplying and dividing in scientific notation --
Using exponential notation to add and subtract --
distinguishing between accuracy and precision --
Expressing precision with significant figures--
doing arithmetic with significant figures --
2. Using and converting units --
Familiarizing yourself with base units and metric system prefixes --
Building derived units from base units --
Converting between units : the conversion factor --
Letting the units guide you --
3. Breaking down atoms --
The atom : protons, electrons, and neutrons --
Deciphering chemical symbols : atomic and mass numbers --
Accounting for isotopes using atomic masses --
4. Surveying the Periodic Table of the Elements --
Organizing the Periodic Table into periods and groups --
Predicting properties from periodic and group trends --
Seeking stability with valence electrons by forming ions --
Putting electrons in t heir places : electron configurations --
Measuring the amount of energy (or light) an excited electron emits --
pt. II. Making and remaking compounds --
5. Building bonds --
Pairing charges with ionic bonds --
Sharing electrons with covalent bonds --
Occupying and overlapping molecular orbitals --
Polarity : sharing electrons unevenly --
Shaping molecules : VSEPR theory and hybridization --
6. Naming compounds and writing formulas --
Labeling ionic compounds and writing their formulas --
Getting a grip on ionic compounds with polyatomic ions --
Naming molecular (covalent) compounds and writing their formulas --
Addressing acids --
Mixing the rules for naming and formula writing --
Beyond the basics : naming organic carbon chains --
7. Understanding the many uses of the mole --
The mole conversion factor : Avogadro's number --
Doing mass and volume mole conversions --
Determining percent composition --
Calculating empirical formulas --
Using empirical formulas to find molecular formulas --
8. Getting a grip on chemical equations --
Translating chemistry into equations and symbols --
Balancing chemical equations --
Recognizing reactions and predicting products --
Combination (synthesis) --
Decomposition --
Single replacement (single displacement) --
Combustion --
Canceling spectator ions : net ionic equations --
9. Putting stoichiometry to work --
Using mole-mole conversions from balanced equations --
PUtting moles at the center : conversions involving particles, volumes, and masses --
Limiting your reagents --
Percent yield calculations --
pt. III. Examining changes in terms of energy --
10. Understanding states in terms of energy --
Describing states of matter with the kinetic molecular theory --
Figuring out phase transitions and diagrams --
11. Obeying gas laws --
Boyle's Law : playing with pressure and volume --
Charles's Law and absolute zero : looking at volume and temperature --
The combined and ideal gas laws : working with pressure, volume, and temperature --
Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures --
Diffusing and effusing with Graham's Law --
12. Dissolving into solutions --
Seeing different forces at work in solubility --
Concentrating on molarity and percent solutions --
Changing concentrations by making dilutions --
Altering solubility with temperature --
13. Playing hot and cold : colligative properties --
Portioning particles : molality and mole fractions --
Elevating and calculating boiling points --
Depressing and calculating freezing points --
Determining molecular masses with boiling and freezing points --
14. Exploring rates and equilibrium --
Measuring rates --
Focusing on factors that affect rates --
Measuring equilibrium --
The equilibrium constant --
Free energy --
15. Warming up to thermochemistry --
Understanding the basics of thermodynamics --
working with specific heat capacity and calorimetry --
Absorbing and releasing heat : endothermic and exothermic reactions --
Summing heats with Hess's Law --
pt. IV. Swapping charges --
16. Working with acids and bases --
Surveying three complementary methods for defining acids and bases --
Arrhenius sticks to the basics --
Brønsted-Lowry tackles bases without a hydroxide ion --
Lewis relies on electron pairs --
Measuring acidity and basicity : pH, pOH, and K(w )--
K(a) and K(b) : finding strength through dissociation --
17. Achieving neutrality with titrations and buffers --
Concentrating on titration to figure out molarity --
Maintaining your pH with buffers --
Measuring salt solubility with K(sp) --
18. Accounting for electrons in redox --
Oxidation numbers : keeping t abs on electrons --
Balancing redox reactions under acidic conditions --
Balancing redox reactions under basic conditions --
19. Galvanizing yourself to do electrochemistry --
Identifying anodes and cathodes --
Calculating electromotive force and standard reduction potentials --
Coupling current to chemistry : electrolytic cells --
20. Doing chemistry with atomic nuclei --
decaying nuclei in different ways --
Alpha decay --
Beta decay --
Gamma decay --
Measuring rates of decay : half-lives --
Making and breaking nuclei : fusion and fission --
pt. V. The part of tens --
21. Ten chemistry formulas to tattoo to your brain --
22. Ten annoying exceptions to chemistry rules.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Responsibility: by Peter J. Mikulecky, PhD, and Christopher Hren.
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