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Genre/Form: | Problems and exercises Problems, exercises, etc |
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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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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.
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