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Chemistry for dummies

Author: John T Moore
Publisher: New York, NY : Wiley Pub., 2003
Series: For dummies
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Includes examples of chemistry in action in everyday life. This book shows how chemistry works in everything from soaps to medicines to petroleum.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John T Moore
ISBN: 9780764554308 0764554301
OCLC Number: 475318308
Notes: Includes index
Introduction. Part I: Basic Concepts of Chemistry. Chapter 1: What Is Chemistry, and Why Do I Need to Know Some? Chapter 2: Matter and Energy. Chapter 3: Something Smaller Than an Atom? Atomic Structure. Chapter 4: The Periodic Table (But No Chairs). Chapter 5: Nuclear Chemistry: It'll Blow Your Mind. Part II: Blessed Be the Bonds That Tie. Chapter 6: Opposites Do Attract: Ionic Bonds. Chapter 7: Covalent Bonds: Let's Share Nicely. Chapter 8: Chemical Cooking: Chemical Reactions. Chapter 9: Electrochemistry: Batteries to Teapots. Part III: The Mole: The Chemist's Best Friend. Chapter 10: The Mole: Can You Dig It? Chapter 11: Mixing Matter Up: Solutions. Chapter 12: Sour and Bitter: Acids and Bases. Chapter 13: Balloons, Tires, and Scuba Tanks: The Wonderful World of Gases. Part IV: Chemistry in Everyday Life: Benefits and Problems. Chapter 14: The Chemistry of Carbon: Organic Chemistry. Chapter 15: Petroleum: Chemicals for Burning or Building. Chapter 16: Polymers: Making Big Ones from Little Ones. Chapter 17: Chemistry in the Home. Chapter 18: Cough! Cough! Hack! Hack! Air Pollution. Chapter 19: Brown, Chunky Water? Water Pollution. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 20: Ten Serendipitous Discoveries in Chemistry. Chapter 21: Ten Great Chemistry Nerds. Chapter 22: Ten Useful Chemistry Web Sites. Appendix A: Scientific Units: The Metric System. Appendix B: How to Handle Really Big or Really Small Numbers. Appendix C: Unit Conversion Method. Appendix D: Significant Figures and Rounding Off. Index.
Description: xviii, 362 s. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part I: Basic Concepts of Chemistry --
Chapter 1: What Is Chemistry, and Why Do I Need to Know Some? --
Chapter 2: Matter and Energy --
Chapter 3: Something Smaller Than an Atom? --
Atomic Structure --
Chapter 4: The Periodic Table (But No Chairs). Chapter 5: Nuclear Chemistry: It'll Blow Your Mind --
Part II: Blessed Be the Bonds That Tie --
Chapter 6: Opposites Do Attract: Ionic Bonds --
Chapter 7: Covalent Bonds: Let's Share Nicely --
Chapter 8: Chemical Cooking: Chemical Reactions --
Chapter 9: Electrochemistry: Batteries to Teapots --
Part III: The Mole: The Chemist's Best Friend --
Chapter 10: The Mole: Can You Dig It? Chapter 11: Mixing Matter Up: Solutions --
Chapter 12: Sour and Bitter: Acids and Bases --
Chapter 13: Balloons, Tires, and Scuba Tanks: The Wonderful World of Gases --
Part IV: Chemistry in Everyday Life: Benefits and Problems --
Chapter 14: The Chemistry of Carbon: Organic Chemistry --
Chapter 15: Petroleum: Chemicals for Burning or Building --
Chapter 16: Polymers: Making Big Ones from Little Ones --
Chapter 17: Chemistry in the Home --
Chapter 18: Cough! Cough! Hack! Hack! Air Pollution --
Chapter 19: Brown, Chunky Water? --
Water Pollution --
Part V: The Part of Tens --
Chapter 20: Ten Serendipitous Discoveries in Chemistry --
Chapter 21: Ten Great Chemistry Nerds --
Chapter 22: Ten Useful Chemistry Web Sites --
Appendix A: Scientific Units: The Metric System --
Appendix B: How to Handle Really Big or Really Small Numbers --
Appendix C: Unit Conversion Method --
Appendix D: Significant Figures and Rounding Off --
Index.
Series Title: For dummies
Responsibility: by John T. Moore

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