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Chemistry for dummies

Author: John T Moore
Publisher: New York, NY : Wiley Pub., ©2003.
Series: --For dummies.
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Uses examples from everyday life to explain basic chemistry.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John T Moore
ISBN: 0764554301 9780764554308
OCLC Number: 51168057
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 362 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part I. Basic concepts of chemistry. Chap. 1. What is chemistry, and why do I need to know some? --
Chap. 2. Matter and energy --
Chap. 3. Something smaller than an atom? Atomic structure --
Chap. 4. The periodic table (but no chairs) --
Chap. 5. Nuclear chemistry : it'll blow your mind --
Part II. Blessed be the bonds that tie. Chap. 6. Opposites do attract : ionic bonds --
Chap. 7. Covalent bonds : let's share nicely --
Chap. 8. Chemical cooking : chemical reactions --
Chap. 9. Electrochemistry : batteries to teapots --
Part III. The mole : the chemist's best friend. Chap. 10. The mole : can you dig it? --
Chap. 11. Mixing matter up : solutions --
Chap. 12. Sour and bitter : acids and bases --
Chap. 13. Balloons, tires, and scuba tanks : the wonderful world of gases --
Part IV. Chemistry in everyday life : benefits and problems. Chap. 14. The chemistry of carbon : organic chemistry --
Chap. 15. Petroleum : chemicals for burning or building --
Chap. 16. Polymers : making big ones from little ones --
Chap. 17. Chemistry in the home --
Chap. 18. Cough! cough! hack! hack! air pollution --
Chap. 19. Brown, chunky water? water pollution --
Part V. The part of tens. Chap. 20. Ten serendipitous discoveries in chemistry --
Chap. 21. Ten great chemistry nerds --
Chap. 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. We're all natural born chemists. Every time we cook, clean, take a shower, drive a car, use a solvent, such as fingernail polish remover, or perform any of the countless everyday activities that involve complex chemical reactions we're doing chemistry. You might even say that we're all participating in a grand chemistry experiment that started with the first human who mixed pigments to do a cave painting. Why do so many of us desperately resist learning chemistry when we're young? Maybe it has something to do with the way it's taught in school. Now there's a fun, easy way to learn basic chemistry. Whether you're studying chemistry in school and you're looking for a little help making sense of what's being taught in class, or you're just into learning new things for their own sake, this book gets you rolling with all the basics of matter and energy, atoms and molecules, acids and bases, and much more.
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