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Chemistry for the utterly confused

Author: John T Moore; Richard Langley
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2007.
Series: Utterly confused series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From formulas and lab techniques to the periodic table, Chemistry for the Utterly Confused focuses on the areas of maximum confusion and breaks down the most difficult chemistry topics into easy-to-understand concepts. This invaluable guide also teaches problem-solving skills you need to master this imposing subject. Whether you're in high school, in college, or simply brushing up on chemistry knowledge, this fun,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Outlines and syllabi
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John T Moore; Richard Langley
ISBN: 9780071475297 007147529X 9780071511032 0071511032
OCLC Number: 77708646
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xix, 335 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
1. Chemistry : first steps --
Do I need to read this chapter? --
Get started --
1-1. Studying chemistry --
1-2. Properties of matter --
1-3. Units of measurement (SI) --
1-4. Utterly confused about problem solving --
It's a wrap --
Test yourself --
Answer key --
2. Atoms, ions, and molecules --
Do I need to read this chapter? --
Get started --
2-1. Electrons, Protons, and neutrons --
2-2. The periodic table --
2-3. Chemical formulas : ions and molecules --
2.4. Utterly confused about naming compounds --
It's a wrap --
Test yourself --
Answer key --
3. Mass, moles, and equations --
Do I need to read this chapter? --
Get started --
3-1. Balancing chemical equations --
3-2. Avogadro's number and molar mass --
3-3. Moles and stoichiometry --
3-4. Limiting reagent and percent yield --
3-5. Percent composition and empirical formulas --
3-6. Utterly confused about mole problems --
It's a wrap --
Test yourself --
Answer key --
4. Aqueous solutions --
Do I need to read this chapter? --
Get started --
4-1. Molarity (M) --
4-2. Solubility and precipitation --
4-3. Acids, bases, and neutralization --
4-4. Oxidation-reduction --
4-5. Utterly confused about net ionic equations --
4-6. Utterly confused about titrations --
It's a wrap --
Test yourself --
Answer key --
5. Gases --
Do I need to read this chapter? --
Get started --
5-1. Gas laws (P, V, n, and T) --
5-2. Gas stoichiometry --
5-3. The kinetic molecular theory of gases --
5-4. Nonideal gases --
5-5. Utterly confused about gas law problems --
It's a wrap --
Test yourself --
Answer key --
6. Thermochemistry --
Do I need to read this chapter? --
Get started --
6-1. Energy and reactions --
6-2. Enthalpy (DH) --
6-3. Hess's law --
6-4. Utterly confused about calorimetry --
It's a wrap --
Test yourself --
Answer key. 7. Quantum theory and electrons --
Do I need to read this chapter? --
Get started --
7-1. Light and matter --
7-2. Bohr's model --
7-3. Quantum mechanics --
7-4. Quantum numbers and orbitals --
7-5. Electron configuration --
7-6. Utterly confused about matter and light --
It's a wrap --
Test yourself --
Answer key --
8. Periodic trends --
Do I need to read this chapter? --
Get started --
8-1. Periodic table revisited --
8-2. Ionization energy --
8-3. Electron affinity --
8-4. Utterly confused about periodic trends --
It's a wrap --
Test yourself --
Answer key --
9. Chemical bonding --
Do I need to read this chapter? --
Get started --
9-1. Lewis symbols --
9-2. Electronegativity --
9-3. Ionic bonds and lattice energy --
9-4. Covalent bonds --
9-5. Resonance --
9-6. Bond energy and bond length --
9-7. Utterly confused about Lewis structures --
It's a wrap --
Test yourself --
Answer key --
10. Molecular geometry and hybridization --
Do I need to read this chapter? --
Get started --
10-1. Molecular Geometry (VSEPR) --
10-2. Valence bond theory (hybridization) --
10-3. Molecular orbital (MO) theory --
10-4. Utterly confused about molecular geometry --
It's a wrap --
Test yourself --
Answer key --
11. Intermolecular forces, solids and liquids --
Do I need to read this chapter? --
Get started --
11-1. Types of intermolecular forces --
11-2. Properties of liquids --
11-3. Solids --
11-4. Phase changes --
11-5. Utterly confused about intermolecular forces --
It's a wrap --
Test yourself --
Answer key --
12. Solutions --
Do I need to read this chapter? --
Get started --
12-1. Concentration units --
12-2. Temperature and pressure effects on solubility --
12-3. Colligative properties --
12.4. Colloids --
12-5. Utterly confused about colligative properties --
It's a wrap --
Test yourself --
Answer key. 13. Kinetics --
Do I need to read this chapter? --
Get started --
13-1. Reaction rates --
13-2. Rate laws --
13-3. Integrated rate laws (time and concentration) --
13-4. Arrhenius and activation energy --
13-5. Catalysis --
13-6. Mechanisms --
13-7. Utterly confused about rate law and half-life (t₁/₂) --
It's a wrap --
Test yourself --
Answer key --
14. Chemical equilibria --
Do I need to read this chapter? --
Get started --
14-1. Equilibrium --
14-2. Equilibrium constants(K) --
14-3. Le Châtelier's principle --
14-4. Utterly confused about equilibria problems --
It's a wrap --
Test yourself --
Answer key --
15. Acids and bases --
Do I need to read this chapter? --
Get started --
15-1. Brønsted-Lowery acids and bases --
15-2. Strength of acids and bases --
15-3. Kw--the water dissociation constant --
15-4. pH --
15-5. Acid-base equilibrium (Ka and Kb) --
15-6. Acid-base properties of salts and oxides --
15-7. Lewis acids and bases --
15-8. Utterly confused about weak acids and bases --
It's a wrap --
Test yourself --
Answer key --
16. Buffers and other equilibria --
Do I need to read this chapter? --
Get started --
16-1. The common ion effect --
16-2. Buffers and pH --
16-3. Titrations and indicators --
16-4. Solubility equilibria(Ksp) --
16-5. Complex ion equilibria (Kf) --
16-6. Utterly confused about pH and titrations --
It's a wrap --
Test yourself --
Answer key --
17. Entropy and free energy --
Do I need to read this chapter? --
Get started --
17-1. The three laws of thermodynamics --
17.2. Entropy --
17-3. Gibbs free energy --
17-4. Free energy and reactions --
17-5. Utterly confused about thermodynamics --
It's a wrap --
Test yourself --
Answer key. 18. Electrochemistry --
Do I need to read this chapter? --
Get started --
18-1. Redox reactions --
18-2. Galvanic (voltaic) cells --
18-3. Standard reduction potentials (E°) --
18-4. Nernst equation --
18-5. Electrolytic cells --
18-6. Utterly confused about electrolysis --
It's a wrap --
Test yourself --
Answer key --
19. Chemistry of the elements --
Do I need to read this chapter? --
Get started --
19-1. Hydrogen --
19-2. General properties of metals --
19-3. Band theory of conductivity --
19-4. Periodic trends in metallic properties --
19-5. General properties of nonmetals --
19-6. Periodic trends of nonmetals --
19-7. Properties of the transition metals --
19-8. Coordination compounds : crystal field theory --
19-9. Utterly confused about complex ions --
It's a wrap --
Test yourself --
Answer key --
20. Nuclear chemistry --
Do I need to read this chapter? --
Get started --
20-1. Nuclear reactions --
20-2. Nuclear stability --
20-3. Half-lives(t₁/₂) --
20-4. Mass/energy conversions --
20-5. Fission and fusion --
20-6. Utterly confused about nuclear decay --
It's a wrap --
Test yourself --
Answer key --
21. Organic, biochemistry, and polymers --
Do I need to read this chapter? --
Get started --
21-1. Organic compounds --
21-2. Hydrocarbons and nomenclature --
21-3. Functional groups --
21-4. Polymers --
21-5. Proteins --
21-6. Carbohydrates --
21-7. Nucleic acids --
21-8. Utterly confused about organic reactions problems --
It's a wrap --
Test yourself --
Answer key --
Index.
Series Title: Utterly confused series.
Responsibility: John Moore, Richard Langley.
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From formulas and lab techniques to the periodic table, this book focuses on the areas of maximum confusion and breaks down the most difficult chemistry topics into easy-to-understand concepts.  Read more...

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