The complete idiot's guide to chemistry
- ISBN: 9781615641260
- ISBN: 1615641262
xviii, 396 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Edition: 3rd ed.
- Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Alpha, c2011.
|Formatted Contents Note:||Firing up the Bunsen burner. Measuring up ; The history of the atom ; The modern atom -- A matter of organization. Elements, compounds, and mixtures ; Ionic compounds ; Getting to know covalent compounds ; Bonding and structure in covalent compounds ; The mole -- Solids, liquids, and gases. Solids ; Liquids and intermolecular forces ; Solutions ; The kinetic molecular theory of gases ; Gas laws ; Phase diagrams and changes of state -- How reactions occur. Chemical equations ; Stoichiometry ; Qualitative chemical kinetics ; Quantitative chemical kinetics ; The world of chemical equilibria -- Practical chemistry. Acids and bases ; Electrochemistry ; Transition metals and coordination compounds ; Organic chemistry ; Biochemistry ; Nuclear chemistry -- Thermodynamics 101. Cranking up the heat: basic thermodynamics ; Thermodynamics and spontaneity.|
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Summary: This guide follows a standard chemistry curriculum, walking you through all of the topics you need to know and none of the ones you don't. You'll see the difference on your test results.