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Chemistry For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-09292-7
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384 pages
May 2011
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Introduction.

Part I: The Basic Concepts of Chemistry.

Chapter 1: What Is Chemistry, and Why Do I Need to Know Some?.

Chapter 2: Contemplating Chemical Calculations.

Chapter 3: Matter and Energy.

Chapter 4: Something Smaller Than an Atom? Atomic Structure.

Chapter 5: The Periodic Table (But No Chairs).

Chapter 6: Balloons, Tires, and Scuba Tanks: The Wonderful World of Gases.

Part II: A Cornucopia of Chemical Concepts.

Chapter 7: Chemical Cooking: Chemical Reactions.

Chapter 8: The Mole: Can You Dig It?

Chapter 9: Mixing Matter Up: Solutions.

Chapter 10: Thermochemistry: Hot Stuff.

Chapter 11: Sour and Bitter: Acids and Bases.

Part III: Blessed Be the Bonds That Tie.

Chapter 12: Where Did I Put That Electron? Quantum Theory.

Chapter 13: Opposites Do Attract: Ionic Bonding.

Chapter 14: Sharing Nicely: Covalent Bonding.

Chapter 15: What Do Molecules Really Look Like? Molecular Geometry and Hybridization.

Chapter 16: Tackling Periodic Trends.

Chapter 17: Examining the Link between Intermolecular Forces and Condensed States.

Part IV: Environmental Chemistry: Benefits and Problems.

Chapter 18: Cough! Cough! Hack! Hack! Air Pollution.

Chapter 19: Examining the Ins and Outs of Water Pollution.

Chapter 20: Nuclear Chemistry: It’ll Blow Your Mind.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Serendipitous Discoveries in Chemistry.

Chapter 22: Ten (Or So) Great Chemistry Nerds.

Chapter 23: Ten Terrifi c Tips for Passing Chem I.

Chapter 24: The Top Ten Industrial Chemicals.

Glossary.

Index.

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