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Chemistry Workbook For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-41336-4
360 pages
October 2008
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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Cozy with Numbers, Atoms, and Elements 7

Chapter 1: Noting Numbers Scientifically 9

Chapter 2: Using and Converting Units 21

Chapter 3: Organizing Matter into Atoms and Phases 33

Chapter 4: Surveying the Periodic Table of the Elements 49

Part II: Making and Remaking Compounds 63

Chapter 5: Building Bonds 65

Chapter 6: Naming Compounds 85

Chapter 7: Managing the Mighty Mole 97

Chapter 8: Getting a Grip on Chemical Equations 111

Chapter 9: Putting Stoichiometry to Work 125

Part III: Examining Changes in Terms of Energy 141

Chapter 10: Understanding States in Terms of Energy 143

Chapter 11: Obeying Gas Laws 151

Chapter 12: Dissolving into Solutions 163

Chapter 13: Playing Hot and Cold: Colligative Properties 175

Chapter 14: Exploring Rate and Equilibrium 187

Chapter 15: Warming Up to Thermochemistry 201

Part IV: Swapping Charges 213

Chapter 16: Giving Acids and Bases the Litmus Test 215

Chapter 17: Achieving Neutrality with Equivalents, Titration, and Buffers 227

Chapter 18: Accounting for Electrons in Redox 239

Chapter 19: Galvanizing Yourself into Electrochemistry 249

Chapter 20: Doing Chemistry with Atomic Nuclei 263

Part V: Going Organic 271

Chapter 21: Making Chains with Carbon 273

Chapter 22: Seeing Isomers in Stereo 289

Chapter 23: Moving through the Functional Groups 301

Part VI: The Part of Tens 319

Chapter 24: Ten Formulas to Tattoo on Your Brain 321

Chapter 25: Ten Annoying Exceptions to Chemistry Rules 327

Index 333

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