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Chemistry Demystified: A Self-Teaching Guide

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2004

    Too many errors

    I made it to page 64 before I returned the book. There are just too many errors. Example 1: p23 477/5 = 70 NOT! Example 2: p43 claims that a periodic table chart is on the inside cover of the book. NOT! Example 3: p48, question 8 the right answer does not appear in any of the choices! Example 4: p64 A Molecule is composed of the same kinds of atoms, chemically bonded. NOT! (what about H20, get rid of the phrase 'the same kinds of atoms') Example 5: p39, para 3 claims that the number 16, 32, 79!, and 128 are all multiples of the number 16 NOT! Don't buy this one. The writing style is accessible but there are too many errors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2008

    Solid Science and Easy to Understand

    I picked up this book to brush up on my chemistry for my job. I was pleasantly surprised at the conversational descriptions. It was like learning from a friend. All the major chemistry topics are covered. The quizzes and tests helped me gain confidence that I had retained what I had reviewed. It also had a great 'fun' factor.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2004

    A well written and knowledgeable introduction to chemistry!

    I hadn't taken Chemistry since high school and needed to brush up on the basic principles for college and I found Chemistry Demystified to be a well written and a fun to read reintroduction to the subject. It was nothing like the stuffy old textbooks I remember from high school, it flows well, and packs your mind with information almost without you being aware of it. It's written in an engaging conversational style that I thoroughly enjoyed. The author is knowledgeable about her subject matter and presents even the most difficult concepts in a manner that the most obtuse reader should have no problem understanding. I highly recommend this book to anyone who needs a fun refresher in Chemistry or is studying Chemistry at an introductory level.

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