Chemistry Demystified

Chemistry Demystified

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by Linda Williams
     
 

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Say goodbye to dry presentations, grueling formulas, and abstract theory that would put Einstein to sleep--now there's an easier way to master chemistry, biology, trigonometry, and geometry. McGraw-Hill's Demystified Series teaches complex subjects in a unique, easy-to-absorb manner and is designed for users without formal training, unlimited time, or genius IQs.

Overview

Say goodbye to dry presentations, grueling formulas, and abstract theory that would put Einstein to sleep--now there's an easier way to master chemistry, biology, trigonometry, and geometry. McGraw-Hill's Demystified Series teaches complex subjects in a unique, easy-to-absorb manner and is designed for users without formal training, unlimited time, or genius IQs.

Organized like self-teaching guides, they come complete with key points, background information, questions at the end of each chapter, and final exams. There's no better way to gain instant expertise!

ABOUT CHEMISTRY DEMYSTIFIED:
* Current, real-world examples illustrate the essential nature of the basic elements as they form various states of gases, liquids, and solids
* Covers essentials such as understanding matter; chemical building blocks; elements, electrons, and the periodic table; properties and reactions
* Includes unique Chembites, tips, scientific news, and cutting-edge industry applications not usually found in textbooks

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071433594
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
07/22/2003
Series:
Demystified
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
280
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Linda Williams is a nonfiction writer with a specialty in science and medicine. A resident of Houston, Texas, Linda's work has ranged from biochemistry and microbiology to genetics and human enzyme research. She has worked as a technical writer and lead scientist for NASA and McDonnell Douglas, and has served as science speaker for the Medical Sciences Division at NASA-Johnson Space Center in Houston.

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Chemistry Demystified: A Self-Teaching Guide 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.