Chemistry: Concepts and Problems / Edition 2

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CHEMISTRY SECOND EDITIONThe fast, easy way to master the fundamentals of chemistry Have you ever wondered about the differences between liquids, gases, and solids? Or what actually happens when something burns? What exactly is a solution? An acid? A base? This is chemistry-the composition and structure of substances composing all matter, and how they can be transformed. Whether you are studying chemistry for the first time on your own, want to refresh your memory for a test, or need a little help for a course, this concise, interactive guide gives you a fresh approach to this fascinating subject. This fully up-to-date edition of Chemistry: Concepts and Problems: Has been tested, rewritten, and retested to ensure that you can teach yourself all about chemistry Requires no prerequisites Lets you work at your own pace with a helpful question-and-answer format Lists objectives for each chapter-you can skip ahead or find extra help if you need it Reinforces what you learn with chapter self-tests

This exemplary text introduces key chemistry concepts along with the problem-solving techniques used in general chemistry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471121206
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/28/1996
  • Series: Wiley Self-Teaching Guides Series , #166
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 159,469
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

CLIFFORD C. HOUK holds a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry and is Professor of Health Science at Ohio University.

RICHARD POST is Assistant Dean and Director of Instructional Media and Technology Services at Ohio University.

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Table of Contents

Atomic Structure, Periodic Table, Electronic Structure.

Atomic Weights.

Periodic Properties and Chemical Bonding.

Molecular and Formula Weights.


Chemical Equations.

Mole Concept.



The Liquid State.

Solutions and Their Properties.

Chemical Equilibrium.

Acids and Bases.



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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2007

    Chemistry,chemistry, chemistry.

    I think that the book can help students pass better than any other chem. book. The only thing that I don't like is that there are answers after the questions. The cover isn't all that appealing either.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2006

    the book helped me pass chem

    this book saved me when i decided to be daring and take my first chem class in the summer. my peers told me I wouldnt pass the class because i had no prior knowlegde of chem. how wrong they were. i passed with flying colors. if i couldnt grasp the concept from the teacher i used the book to pull me threw. i highly reccomend the book if youve never took chem before.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2001

    Great for beginning chemistry students.

    If you are just entering your first chemistry class, this is a perfect book. It explains the concepts simply, then repetitively reviews them, without being boring. I used this book to review nomenclature and bonding for an advanced class. I definitely recommend this book to anyone that needs basic chemistry knowledge.

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