Chemistry Demystified [NOOK Book]

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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.

Organized like self-teaching guides, they come complete with key points, background information, questions at the end...

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Chemistry Demystified

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071433594
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Series: Demystified
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 973,513
  • File size: 5 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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Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsPART ONE: UNDERSTANDING MATTERChapter 1. Scientific Method and ChemistryChapter 2. Data and How to Study ItChapter 3. Properties of MatterChapter 4. Elements, Symbols, and the Periodic TableTest: Part OnePART TWO: CHEMICAL BUILDING BLOCKSChapter 5. Atoms, Elements, and CompoundsChapter 6. Electron ConfigurationsChapter 7. Concentration and MolarityChapter 8. The Hydrogen AtomTest: Part TwoPART THREE: ELEMENTS, GROUPS, AND BEHAVIORChapter 9. Atomic Number and IonsChapter 10. Organic Chemistry and Functional GroupsChapter 11. RadiochemistryChapter 12. MetalsTest: Part ThreePART FOUR: PROPERTIES AND REACTIONSChapter 13. Chemical BondingChapter 14. Acids and BasesChapter 15. SolidsChapter 16. LiquidsChapter 17. GasesChapter 18. Biochemistry, Nanotechnology, and the FutureTest: Part FourFINAL EXAMANSWERS TO QUIZ, TEST, AND EXAM QUESTIONSREFERENCESINDEX
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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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