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Inside the Book:

  • Elements
  • Atoms
  • Atomic Structure
  • Electron Configurations
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Organic Compounds
  • States of Matter
  • Gases
  • Solutions
  • Acids and Bases
  • Oxidation-Reduction Reactions
  • Electrochemistry
  • Equilibrium
  • Thermodynamics
  • Review Questions
  • Resource Center
  • Glossary

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CliffsNotes Quick Review guides give you a clear, concise, easy-to-use review of the basics. Introducing each topic, defining key terms, and carefully walking you through sample problems, this guide helps you grasp and understand the important concepts needed to succeed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470905432
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 7/5/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 381,715
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Robyn L. Ford is a classroom teacher having taught all levels of chemistry and physics. She currently teaches a dual enrollment course in AP Chemistry and adjuncts at a local university. She is working toward her Ph.D. in Chemistry Education.

Charles Henrickson, Ph.D., is a retired professor of Chemistry at Western Kentucky University.

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Table of Contents


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Hundreds of Practice Questions Online!

Chapter 1: Elements.

Discovery and Similarity.

Atomic Masses.

The Periodic Table.

Chapter 2: Atoms.

Chemical Compounds.


The Mole Unit.

Chemical Reactions.

Chapter 3: Atomic Structure.

Subatomic Particles.




Chapter 4: Electron Configurations.


Valence Electrons.

The Periodic Table.

Chapter 5: Chemical Bonding.

Covalent Bonds.

Ionic Bonds.

Polar Bonds.

Other Bonds.

Chapter 6: Organic Compounds.

Structural Formulas.


Compounds with Additional Elements.

Chapter 7: States of Matter.

Solids, Liquids, and Gases.

Phase Diagrams.

Heat Capacities and Transformations.

Chapter 8: Gases.

Boyle's Law.

Charles' Law.

Avogadro's Law.

Ideal Gas Equation.

Chapter 9: Solutions.

Concentration Units.


Freezing and Boiling Points.

Chapter 10: Acids and Bases.

The pH Scale.

Strong and Weak Acids.

Two Types of Bases.

Polyprotic Acids.

Chapter 11: Oxidation-Reduction Reactions.

Oxidation Numbers.

Electron Transfer.

Balancing Equations.

Chapter 12: Electrochemistry.

Electrochemical Cells.

Electrode Potential.

Faraday's Laws.

Chapter 13: Equilibrium.

Two Reaction Directions.

Equilibrium Concentrations.

Le Chatelier’s Principle.

Chapter 14: Thermodynamics.


Energy and Entropy.

Gibbs Free Energy.

Review Questions.

Resource Center.






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