Painless Physical Science: Chemistry

Painless Physical Science: Chemistry

by Loris Chen
     
 

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Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects as they are taught on middle school and high school levels. These books are written for students who find the subjects unusually difficult and confusing--or in many cases, just plain boring. Barron's Painless Series authors' main goal is to clear up students' confusion and

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Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects as they are taught on middle school and high school levels. These books are written for students who find the subjects unusually difficult and confusing--or in many cases, just plain boring. Barron's Painless Series authors' main goal is to clear up students' confusion and perk up their interest by emphasizing the intriguing and often exciting ways in which they can put each subject to practical use. Most of these books take a light-hearted approach to their subjects, often employing humor, and always presenting fun-learning exercises that include puzzles, games, and challenging "Brain Tickler" problems to solve. This title clarifies the logic of the Periodic Table, explores atomic theory, chemical bonding, the structure of molecules, and more.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up—Chen makes basic chemistry accessible to students who might otherwise find the topic boring or challenging. The text starts with a brief introduction that elucidates the chemical processes involved in making and digesting a cake. It is followed by 10 chapters that include matter, the periodic table of the elements, mixtures, nuclear reactions, and more. Each section concludes with a numbered set of both multiple choice and open-ended questions to test readers' knowledge. (Answers are provided a few pages later.) Boxed areas appear throughout the text to offer memorization hints and cautions. Each chapter concludes with a "Wrapping Up" segment that offers a bulleted list of key points. The book also includes free access to the Painless Chemistry app. The explanations of chemical processes are clear without being oversimplified and should be accessible to most students. Simple graphics, like charts and tables, appear throughout. The text and images are done in two colors: black and shades of red. Headings and key words are also in red. This would be a handy supplemental resource for chemistry students.—Maren Ostergard, King County Library System, Issaquah, WA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764146022
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Series:
Painless Series
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
347,476
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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