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Chemistry For Dummies
     

Chemistry For Dummies

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by John T. Moore, Rich Tennant (Illustrator)
 

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Includes examples of chemistry in action in everyday life

See how chemistry works in everything from soaps to medicines to petroleum

Whether you're taking a chemistry course or you're curious about what chemists do, this fun and easy guide will get you up to speed in matter and energy, elements and atoms, acids and gases, and much more. You'll understand the

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Includes examples of chemistry in action in everyday life

See how chemistry works in everything from soaps to medicines to petroleum

Whether you're taking a chemistry course or you're curious about what chemists do, this fun and easy guide will get you up to speed in matter and energy, elements and atoms, acids and gases, and much more. You'll understand the basic concepts and discover how chemistry affects our day-to-day lives – from the home to the environment.

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

Author Biography: John T. Moore has been a teacher for more than thirty years. Numerous grants have permitted him to focus on the professional development of elementary and middle school teachers in science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764554308
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.42(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.85(d)

Meet the Author

John T. Moore, EdD is regents professor of Chemistry at Stephen F. Austin State University, where he is also the director of the Teaching Excellence Center. He is the coauthor of Biochemistry For Dummies and Organic Chemistry II For Dummies.

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Chemistry for Dummies 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book explains BASIC chemistry. It won't be helpful to your studies if you're taking a college level class (AP Chem or beyond). Instead of recommending this book, I recommend "Barron's AP Chemistry: Advanced Placement Examination". It explains everything from basic chemistry and beyond. It's like an abridged version of your textbook. Also, "Barron's AP Chemistry: Advanced Placement Examination" costs less.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Chemistry for Dummies is a very interesting book. It's well written, has interesting stories, and goes through many of the applications of chemistry that you can expect to see in the 'real world'. Unfortunately, this book doesn't do a very good job when actually teaching chemical concepts. I found that my professors would go into topics much deeper than this book ever did, making it almost useless to study with. My recommendation is that if you're going on Jeopardy, read this book so you can nail all of the Chemistry questions. However, if you're a student, you're better off just trying to figure out your textbook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very annoying to read. It is setup as if you were just skipping through different chapters, so if you are just reading it cover to cover it gets very annoying. If I read "if you don't understand this, go back to chapter 3" or "read blah blah later in this chapter" one more time I'm going to light the thing on fire. Don't get me wrong the book has great information. I just very much dislike how it not setup for readers that are reading it from cover to cover.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the better written reference guides I have read in a long time. This is a difficult subject, but the author managed to make it easy to understand and follow, and related the concepts to the real world. I would highly recommend this guide to someone wanting to brush up on chemistry (as I did), or as a secondary source to a elementary chemistry class.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just skims the surface of chemistry. Not enough detail to explain concepts. It sort of asssumes you already know a lot, which, if that were the case, why would you be buying a 'For Dummies' book in the first place?!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this book but on page 166 of my 2003 copyright, the formula for aluminum sulfate is calculated incorrectly.  For a new student to be confronted with errors like this is problematic. You carry the doubt of accuracy from that moment on. I doubt Moore is responsible for this; possibly a graphic artist or typist made the error. My point is, instructional material of the self help nature needs to be absolutely accurate. This is all the student has to rely on for instruction.  As a teacher, I have found numerous errors in text-books, such as incorrect cut lines explaining photographs. The publishing industry needs to do better. As for this book, A minus. 
Nada12 More than 1 year ago
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PearlWinters More than 1 year ago
This does not cover all you need to know in a basic or organic chemistry class. However, it is a start and may help you understand SOME things. Chemistry is a difficult subject to grasp, but I have them full credit for trying to explain it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is for beginners with little knowlege of the subject. Yet it is interesting to read and useful in some everyday settings. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a basic knowlege.
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