Chemistry: Concepts and Problems, A Self-Teaching Guide

Chemistry: Concepts and Problems, A Self-Teaching Guide

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A practical, complete, and easy-to-use guide for understanding major chemistry concepts and terms

Master the fundamentals of chemistry with this fast and easy guide. Chemistry is a fundamental science that touches all other sciences, including biology, physics, electronics, environmental studies, astronomy, and more. Thousands of students have successfully used the previous editions of Chemistry: Concepts and Problems, A Self-Teaching Guide to learn chemistry, either independently, as a refresher, or in parallel with a college chemistry course. This newly revised edition includes updates and additions to improve your success in learning chemistry.

This book uses an interactive, self-teaching method including frequent questions and study problems, increasing both the speed of learning and retention. Monitor your progress with self-tests, and master chemistry quickly. This revised Third Edition provides a fresh, step-by-step approach to learning that requires no prerequisites, lets you work at your own pace, and reinforces what you learn, ensuring lifelong mastery.

  • Master the science of basic chemistry with this innovative, self-paced study guide
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  • Use self-study features including review questions and quizzes to ensure that you’re really learning the material
  • Prepare for a career in the sciences, medicine, or engineering with the core content in this user-friendly guide

Authored by expert postsecondary educators, this unique book gently leads students to deeper levels and concepts with practice, critical thinking, problem solving, and self-assessment at every stage.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119632566
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/16/2020
Series: Wiley Self-Teaching Guides Series
Edition description: 3rd ed.
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 509,845
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

RICHARD POST is Assistant Dean Emeritus, Ohio University and Board Member and Webmaster of the University's Emeriti Association. He has vast experience in instructional technology and design and has authored numerous magazine feature articles and columns on the historical development, engineering, and practical impact of electronics and communications technologies.

CHAD SNYDER is Professor of Chemistry at Liberty University where he teaches organic, inorganic, general, and forensic chemistry. He authors end-of-chapter problems and test bank questions for a variety of chemistry titles and frequently serves as a subject matter expert in chemistry.

CLIFFORD HOUK was Professor of Health Science at Ohio University. He held a doctoral degree in inorganic chemistry, and was a fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). Dr. Houk co-authored the first two editions of Chemistry: A Self-Teaching Guide.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction xi

Acknowledgments xiii

How to Use This Book xvi

1 Atomic Structure, Periodic Table, Electronic Structure 1

2 Atomic Weights 27

3 Periodic Properties and Chemical Bonding 47

4 Molecular and Formula Weights 79

5 Nomenclature 105

6 Chemical Equations 129

7 Mole Concept 155

8 Gases 167

9 Solids 203

10 Liquids 223

11 Solutions and Their Properties 245

12 Chemical Equilibrium 277

13 Acids and Bases 317

14 Organic Chemistry 355


Table of Atomic Weights 400

Periodic Table of the Elements 401

Table of Four-Place Logarithms 402

Index 405

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