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.
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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.
About the Author
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
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