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THE QUICK AND PAINLESS WAY TO TEACH YOURSELF BASIC CHEMISTRY CONCEPTS AND TERMS


Chemistry: A Self-Teaching Guide is the easy way to gain a solid understanding of the essential science of chemistry. Assuming no background knowledge of the subject, this clear and accessible guide covers the central concepts and key definitions of this fundamental science, from the basic structure of the atom to chemical equations.


An innovative self-guided approach enables you to move through the material at your own pace—gradually building upon your knowledge while you strengthen your critical thinking and problem-solving skills. This edition features new and revised content throughout, including a new chapter on organic chemistry, designed to dramatically increase how fast you learn and how much you retain. This powerful learning resource features:


An interactive, step-by-step method proven to increase your understanding of the fundamental concepts of chemistry

Learning objectives, practice questions, study problems, and a self-review test in every chapter to reinforce your learning

An emphasis on practical concepts and clear explanations to ensure that you comprehend the material quickly

Engaging end-of-chapter stories connecting the material to a relevant topic in chemistry to bring important concepts to life

Concise, student-friendly chapters describing major chemistry concepts and terms, including the periodic table, atomic weights, chemical bonding, solutions, gases, solids, and liquids


Chemistry: A Self-Teaching Guide is an ideal resource for high school or college students taking introductory chemistry courses, for students taking higher level courses needing to refresh their knowledge, and for those preparing for standardized chemistry and medical career admission tests.

Cover:
Paperback
Edition Number:
3
ISBN:
9781119632566
Pages:
432
Author:
Post Richard
Publisher:
WILEY
Release Year:
2020

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.

Preface

Introduction

Acknowledgments

How to Use This Book

1. Atomic Structure, Periodic Table, Electronic Structure

2. Atomic Weights

3. Periodic Properties and Chemical Bonding

4. Molecular and Formula Weights

5. Nomenclature

6. Chemical Equations

7. Mole Concept

8. Gases

9. Solids

10. Liquids

11. Solutions and Their Properties

12. Chemical Equilibrium

13. Acids and Bases

14. Organic Chemistry

Appendix

Table of Atomic Weights

Periodic Table

Table of Four-Place Logarithms

Index

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