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The Resource Chemistry for dummies, by John T. Moore

Chemistry for dummies, by John T. Moore

Label
Chemistry for dummies
Title
Chemistry for dummies
Statement of responsibility
by John T. Moore
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We're all natural born chemists. Every time we cook, clean, take a shower, drive a car, use a solvent, such as fingernail polish remover, or perform any of the countless everyday activities that involve complex chemical reactions we're doing chemistry. You might even say that we're all participating in a grand chemistry experiment that started with the first human who mixed pigments to do a cave painting. Why do so many of us desperately resist learning chemistry when we're young? Maybe it has something to do with the way it's taught in school. Now there's a fun, easy way to learn basic chemistry. Whether you're studying chemistry in school and you're looking for a little help making sense of what's being taught in class, or you're just into learning new things for their own sake, this book gets you rolling with all the basics of matter and energy, atoms and molecules, acids and bases, and much more
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
540
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QD31.3
LC item number
.M66 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
--for dummies
Label
Chemistry for dummies, by John T. Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Basic concepts of chemistry. Chap. 1. What is chemistry, and why do I need to know some? -- Chap. 2. Matter and energy -- Chap. 3. Something smaller than an atom? Atomic structure -- Chap. 4. The periodic table (but no chairs) -- Chap. 5. Nuclear chemistry : it'll blow your mind -- Part II. Blessed be the bonds that tie. Chap. 6. Opposites do attract : ionic bonds -- Chap. 7. Covalent bonds : let's share nicely -- Chap. 8. Chemical cooking : chemical reactions -- Chap. 9. Electrochemistry : batteries to teapots -- Part III. The mole : the chemist's best friend. Chap. 10. The mole : can you dig it? -- Chap. 11. Mixing matter up : solutions -- Chap. 12. Sour and bitter : acids and bases -- Chap. 13. Balloons, tires, and scuba tanks : the wonderful world of gases -- Part IV. Chemistry in everyday life : benefits and problems. Chap. 14. The chemistry of carbon : organic chemistry -- Chap. 15. Petroleum : chemicals for burning or building -- Chap. 16. Polymers : making big ones from little ones -- Chap. 17. Chemistry in the home -- Chap. 18. Cough! cough! hack! hack! air pollution -- Chap. 19. Brown, chunky water? water pollution -- Part V. The part of tens. Chap. 20. Ten serendipitous discoveries in chemistry -- Chap. 21. Ten great chemistry nerds -- Chap. 22. Ten useful chemistry web sites -- Appendix A. Scientific units : the metric system -- Appendix B. How to handle really big or really small numbers -- Appendix C. Unit conversion method -- Appendix D. Significant figures and rounding off -- Index
Control code
ocm51168057
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 362 pages
Isbn
9780764554308
Lccn
2002106030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)51168057
  • a915707
Label
Chemistry for dummies, by John T. Moore
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Basic concepts of chemistry. Chap. 1. What is chemistry, and why do I need to know some? -- Chap. 2. Matter and energy -- Chap. 3. Something smaller than an atom? Atomic structure -- Chap. 4. The periodic table (but no chairs) -- Chap. 5. Nuclear chemistry : it'll blow your mind -- Part II. Blessed be the bonds that tie. Chap. 6. Opposites do attract : ionic bonds -- Chap. 7. Covalent bonds : let's share nicely -- Chap. 8. Chemical cooking : chemical reactions -- Chap. 9. Electrochemistry : batteries to teapots -- Part III. The mole : the chemist's best friend. Chap. 10. The mole : can you dig it? -- Chap. 11. Mixing matter up : solutions -- Chap. 12. Sour and bitter : acids and bases -- Chap. 13. Balloons, tires, and scuba tanks : the wonderful world of gases -- Part IV. Chemistry in everyday life : benefits and problems. Chap. 14. The chemistry of carbon : organic chemistry -- Chap. 15. Petroleum : chemicals for burning or building -- Chap. 16. Polymers : making big ones from little ones -- Chap. 17. Chemistry in the home -- Chap. 18. Cough! cough! hack! hack! air pollution -- Chap. 19. Brown, chunky water? water pollution -- Part V. The part of tens. Chap. 20. Ten serendipitous discoveries in chemistry -- Chap. 21. Ten great chemistry nerds -- Chap. 22. Ten useful chemistry web sites -- Appendix A. Scientific units : the metric system -- Appendix B. How to handle really big or really small numbers -- Appendix C. Unit conversion method -- Appendix D. Significant figures and rounding off -- Index
Control code
ocm51168057
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 362 pages
Isbn
9780764554308
Lccn
2002106030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)51168057
  • a915707

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