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Author Moore, John T., 1947- author.

Title U can Chemistry I : for dummies / by John T. Moore, EdD ; Christopher R. Hren, MA ; and Peter J. Mikulecky, PhD.

Publication Info. Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, 2015.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  540 MOO    AVAILABLE
Description xii, 440 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series For dummies
--For dummies.
Note Includes index.
Contents Introduction: -- About this book -- Foolish assumptions -- Beyond the book -- Where to go from here -- Part 1: Getting Started With Chemistry: -- Looking At Numbers Scientifically: -- Using exponential and scientific notation to report measurements -- Multiplying and dividing in scientific notation -- Using scientific notation to add and subtract -- Distinguishing between accuracy and precision -- Identifying significant figures -- Doing arithmetic with significant figures: -- Addition and subtraction -- Multiplication and division -- Rounding off numbers -- Using And Converting Units: -- Familiarizing yourself with base units and metric system prefixes: -- Units of length -- Units of mass -- Units of volume -- Units of temperature -- Units of pressure -- Units of energy -- SI base units -- Looking at density: -- Getting to the bottom of density basics -- Measuring density -- Using conversion factors -- Working with the factor label method -- Breaking Down Atoms Into Their Subatomic Particles: -- Atom: protons, electrons, and neutrons: -- Breaking an atom into its parts -- Narrowing the focus to the nucleus -- Brief history of the atom: -- J J Thomson: cooking up the "plum pudding" model -- Ernest Rutherford: shooting at gold -- Niels Bohr: comparing the atom to the solar system -- Deciphering chemical symbols: atomic and mass numbers -- Accounting for isotopes using atomic masses -- Surveying The Periodic Table Of The Elements: -- Organizing the Periodic Table -- Examining the organization of the periodic table -- Meeting the metals, nonmetals, and metalloids -- Putting electrons in their places: electron configurations -- Quantifying quantum numbers: -- Principal quantum number n -- Angular momentum quantum number 1 -- Magnetic quantum number m1 -- Spin quantum number ms -- Put all the numbers together and whaddya get? (a pretty table) -- Predicting properties and valence electrons from periodic treads: -- Valence electrons -- Atomic radius -- Forming ions -- Measuring the amount of energy (or light) an excited electron emits -- Part 2: Making And Breaking Bonds Through Reactions: -- Building Bonds: -- Pairing charges with ionic bonds -- Forming sodium chloride: -- Meeting the components -- Understanding the reaction -- Sodium's role -- Chlorine's role -- Ending up with a bond -- Ionic salts -- Sharing electrons with covalent bonds: -- Considering a hydrogen example -- Comparing covalent bonds with other bonds -- Understanding multiple bonds -- Drawing the structural formulas of molecules: -- Writing the electron dot formula for water -- Writing the Lewis formula for water -- Writing the Lewis formula for C2HO -- Occupying and overlapping molecular orbitals -- Polarity: sharing electrons unevenly: -- Polarity and electronegativity -- Polar covalent bonding -- Predicting polarity -- Shaping molecules: VSEPR theory and hybridization -- Wondering about water and intermolecular forces -- Naming Compounds And Writing Formulas: -- Labeling ionic compounds and writing their formulas: -- Determining formulas of ionic compounds -- Applying the crisscross rule -- Writing the names of ionic compounds -- Getting a grip on ionic compounds with Polyatomic Ions -- Naming covalent compounds and writing their formulas -- Addressing acids -- Mixing the rules for naming and formula writing -- Beyond the basics: naming organic carbon chains -- Understanding The Many Uses Of The Mole: -- Mole conversion factor: Avogadro's Number -- Doing mass and volume Mole Conversions -- Determining Percent Composition -- Calculating Empirical Formulas -- Using Empirical Formulas to find Molecular Formulas -- Getting A Grip On Chemical Equations: -- Translating chemistry into equations and symbols -- Understanding how reactions occur: -- One-step collision example -- Considering an exothermic example -- Looking at an endothermic example -- Balancing chemical equations: -- Getting the lowdown on balancing equations -- Walking through the steps of ba lancing equations -- Recognizing reactions and predicting products: -- Combination (synthesis) -- Decomposition -- Single displacement (single replacement) -- Double displacement (double replacement) -- Combustion -- Canceling Spectator Ions: net ionic equations -- Putting Stoichiometry To Work: -- Using Mole-Mole Conversions from Balanced Equations -- Putting moles at the center: conversions involving particles, volumes, and masses -- Limiting your reagents -- Counting your chickens after they've hatched: Percent Yield Calculations -- Part 3: Examining Changes In Energy And Solutions: -- Understanding States Of Matter In Terms Of Energy: -- Describing states of matter and their phase changes: -- Solids -- Liquids -- Gases -- Changing states of matter: -- Melting point -- Boiling point -- Freezing point -- Sublimate this! -- Classifying pure substances and mixtures: -- Keeping it simple with pure substances -- Throwing mixtures into the mix -- Nice properties you've got there -- Taking a look at energy and temperature: -- Moving right along: Kinetic Energy -- Sitting pretty: Potential Energy -- Measuring energy: -- Taking a look at temperature -- Feeling the heat -- Figuring out phase diagrams --
Warming Up To Thermochemistry: -- Understanding the basics of Thermodynamics: -- Heat -- Energy -- Units of energy -- Working with specific heat capacity and calorimetry: -- Specific heat capacity -- Calorimetry -- Absorbing and releasing heat: Endothermic And Exothermic Reactions -- Summing heats with Hess's law -- Obeying Gas Laws: -- Working with the kinetic molecular theory -- Measuring and converting pressure -- Boyle's Law: playing with pressure and volume -- Charles's Law and Absolute Zero: looking at volume and temperature -- Gay-Lussac's Law: examining pressure and temperature -- Combining pressure, temperature and volume into one law -- Dealing with amounts: Avogadro's Law and the Ideal Gas Law -- Mixing it up with Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures -- Diffusing and effusing with Graham's Law -- Dissolving Into Solutions: -- Seeing different forces at work in solubility: -- Understanding solubility -- Looking at forces in solutions -- Classifying solutions by concentration -- Concentrating on Molarity and Percent Solutions: -- Molarity -- Percent composition of solutions -- Changing concentrations by making dilutions -- Altering solubility with temperature -- Playing Hot And Cold: Colligative Properties: -- Portioning particles: Molality and Mole Fractions -- Too hot to handle: elevating and calculating boiling points -- How low can you go? Depressing and calculating freezing points -- Determining Molecular Masses with boiling and freezing points -- Working With Acids And Bases: -- Getting to know acids and bases -- Acids and bases at the atomic level: -- Arrhenius Theory: must have water -- Bronsted-Lowry Acid-Base Theory: giving and accepting -- Lewis relies on electron pairs -- Measuring acidity and basicity: pH, pOH, and Kw -- Dissociating with strong and weak acids: -- Ionizing completely: strong acids -- Falling to pieces: strong bases -- Ionizing partway: weak acids -- Finding equilibrium with water: weak bases -- Achieving Neutrality With Titrations And Buffers: -- Using indicators and titration to figure out Molarity: -- Taking a quick dip with litmus paper -- Titrating with Phenolphthalein -- Maintaining you pH with buffers -- Measuring salt solubility with Ksp -- Part 4: Reaching Equilibrium: -- Exploring Rates And Equilibrium: -- Measuring rates -- Focusing on factors that affect rates -- Measuring equilibrium: -- Equilibrium constant -- Free energy -- Accounting For Electrons In Redox: -- Oxidation numbers: keeping tabs on electrons -- Balancing Redox reactions under acidic conditions -- Balancing Redox reactions under basic conditions -- Galvanizing Yourself To Do Electrochemistry: -- Identifying anodes and cathodes -- Calculating electromotive force and standard reduction potentials -- Coupling current to chemistry: electrolytic cells -- Doing Chemistry With Atomic Nuclei: -- Decaying nuclei in different ways: -- Alpha decay -- Beta decay -- Gamma decay -- Measuring rates of decay: half-lives -- Making and breaking nuclei: fusion and fission: -- Nuclear fission -- Nuclear fusion -- Part 5: Part Of Tens: -- Ten Tips For Acing A Chemistry Test: -- Don't cram -- Figure out what is probably on the test -- Allocate your study time wisely -- Know the basics -- Do example problems -- Be confident -- Spend time with the numbers -- Know your resources -- East and sleep -- Don't get discouraged -- Ten Chemistry Formulas You Should Remember: -- Combined Gas Law -- Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures -- Dilution Equation -- Rate Laws -- Equilibrium Constant -- Free Energy Change -- Constant-Pressure Calorimetry -- Hess's Law -- pH, pOH, and Kw -- Ka and Kb -- Ten Annoying Exceptions To Chemistry Rules: -- Hydrogen isn't an alkali metal -- Octet Rule isn't always an option -- Some electron configurations ignore the Orbital Rules -- One partner in a coordinate covalent bond giveth electrons: the other taketh -- All Hybridized Orbitals are created equal -- Use caution when naming compounds with tra nsition metals -- You must memorize Polyatomic Ions -- Liquid water is denser than ice -- No gas is truly ideal -- Common names for organic compounds hearken back to the old days -- Ten (Or So) Great Chemists: -- Amedeo Avogadro -- Niels Bohr -- Marie Curie -- John Dalton -- Michael Faraday -- Antoine Lavoisier -- Dmitri Mendeleev -- Linus Pauling -- Ernest Rutherford -- Glenn Seaborg -- That third-grader experimenting with vinegar and baking soda -- Ten Serendipitous Discoveries In Chemistry: -- Taking the measure of volume -- Keeping rubber solid -- Right- and left-handed molecules -- Finding a shortcut to color: artificial dye -- Dreaming up the ring structure -- Discovering radioactivity -- Finding really slick stuff: Teflon -- Stick 'Em up! Sticky notes -- Growing hair -- Speaking of sweet somethings -- Glossary -- Index.
Summary Now you can score higher in chemistry. Every high school requires a course in chemistry for graduation, and many universities require the course for majors in medicine, engineering, biology, and various other sciences. U Can: Chemistry I For Dummies offers all the how-to content you need to enhance your classroom learning, simplify complicated topics, and deepen your understanding of often-intimidating course material. Plus, you'll find easy-to-follow examples and hundreds of practice problems as well as access to 1,001 additional Chemistry I practice problems online! As more and more students enroll in chemistry courses, the need for a trusted and accessible resource to aid in study has never been greater. That's where U Can: Chemistry I For Dummies comes in! If you're struggling in the classroom, this hands-on, friendly guide makes it easy to conquer chemistry. -- Simplifies basic chemistry principles -- Clearly explains the concepts of matter and energy, atoms and molecules, and acids and bases -- Helps you tackle problems you may face in your Chemistry I course -- Combines 'how-to' with 'try it' to form one perfect resource for chemistry students. If you're confused by chemistry and want to increase your chances of scoring your very best at exam time, U Can: Chemistry I For Dummies shows you that you can!
Subject Chemistry -- Examinations, questions, etc.
Chemistry -- Examinations, questions, etc. -- Study guides.
Added Author Hren, Christopher, author.
Mikulecky, Peter (Peter J.), author.
Added Title Chemistry one for dummies
U can chemistry I for dummies
Spine Title Step-by-step lessons and practice for Chemistry 1
ISBN 9781119079408

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