So You Have to Pass Chemistry?: The Beachgoers Guide to Passing Chem 101 and 102 (and Maybe 103 And 104)

Dog Ear Publishing
Free sample

Peter Hibbert graduated from the BSc Special Honours Chemistry class at Kings College London in 1960 and continued at Kings to do a PhD in free radical chemistry. In 1963 he left to do a years Post Doctoral study at the University of St Andrews in Scotland where he discovered that the decomposition of N-nitrosoacetanilide a commonly used free radical source actually proceeded through a benzyne, not free radical path. Chemistry text books were amended and 40 new PhD theses resulted.
He then did a years Post Doctoral study at the University of Arizona for the famous Professor Carl Marvel and spent later years at the Du Pont Company and ICI Americas.
This book is designed to help College Chemistry students pass required introductory Chemistry courses. It differs from normal chemistry books in that it assumes most Chemistry 101 and 102 students just want to pass and get out of there. As such I have received some nice criticisms from college chemistry teachers who think Chemistry books should inspire and interest students. Nice, but based on the students I have tutored I don't think so. If you don't have the inherent Chemistry fever or are not inspired by a teacher, a book isn't going to do it. Help in passing tests just might light the fire though.
The chapters are based on the topics which almost always seem to come up in Chemistry 101 and 102 tests and hopefully tell the reader how to solve the problems based on these topics. Such mind bending areas as spectroscopic notations, balancing equations, oxidation/reduction, acids, normality, pH, gases and on and on are covered.
Hopefully, the book will help the reader get on almost equal terms with examiners and get out of chemistry with the minimum of psychological damage. Good luck.
Read more

Reviews

Loading...

Additional Information

Publisher
Dog Ear Publishing
Read more
Published on
Nov 30, 2010
Read more
Pages
144
Read more
ISBN
9781608446179
Read more
Read more
Best For
Read more
Language
English
Read more
Genres
Science / Chemistry / General
Read more
Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
Read more
Eligible for Family Library

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
Theodore Gray
The Elements has become an international sensation, with over one million copies in-print worldwide.

The highly-anticipated paperback edition of The Elements is finally available.

An eye-opening, original collection of gorgeous, never-before-seen photographic representations of the 118 elements in the periodic table.

The elements are what we, and everything around us, are made of. But how many elements has anyone actually seen in pure, uncombined form? The Elements provides this rare opportunity. Based on seven years of research and photography, the pictures in this book make up the most complete, and visually arresting, representation available to the naked eye of every atom in the universe. Organized in order of appearance on the periodic table, each element is represented by a spread that includes a stunning, full-page, full-color photograph that most closely represents it in its purest form. For example, at -183°C, oxygen turns from a colorless gas to a beautiful pale blue liquid.

Also included are fascinating facts, figures, and stories of the elements as well as data on the properties of each, including atomic weight, density, melting and boiling point, valence, electronegativity, and the year and location in which it was discovered. Several additional photographs show each element in slightly altered forms or as used in various practical ways. The element's position on the periodic table is pinpointed on a mini rendering of the table and an illustrated scale of the element's boiling and/or melting points appears on each page along with a density scale that runs along the bottom.

Packed with interesting information, this combination of solid science and stunning artistic photographs is the perfect gift book for every sentient creature in the universe.

Includes a tear-out poster of Theodore Gray's iconic Photographic Periodic Table!
John T. Moore
Linus Pauling
"An excellent text, highly recommended." — Choice
When it was first published, this first-year chemistry text revolutionized the teaching of chemistry by presenting it in terms of unifying principles instead of as a body of unrelated facts. Those principles included modern theories of atomic and molecular structure, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics and thermodynamics. In addition, Dr. Pauling attempted to correlate the theories with descriptive chemistry, the observed properties of substances, to introduce the student to the multitude of chemical substances and their properties.
In this extensively revised and updated third edition, the Nobel Prize–winning author maintains an excellent balance between theoretical and descriptive material, although the amount of descriptive chemistry has been decreased somewhat, and the presentation of the subject, especially in relation to the nonmetals, has been revised in such a way as to permit greater correlation with the electronic structure of atoms, especially electronegativity.
The principles of quantum mechanics are discussed on the basis of the de Broglie wavelength of the electron. The quantized energy levels of a particle in a box are derived by means of a simple assumption about the relation of the de Broglie waves to the walls of the box. No attempt is made to solve the Schrodinger wave equation for other systems, but the wave functions of hydrogen-like electrons are presented and discussed in some detail, and the quantum states for other systems are also covered. Statistical mechanics is introduced before thermodynamics, and the discussion of thermodynamics is based on it. This arrangement reflects the author's belief that beginning students can understand statistical mechanics better than chemical thermodynamics.
Aimed at first-year college students who plan to major in chemistry or closely related fields, the book is written in a logical, clear and understandable style. In addition, many excellent figures are included, along with numerous problems and 75 pages of appendixes covering such topics as symmetry of molecules and crystals, hybrid bond orbitals, and magnetic properties of substances.
©2018 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.