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General Chemistry as a Second Language

General Chemistry as a Second Language - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0471716624

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ISBN13: 978-0471716624
ISBN10: 0471716626
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 2005
International: No
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General Chemistry as a Second Language - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0471716624

David R. Klein

ISBN13: 978-0471716624
ISBN10: 0471716626
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

Many readers find it difficult to master the fundamental skills that are essential to succeeding in chemistry. Now with this helpful book, they'll quickly learn how to break chemistry down into basic steps. Author David Klein presents the material in a way that will motivate and empower them. He offers clear explanations of key concepts while examining what orbitals are, how to calculate oxidation states, how to approach stoichiometry problems that require manipulation of the ideal gas law, and much more.

Table of Contents

Numbers in Chemistry
* Units - dimensional analysis
* Significant figures in calculations
* Orders of Magnitude
Drawing Molecules
* Chemical formulas
* Lewis Structures (Octet Rule)
* Resonance Structures
* Molecular Masses from Chemical Formulas

Naming Molecules
* Molecular
* Ionic

The Mole
* Molar mass
* Interconverting moles, mass, and number of chemical entities
* Mass 0.000000rom the chemical formula

Stoichiometry
* Balancing equations
* Limiting reactant
* Theoretical, actual and % yields

Gases
* Ideal Gas Law
* Solving Gas problems
* Real Gases: the van der Waals Equation

Energy
* Heat and Work
* State Functions vs. Pathways
* Enthalpy
* Hess's Law
* Enthalpy of Formation

Phases of Matter
* Intermolecular Forces
* Hydrogen Bonding
* Phase Diagrams

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