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Chemistry Concepts and Problems, A Self-Teaching Guide

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-09-16
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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A practical, complete, and easy-to-use guide for understanding major chemistry concepts and terms 

Master the fundamentals of chemistry with this fast and easy guide. Chemistry is a fundamental science that touches all other sciences, including biology, physics, electronics, environmental studies, astronomy, and more. Thousands of students have successfully used the previous editions of Chemistry: Concepts and Problems, A Self-Teaching Guide to learn chemistry, either independently, as a refresher, or in parallel with a college chemistry course. This newly revised edition includes updates and additions to improve your success in learning chemistry.  

This book uses an interactive, self-teaching method including frequent questions and study problems, increasing both the speed of learning and retention. Monitor your progress with self-tests, and master chemistry quickly. This revised Third Edition provides a fresh, step-by-step approach to learning that requires no prerequisites, lets you work at your own pace, and reinforces what you learn, ensuring lifelong mastery. 

  • Master the science of basic chemistry with this innovative, self-paced study guide 
  • Teach yourself chemistry, refresh your knowledge in preparation for medical studies or other coursework, or enhance your college chemistry course 
  • Use self-study features including  review questions and quizzes to ensure that you’re really learning the material 
  • Prepare for a career in the sciences, medicine, or engineering with the core content in this user-friendly guide 

Authored by expert postsecondary educators, this unique book gently leads students to deeper levels and concepts with practice, critical thinking, problem solving, and self-assessment at every stage. 

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents




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


Table of Atomic Weights

Periodic Table

Table of Four-Place Logarithms


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