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Chemistry for Changing Times

ISBN-10: 0131402463
ISBN-13: 9780131402461
Edition: 10th 2004 (Revised)
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Description: This popular book, now in its 10th edition, is a useful and interesting read for the layperson, as it is colorful, conversational in tone, and easily understandable. Knowledge of chemistry leads to better understanding about the hazards and benefits  More...

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Book details

List price: $113.35
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/16/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 752
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.718
Language: English

This popular book, now in its 10th edition, is a useful and interesting read for the layperson, as it is colorful, conversational in tone, and easily understandable. Knowledge of chemistry leads to better understanding about the hazards and benefits of this world, enabling better personal decision-making.This comprehensive yet simply written book covers the gamut of chemistry topics, including: drugs, biocides, food additives, fertilizers, fuels, detergents, cosmetics, plastics, toxic wastes, polluted air and water, and dwindling petroleum reserves. By introducing current and timely topics, this book enables the reader to relate chemistry to themselves.For anyone interested in learning about chemistry and its effect upon our everyday lives.

(Note:Each chapter concludes with a Summary, Key Terms, Review Questions, Problems, Additional Problems, Group Projects, and References and Readings.)
Chemistry: A Science for All Seasons
Science and Technology: The Roots of Knowledge
The Baconian Dream and the Carsonian Nightmare
Science: Testable, Reproducible, Explanatory, Predictive, and Tentative
Limitations of Science
Science and Technology: Risks and Benefits
Chemistry: Its Central Role
Solving Society's Problems: Scientific Research
Chemistry: A Study of Matter and Its Changes
Classification of Matter
Measurement of Matter
Density
Energy: Heat and Temperature
Critical Thinking
Atoms: Are They for Real? Atoms: The Greek Idea
Lavoisier: The Law of Conservation of Mass
Proust: The Law of Definite Proportions
John Dalton and the Atomic Theory of Matter
Out of Chaos: The Periodic Table
Atoms: Real and Relevant
Leucippus Revisited: Molecules
Atomic Structure: Images of the Invisible
Electricity and the Atom
Serendipity in Science: X-Rays and Radioactivity
Three Types of Radioactivity
Rutherford's Experiment: The Nuclear Model of the Atom
Structure of the Nucleus
Electron Arrangement: The Bohr Model
Electron Arrangement: The Quantum Model
Electron Configurations and the Periodic Table
Which Model to Choose?
Nuclear Chemistry: The Heart of the Matter
Natural Radioactivity
Nuclear Equations
Half-Life
Radioisotopic Dating
Artificial Transmutation
Uses of Radioisotopes
Nuclear Medicine
Penetrating Power of Radiation
Energy from the Nucleus
Building the Bomb
Radioactive Fallout
Nuclear Power Plants
Thermonuclear Reactions
The Nuclear Age
Chemical Bonds: The Ties That Bind
The Art of Deduction: Stable Electron Configurations
Electron-Dot Structures
Sodium Reacts with Chlorine: The Facts
Sodium Reacts with Chlorine: The Theory
Using Electron-Dot Symbols: More Ionic Compounds
Formulas and Names of Binary Ionic Compounds
Covalent Bonds: Shared Electron Pairs
Unequal Sharing: Polar Covalent Bonds
Polyatomic Molecules: Water, Ammonia, and Methane
Polyatomic Ions
Rules for Writing Electron-Dot Formulas
Odd-Electron Molecules: Free Radicals
Molecular Shapes: The VSEPR Theory
Shapes and Properties: Polar and Nonpolar Molecules
Intermolecular Forces and States of Matter
A Chemical Vocabulary
Chemical Accounting: Mass and Volume Relationships
Chemical Sentences: Equations
Volume Relationships in Chemical Equations
Avogadro's Number: 6.02 X 1023
The Mole: ldquo;A Dozen Eggs and a Mole of Sugar, Please.rdquo;
Mole and Mass Relationships in Chemical Equations
The Gas Laws
Solutions
Acids and Bases: Please Pass the Protons
Acids and Bases: Experimental Definitions
Acids, Bases, and Salts
Acidic and Basic Anhydrides
Strong and Weak Acids and Bases
The pH Scale
Acid Rain
Antacids: A Basic Remedy
Acids and Bases in Industry and in Us
Oxidation and Reduction: Burn and Unburn
Oxidation and Reduction: Three Views
Oxidizing and Reducing Agents
Electrochemistry: Cells and Batteries
Corrosion
Explosive Reactions
Oxygen: An Abundant and Essential Oxidizing Agent
Other Common Oxidizing Agents
Some Reducing Agents of Interest
A Closer Look at Hydrogen
Oxidation, Reduction, and Living Things
Organic Chemistry: The Infinite Variety of Carbon Compounds
The Unique Carbon Atom
Alkanes
Cyclic Hydrocarbons: Rings and Things
Unsaturated and H

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