This clearly written, well-illustrated, versatile book provides thorough coverage of chemistry with a balance of problem solving skills, real-world applications and an emphasis on critical thinking and the process of science. A supporting theme throughout the book continually emphasizes that chemistry is everywhere. Chemistry is Everywhere. Matter and Energy. Fundamental Measurements. Elements, Atoms, and the Periodic Table. Atomic Structure. Names, Formulas, and Uses of Inorganic Compounds. Periodic Properties of Elements. Chemical Bonds. Gases. Liquids and Solids. Solutions. Acids and Bases. Oxidation and Reduction. Fundamentals of Nuclear Chemistry. Organic Chemistry. Biochemistry. For professionals in the health sciences needing a "refresher" in chemistry.
A standard introductory chemistry textbook suitable for high school or undergraduate audiences. Chapters cover such topics as atomic structure, periodic properties of elements, chemical bonds, chemical quantities, chemical reactions, calculations based on chemical equations, gases, liquids and solids, solutions, reaction rates, acids and bases, and oxidation and reduction. Final chapters look at topics peculiar to bio-, nuclear, and organic chemistry. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR