Chemistry from the Ground Up - David NG

Chemistry from the Ground Up

By David NG

  • Release Date: 2012-02-21
  • Genre: Chemistry
4 Score: 4 (From 45 Ratings)
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  • Description

    This textbook covers chemistry topics typically found in a middle school science curriculum. However, it does so by grounding those topics in a deep, fundamental understanding of particles and motion. It is intended for students who enjoy grappling with scientific concepts and constantly asking themselves: why?

    Chapter 1: Particle Theory of Matter

    • Conservation of Matter
    • States of Matter
    • Misconceptions About Temperature and State
    • Molecular Attraction
    • Molecular Speed Distribution
    • The Liquid State
    • Evaporation
    • Condensation
    • Dynamic Systems and Equilibrium

    Chapter 2: Properties of Matter

    • Mass and Measurement
    • Measuring Volume
    • The Volume of Water and Alcohol
    • Density and Pure Substances
    • Temperature, Heat Transfer, and Thermal Equilibrium
    • Intermolecular Forces and Potential Energy
    • Boiling and the Heat of Vaporization
    • Thermodynamics of Phase Transitions
    • Characteristic Properties of Pure Substances

    Chapter 3: Atoms and Molecules

    • Subatomic Particles and Atomic Structure
    • Using the Periodic Table to Diagram Atoms
    • Energy, Stability, and Probability
    • Valence Electrons and Chemical Properties
    • Forming Chemical Bonds
    • Molecules and Compounds
    • Chemical Reactions
    • Physical and Chemical Change
    • Catalysts and Basics of Biochemistry

    Chapter 4: Solubility

    • Mixtures and Compounds
    • Solutions and Measures of Solubility
    • Factors Affecting Solubility
    • Solubility of Polar and Nonpolar Molecules
    • Colloids, Soaps, and Surfactants
    • Acid-Base Equilibrium
    • Cell Membranes and More Basics of Biochemistry

    Reviews

    • very helpful intro/refresher for HS and beyond

      5
      By wabn
      This is a particularly lucid, easy to follow, pleasantly presented look at the basics. The illustrations and animations are very, very well done and really take advantage of this medium. The book is a great intro or refresher for a HS or college student (or beyond). Terrific job, David Ng. Please consider making more iBooks, whether on Chemistry or other subjects (Physics?).
    • Fantastic book

      3
      By Jace Nicklien
      This is a great book, so why the 3 star rating? Because the font is so small that I can not read the book. Every time I try to read the book I fall to sleep because of the eye strain. Please fix the font issue and will change rating to 5 stars. This book does has a great way of displaying highlighted text, Apple could learn from this book.
    • Great content!

      5
      By tdrdrg19
      Interesting.
    • thank you for free

      5
      By Boraxiar
      This is free textbook. but the contents are amazing.
    • Free!!!

      5
      By Peter Sauer
      This is a great book, but what's even more amazing is that it's free. It does, however need to be spruced up on the cover

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