Item description for Chemistry: Concepts and Problems: A Self-Teaching Guide (Wiley Self-Teaching Guides) by Clifford C. Houk & Richard Post...
Overview Explains problem-solving techniques and key concepts used in chemistry, working at a pace that will fit individual needs.
Publishers Description CHEMISTRY SECOND EDITION The fast, easy way to master the fundamentals of chemistry Have you ever wondered about the differences between liquids, gases, and solids? Or what actually happens when something burns? What exactly is a solution? An acid? A base? This is chemistry--the composition and structure of substances composing all matter, and how they can be transformed. Whether you are studying chemistry for the first time on your own, want to refresh your memory for a test, or need a little help for a course, this concise, interactive guide gives you a fresh approach to this fascinating subject. This fully up-to-date edition of Chemistry: Concepts and Problems: * Has been tested, rewritten, and retested to ensure that you can teach yourself all about chemistry * Requires no prerequisites * Lets you work at your own pace with a helpful question-and-answer format * Lists objectives for each chapter--you can skip ahead or find extra help if you need it * Reinforces what you learn with chapter self-tests
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.26" Width: 7.52" Height: 0.72" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Mar 9, 1996
ISBN 0471121207 ISBN13 9780471121206
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More About Clifford C. Houk & Richard Post
CLIFFORD C. HOUK holds a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry and is Professor of Health Science at Ohio University.
RICHARD POST is Assistant Dean and Director of Instructional Media and Technology Services at Ohio University.
Clifford C. Houk was born in 1933.
Clifford C. Houk has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Chemistry: Concepts and Problems: A Self-Teaching Guide (Wiley Self-Teaching Guides)?
Ok, but dry Jun 7, 2008
As a struggling college student in chemistry I decided to take a time and look through a few Chemistry books. The book keeper that was there suggested this one. Its ok, but its kind of bland for my tastes. It constists of the following order a short explaination, followed by a question and answer sequence. Pesronally I believe this book is good for the extra practice or possibly brushing up on chemistry skills but its not recommended for those students who are struggling.
Wonderful introductory resource! May 4, 2008
I took High School, then (struggled through) College Chemistry nearly 30 years ago. This year, my 16 y.o took Chemistry and found himself TOTALLY lost...I decided to become his tutor. This book was able to re-teach me a basic understanding of nearly all the introductory Chemistry principles. It was quite a valuable resource! It does NOT contain the present day use of the I.C.E. method to solve Equilibrium problems, nor does it contain the concepts remaining on the last of this year's high school syllabus / schedule (Hess's Law and Redox?) These are the only reasons I am not giving it a 5 star--otherwise, it has carried us for nearly this entire year!
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best intro to high school chem Mar 31, 2008
This book is amazing for the beginner with no backround in chemistry. It explains the basics of the quatum theory model in a very concise and easy to understand way. The only problem with this book is that the answer for each question appears right after it.
I recommend it to any beginner!
Excellent Chemistry Study Guide Mar 28, 2008
This text helped me study for the Praxis teacher certification test in Chemistry in March 2007. It is a solid text with a question-and-answer format. It's most recent copyright is 1996, but for basics it truly scores.
Concepts and Problems: A Self-Teaching Guide (Wiley Self-Teaching Guides) Feb 17, 2008
This book is excellent! I am studying for an entrance exam and I am retaking chemistry in summer school. I feel that I now have a better understanding of the basic concepts. The only section I did not like was the explanation of electron configuration. Electron configuration is one of the simplest concepts in chemistry, this section was not written well. I took chemistry before and found it boring and I didn't understand it. I wish I had purchased this book before I had taken chemistry the first time.