Chemistry for Dummies


My goal with this book is not to make you into a chemistry major. My goal is simply to give you a basic understanding of some chemical topics that commonly appear in high school or college introductory chemistry courses. If you're taking a course, use this book as a reference in conjunction with your notes and textbook. Simply watching people play tennis, no matter how intently you watch the, will not make you a tennis star. You need to practice. And the same is true with chemistry. It's not a spectator sport. If you're taking a chemistry course, then you need to practice and work on problems. I show you how to work certain types of problems - gas laws, for example - but use your textbook
for practice problems. It's work, yes, but it really can be fun.