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Macdonald DeWitt Library at SUNY Ulster
Chemistry: Chemistry Help
An introduction to available DeWitt Library Chemistry resources.
disc 1. Introduction and philosophy ; Basic concepts of quantitative reasoning ; Quantitative reasoning in everyday life ; Quantitative reasoning in chemistry : density ; The SI (Metric) system of measurement ; Converting between systems of measurement -- disc 2. Elements, atoms, and the Periodic Table ; Ions, compounds, and interpreting formulas ; Isotopes and families of elements ; The mole ; Solving Mole problems ; Avogadro’s hypothesis and molar volume -- disc 3. Percent composition and empirical formulas ; Solving empirical formula problems ; Writing and balancing chemical equations ; An introduction to Stoichiometry ; Stoichiometry problems ; Advanced stoichiometry -- disc 4. An introduction to molarity ; Solving molarity problems ; Advanced molarity problems ; Basic concepts of chemical equilibrium ; An introduction to the equilibrium constant ; Interpreting an equilibrium constant -- disc 5: Le Chatelier’s principle : concentration ; Le Chatelier - pressure and temperature ; An introduction to equilibrium problems ; The self-ionization of water ; Strong acids and bases : general properties ; Solving strong acid and base problems -- disc 6: Weak acids and bases ; Titrating acids and bases ; Titration curves and indicators ; Solubility equilibria : principles, problems ; Solubility equilibria : common ion effect ; Putting it all together.
Scope and content: "Simplifying the complex chemical reactions that take place every day through the well-stated answers for more than 900 common chemistry questions, this reference is the go-to guide for students and professionals alike. The book covers everything from the history, major personalities, and groundbreaking reactions and equations in chemistry to laboratory techniques throughout history and the latest developments in the field. Chemistry is an essential aspect of all life that connects with and impacts all branches of science, making this readable resource invaluable across numerous disciplines while remaining accessible at any level of chemistry background. From the quest to make gold and early models of the atom to solar cells, bio-based fuels, and green chemistry and sustainability, chemistry is often at the forefront of technological change and this reference breaks down the essentials into an easily understood format"-- Provided by publisher.