Chemistry Connections, Second Edition: The Chemical Basis of Everyday Phenomena (Complementary Science)

3.36 avg rating
( 11 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780124001510: Chemistry Connections, Second Edition: The Chemical Basis of Everyday Phenomena (Complementary Science)

One of the greatest challenges facing chemists and chemical educators today is conveying the central importance and relevance of chemistry to students and society at large. The new edition of Chemistry Connections highlights the fundamental role of chemical principles in governing our everyday experiences and observations.

Introductory chemistry students and educators as well as laypersons with an inquisitiveness about the world around them will find the book an informative introduction to the context of chemistry in their lives. The book is written in a lively question-and-answer format with presentations in both lay and technical terms.

* Two levels of explanations: general, accessible ones highlight the chemical essence of the phenomenon; and technical ones using chemical principles provide more in-depth interpretation
* Indexing of questions according to key principles or terms enhances instructional use
* Figures and 3-D chemical structures illustrate the chemical concepts presented
* References to related World Wide Web sites for further exploration provide inexpensive and convient access to related information.
* Color plates enhance connections between specific topics

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Book Description:

An informative introduction to the context of chemistry in our everyday lives.

From the Back Cover:

Chemistry Connections: The Chemical Basis of Everyday Phenomena
Kerry K. Karukstis & Gerald R. Van Hecke
Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, California
* Why does soap lather in soft water than in hard water?
* Why won't a glass of water relieve the burning sensation of chili peppers?
* Why does baking soda extinguish a fire?
* Why are opals and pearls iridescent?
* Why do lightsticks glow?
* Why do old oil paintings discolor?
* Why do kidney stones form?
* Why is Pyrex used for cooking?
The answers to these and many more questions about our everyday experiences and observations are found in Chemistry Connections: The Chemical Basis of Everyday Phenomena. This collection of contemporary real-world examples of chemistry in action is written in a question-and-answer format with presentations, in both lay and technical terms, of the chemical principles underlying numerous familiar phenomena and topical curiosities. Introductory college chemistry students, educators, working chemists, and anyone curious about the world around them will find the book a fascinating discussion of chemistry in our everyday lives.
Special features of interest:
* a question-and-answer format of topical subjects to engage the reader
* general explanations in accessible terms to highlight the chemical principles to provide specific details for a more in-depth interpretation
* indexing of questions according to key principles or terms to enhance instructional use
* figures and chemical structures to illustrate further the chemical concepts presented
* references to related World Wide Web sites for further explanation

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Karukstis, Kerry K., Van Hecke, Gerald R
Published by Academic Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0124001513 ISBN 13: 9780124001510
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Academic Press, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110124001513

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
32.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.51
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Kerry K. Karukstis, Gerald R. Van Hecke
Published by Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0124001513 ISBN 13: 9780124001510
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc, United States, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd edition. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. One of the greatest challenges facing chemists and chemical educators today is conveying the central importance and relevance of chemistry to students and society at large. The new edition of Chemistry Connections highlights the fundamental role of chemical principles in governing our everyday experiences and observations.Introductory chemistry students and educators as well as laypersons with an inquisitiveness about the world around them will find the book an informative introduction to the context of chemistry in their lives. The book is written in a lively question-and-answer format with presentations in both lay and technical terms. Bookseller Inventory # EOD9780124001510

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
41.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

KARUKSTIS, KERRY K.; VAN HECKE, GERALD
Published by Academic Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0124001513 ISBN 13: 9780124001510
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Academic Press, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780124001510 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE01197755

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

KARUKSTIS, KERRY K.; VAN HECKE, GERALD
Published by Academic Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0124001513 ISBN 13: 9780124001510
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Academic Press, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780124001510 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0893833

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Kerry K. Karukstis; Gerald R. Van Hecke
Published by Academic Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0124001513 ISBN 13: 9780124001510
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Academic Press, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0124001513

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
61.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Kerry K. Karukstis, Gerald R. Van Hecke
Published by Academic Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0124001513 ISBN 13: 9780124001510
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Academic Press, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0124001513

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
62.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.03
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Kerry K. Karukstis/ Gerald R. Van Hecke
Published by Academic Pr (2003)
ISBN 10: 0124001513 ISBN 13: 9780124001510
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Academic Pr, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 2nd edition. 250 pages. 8.75x6.00x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0124001513

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
63.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds