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Homework Helpers: Chemistry (Homework Helpers (Career Press)) [Paperback]

Greg Curran
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Book Description

April 15, 2011 1601631634 978-1601631633 2
Homework Helpers: Chemistry is a user-friendly review book that will make every student--or parent trying to help their child feel like he or she has a private Chemistry tutor. Concepts are explained in clear, easy-to-understand language, and problems are worked out with step-by-step methods that are easy to follow. Each lesson comes with numerous review questions and answer keynotes that explain each correct answer and why it's correct.

This book covers all of the topics in a typical one-year Chemistry curriculum, including:
• A systematic approach to problem solving, conversions, and the use of units.
• Naming compounds, writing formulas, and balancing chemical equations.
• Gas laws, chemical kinetics, acids and bases, electrochemistry, and more.

While Homework Helpers: Chemistryis an excellent review for any standardized Chemistry test, including the SAT-II, its real value is in providing support and guidance during the year's entire course of study.

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Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Greg Curran has degrees in Biology and Psychology from the State University of New York at Purchase and a MS in Curriculum and Teaching from Fordham University. He has been teaching Science for 20 years, and is currently teaching Chemistry and Physics at Fordham Preparatory School in New York, where he also serves as the chairman of the Science Department. He is the author of Science Help Online (fordhamprep.org/gcurran), a free site designed to help students who are learning Chemistry.

Product Details

  • Series: Homework Helpers (Career Press)
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Career Press; 2 edition (April 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1601631634
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601631633
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,444 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty helpful May 18, 2013
By Audrey
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The author explains most things very clearly. I sometimes wish things were organized a little differently or introduced more explicitly for the sake of clarity. Also, there are some errors that can make things confusing. (Like an answer that doesn't match the question asked, or an incorrect formula here and there [The formula for carbonate on p 147 is incorrect.]) Mostly a helpful book, though, especially if used alongside actual class coursework.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best! May 10, 2011
By kath222
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I ditched my $165 text book and lecture notes and just used this because it is so well written. The author is a very good teacher. He gives you little tricks to help remember things too. I taught myself chemistry with this book.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Homework Helpers June 6, 2011
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I picked up this book without ever having taken a chem class in my life. I did all the practice problem sets and tests and by the end, was prepared to take Gen Chem at a university. The explanations are clear, and the author is great at translated abstract ideas into everyday concepts. Please make a companion volume that's just more problem sets (with answers). The crucial info is also in bold and in green, so it's easy to find. Also, tables throughout are very helpful. The answers keys are at the back of each chapter, not after each problem, so you have a chance to solve on your own. And the author walks you through the steps of how to get the right answer, instead of just giving you a number, so you get to learn why you got it wrong (if you did!). HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helped me Ace the Praxis May 15, 2013
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This book was a very helpful review tool for a college Chemistry major studying for the Praxis II exam in Chemistry, There were very clear and inventive analogies and the practice problems were very helpful. The book may be a better fit for a high school student, rather than for someone at the college level, but this book covered the fundamentals well and I was very pleased with the book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Regent's Chem January 22, 2012
By Val
This and the Prentice Hall Review Book are what you need for supplementing Regent's High School Chem. The explanations on structure of elements and molecules are clear.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic learning tool November 23, 2013
This is a fantastic learning tool! I bought it to help my son in high school, and I got concepts I didn't get in college when I was a biochemistry major! Lot's of "Aha!" moments for me, but it is written so clearly that I believe my son will understand the concepts from reading this book. I HIGHLY recommend this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 November 6, 2013
By M. Ivey
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This book is much like the Homework Helpers Physics -- great for beginners and in conjunction with real textbooks, but not as a standalone. Both are just too short and miss some vital topics, and don't go into enough depth on some. Very good buy, though, if used correctly or just learning the basics for the sake of learning.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for reviewing chem June 5, 2013
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It's been a couple of years since I've taken Chem and I decided to review it over summer so I bought this book. So far, this book covers a lot of things that you do in gen. Chem such as balancing equations, conversions, sig figs., etc. I bought the dummy's version last summer and it did not help at all. I would recommend this book for reviewers.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference book
This is one of the most comprehensible books on Chemistry that I've ever used. The information is so easy to grasp and the examples and diagrams are excellent. Read more
Published 23 days ago by J. Robinson
4.0 out of 5 stars good
This is not so much a review but rather a few comments. This book is very good at explaining concepts at a very basic level. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Thomas A. Chew
4.0 out of 5 stars very nice
Very nice book, well written. You can understand everythings. Good for beginning chemistry. You can understand the ionic formation, different covalent or ionic interactions, acid-... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Nadezeda Shcherbakova
4.0 out of 5 stars My weakest subject
This book helped me master my second college chemistry class. I consistently scored in the top 5% of the class all semester. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Johnathan
3.0 out of 5 stars Just okay
It provides okay information best suited for middle school or 9th grade. Did not really find it useful for my students.
Published 6 months ago by RKH
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Study Guide for my Daughter
I bought copies of this study guide for both my daughter and her classmate to be able to supplement her high school chemistry class. Read more
Published 9 months ago by technicraft
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Quality
It was easy step-by-step instructions. It came new and unused. I would really recommend this book to all those beginning classes like CH 301.
Published 10 months ago by Kamryn Long
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for any introductory college chem course
This book has it all! From scientific notation to Nomenclature, the author describes everything in an understandable format. A great deal for this price! Thanks Amazon!
Published 10 months ago by Cesar Iraheta
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