Life of Fred: Chemistry

 Tenth grade through adult.


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Fred can teach more than math!    

A year of high school chemistry including . . .

Exponents; Lab Safety; Sulfuric Acid; Robert Bunsen and His Burner; Proper Diction; Five Branches of Philosophy; Metric and English Systems; Only Three Countries Use the English System; What Is an Element; Angstroms; Conversion Factors; Significant Digits; Rounding; Finding the Weight of a Single Helium Atom Using Only High School Lab Equipment; Scientific Notation; Mass vs. Weight; Standard Pressure and Boyle’s Law; Avogadro’s Number; Moles; the Scientific Method; Finding the Value of Absolute Zero using Only High School Lab Equipment; Kelvin Scale; Standard Temperature and Charles’s Law; Why a Mole of Any Gas at STP occupies about 22.4 Liters; Atomic and Molecular Weight; Ozone; Density; the Island of Cyprus Is Why Copper Is Cu instead of Co; History of the Atom; Periodic Table of the Elements and How It Was Constructed; Atomic Number; Mass Number; AMU Defined; Nine Isotopes of Helium; Radioactivity; 20 Metric Prefixes from Yocto to Yotta; Compounds vs. Mixtures; Heterogeneous vs. Homogeneous; Making Steel; Six Alloys of Gold; Why Wedding Rings Should Not Be Made from Gallium; the Seven Elements that Exist as Diatomic Molecules; Why Nails Are Galvanized; Standard Potentials of Elements; Electrolysis; Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions; Photosynthesis; Melting Wood; Metaphors vs. Similes; Nobel Gases; Lewis Structures; Joules; Finding the Atomic Weight of Carbon using Only High School Lab Equipment; Vapor Pressure; Desiccants; the Empty Space inside an Atom; Rutherford’s Experiment; Chemistry with Aristotle and Proclus; Mass Spectrometers; Alkali Metals; Alkaline Earth Metals; Enthalpy Change; Hess’s Law; Groups and Periods; Halogens; Oxidation Numbers; Duet and Octet Rules; How to Make Xenon Tetrafluoride; Metalloids; the Lanthanides and the Actinides; Precipitates; Hyperbole; Finding Empirical Formulas Experimentally; Balancing Skeleton Equations; Litotes; Electron Shells; Core and Valence Electrons; Ionic Bonding; Three-Dimensional Periodic Table; Covalent Bonding; Schrödinger’s Equation; Polar Covalent Bonding; Electronegativity; Dipole Moment; Electrolytes; Cations and Anions; Orbitals; Principal Quantum Numbers; Why Neon Lights Glow; Aufbau Principle; Acids; Molarity; Hydronium Ions; Why HF Is Not a Strong Acid; Computing Equilibrium Constants; pH; Le Châtelier’s Principle; Polyatomic Ions; Titration Experiments; 0.00115 Is Equal to 10 to What Power? Buffers and Why They Work; How Your Lungs Know They Should Breathe Harder When You Exercise; Hydrocarbon Chemistry; Alkanes, Alkenes, and Alkynes; Ring Compounds; Nine Classes of Organic Compounds: Haloalkanes, Amines, Alcohols, Aldehydes, Ketones, Carboxylic Acids, Ethers, Esters, and Amides; Biochemistry; Peptide Bonds; How Proteins Are Created inside Cells; Importance of Eating Complete Proteins.

ISBN: 978-1-937032-19-7, hardback, 240 pages. $29.

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