So often, introductory chemistry textbooks aren’t helpful. They’re boring, they’re confusing, and they contain a lot of extra bonus “features” that distract and annoy the reader. This textbook, Chemistry: The Awesomest Science, is designed as a replacement for these textbooks. Whether or not you end up using it with your class, hopefully it will give them an alternative to the usual corporate textbook nonsense.
Chemistry: The Awesomest Science: (updated 4/28/17)
- About This Book: Read First
- Chapter 1: Introduction to Chemistry
- Chapter 2: Takin’ Data (units, conversions, sig figs, precision/accuracy)
- Chapter 3: Elements and Properties and Stuff
- Chapter 4: Old Models of the Atom (Greek, Dalton, Thomson, Rutherford)
- Chapter 5: Light, Bohr, and the Quantum Model
- Chapter 6: The Periodic Table and Periodic Trends
- Chapter 7: The Groups and Regions of the Periodic Table
- Chapter 8: Ionic Compounds and Metals
- Chapter 9: Covalent Compounds
- Chapter 10: Blowing Stuff Up: The Story of Chemical Reactions
- Chapter 11: The Mole – Not Just a Defective Rat Anymore
- Chapter 12: Stoichiometry – Fun to Say, Fun to Do
- Chapter 13: Solids, Liquids, and Gases
- Chapter 14: Let Loose the Gases!
- Chapter 15: The Solutions to All of Your Problems
- Chapter 16: Thermodynamics for the Truly Lazy
- Chapter 17: Kinetics
- Chapter 18: Don’t Drop the Acid!
I don’t claim that this book is perfect. It is very much a work in progress, so if you find errors or mistakes, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll make any necessary changes. With your help, I can expand and improve this book for a long time to come.